Posts tagged with: Froyo
  • by | May 25, 2012 9:01 PM

    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.     iPhone Earth Lapse– A paid app that costs $0.99 With Earth Lapse you can explore amazing ...

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  • by | May 12, 2012 7:57 AM

    What makes a smartphone "smart"? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.   iPhone Kitchenator – A paid app that costs $0.99 Kitchenator is a unit convertor for nearly everything related ...

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  • by | May 11, 2012 5:04 PM

    Cupcake, Doughnut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich. If this weren't Pocketnow you might think I was trying to figure out what to have for dessert, but you're a smart cookie and you know I'm talking about the different versions of the Android operating system. (Are you hungry? I'm hungry now.) Other than finding out what the next confection is going to be made into a statue and placed on the lawn in front of Google's HQ, do people really care what version of the OS they're running on their phones? I do. I want to run the latest and greatest on everything. I'm so ...

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  • by | May 8, 2012 1:45 PM

    Before we dive too deep (after all, love is such a strong word) people like Android. About 51% of smartphone users are running Android on their device. By February 2012 there were over 300 million Android phones (not including tablets) in the hands of consumers, with an additional 850,000 phones and tablets being activated every day. Obviously Android is doing something right. But that's just people who like Android. Some of them may not even know they're running Android, but it gets the job done and they're not at all worried about the nuts and bolts of what make their gadgets tick. Why ...

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  • by | April 26, 2012 11:29 AM

    If you've used an Android-powered smartphone or tablet for any length of time you've probably run into more than one instance where the "back" button didn't do what you were expecting it to. Sometimes the back button hides the keyboard, sometimes it takes you to the previous app or back to the desktop, and sometimes it navigates you back to previous screens in an app. Before we dive into how the back button works today, let's review a little history. Looking Back at Buttons Long ago -- okay, maybe it wasn't that long ago -- Android's had physical buttons on them. Usually there were four, ...

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  • by | March 28, 2012 11:06 AM

    A couple times over the past few months, we've heard rumblings about a special project Google was working on, one that would produce an Android unlike any we're familiar with. Supposedly, the company was attempting to create a wearable Android system built-in to a pair of glasses. It sounded a bit out there, or like the kind of thing Google might turn into a prototype but never develop for commercial release, but we kept the rumor in our mind. There's still no word if Google will ultimately come out with a system like this, but we now know for sure that Epson is, as the company today ...

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  • by | February 17, 2012 1:35 PM

    With the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we've been focusing much of our attention lately on upcoming models: what we expect for the show, what will be hot, and when they'll arrive. Even as keep up with all the leaks and rumors of this next-generation gear, manufacturers continue to remind us that they haven't yet forgotten about the smartphones of yesteryear. We just saw HTC show some love to a handful of older models it added to its bootloader unlocking program. Today it's Samsung's turn, with the Galaxy S-line Continuum tapped to officially get Froyo. We love it when ...

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  • by | January 27, 2012 4:44 AM

    Google recently started its Android Design site where developers can find information about how Google thinks applications can be developed to match the new look and spirit of Android. Now Mountain View is continuing its demarche telling developers why they should migrate designs away from using the Menu button and toward using the action bar. Once Honeycomb landed it removed the need for physical buttons, introducing the ActionBar class "as the standard solution to make actions from the user options immediately visible and quick to invoke". According to the recent blog post, few lines of ...

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  • by | December 27, 2011 7:23 PM

    The idea of the smartphone industry getting in bed with the fashion community is certainly one that takes a little while getting used to, but once you accept the odd pairing, you'll start to notice that handsets like LG's Jil Sander phone and its new Prada Phone 3.0 are legitimately really-nice-looking phones. Then again, that's really a best-case scenario, and we're only reminded of how much those models succeed when we see a peer fail. Just such a lesson in what NOT to do when releasing one of these handsets comes to us courtesy of Fashion TV and ZTE. The FTV Phone, as it's called, is ...

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  • by | December 27, 2011 5:34 PM

    Beyond just straight-up smartphones, we like to tell you about other products that exist right on the fringe of that classification. Sometimes that means tablets, and sometimes it means Android-running watches. The latest to walk that line is in many ways a traditional smartphone, but one you're meant to use at home instead of over a cellular network. The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone is basically a high-end cordless phone running Android. Unlike an Android phone being used with a carrier that supports calls over WiFi, the Archos SHP employs DECT, a digital cordless phone standard, for ...

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  • by | December 14, 2011 2:09 AM

    Well we already read of the whole RuFraud scam of apps that pose as free versions of popular games or wallpapers. What's even more interesting now is to see that recent statistics from mobile security firm Lookout show that malicious Android apps have nearly doubled to over 1,000 in the last six months. The study even shows that a vast majority of these apps are found on third-party stores that serve as an alternative to the official Android Market, and we won't share any names. We're not trying to light any fire on the Android Market's competition, but this could only be the result of bad ...

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  • by | November 12, 2011 1:23 AM

    In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, help you find free Wi-Fi hotspots in your proximity, and clock unwanted calls. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market. Call Block – A free application Block unwanted phone calls and SMS messages from unknown, blacklist, and whitelist numbers. Import numbers to your lists to easy block or allow certain ...

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  • by | November 7, 2011 7:26 PM

    It can be difficult getting excited about the introduction of lower-end smartphones, especially with our sights already set upon quad-core handsets. They're still an important part of the market, and for many users, can represent their first exposure to smartphones. US Cellular has announced that it's adding to its line-up with the Samsung Repp; how does it stack-up against the rest? With an 800MHz processor, 3.2-inch HVGA display, and three-megapixel camera, the Repp reminds us of a slightly-smaller Samsung Admire. It arrives running Gingerbread, and has 2GB of internal flash storage. US ...

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  • by | October 28, 2011 7:43 PM

    In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, have a Siri clone on your Android, and find recipes based upon collections and searches. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market. Iris – A free application The iPhone 4S has Siri but Google has been using voice services for years. Iris (Siri spelled backwards) is an Android voice assistant that will help ...

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  • by | October 15, 2011 3:36 AM

    In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will entertain, allow you to back up your data, and share viral videos and news clips with friends. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market. Move The Box – A free lite application Move The Box is a simple puzzle game. The object of the game is to move boxes in a set number of turns to eliminate them all from the screen. If you are ...

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