Good news AppBrain fans! The 3rd party market that actually allows you to search Android apps with some kind of filtering system is reporting on their blog that their “fast web installer” utility is now working again after a Market update broke it. There are some limitations however, a quote from their blog outline them:
Whether or not you think that the new Honeycomb powered Motorola XOOM is overpriced or not, there are a lot of people excited about the unit.
Rumors of a PlayStation phone have swirling for months, and more recently we learned it will be called the Xperia Play and saw a fairly thorough hands-on with the device.
We’d heard that Sony Ericsson would be announcing several phones in addition to the Xperia Play at the Mobile World Congress this month, and today opened our inbox and found a bunch of pictures of one of those handsets, the Xperia Neo.
In a posting on their blog, Fring has announced that they have updated their Android application to improve the quality of video and regular calls using their service. The above video is the app running on the Nexus S, which touts “enhanced” support with Fring.
Since we have seen the launch of the new web based Android Market, questions have surfaced about 3rd party app markets like our beloved AppBrain. Will they survive? Will they be forced out of relevancy? Can they continue to grow? According to Mathijs Vogelzgang, developer for AppBrain.com, the answer is a resounding “YES!”.
It seems that every other cell phone provider in America is getting some 4.3″ HTC love expect for T-Mobile. Well that is about to change according to a rumor that was first published on Android And Me and also independently reported by TmoNews. It seems that a previously unnamed HTC phone is in the works for T-Mobile, and it is going to be big, literally. The rumor as it sits right now is that is it going to be a 4.3″ qHD display, with HSPA+ capabilities, and running the first Qualcomm dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz (MSM8x60).
The hugely popular Pulse RSS Reader that is on both Android and iOS devices had the honor of being showcased during the Honeycomb press conference yesterday. The presentation showed an updated UI that takes full advantage of all the new developer toys that are being included in the latest build of our favorite mobile OS.
Check out the full press release after the break. If you have not downloaded Pulse, I highly recommend it!
The Dell Venue, previously knows as the artist called “Thunder” is now available unlocked on both the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. In a posting on a community blog over at Dell, it is being said that:
And here we go yet again. T-Mo news is reporting today that all you proud owners of a Cliq XT are getting the shaft when it comes to being upgraded to 2.1. Here is the official quote as to why from the Motorola Forums:
Our friends at DARPA recently sent out a solicitation for the development of “wafer-sized thermal imagery sensors and optics” small enough to fit in your android handset.
We love them. Google loves them. We buy them by the box, Google buys them by the pallet.
Fiercemobilecontent.com is reporting that a mobile market research firm called the “NPD Group” has found that Android had increased it’s market share in the US during the 4th quarter of last year.