Posts From Scott Webster
The news of Gingerbread coming to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) might not mean much to the typical Android user, but the hacking community knows exactly what it implies.
Fossil, the company who makes watches, wallets, money clips and more, have been quietly working on a new concept. New to them, not necessarily to the world. A small team within the company has put together a connected watch which will connect to Android and BlackBerry devices. Yes, there have been plenty of failed attempts at this idea, but Fossil thinks they have learned from others.
HTC’s Peter Chou confirms that the handset maker is planning LTE devices in 2011. Also on deck, support for NFC chips in select models.
We’ve seen the pictures and the abridged clips. Now it’s time to watch the entire interview. Hit the jump to watch Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher chat up Andy Rubin
We were contacted by a representative this afternoon regarding the alleged NOOKcolor update due in January. As we feared, the news was too good to be true. The NOOKcolor is not getting the Android Market as part of any update, nor has one been announced for January.
Two highly sought after components that have been missing from the Facebook for Android app have arrived. Chat and push notifications have arrived today, bringing the mobile version that much closer to its web-based counterpart.
A select group of Android users will find that a new version of Google’s Voice Search awaits them in the Android Market today. Users will now have the ability to toggle on personalized recognition within the app so that it can learn how you pronounce and enunciate words.
Google is adding a terrific new feature to their cloud-based Contacts today with the ability to revert to previous states. Users can log in and restore their contacts back to any time they’d like, up to 30 days in the past.
Huge news coming out of the eReader market today surrounding the NOOKcolor’s Android 2.2 update. According to Smartphone Magazine, the update coming in January 2011 may possibly bring the Android Market along for the ride.
Since 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has been matching parents and concerned players with the right video games and content. Today, the board takes a step forward in making things easier with the release of an Android application.
The latest Millennial Media report (NOV ’10) is out today and it shows Android and iPhone in virtual tie for first place in smart phone OS share. With 38 percent a piece, Android and iOS devices double the next closest platform, RIM, who sits at 19 percent of the pie.
The Samsung Nexus S and Android 2.3 are set to make their retail debut later this week at a Best Buy near you. If you are thinking of stopping by
The NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset is poised to become the de facto benchmark for mobile processors in the new year. Already expected on a number of devices such as the LG Star and Motorola tablet, DigiTimes says we should add Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung to the list.
Since last Friday’s announcement of an overhauled Android Market, we’ve heard (and seen) plenty of complaints about the new return policy. Many of you feel 15 minutes is simply not long enough to download an app/game and decide whether or not it’s worth keeping. So, what is the ideal return window for the Android Market? If not 15 minutes, then what? VOTE IN OUR POLL.
Twitter has put together a list of the top trending topics over the last year, complete with a breakdown of they were calculated. We knew Android was growing in popularity, but we didn’t realize it had reached Justin Bieber proportions. Yeah, that’s right – our beloved green robot was hotter than The Biebs.