Posts From Scott Webster
What started out a custom skin for Android phones back in 2009 has evolved into a user experience that, ultimately, will not be confined to handsets. HTC’s Head of User Experience, Drew Bamford, was recently interviewed by Forbes where he outlined the future of Sense as a platform.
After delivering the first 4G phone ever, the Sprint EVO 4G, HTC went on to provide T-Mobile’s first 4G device, the G2. What’s next for the handset maker? Well, why not drop the first Verizon 4G handset, too? Such is the case, or at least that’s what it appears to be. A mini-site/landing page has been spotted online showing an HTC phone obscured by a black cloth.
Hey Sprint, why don’t you do us all a favor and just announce the EVO Shift 4G? It’s fast becoming one of the worst kept secrets in Android. Yet more photos of HTC’s next Sprint device have surfaced, showing a working version of the phone.
The long, grueling wait for a fully functional web-based Android Market may be just about over. We’ve been asking for one since the Market launched back in 2008, but it wasn’t until Vic Gundotra got on stage at 2010’s Google I/O that we saw what was in store for us. Given all the recent changes, it looks as if the new desktop client is upon us.
wype, the popular keyboard alternative is quickly becoming the de facto method of input for Android users around the world. After coming pre-loaded on many of this year’s top devices, we might as well stop calling it an alternative. Nearly everyone we’ve ever shown Swype to has fallen in love with it. Unfortunately, unless you were part of the private beta program or your phone came with it pre-installed, you cannot enjoy the awesomeness that lies within. Until now.
onely Planet announced earlier today that they have dropped the prices of their 25 augmented reality apps down to 99¢ a piece. The apps, which normally run $4.99 each, help users find hundreds of points of interest for each city.
Here’s a bit of a 2-for-1 Playstation Phone rumor for you guys to chat about. Engadget believes that the hotly anticipated handset may end up with the name of Xperia Play.
Google’s official twitter account for their Nexus series of phones confirmed what we had already heard a few weeks back. Android 2.3 will hit the Nexus One in the “coming weeks” in the form of an over-the-air update.
MEA Mobile has announced that their very cool interactive lighting product (iGloLEDset) has come to Android. Already available for the iPhone, the lights are able to be controlled by, what else, Android phones. LED light strips which come in a range of 16′ (120 lights) to 50′ (360 lights) are controlled with a simple wave of the phone or drag of the finger.
It seems that users aren’t the only folks having issues with the newly updated Android Market. We reported earlier about one of our readers who ran into problems with his
NEC looks to hit the ground running next year with a handful of Android related products. The Japanese electronics giant plans to get things started at CES with the world’s first dual-LCD-screen Android tablet among other devices and services.
RadioShack is offering up some great Android-related deals for those of you looking to pick up a new handset. You know, for your friends or family. You’d never consider buying
We received a pair of tips this morning about an advertisement for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s iPad application. Now, we don’t have any idea what those guys do over there, but we get the sense they are the NPR of Switzerland (Correct us if you know better). Watch the short video below and you’ll see their version of the history of Switzerland, acted out with cute little cartoon-y characters. The clip, designed to help pitch their iPad app, has an awesome easter egg.