Posts From Scott Webster
Google continues to pull applications out of Android and release them as standalone titles. Following hot on the tail of last month’s Gmail client is YouTube. The app entered the Android Market last night as v2.0.26 for Android 2.2 handsets and higher.
Timed perfectly with the release of their new Google TV Revue, Logitech has dropped the Harmony Remote application in the Android Market.
T-Mobile is joining the growing list of carriers offering tiered data plans. They nation’s fourth largest wireless provider looks to be breaking their lineup of handsets down into three buckets and assigning available data rates. There will no longer be a one size fits all plan for T-Mobile now that there are classes of phone: Feature phones, Standard Smart Phones, and Premium Smart Phones.
Super popular media player Winamp has arrived on Android today. I can’t tell you how happy that sentence makes me to type. I’ve been using Winamp for my music collection
Those of you who have been in the smart phone game for more than a few years are sure to recognize the name Zedge. Generating more than 4 million daily
Samsung wants Android developers to start writing for their new Galaxy Tab so they are making things easier. To help create the best user experience for games and applications, Samsung has set up a new developer forum.
The guys over at Dead Zebra are set to release a limited edition of their ultra-popular 3-inch collectible Android figures. His name is the ‘Power Vampire’ and he will be available for $10 starting on Halloween, though we don’t expect to see him stick around long.
We just received official word from a Samsung rep that Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Tab is slated to launch next month. Due on November 11th, the Android 2.2 tablet will run $599 off contract.
DigiTimes is reporting on Android tablets yet again. According to their sources, Google recently notified their partners that Android 3.0 will be completed and tablet samples will start arriving in December.
It didn’t take long for some of you to dig through the myTouch ROM we broke yesterday. One of Android Central’s writers, Jerry Hildenbrand, pulled quite a bit out of the 311MB file and was only too kind to share it over on their forums.
In the off chance you didn’t hear about it yet, Steve Jobs fired off a few terse words yesterday on Apple’s earnings call for the third quarter. Taking aim at RIM, iPad rivals, Android, open source, and pretty much anything else in his space, Jobs tried to bolster the Apple arguments with ‘facts’ and lessons. We didn’t know it until yesterday, but apparently fragmentation was such a problem for TweetDeck that the company called Android development a “nightmare”. Or did they?
Millennial Media emailed us this morning to tell us about their latest monthly Mobile Mix report. As one of the bigger players in the mobile advertising space, these guys know a thing or two about what’s going on in the world of Android. The September report confirms what we find ourselves reporting over and over again in that the platform is doing well and continues to shoot skyward.
It’s Monday! That means tonight at 10PM EST you’ll be listening to the longest running Android-related podcast on the internet. Join your fellow Android fans and developers as we take on some of the most recent headlines and hit each other with the hard questions.
Heads up NOOK owners, Barnes & Noble is readying another firmware update for you and your beloved e-Reader. The book giant says this will be the biggest update since the debut of the device last year and includes…
Motorola and Verizon have been very busy this year, pumping out one powerful Droid iteration after another. While some are new models like the Droid Pro, others are special versions of previous releases such as the R2D2 edition of the Droid 2.