Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Canadians Can Now Rent Movies From the Android Marketplace

Google has finally enabled the movie rental service for Canadians that have Android version 2.1 or greater.  Prices range from $3.99 to $4.99 for HD movies. You get 30 days from the time of purchase to start watching, once you start you have 48 hours to finish.

Google Pulls Yongzh’s *oid Emulators

via Phandroid: Arguably, but not really, the most popular emulators on the Android Market have been yanked by Google. The *oid line, developed by Yongzh, seems to have finally rubbed Google, or some console developers the wrong way. Engadget has noted that Mr. Zhang has moved his line of emulators to the SlideME store where […]

Rogers Confirms April 28th Release Date for Xperia Play and Arc

Rogers, with special guest Sony Ericsson, hosted a launch party tonight in Canada where they showed off their upcoming Sony’s Xperia Play and Arc smartphones. During the festivities, Peter Farmer of Sony Ericsson took the stage and officially announced an April 28th launch date for Rogers Canada. So, if you’re currently with Rogers you can […]

Rings Extended

Replaces the standard ringtone picker with a new one that makes it easy to select from installed music tracks & other sounds. Just go to Settings or an application’s settings for a ringtone and you will be prompted to use Rings Extended.

XiiaLive Lite

Use XiiaLive™ to stream music and internet radio. Explore more than 40,000 radio stations from all over the world! Search, organize, tag, and save your favorite stream for easy access any time you want to rock out! Supported formats: aac, aac+, m3u, pls, mp3, mp4, m4a and mpeg. Ogg, asx and wma streaming comming soon! […]

Yelp

Looking for a burrito joint open now? A gas station you can drive to before your tank hits empty? Yelp for Android is here to help. Search for places to eat, shop, drink and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.

Dropbox

Sync your files between your computers and your mobile device. Now you can browse the files in your Dropbox folder from anywhere! Share links to files, save photos and video from your camera to your computers, and open files using your favorite Android apps.

Skype

• Free* Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G or WiFi • Call landlines or mobile phones at great Skype rates • Instant message one or many friends at the same time – * Data plan or WiFi connection required (calling in U.S – WiFi only) – Some handsets may not be supported – You need Android v2.2 […]

TweetDeck

TweetDeck is your mobile browser for staying in touch with what’s happening on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Buzz. TweetDeck makes it easy to stay up to date and organized no matter where you are. (A Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare or Buzz account is required)

MortPlayer Music

Simple to use music player for all those who prefer folder structure over tags. (You want your mix folder, not separated by artists, right?). Home screen Widgets in separate download “MortPlayer Widgets” Features: – Folder based navigation – Configurable main directory (e.g. all files below “/sdcard/music” or “/sdcard/audiobooks”, individual for each player) – Ignores .nomedia […]

RockPlayer Lite

RockPlayer is high performance media player with a lot of functions.

WiFi@Home

Save battery by automatically turning off WiFi when you are not at home. This lean and easy to use App will toggle WiFi automatically when you cross a given distance around your home location. The (approximate) location information is acquired from the network, not from GPS.

Barcode Scanner

Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc. Also share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks via QR Code. This is why contacts permissions are needed

Google Goggles

Search by taking a picture. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. Identifies products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, and popular images found online.  Goggles can translate words in English, French, Italian, German & Spanish.  Goggles can extract contact information from business cards.

Advanced Task Killer

Advanced Task Killer is also known as ATK. It is a tool to kill applications running. *Uninstall,reinstall and restart your phone can solve Froyo issues, Long press go to ‘Force Stop’* KW: taskiller taskkiller task killer taskmanager manager panel taskpanel process app

AdFree Android

THIS APP IS FOR ROOTED PHONES ONLY! AdFree removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file. If you have problems with this app, or you know of additional host names not being filtered, please comment in xda-developers.com forum so […]

iPhone, Android neck-and-neck as ‘most desired’ smartphone in U.S.

Yahoo News reports: Looks like the days of RIM ruling the U.S. smartphone roost are drawing to a close: A new survey finds that the iPhone has pulled even with BlackBerry among current smartphone owners. When it comes to which smartphone OS is the “most desirable,” though, it’s iPhone vs. Android, not iPhone vs. BlackBerry. […]

Must-have (free) Security App for Android Owners

The app’s interface is incredibly straightforward. Three panels show the modes of protection and their status. If your phone is up-to-date on all fronts, you’ll see green checkmarks for each panel. If there’s something that needs attention, you’ll see a yellow triangle with an exclamation point. First, Lookout offers a mobile anti-virus scanner. Mobile viruses […]

Netbook Vs Tablet – Which one is better?

What Are Netbooks? Netbooks are basically light-weight compact notebooks, they are designed for the basic computing and for surfing the internet. Light weight and small size makes it easy to carry. However, people might not get satisfied with the screen size and low level configuration. What are tablet computers? A tablet is a compact sized […]

T-Mobile Announces The G2, The Successor To The First Ever Android Device

T-Mobile officially announced its G2 smartphone Thursday, the first phone designed for its high-speed HSPA+ network and possibly the Googliest phone ever. Running the latest version of Google’s Android, 2.2 “Froyo,” the G2 is full of Google services, T-Mobile said. The sliding, QWERTY-keyboarded phone comes with Google Voice built-in, including the ability to transfer your […]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets Rooted

Canada’s most powerful Android phone finally has root access. The developers at xda-developers.com posted instructions on their forums. I personally rooted my device using the simple 5 step process and can now tether over wifi. Wifi tethering was the feature I missed most after I upgraded to the X10 from my rooted HTC Dream. You […]

5 Reasons Android Is Better Than iPhone

Admittedly some of these reasons will be resolved with iPhone OS 4, but until it’s out these are the reason I would NEVER buy an iPhone. 1. Openness – Apple has to approve any app that is submitted to their store and the approval process is hit and miss at best. Steve Jobs recently launched […]

Rogers launches the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Rogers recently launched the newest Android phone called the Sony Erricsson Xperia X10. It sports an 8.1 megapixel camera with 16X zoom and face tracking technology, a Qualcomm 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, it comes with a 16GB memory card and has a new multimedia player app. Curiously though it is still running Android 1.6. This new […]

Facebook For Andriod Adds Inbox Support & Multitouch

Facebook for Android got it’s long awaited update that adds inbox support and multitouch for the photo section. You can search for the app in the market or use your barcode scanner and scan the image below.

Android Gets Multi-touch!

Google announced an update for the Nexus One today that enables multi-touch in the browser, photos and maps applications. Most Android handsets were multi-touch capable and multi-touch was even available in some third party apps, but not until now were they available in native apps. I’ve read rumors that the reason Google didn’t enable it […]

Android phone with 8MP camera coming soon to Korea.

Can I just tell you how frustrated this makes me with the Canadian carriers! The US already has the Motorola Droid and the HTC Nexus One and now Korea gets the Motoroi. Here are the specs: 3.7-inch WVGA 16:9 touch screen (480 x 854 resolution) 8 MP camera with Xenon flash HD video recording (720p) […]

Will Google’s Nexus One Be available in Canada?

I hope so! Speculations are that it will be available on Wind Mobile the new GSM MVNO carrier in Canada. They are currently using Rogers lines and towers so to me that means you should be able to buy an unlocked version and activate it with Rogers. Fingers crossed! The Nexus One is the first […]

Rogers HTC Dream owners get a free swap to the HTC Magic.

Rogers customers that purchased their HTC Dream on or before December 31, 2009 will be allowed to trade their HTC Dream in for an HTC Magic. The HTC Magic is eligible for the Android 2.1 upgrade with the HTC Dream is not. Android 2.1 will add a slew of new features such as Google FREE […]