Posts From Scott Webster
Samsung dropped a commercial/promo for their Galaxy Tab on YouTube yesterday which shows a sad Santa looking for something to fill a void in his life. The jolly fella doesn’t ask for much, he just wants it to have Google, Facebook, chat, camera, email, HD television, movies, 7-inch screen, ebook reader, Google Maps for navigation, front-facing camera…
Two months after its arrival, Google TV is getting a software update. Starting today, an over-the-air update will roll out to devices, addressing four key components.
The carrier has dropped the prices of two of their Android-based devices. Are they short term price breaks or are they here to stay?
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.