News and Rumors
After eclipsing Symbian, iOS, and RIM, Android shows no sign of letting up. Where will it stop? One expert believes that number is somewhere around 80 percent.
Android has come out with a pretty clever marketing tool in the form of Andy pins. As you can see in the picture, Andy takes on various outfits and scenarios and is in pin-form, waiting to be collected by his fans. The MWC was crawling with various pins that people were steadfast in collecting and trading.
Phone Scoop is reporting today that in an interview they conducted with Google Android Engineering Director David Burke, he talked about some of the things we can expect when “Ice Cream Sandwich” rolls out.
McAfee has put together a little infographic earlier this week to let you users know just how easily your personal information can be compromised should you lose your phone. According to them, people just don’t “get” how serious an issue mobile security is and that folks tend to tune out whenever the subject is brought up. So how does McAfee get your attention? Take a prison visit, Scared Straight tactic and hit you in the face with facts.
We just got word from one of our guys that the launch date for the Thunderbolt has slipped a few days. Originally expected on the 24th, it has now been given the green light for February 28th.
MediaMall Technologies, Inc. announced earlier today that it now officially supports Android devices for their PlayOn service! The free software is available to handsets and tablets running 2.2 and higher and allows for streaming of online video and media. This means you get mobile access to awesome stuff like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Video on Demand as well as content from TBS, CBS, PBS, CNN, Comedy Central…
Alright so you’ve finally heard enough about this Android thing and decided to look into developing your killer app. Or maybe you’ve done some tinkering before but just don’t know how to take things up a notch. What do you do? We’ll tell you. Check out Coding Green Robots, the new internet television show aimed at all levels of Android development.
Motorola has put together a very handy reference chart for the three versions of the upcoming XOOM tablet. Three? Yep, there are GSM, CDMA, and WiFi flavors to choose from although the radio is the only difference we can spot between them.
The official RSS client from Google adds some nifty widgets into the latest release. While it works on all devices running 1.6 and above, the widgets need 2.2 devices to work.
If you have been waiting to pickup AirSync for DoubleTwist, perhaps now is the time to do so! Why? Because there has been an update released for AirSync that allows you to now push image, video and audio media to your Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles.
Huawei fills in the blanks for their two new Android devices, the IDEOS X3 smart phone and S7 Slim tablet.
Starting around April of this year and continuing through the first quarter of next year (Q1 ’12), we’ll have more smart phones and tablets from the PC giant.
We’ve heard rumors for months about a Sidekick running Android, and now it’s happening. The sign-up page for the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is now live, so Tmo customers ( or non-Tmo customers) can fill out the form and request more information about Tmo’s latest Android offering.
For the all the great stuff to come out of the Sony Ericsson camp these last few weeks, one thing we’ve yet to hear about is a tablet. And since they’ve turned things around in terms of Android smart phones, we’d expect they will use the platform for tablets too. According to Engadget, that’s exactly what they’re doing.