Posts From Justin Marden
This one will only apply to our friends over in China, at least for the moment. We’ve just gotten a press release from the folks over at Appular, who have just signed a deal with iDreamsky to create SkyNet, which will essentially be the one-stop shop for Android apps and games in the Chinese market.
Google has been pushing out updates to the Android Google Maps app quite frequently as of late, and today is no different. Google Maps has been updated, and it’s got a few new features in tow.
We reported earlier today that Google is taking steps to slow down fragmentation within Android releases by being more strict with manufacturer UIs. Well, we’ve just received an official statement from MIPS Technologies that clears up some questions about this whole ordeal. In a nutshell, Google sees what UIs are doing to Android.
The one thing that I love about Android is the amazing development community behind it. We have developers of all kinds, working their fingers to the bone to bring us the latest and greatest software to our devices. The most notable of these is the CyanogenMod team.
We thought for just a moment that Amazon had bought exclusive rights to Angry Birds Rio when it appeared on their new app store, but not the Android Market. We were wrong.
You read that correctly, HandyGames, the group behind such Android games as Aporkalypse and Guns ‘N’ Glory, has dropped the price of all its games to just 0.99€ (about $1.40).
Join me as I cover all the news we reported on AndroidGuys from March 20th to March 26th!
We just got a tweet from the official Samsung Twitter account, and it looks like it’s going to be good weekend for Mesmerize owners. That’s right, the Samsung Mesmerize is getting some Froyo love.
We’ve just gotten a press release from the team behind the SwiftKey Tablet keyboard, and they’ve apparently won the CTIA E-Tech Award. We here at AndroidGuys would like to extend our congratulations to the SwiftKey team. If you’re not familiar with SwiftKey, it’s a virtual keyboard for Android that started out as an alpha keyboard. I myself was an alpha tester, and let me tell you that it’s come a long way from the public beta released last year.
We’ve gotten word from the guys over at BusinessWire that Kyocera has launched an Android developer program, aimed specifically at app development for their Echo device that we saw back in February. They’re claiming that they already have some major Android developers on board (although they’re not naming any names), and are looking for more.
Well, you had to know it would happen sooner or later. The HTC Thunderbolt, one of the most talked about, loved, and delayed phones we’ve seen to date, has been rooted.
The Facebook for Android app has been updated once again. This update brings, among bug fixes and such, the ability to post pictures on a friend’s wall or on a
Ahh, the HTC Pyramid. We first got wind of this device in early February, when we learned that it’s likely headed for Tmobile. It also later popped up in a leaked inventory shot. Well, we finally got a good look at the Pyramid, and it’s impressive to say the least. It was spotted somewhere on the internet in China, and we’ve even got some supposed specs for you.
Yeah, it’s that time of the week again: time for the AG Weekly RoundUp, where I cover all the news that we reported on last week. So, let’s get to it!