Cross-Country automotive services has announced that they are releasing a new mobile app for Android to help motorists who need help while travelling. This app takes roadside assistance to a new level. It can use your GPS location to notify the tow truck more precisely where you are which, I find amazing, especially when your car breaks down outside of a well-known area.
Remember that LG phone that beat the iPhone in a video a little while back? It’s the Optimus 2X, the very first phone sporting a dual-core processor, running on Android 2.2, with an update to 2.3 promised soon.
TechCrunch is reporting today that they have gotten some new info on the upcoming Amazon Android App market. It looks like the developer portal for Amazon has been opened, and the article talks about some new details on how Amazon is going to sell apps. Check out the full article linked above for the full skinny, here are the highlights:
I find myself again envious of our Android brothers and sisters in China, as they are going to get their hands on this beauty first. The image to the left is the Lenovo LePad with the optional IdeaPad dock. The LePad is an Android 2.2 powered Android tablet. Details on the tablet are as follows:
Nuance, makers of the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, has announced a new app called FlexT9. Nuance is claiming FlexT9 combines Dragon dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9 to allow Android users a number of choices to input information into their Android powered handset. Simply put, users can speak, trace, write or tap their info in, using the different predictive text technologies mentioned above.
Though he warns that it’s incomplete and should be left alone for now, ChromeOS hacker Hexxah seemed to acknowledge that he’s working on an Android ROM for Google’s Chrome OS laptop, the CR-48, providing the photographic evidence of Froyo you see above along with a few enticing words:
“Android, meet ChromeOS.”
Not much more than that right now, but certainly enough to get excited about. If you’re one of the lucky few who has received a CR-48 from Google, will you consider hacking Android onto it if/when it becomes possible to do so?
Looking to get an app for your publication into the Android Market, but don’t have the time or money to hire a developer to get the work done for you?
Overdrive is a Global distributor of digital eBooks and audiobooks slong with other media for libraries, schools, and retailers. And now also for your Android Device! Info was released today from OverDrive in a press release:
It got off to a slow start, but Android is gaining appeal among business users. That isn’t to say there aren’t any issues. There are many. Still, an evolving platform allows Google and its developers to overcome these issues. Even now businesses can benefit by using Android devices.
Android Gamers rejoice! Mini Squadron Special Edition is scheduled for release January 11, 2011. In case you don’t know, (and that would be a big rock you are hiding under) MiniSquadron is a 2D side-scrolling, physics-based aerial dog-fighting game.
Looks like I was wrong in my previous post: the Android SMS bug appears to be real, but dependent on a very specific condition that does not exist for most users. That’s why most people cannot reproduce it.
Specifically, there is something about certain email-to-SMS messages that corrupts Android’s SQLite database, causing unpredictable results thereafter.
2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you’ll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.
Over the past week, a supposed Android bug has gotten a lot of press, both on Android-related sites and mainstream tech sites. A bug report claims that SMS messages intended for one person are getting sent to a different, unintended recipient. Worrisome to be sure, but why has Google taken no action on it, leaving it at medium priority until all the bad press this week?
My guess is that they have been unable to reproduce it.
The HTC Evo 4G Shift is finally confirmed to arrive by RadioShack of all places. The ad shows that they are selling it for US$149.99 with a 2-year contract, and