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Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Mobile for Android

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2011

Mozilla has announced they have released Firefox 4 for Android. It’s also available to download for Maemo devices. Mozilla says that Firefox 4 is up to three times faster than the stock browser in Android, so that is definitely good news.

There are also major enhancements to the JavaScript engine, which is designed to make sites load faster. The mobile version is built using the same technology as the desktop version, and offers tabs, one touch bookmarking, and a whole bunch of browser controls. Sounds awesome. We can’t wait to try it.

AVG launches AntiVirusFree for Android tablets

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2011

AVG has launched AntivirusFree for Android tablets, called AVG Mobilation for Android. It uses a cloud based security platform and AVG says that the app will not kill your battery life, which is good news. It will have the ability to scan other apps, settings, data and media files for viruses. Basically it does what it does for your PC or laptop.

There is also a remote wiping facility in case you lose your tablet and an option to back up to an SD card. The AntiVirusFree app is available to download from DroidSecurity.com for free, while AntiVirusPro costs $9.99. It’s worth the investment since we have so much of our lives on tablets today.

Ouku Tab Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2011

Lightinthebox has announced that it has one of the cheapest Android tablets available. The tablet will cost you $125, but of course don’t expect amazing performance. That price gets you a tablet with a 7-inch screen running a 660MHz ARM9 processor. It has Android 2.1 and a 1620mAh battery that is good for 4-5 hours of use per charge. Internal storage is 4GB with storage expansion using T-flash cards. It supports most media formats for video and audio playback.

The tablet features WiFi and can connect to the Android market. There is also support for email and a g-sensor for motion sensing. The resistive touchscreen has a resolution of 800 x 480. The tablet supports email, YouTube and more.

Kyocera Echo Dual-screen Android phone arriving on April 17th for $199.99

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2011

Echo, the dual-screen phone from Kyocera, set to arrive on Sprint’s network finally has a release date and a price. It was announced awhile back, and spotted at the FCC after that and now this odd Android handset will be making its way into our hands very soon.

Sprint has just announced the phone’s release date as April 17. Starting on March 26, you can reserve the phone if you like what it offers. The Kyocera Echo will cost you $199.99 with a 2-year contract on Sprint when it arrives.

Angry Birds Rio for Android to be Amazon Appstore exclusive

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2011

Angry birds are all the rage. The new Angry Birds Rio game was announced back in January. The game is based on the new animated film RIO and Rovio mobile has just announced that the Android version will be available exclusively through Amazon’s App store.

The Angry Birds Rio game is a collaboration between 20th Century Fox and Rovio Mobile. It will be available for Google Android and there will also be a version available for Apple’s ios devices. Google Android devices will have two versions of the game available, a free version which is supported by advertisements and a paid version which wont come with any advertisements.

Hulu Android app coming soon, but only for some devices

Posted in Hulu by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2011

Hulu’s Hulu Plus plans for Android are getting closer with a new teaser in its device list. The teaser shows the Plus service “coming soon,” but not for all devices. Only certain ones. Use of the TV streaming will require “select Android OS 2.2 phones,” according to the company.

Pretty odd since the photo shows the Nexus S, which runs Android 2.3, but maybe they are preparing to change the image. As for why the access is limited, it is likely due to Android fragmentation. Netflix knows first hand that the platform has wildly varying DRM support in most versions and it would have to write too much code to support most or all Android devices. So support is coming, but there is a price. It will shut out a large portion of the Android community. Hulu, who is very keen to guard against stream ripping also faces this barrier. One day though, we hope to have Hulu Plus on all of our Android devices. The question is when?

ViewSonic’s Android/Windows 7 ViewPad 10 tablet now shipping

Posted in Tablet PC by Reuben Drake on March 8th, 2011

It took awhile, but ViewSonic’s dual-booting ViewPad 10 is finally coming to America. The dual booting Android 1.6 + Windows 7 tablet features a 10.1-inch touchpanel (1024 x 600), 1.66GHz Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

There’s also a microSD slot and a copy of Windows Home 7 Premium (with a 16GB SSD) or Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD). It will cost you $599 and $679. That’s too bad about the ancient version of Android on board.

Is Sony releasing an Android Walkman phone?

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

Sony has posted a teaser ad stating that “A smarter Walkman phone is coming soon”
which hints at a possible Android Walkman phone. We heard rumors about this awhile back and back then it was to be an average Android 1.6 phone, with a 2.6″ display, and a 5 megapixel camera.

The rumor fizzled out and things got quiet, but this new teaser has those rumors going again. We don’t have any other images or details yet, so feel free to speculate until we have something more concrete.

TazTag to debut Android-powered TazPad Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

CeBIT will start soon and we are sure to see many more Android tablets. One such tablet will be from a company called TazTag, who has announced that the TazPad will be seen at CeBIT for the first time. It will run Android, but other than that we don’t have all the details.

We do know that the tablet will have a 7-inch screen with multitouch and it has full HD capability and HDMI output, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and ZigBee. It will be the first tablet with NFC and Android. The device also features a camera and GPS. No word on pricing, but the TazPad will ship in Q2.

HTC Merge Android CDMA World Phone Is Official

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on February 27th, 2011

We have been hearing about the HTC Merge for a while now, and now HTC has made it official. The HTC Merge will be available from several North American carriers this spring. It will come with Android 2.2 Froyo, and features a 3.8 inch touchscreen display, a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and a five megapixel camera with auto-focus and built in Flash.

The 5 megapixel camera can record HD video in 720p. Also on board is GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G. This is HTC’s first CDMA world phone, so feel free to roam around the world on GSM networks.

Gmail app for Android gets updated

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

Gmail users with Android phones have some good news today. Google has updated their Gmail app for the Android operating system. The update brings some new features and also fixes some bugs on the app.

Gingerbread devices will now be able to copy text with a long press, and all users will be able to sync custom label colors. While there isn’t anything earth shattering here, the ability to copy text with a long press is something that was very needed. Get thee to the Android Market to download it for yourself.

Is The Daily coming to Android tablets this spring?

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2011

You’ve probably been jealous of all of those iPad users reading The Daily on their iPads, right? Well, you won’t have to be jealous for long since it looks like News Corp’s tablet-only magazine could be heading to Android, maybe as soon as this spring.

The team has gotten a lot of help from Apple on the development side and as you know they were the first to use Apple’s new subscription service, so why wouldn’t they be ready for some Android? Hopefully this rumor has some truth to it.

Android Honeycomb Shown on Desire HD

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2011

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is the tablet-optimized version of Google’s mobile operating system. Check it out here, outside of the tablet environment. Specifically on an HTC Desire HD phone. Most phones have too small of a screen to make Honeycomb usable, but that might not be the case with the Desire HD, which has a 4.3″ display.

Performance is fine. Could be better, but with the larger display, using Honeycomb on a phone becomes a lot more manageable. Performance won’t be the best of course, but at least they proved a point.

Motorola Xoom Android tablet manual leaked

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2011

When you want to know all there is to know about a device, you can usually find out with the manual. And if you want to know about Motorola’s upcoming Xoom Android tablet, you can consult the manual, thanks to the peeps over at Droid-Life have gotten their hands on it and have posted it online for everyone to enjoy.

The manual has plenty of color screen shots and instructions so that you know how to operate the device. So if you want to know all of the Xoom’s secrets, head on over to Droid-Life and get to know it before it arrives in Verizon stores next week.

SmartQ Ten Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2011

Another day, another tablet. SmartDevices has been busy showing off their latest Android tablet at this year’s Mobile World Congress. It’s called the SmartQ Ten. This tablet is packing a 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 touchscreen IPS display, a 720MHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, and a Mali 400 graphics card.

Some other features include 512MB RAM, 8GB of flash storage, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and it runs on Android 2.2 OS. Sadly we don’t have any word on pricing or a release date just yet.