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PAC-MAN is free app of the day on Amazon App Store for Android

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2011

Are you in the mood to play some Pac Man on Android? The app is available today on the Amazon App Store for free. It beats pumping quarters in the machine each time.

The app usually sells for 99 cents. And this is the full game, not a lite version. Just head over to the Amazon App Store and download it now. The game has two control methods, a virtual joystick and a swipe method. I can already hear the music.

EVO 2 Android gaming console coming this fall

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Ever hear of the Linux-based EVO game console? Probably not, but it did exist and actually shipped at one point before being”sold out” according to Envizions, the company behind it. Well, now it is back with an Android-based gaming console called the EVO 2.

It will hit the US this fall with developer units available today where developers will have to pay an annual $149 software support fee. Some specs include a 1.2GHz Samsung processor, a “modified” Android 2.2 OS, and a TV remote and game controller. A motion sensor will be added by the end of the year, and it has its own points system to buy Android games called “EVO tokens.” Looks like the price will be $249.

Geniatech Android TV Set Top Box

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

Geniatech has released a new Android TV set top box. It packs in Google Android 2.2 Froyo, an Amlogic 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, 512MB of RAM and a USB port for connecting an external hard drive. You also get 2GB of internal storage and it has a memory card slot for up to 32GB.

This set top box connects to your LAN via WiFi or Ethernet and delivers digital TV, internet TV, a web browser, a music player, IM and SMS apps. You also get access to the Android Market, so you can download additional apps. Nothing on pricing yet, but hopefully we will know soon.

Android finally gets Netflix app, for five devices

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Netflix finally has an Android app that is publicly available. The app is pretty identical to the one released for the iPhone and it lets users manage their instant queue and watch videos. Of course to use it you need a subscription starting from $8.

Thing is, only a handful of phones can use the Netflix app, all of which are using Snapdragon processors. These first five include the Samsung Nexus S and four HTC phones, including the Evo 4G, the original Incredible, the Nexus One, and the T-Mobile G2. The Droid Incredible 2 and Thunderbolt, weren’t mentioned, though they have also have Snapdragon.

Sharp Aquos SH-12C Android 3D Smartphone

Posted in Sharp by Reuben Drake on May 11th, 2011

Sharp is not new to 3D, the Japanese manufacturer already has the Sharp Lynx 3D after all. Now the company has introduced the Sharp Aquos SH-12C Android-powered smartphone with 3D capture capability.

The Aquos features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, a 4.2-inch qHD (540 x 960) glasses-free 3D screen, eight-megapixel camera for 2D and 3D video and picture capturing, 512MB of RAM, 2GB ROM, WiFi, HSDPA 14Mpbs, Bluetooth and GPS.

Low-end Android devices are ready to take over the world

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

We all know that Android is super popular right now, but it looks like the best is yet to come for the platform. According to Digitimes, low-end Android phones are about to take the already-popular OS to new heights. Maybe even world domination. The reason is simple. Some handset vendors are rushing to launch low-priced (under $150) Android devices.

Digitimes thinks that 20-25 million of these devices will be sold this year alone. Those are huge numbers. We are talking a tenfold increase from last year’s 2.5-3 million phones sold. The low end Android market is wide open right now.

The Android Robot gets a teardown of his own

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of gadget teardowns. They’re fun. It’s neat to see how things work. But this may be the first time we’ve seen an OS Mascot get a teardown of his own. Wanna know how the Android robot works? Well, this infographic explains all of his inner workings.

Its was created by woofdude on the furaffinity website and it shows everything you ever wanted to know about the robot. He even has a secret donut stash.

Nexus S 4G on Sprint now official

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

The Sprint version of the Nexus S has been available for pre-order for a while now, but things just got a bit more official. We have a date. And that date is May 8th. You’ll have to do the usual two-year commitment with Sprint and pay your $200 of course.

You won’t have long to wait now. The device is identical to the Nexus S on T-Mobile’s airwaves except for the addition of CDMA and a WiMAX radio. It features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz processor with dedicated graphics support and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

HBO Go app for Android & iOS

Posted in movies by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

HBO has a ton of great original programming. So it is good news that it has announced the HBO Go streaming service is finally going to go mobile. If you are a subscriber, you will get “instant and unlimited access” to “every episode of every season” of every HBO show. How awesome is that?

The app for Android and iOS will also include a wide range of great movies, over 3G and WiFi. It’s for the US only though. Good news for us, not so good for everyone else.

HTC Flyer hitting Europe on May 9

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

The highly anticipated HTC Flyer tablet will hit European stores on May 9. That solves the question of when it will arrive in the Uk, but we still don’t know when the seven-inch Android device will be upgraded from Android 2.4 to Android 3.0 which is tablet-optimized and used by competing devices.

What about pricing? Well, earlier leaks for the UK had the unlocked 3G, 32GB version at £600 ($982). In Germany, the same device costs about the same at 669 Euros ($904).

AT&T Announces LG Thrive Pre-Pay Android Phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

AT&T and LG have teamed up for a new Android smartphone, the LG Thrive, which will be available on AT&T’s GoPhone pre paid service. It’s based on the LG Optimus One and features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Android 2.2. Froyo and has a 3.2 megapixel camera with built in autofocus.

You can expect the LG Thrive to be available from AT&T on April 17th. It will retail for $179.99 and customers will have to sign up to one of AT&T’s pre-paid smartphone plans, which should thrive very nicely from all the sign ups.

Conspin Andi-One Android-powered Universal Remote

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

Conspin has combined an Android tablet with a universal remote to create a smarter and better universal remote. It’s called the Andi-One and it supports 3 different interfaces like RF (RF4CE), IR, and WiFi.

The device is capable of controlling up to 50 different compatible devices. Over 10,000 devices are supported so you should be good to go. The Conspin Andi-One URC is available right now and will cost you $349.99. What do you think? You ready for this remote?

NEC Medias N-06C Android phone

Posted in NEC by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

Who is this sexy and slim beauty in white? Why it’s the Nec Medias N-04C and it is one sexy and slim Japanese Android Smartphone. Good news. It will be available in a waterproof version soon as well with the N-06C.

This new NEC Medias N-06C is scheduled for a Summer launch in Japan and will come pre-loaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and a faster CPU of 1GHz compared to the 800MHz found on the N-04C and it will be available in four different flashy colors like white pearl and pink.

T-Mobile G2X priced at $200, arriving April 15th

Posted in T-Mobile by Reuben Drake on April 7th, 2011

It’s now official. The T-Mobile G2X. LG’s dual-core, Android handset will be available on T-Mobile’s online store on April 15th for $200, coinciding with tax time. The handset will be the same price in stores when it arrives on April 20th.

There’s a $50 mail-in rebate to deal with, but aside from that you will finally be able to enjoy this smooth Android experience. We know that you’ve been waiting for it. There are worse things to spend your tax check on.

K-Touch W700 Tegra 2 Android Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2011

K-Touch has introduced the W700, an Android smartphone powered by dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, with Android 2.2, 512MB of RAM and 8GB internal memory. It packs in a 3.8-inch 480×800 capacitive touchscreen, a 5 Megapixel camera with 720p video recording and a 0.3 Megapixel front camera for your video chat needs.

The K-Touch W700 should prove a little tougher than normal thanks to it’s metal casing and it supports GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. Since it was designed for China market, it comes with apps for Sina Weibo, QQ, Kaixin, and Youku. There’s also an FM tuner, microSD card slot, digital compass, accelerometer and an ambient light sensor.