I have often scoffed at the idea of your phone being considered a gaming console. I’m not sure why, seeing as how I do everything else on it, but “serious” gaming has never really occurred to me. Angry Birds is awesome, but I play it for a minute or two and put it away. It’s something I do when waiting in line or something, it doesn’t bear the same significance as a proper release title on a console or a computer.
The word around the campfire is that Motorola is prepping two ruggedized handsets along the lines of the T-Mobile DEFY. Expected sometime in the middle of 2011, these phones are said to run less than the DEFY by as much as half.
ave you ever tried to organize a dinner outting or company meeting with a bunch of people? It’s a pain in the butt to find the day and time that works best for everyone. Doodle, a company who simplifies the process with online coordination, can now help you from your Android phone.
Creative’s 7-Inch Android 2.1-based tablet, the ZiiO, is now available for purchase, dropping itself right in the middle of the pack. While it might not be as powerful and feature-rich
Promised just two days ago, the Android 2.3 code is already being pushed into the Android Open Source Project. As we mentioned, this might not mean a hill of beans to Joe Schmoe types, but the hacking community is more than likely poppin’ bottles already.
E*TRADE released their mobile banking and investment application for Android handsets earlier today to the delight of day traders everywhere. Available for free in the Android Market, the app provides real-time streaming stock and options quotes, news, information, alerts, and much more.
ne of the biggest complaints around the Android Market has long been the tiny amount of space given to developers to describe the app. For companies who roll out multiple updates in a short window, they previously had to resort to using some of that precious space to note changes in the app/game. That went away with the new “recent changes” feature, and developers had those characters freed up for descriptions. Apparently, Google thinks developers need more space yet. Way more space.
Looking ahead at the tablet war about to go down in 2011, one name will figure very prominently in the battle: Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. The dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chipset will offer performance and experiences like we’ve only dreamed of thus far. The Snapdragon stuff we’ve been drooling over this year will pale by comparison. It seems that everywhere one turns, they see tablet makers promising something Tegra 2 powered. Everyone loves it, especially Google.
Tonight on AGTN FTW we have another jam packed show! We are going to be launching our Android Gives Back effort in conjunction with Streamandroid.tv, AndroidSWAG.com and pongforhope.com. This year’s
Power chatters who use Android handsets rejoice! Cerulean Studios has announced via their blog that they have released their 1.0 Trillian for Android app.
Fring, the first company to offer video chat for Android, has been doing rather well for itself lately. As some of you know, the app launched with the HTC EVO
LG’s newest killer Android phone, the LG B was leaked in some pictures, and it’s got one of the brightest screens we’ve ever seen.
Sony announced earlier today that an official Playstation application is coming to Android handsets in the near future. Now, before you run outside and scream to the heavens, you should know this is likely not the app you are thinking of. Rather than working as a portal to download games to Android devices (Playstation Phone), it’s more of a Playstation Network app.