Can you believe that it is once again Thursday! We are excited to bring you another episode of the weekly AGTN, the Android Guys Thursday Night Droid-cast. Here is what
Since WebMD went live years ago, tons of people hop online with their symptoms and give themselves self-diagnosis’s on what ails them. Although NOT a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis, WebMD is a great utility for people to get an idea if they need more treatment than what they have in the band-aid box at home.
In select Metro areas in the United States, (Queens, Manhattan, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and others) you can now order your favorite take-out and have it delivered to you at home, or to the office, and the service is free of charge. Seamlessweb.com has released an Android version of their software that allows you to place your carry-out order or delivery food order, all from an app on your phone. It even saves your preferences if you tend to order the #5 down at Johnny’s Deli, it will store if you like pastrami, but want them to hold the mayo!
Cooking your own custom ROM may seem quite complicated at the first glance, we’ll post a guide about the complicated side soon as well, but this kitchen for the Galaxy S and the Captivate makes your life a lot easier.
For the past week or so, those of us who rely on Google’s podcatcher Listen have been stymied by a bug: subscriptions won’t update, leaving users with no new podcasts
Back in November, we heard that game developer PopCap was working on Android versions of several of its most popular games, aiming to release them in “early 2011.” We now have more information:
Bejeweled 2 will debut this week.
Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Chuzzle are on track to release in the second quarter of 2011.
They don’t plan to use OpenFeint at this point, but they are “more likely” to use Facebook Connect.
I’m not sure if Q2 counts as “early,” but it will still be in the first half of the year, so I guess we can say they’re generally on target–and it sounds like they will be worth the wait.
Of course the past won’t tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.
While we all drool over the current cutting edge in Android phones, the likes of the Atrix and Droid Bionic that were announced as C.E.S., another kind of revolution is happening at the other end of the spectrum. A great example is the LG Optimus U, which debuted on U.S. Cellular last month. The sibling of the Optimus T, Optimus S and Vortex, it’s a capable Froyo phone that’s only $30.
With CES behind us and CTIA fast approaching, one begins to think about the laundry list of impressive features being added to android handsets and tablets. Dual-core, HD display, HDMI, Wifi hotspot, 3D, Near Field Communication, ‘4G’…the list goes on and on. All features that you want, and need, on your android. Mobile technology and the android operating system have been growing at an amazing pace – think of how far we’ve come from October 2008. From Cupcake to Gingerbread: 5 different versions of android in just over two years – a new version every 5.4 months. What’s left you ask? The mobile battery!
Looking to by one of the hot new phones Verizon announced in the last 2 weeks? After the break is an interesting Info-graphic breaking down the Droid Bionic, iPhone4 and HTC Thunderbolt.
The people over at Android Community are reporting today that a group known as the “DavinciDevelopers” has been doing something pretty lowdown with the Android Market. Namely, taking apps that are in development and in the hands of beta testers and posting them to the Android Market as their own creations. A quote from the Android Community article:
If you missed the Android Guys Thursday Night Droid-Cast on Streamly.tv, you missed a good one! Here is what went down on the live stream:
With Tivo, I almost never watch live TV, delaying even big games and season finales so that I can skip the ads. But since I always have one eye on Twitter, occasionally a surprise is spoiled when I see someone tweet who’s watching in real time. Handmark’s Twitter client Tweetcaster has added a feature that will help solve that problem.