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Google Maps for Mobile 5.0 for Android Phones, Now with 3D Map Views

Google Maps for Mobile 5.0 for Android Phones, Now with 3D Map Views Google has just released an update of its Maps for Mobile Android app boasting of two major new features - 3D interaction and offline reliability. The new version of this said Android app aims to change a couple of things which were not addressed  by previous updates to the app - particularly the flat, north-up map and the need for strong Internet connection. The first new feature is a  pretty cool 3D map exploration. The app is now usnig vect...

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Froyo Could Roll Out to Samsung Intercept Owners Starting Tomorrow

Froyo Could Roll Out to Samsung Intercept Owners Starting Tomorrow According to an internal screen shot from Sprint, the Samsung Intercept is rumored to receive the Android 2.2 update starting tomorrow (12/17). While Android 2.3 is now the top Android OS available, Froyo is still very much coveted by users on low-end devices or devices running a low-end OS (such as Android 2.0 or 2.1). The update is expected to fix known bugs such as dropped calls, force close message when opening up, inability to access ...

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Google Nexus S Goes Up for Sale, Who's Buying?

Google Nexus S Goes Up for Sale, Who's Buying? Today is the day folks! For those who got excited when Google announced about its second Android phone - the Google Nexus S, you can now place your order of the Nexus S and receive your new Android phone tomorrow as Best Buy promises to deliver within 24 hours without any charge. Best Buy finally activates the ordering button for the Nexus S. Although the Nexus S was supposed to come out unlock, Best Buy however is not offering the contract free...

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Google Nexus S Goes Up for Sale, Who’s Buying?

Google Nexus S Goes Up for Sale, Who’s Buying? Today is the day folks! For those who got excited when Google announced about its second Android phone - the Google Nexus S, you can now place your order of the Nexus S and receive your new Android phone tomorrow as Best Buy promises to deliver within 24 hours without any charge. Best Buy finally activates the ordering button for the Nexus S. Although the Nexus S was supposed to come out unlock, Best Buy however is not offering the contract free...

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LG Optimus 2X Android Phone Announced, World's First Dual-Core Smartphone

LG Optimus 2X Android Phone Announced, World's First Dual-Core Smartphone A rumor started a couple of days ago about this new LG Android smartphone previously known as LG Star. Well, look what we've found here - that said smartphone has just been officially announced by LG Korea and it will bear the name LG Optimus 2X once it hits retail stores. And guess what this Android brings to the table? - A dual-core processor that will surely blow your minds because of its fast processing power. With that, the LG Optimus 2X be...

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LG Optimus 2X Android Phone Announced, World’s First Dual-Core Smartphone

LG Optimus 2X Android Phone Announced, World’s First Dual-Core Smartphone A rumor started a couple of days ago about this new LG Android smartphone previously known as LG Star. Well, look what we've found here - that said smartphone has just been officially announced by LG Korea and it will bear the name LG Optimus 2X once it hits retail stores. And guess what this Android brings to the table? - A dual-core processor that will surely blow your minds because of its fast processing power. With that, the LG Optimus 2X be...

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Posterous Android App, New Option for Microblogging on the Go

Posterous Android App, New Option for Microblogging on the Go Are you into microblogging and lifestreaming stuff? If you are, well you'll be glad to know that one major player in the microblogging scene has released a new Android app. Yes, Posterous, the other microblogging service aside from Tumblr and (yes for a time - Twitter) is now on Android. In case you have no idea what Posterous is - well, it's a dead simple tool for posting and sharing your life by allowing you to send photos, video and a couple o...

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Smart Diagram Android App Offers a Diagram Making Tool

Smart Diagram Android App Offers a Diagram Making Tool There's no doubt that the Android platform is starting to get cooler when it comes to third-party apps being released by developers. Before we know it, the adage made popular by Apple may already be applicable to Android - "there's an app for that." Take the case of this new Android app called Smart Diagram. As you may have guessed upon hearing about this app - it's a handy diagram making tool that you can use on your Android phone. Released by S...

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Evernote Android App Gets More Advanced Features

Evernote Android App Gets More Advanced Features Who's using Evernote on their Android phone here? If you use Evernote Android app for managing your tasks, to-dos and mobile notebooks, you'd be glad to know that the ever useful Android productivity app has just been updated with more advanced features including advanced search. The updated version of Evernote now has advanced search capability for constructing complex searches using tags, notebooks, attributes, location and dates. These comple...

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Nimbuzz Android App Brings HD Voice Call to Android Phones

Nimbuzz Android App Brings HD Voice Call to Android Phones Enough of HD video playback on smartphones. Most flagship phones, including Android phones are capable of this anyway. But what most smartphones are not capable of doing is enabling of HD voice quality. For Android phones, that has become a reality via the Android app Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is not really a new Android app. It has been around for quite some time now. But with its recent update, this Android app has been revitalize - thanks to its HD vo...

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat Available as Android Apps

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat Available as Android Apps Following the success of the iPhone apps - How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat, Oceanhouse Media announces that their hit mobile apps are now available in the Android Market. Yes, fellow Android users - you can now enjoy reading these two classic books in their new interactive format on your Android phones. How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat both sells for $3.99 each from the Android Market. Both are interact...

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Best Buy Publishes FAQs for the Upcoming Nexus S

Best Buy Publishes FAQs for the Upcoming Nexus S With the Google Nexus S launching December 16 in the United States, it is important potential customers have all their questions answered about the latest Android device before pulling the string and inking a new contract. Since Best Buy is the exclusive seller of the Google Nexus S, manufactured by Samsung, it is no surprise that they have already posted a FAQs section for the Nexus S on their website. The FAQs cover everything from The Ba...

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Android Market Client to Get Much Needed Updates

Android Market Client to Get Much Needed Updates Google is about to roll some improvements to the Android Market in the next couple of weeks. These much needed updates are aimed at improving the merchandising of apps, streamlining the browse-to-purchase experience and making it easier for developers to distribute their apps. Since the Android Market was launched, Google has not been giving it that much attention. And given the success that the Android platform has been getting thanks to the gr...

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Sneak Peek: Mana Chronicles Android Game

Sneak Peek: Mana Chronicles Android Game If you liked the Android game Phoenix Spirit which we reviewed earlier, well you should be watching out for another adventure-RPG type of game called Mana Chronicles. It's from the same developers as Phoenix Spirit. And if the game's title sounds familiar to you, you probably own an iOS device as well. Mana Chronicles is a direct port of the iOS version to the Android platform. Mana Chronicles Android Game - What is it? The game is your typical...

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Acer Goes Official with the beTouch E140 Android 2.2 Phone

Acer Goes Official with the beTouch E140 Android 2.2 Phone For Acer it's not too late the Android party as they finally make their Android 2.2-powered smartphone, beTouch E140 official. The Acer beTouch E140 is probably everything that the usual urban warrior would want for a full-capable smartphone - small form factor, sleek design, and your usual, standard Android 2.2 device. In general, the Acer beTouch E140 promises to perfom well, load web pages quickly, updates apps automatically and saves on the ...

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Gmail Android App Gets Some Early Gingerbread Features

Gmail Android App Gets Some Early Gingerbread Features With Gingerbread still a few weeks away from official release, even the folks at Google couldn't wait to roll out some Android 2.3 features to their own Android apps. One of these apps which was just updated to bear some of the features that will be brought by Android 2.3 is the Gmail Android app which is now in version 2.3.2. Gmail Android app 2.3.2 now has a better Priority Inbox view. If your a regular Gmail user you'd be familiar with Priori...

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YouTube 2.1 Android App is Now Part of the Android Market

YouTube 2.1 Android App is Now Part of the Android Market Google just made its own YouTube Android app available from the Android Market. Previously, the YouTube app gets updated only when a new Android OS is released. This means that the Android video app can now be easily updated and users won't have to wait for the next Android OS update to get updated versions of the YouTube app. Built from the ground up, YouTube 2.1 Android app has the following new features, as requested by those who tested early...

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread Launched, New Features for Us

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Launched, New Features for Us Aside from launching the second Google-branded Android phone yesterday, Google has also officially announced about the next version of its smartphone OS - Android 2.3 or more popularly known as Android Gingerbread. The Google Nexus S is expected to ship next year running Android 2.3. As for the rest of the Android phone family, roll out will be made in the coming days, hopefully. To prepare for the availability of Android 2.3, we're giving you a ...

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Smartphone Coasters for Android Phones, Anyone?

Smartphone Coasters for Android Phones, Anyone? Why bother spending too much for those expensive Android phone stands, when you can have one for just $3.95? Even better, you can use it for any Android phones and not just limited to the one you currently have. Cool, right? We're referring of course to the Smartphone Coasters. If there's a saying that says simple is cool, well this smartphone coasters is probably the coolest and simplest smartphone stand that you can use for your Android phone....

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Google Nexus S Pricing Revealed, $529 Unlock and $199 on Contract

Google Nexus S Pricing Revealed, $529 Unlock and $199 on Contract To continue our coverage of Google's big announcement today about its follow up to the Google Nexus One - the Samsung-manufactured Nexus S Android 2.3 phone, we now found out about its pricing details - $529 for the unlocked Nexus S and $199 if on two-year contract with T-Mobile. As previously announced, Best Buy will get the exclusive distribution right of the Nexus S. And it will start selling the Android 2.3 phone on Dec. 16. A few hours afte...

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Google Unveils the Beautiful Nexus S Android Phone!

Google Unveils the Beautiful Nexus S Android Phone! Two years ago Google unveils its first take on the smartphone market when it released the Google Nexus One. Much has happened since then. And just when we thought the Google is abandoning its smartphone business, here comes the might G releasing their second Android phone - Hello there Google Nexus S! (more…)...

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Samsung: One Million Galaxy Tab Units Already Sold

Samsung: One Million Galaxy Tab Units Already Sold Even though the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a pricey tablet running on an OS claimed to not be ready for use with tablets, the Galaxy Tab has exceeded Samsung's expectations as one million units have already been sold in just about two months. Before the Samsung Galaxy Tab launched, Samsung was hoping to sell a million units by the end of the year, which is a lofty goal in it self. However, fueled by the Holiday season, the Galaxy Tab running Andro...

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Android Market Now Has App Suggestion via "Similar" Tab

Android Market Now Has App Suggestion via "Similar" Tab Did you notice something different today while browsing the Android Market on your Android phone? No? Well, check it again. Try searching for an application, for example - "Favorites." Tap on Favorites by Android-Apps to get to the application details page. Now, take a look at the three tabs on top of the page. There is now a third tab labeled - "Similar."  Surprised? Now tapping on that tab will bring you other applications which are related o...

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Samsung Becomes the No.1 Android Phone Seller in the US

Samsung Becomes the No.1 Android Phone Seller in the US For awhile I thought HTC is the leading Android phone provider in the U.S., but I was wrong. According to research firm Gartner, it's not HTC but Samsung who is leading the mobile manufacturers offering Android smart phones in terms of sales figures. According to Gartner, Samsung got 32.1% market share of the U.S. Android smartphone market in Q3 2010 based on retail figures. And guess which Samsung smartphone is bring most of these Android sal...

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Android Market Now Has App Suggestion via “Similar” Tab

Android Market Now Has App Suggestion via “Similar” Tab Did you notice something different today while browsing the Android Market on your Android phone? No? Well, check it again. Try searching for an application, for example - "Favorites." Tap on Favorites by Android-Apps to get to the application details page. Now, take a look at the three tabs on top of the page. There is now a third tab labeled - "Similar."  Surprised? Now tapping on that tab will bring you other applications which are related o...

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Blinkx Beat Video App to Be Featured on Samsung Galaxy Tab

Blinkx Beat Video App to Be Featured on Samsung Galaxy Tab Just before its gradual worldwide release, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has just gained a new third-party app called Blinkx beat video app. In case you're not aware, Blinkx is a powerful video search engine that provides you with the most comprehensive index of videos published online. This video search engine is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Tab by way of the video app Blinkx beat. Under the Samsung and Blinkx deal, Blinkx beat video app will be pro...

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Google Releases its Own Google Reader Android App

Google Releases its Own Google Reader Android App It might have taken Google this long to release an Android app for its Google Reader product but it is certainly worth the wait. Yes folks, if you're using Google Reader you can now check RSS feeds and news feeds from site you follow using the new Google Reader Android app. Google Reader Android app is available of course as a free download from the Android Market. It's a pretty simple app that performs quite well. Basically, what it does is to ...

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Angry Birds Seasons Arrives on the Android Market

Angry Birds Seasons Arrives on the Android Market Couldn't get enough of the Angry Birds cult Android game? Was the Angry Birds Halloween too short and did not give you enough challenge?  Well, here's a good news, Rovio continues to take advantage of the streak being experience by their cult game right now. And so, another Angry Birds special game has just came out and it's called Angry Birds Seasons. So, what's different with Angry Birds Seasons to make it eligible for download by Angry Bir...

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