Tag "android"

News and Rumors

Eric Schmidt Speaks at Mobile World Congress, Sheds Light on Android Successes and Future

Current CEO Eric Schmidt divulges some Android figures and announces another new application.

News and Rumors

RIM Trying to Make Their Playbook Tablet Capable of Running Android Apps?

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.

News and Rumors

Sony Ericsson Announces Three Xperias: Play, Neo and Pro

In what was no surprise at all, Sony Ericsson officially announced the storied “PlayStation Phone,” the Xperia Play, at MWC on Sunday. We also could have guessed that we’d get official

News and Rumors

Samsung Shows Off Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung put all the rumors and leaks to rest today at MWC, officially showing off the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Galaxy S II is being billed

News and Rumors

Each of us is $6 in Google’s Pocket; $10 in 2012

We all know that Google doesn’t make Android out of the goodness of its heart; it’s trying to make some money on the deal. And since it’s not selling the

News and Rumors

Gingerbread 2.3.3 Gives Developers NFC Read/Write Capabilities

In an post on the Android Developer Blog, the Android team announced an update to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3, that gives the developers the option to both read and write to

News and Rumors

Picplz 2.0 Overhauls UI, Adds Features

Photo sharing service picplz has updated their Android app to 2.0, giving it a complete user interface overhaul and several new features. The most obvious update is to the look

News and Rumors

“Alien Dalvik” Will Run Android Apps Anywhere [VIDEO]

Remember that post a couple weeks ago about the Blackberry Playbook possibly being able to run Android apps? Well, if true, it looks like the Playbook won’t be the only guy in town. Open Handset Alliance member Myriad has just announced a tool called Alien Dalvik, which is Android’s Dalvik VM ported to other systems. This may sound like a bit of abracadabra to you, but it means you’ll be able to run Android apps on any platform, and without a disturbing lag. Alien Dalvik will run the majority of Android apps, but for the very device-dependent apps, there’s an add-on for the Android SDK.

News and Rumors

American Airlines app takes flight on Android

For you frequent flyers out there who use Android, American Airlines released a new free Android application on the Android market.

The American Airlines Android app allows customers to:

News and Rumors

Open NFC is Released!

Say what you will about the Nexus S, it brought into sharp relief a technology that is all but ignored in the US – Near Field Communications. While tech hungry

News and Rumors

Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market’s bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, right? Developers trying to make a buck on Android should just monetize with ads?

Well, maybe not. Certainly, it’s worth pointing out that there are counter-examples to the conventional wisdom, examples of developers whose paid apps have generated a decent chunk of revenue. This series of posts will look at a few examples, including one developer who brought in more than $150,000 in revenue in less than a month from a single app.

News and Rumors

A Peek at GeeksPhone Zero [VIDEO]

GeeksPhone, the little Spanish manufacturer that makes fully open, rooted-out-of-the-box Android phones, has posted a posted a short preview of their latest offering, the GeeksPhone Zero, which will be shown

News and Rumors

Rumor: Android 2.4 in April as a Gingerbread Update

It seems that rumors of Android 2.4  are back, but in a different form than we’d heard before. Rather than 2.4 as the next named release, Ice Cream Sandwich, word

News and Rumors

Huawei IDEOS X3 and S7 Slim Tablet Peek Out Before MWC

Engadget reported today that the Huawei IDEOS X3 and the S7 Slim broke cover before MWC this week on the company’s Flickr page. The X3 is said to be a budget handset aimed for mid to low range in pricing in the Android Smartphone market. As for the Slim, there was not much to note other than we can see that it has a front facing camera to it. Check out the Slim image after the break

News and Rumors

PrivacyStar Users Hit 100,000 Reports to the FTC!

PrivacyStar, an Android app and service that allows subscribers to report and block telemarketers and debt collectors who violate consumer protection laws, hit a record milestone this week for reports filed with the FTC. Users of the service made their 100,000th report to the Federal Trade Commission, helping the FTC to crack down on the almost 20% of said callers who could care less about the “no-call list” or federal protection laws for consumers.