At the Inside Social Apps conference this week, Eric Chu, Android Platform Manager, said that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general, and that’s something Google wants to fix for developers. Improvements planned for this year include:
The rumors are back: Facebook will be releasing their own phones. At least according to an article by the U.K.’s City A.M., which was also an early source of Nexus S rumors. Details are still sketchy, but word is the two phones, made by HTC, will run a modified version of Android that will rely heavily on integrated Facebook features like the news feed and messages.
A team of British scientists are planning on sending an undisclosed Android phone into space to test out the capabilities of the phone in some of the harshest conditions known to man.
Remember the weird zombie painting that was hidden away in Gingerbread? Turns out the Android team has hidden a similar Easter Egg in Honeycomb, and it’s already been found by
SwipePad is similar to other apps on the Market such as Power Strip and QuickDesk in that it gives you quick access to a set of custom shortcuts from wherever
Recently blogger Florian Mueller made a claim that Android copies as many as 43 files directly from Java source code. With Oracle currently suing Google, stating that Android includes code
T-Mo News is reporting today that the above graphic confirms rumored launch dates for 3 upcoming Android devices. Namely the LG G-Slate, the Dell Streak 7 and the Samsung Vibrant 4G. (The Cliq 2 is also pictured above, but that has already been released, and honestly, who cares?)
NASA releases a pair of pretty cool Android apps, that make it easy to either watch their award-winning show or check how they are affecting your local economy.
Hot on the heels of the T-Mo Vibrant actually seeing a Froyo update, yet another thing that we never thought we would see has come to pass. The Notion Ink Adam Tablet is shipping, and there are pics to prove it!
So Engadget got their hands on the full Tegra Product roadmap slide, and it is making all the geeky fanboi’s drool some (me included). A Tegra 3 chip?!? A 3d processor?! How YOU doin?
I can just hear Kip in the background singing, “I love technology as I write this. We got word today from Keyes Labs that they have released a really interesting app called State of the Union 2011, which is designed to allow users to give real time feedback on what President Obama says during his State of the Union Address. A quote from their blog:
CLARIFICATION: There seems to have been some confusion that needs addressing. BioLock is NOT becoming a part of the CyanogenMod source code. CM is 100% open source, and BioLock is
Motoblur: you either love or you hate it. But it seems like more hate it, so let’s just say many will be rejoicing that there will be no Motoblur on the
Prices for two of the most anticipated Android devices have been leaked: Motorola XOOM tablet $699.00 (with no contract) HTC Thunderbolt $249.00 (with a contract) These are not official prices
There is great news for all of you Android users seeking improved battery life: JuiceDefender has ditched its complicated user interface for a sleek, intuitive system of sliding tiles. Also