This morning at CTIA, Yap, an innovator in the realm of cloud-based, automated speech recognition services, announced the availability of Yap Voicemail, a competitor to Google Voice along the lines
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTUwqxHpXMY[/youtube] (Thanks, Priz.)
Amazon has just launched their Android application store, dubbing it the “Amazon Appstore.” While some may argue that there is no need for another Android app store, the online shopping
So, HTC is producing dual-cores as well now. We’ve seen the Evo 3D, the second mainstream 3D-phone, and now the Pyramid shows up as well, next to the Desire HD.
T-Mobile is starting a habit of rebranding devices to almost naked Android. This time, they’ve chosen the Optimus 2X, a new dual-core beast from LG. Being a big Android purist,
PowerSkin is showing off their silicone cases at the CTIA this week, and if you aren’t aware, these are a hot little item. They can essentially double your battery life by using a built-in backup battery inside the case. A press release from PowerSkin describes the cases as:
Springpad, which bills itself as “the smart note app,” released an app update today that makes it even smarter, adding in features to integrate with other apps on your phone
Anyone have about USD $13,000 lying around collecting dust? Do you really want to make a phone call on that airplane while you are in the air? Well, great news! Now you can. According to their press release, SafeCell has made their infamous “most expensive app on iOS” available on Android, allowing you to use your device on that private jet you have in your backyard. A quote from the press release:
he industry’s most advanced smart detection system, providing Cobra customers with personal safety, driving peace-of-mind, and near real-time safety information updates. The system uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to communicate between an advanced, dash-mounted radar/laser detector and the Cobra iRadar app, which is free and easily downloaded to an Android smartphone. When connected, the app displays radar/laser alerts, allows the user to control detector settings, and alerts the driver to upcoming photo enforcement areas using the AURA™ Camera & Driving Hazard Database. The Cobra iRadar platform consists of:
Many of us are already familiar with Xobni, the social networking integration tool, and now, a private beta for its highly-anticipated product for Gmail and Google Apps – Xobni for Gmail, has been announced. The product is free and helps users find and easily manage contacts. Xobni will move its Android and iPhone apps into beta for users to test within 90 days. People interested in testing any of these new products can request access to the beta versions on Xobni’s website.
March Madness is a crazy time for Basketball fans everywhere, and thanks to PlayOn, you won’t miss a minute of the action. According to prweb, PlayOn allows you to stream the games to nearly every Android device running at least 2.2 (They have also added support for iOS, GoogleTV, Roku, and some gaming devices.)
More good news for those of you who are proud owners of devices running 3.0. Adobe has updated their AIP app to provide official support of 3.0, giving you more awesomeness on your Honeycomb device. The full update list taken from the market:
I have a feeling with the recent announcement about AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, there are going to be a lot of people that are going to be looking to switch to one of the CDMA carriers, and that means a device change. Only problem is, those pesky two year contracts can make it prohibitive to make the change, especially when you stack the cost of a new device on top of an early termination fees. There is a site out there that looks to help with this problem by providing a marketplace to sell, buy and trade your “lightly” used Android device
Today Sprint announced a new device to their slowly growing, yet greatly improving line of Android devices. Sprint announced the Nexus S 4G, their fourth 4G phone. The Nexus S 4G will be sporting the same Super AMOLED screen that can be found on the T-Mobile’s Nexus S. Other specs are also just about exactly the same, so if you were hoping for a dual core Nexus S, you’re still going to have to wait.
Work is still underway on an Android version of VLC Media Player, the open source, cross-platform media player that plays just about any kind of file you throw at it,