Amazon seems to be on a roll lately, and have just released Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, a cloud-based music streaming solution for the web, and more interestingly, mobile devices like Android. Each user is given 5GB of space in their personal Cloud Drive (unless the user purchases an MP3 album on AmazonMP3, which will automatically and freely boost their space to 20GB for one year) to handle their music. Interesting features include the ability to re-download anything that is uploaded to the Cloud Drive, and the ability stream all of the music stored online to any Android device that has the Amazon MP3 app installed.
Finally…a dual-core Android phone for T-Mobile USA? TmoNews is reporting a leaked document that clearly showcases a picture of the T-Mobile G2X, which would be a rebrand of the LG Optimus 2X. Other than the picture of the device and logo, there is no other information given.
Bloomberg is reporting that RIM (creators of the Blackberry) is working on making Android Apps run on their upcoming tablet debut, the Blackberry Playbook. While it is still a mystery of how, it is still an interesting topic and quite a controversial one for Android users.
AndroidZOOM has put together an interesting pdf, which is chockfull of 2010 Android Market statistics and challenges for 2011. The report showcases the vast growth that the Market has seen over the past year including number of apps, submitted, ratio of paid and free apps, and most downloaded apps.
Two years and a few spare months have gone by since Google and T-Mobile partnered up to give us the world’s first Android phone, The HTC-built, T-Mobile G1. The G1 pioneered Android’s initial design, hardware and software alike. Tucked behind the 3.2inch LCD display, 528mhz processor, 192mb of ram, and 5-row keyboard was a infant mobile OS with exponential potential. The G1 led the first steps towards Android’s globalization. Over two years later, Google, T-Mobile, and HTC have come together once again to bring us the next generation of the G1…not surprisingly named the G2. The G2 gains a modern upgrade and design along with HSPA+ support, while retaining specific qualities that the G1 possessed, like the physical landscape qwerty keyboard. Evolution, or just a spec bump? Read along through this review to find out!
Maybe Google wasn’t completely honest about making Honeycomb a tablet-only platform? Engadget got a tip last night that showed how to set the Honeycomb emulator in SDK from WXGA (1024 x 768, the default tablet resolution) to WVGA (current smartphone resolution basis). The result? I drastically …
“A Taste of What’s New from Android” is the headline of an email Google sent to press today. They are hosting an Android-specific event this coming Wednesday, February 2, in Mountain View. The event will feature “an in-depth look at Honeycomb, Android ecosystem news, and …
Google announced the launch of a weather web app yesterday for Android and iPhone. It is accessible by simply searching “weather” on google.com in your device’s browser. The web app displays basic information about the weather in a chosen location, or the user can use GPS to find their location and display the weather forecast.
There might be more to the LG G-Slate than we thought. GPS&Co is reporting that the upcoming tablet will come with a 8.9 inch 3D display (without glasses) and 3D recording capability. Of course, we must take this rumor with a grain of salt, but we can always hope and dream of these features coming to the G-Slate.
Team Douche strikes again! Yesterday, a post on cyanogenmod.com announced the roll out of the infamous nightly builds, which are all based upon the newest version of the mod, Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7).
Rejoice newer myTouch users! Months after original myTouch owners had their Froyo delivered, T-Mobile has just announced that the myTouch 1.2 (3.5mm headphone jack version) and the myTouch Fender LE are the next in line for the tasty treat. MyTouch Slide users still have to wait a little bit longer, though, due to two specific issues.
This is a big one. Chinese website IT168 posted a lengthy, rich, and media filled PlayStation Phone preview. The article confirms many of the phone’s specs, and also dives into the software and gives us a good look at the OS.
It looks like Gingerbread isn’t fully out of the oven yet! Tweaker.net posted an article detailing a hands-on with a Sony Experia Arc that was running an unannounced Android 2.4!
The lucky dudes over at Engadget got an interesting hand-on with the newly announced, Honeycomb-equipped, Verizon Motorola XOOM tablet. They managed to bypass the demo videos and mess around with the apparently “early build” of Honeycomb.
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