Grow Random and Unique Plants on Home Screen with Droots Live Wallpaper

We learned of a new live wallpaper this morning called Droots which enables users to grow unique, completely random plants on their Android home screens.  Droots,  or digital roots, take anywhere from two to four weeks to grow and are different every single time.  The live wallpaper is ...

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NVIDIA Roadmap Full of Superheroes

A newly leaked NVIDIA roadmap has surfaced, reminding us that the future of mobile performance is paved with superheroes.  While we might still be a few months away from seeing the first “Kal-El” multi-core processors, we already have a good idea as to what the chipmaker is doing next. 

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U.S. Cellular Clears $199.99 Motorola Electrify for September Launch

U.S. Cellular has added another Android smart phone to their roster today, announcing the upcoming release of the Motorola Electrify. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a dual-core 1GHz processor, the handset is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G. Like the Sprint counterpart, ...

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Samsung Bows New Ad for Galaxy S II “The Way We’re Wired”

If you watched the NFL yesterday, chances are pretty good that you saw the following commercial.  Samsung’s new “The Way We’re Wired” campaign centers around the Galaxy S II’s U.S. arrival and touts the company’s desire to be number one.  The minute long clip ...

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GameStop Currently Testing Android-Based Tablet

GameStop has chosen the Android platform for a dedicated gaming tablet and is said to already be in the testing phase. The tablet will be branded with the GameStop name and will launch with a number of titles pre-installed. According to a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, president Tony ...

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Sprint Debuts ‘Sprint Drive First’ App to Alleviate Distracted Driving

Sprint announced a new application for their subscribers today which is designed to lessen distracted driving.  Called Sprint Drive First, it automatically locks a phone once it’s found to be going faster than 10 miles per hour.  The app will disable nearly all functions, directing calls ...

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Orb Live Launches as First Service to Stream Free, Ad-Support Hulu to Android

Looking for a way to get Hulu on your Android device? No, not Hulu Plus, but the ad-supported stuff that you’ve been using for years. You’ll want to check out Orb Live for Android. This media application runs a one-time $9.99 and provides access to a number of streaming services ...

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AT&T Announces $329.99 Acer Iconia Tab A501 for September 18

AT&T announced early this morning that they will soon be offering the Acer Iconia Tab A501 tablet.  Due this coming Sunday, September 18th, the carrier will be selling the Honeycomb tablet for $329.99 with a two-year service agreement. The discount price requires subscribers sign up for the ...

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R-Type Arrives in Android Market

As promised last month, the 80’s arcade classic R-Type has arrived in the Android Market.  Featuring eight levels, three control options, and a pair of difficulty levels, the game instantly ports us back to the days of hanging around at Aladdin’s Castle.  Like its first go ...

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30+ Must Have Android Apps for Football Fans

The College and Pro football season is officially underway, having kicked off (pun #1) over the last week.  As we head into a new season of following our favorite teams and athletes, we thought it would be a good idea to share our favorite football-related Android apps as well.  The AndroidGuys ...

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BigAndroidBBQ Gathers Steam as Verizon, Swappa, Adobe and Orbotix Join Sponsors

The BigAndroidBBQ is now just three weeks away but that doesn’t mean big companies aren’t still trying to get in on the action. Today sees four highly reputable names join the growing list of sponsors with the advent of Verizon, Swappa, Adobe, and Orbotix getting involved.  These ...

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Barnes & Noble Steps Up Push for Android Developer

Barnes & Noble, growing increasingly serious about their Android efforts, has begun touting the benefits of their NOOK App Developer program.  I recently spent some time speaking with Claudia Romanini, Director of Developer Relations and learned that NOOK Apps has been an all-around ...

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Google Maps Gets a Minor Update

Google pushed out a minor update (v5.10) to their massively popular (100,000,000 – 500,000,000 installs!) Google Maps application yesterday, adding in a pair of new features. Users will find that they are now able to attach photos to Google Place reviews and/or view Places with 4 and 5 ...

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Tripit App Gets a Facelift

TripIt pushed out an update to their traveling companion application earlier this week, hoping to spur even more usage among Android users. The facelift is designed to make it easier for travelers to hop between connections and itineraries as well as view rewards program points (TripIt Pro). ...

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NFL 2011 Releases Bundle of New Apps Just in Time for Kickoff

The National Football League has released an official app for Android tablets today, just hours before the season kicks off.  Called NFL ’11, the app is a free download and provides on-demand NFL network news and info, teams new, game details, and more.  We get the sense that this one was ...

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