Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good News For HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire

With the official Froyo amend now accessible to Nexus One users, it begs us to ask the question, “when will Froyo be accessible for my _______?” Well, HTC has answered so be anxious no best of the sons of advantage (Nexus One users). HTC has told Recombu that the Desire, Wildfire and Legend -- non-U.S. phones, all -- will accept Froyo in Q3 (July, August and September) of this year.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Finally, You can read Google Docs PDFs, PowerPoint and more on Android

Can't acquaint you how continued we've been cat-and-mouse to be able to appearance Google Docs on Android -- but that day has assuredly come, all after accepting to download the book (or even an app, for that matter). It's all done at from your Android browser. (Or iPhone and iPad, too.) And from there you can admission all of your Google Docs. No alteration yet, but viewing's bigger than nothing, right?

Monday, June 28, 2010

App Review : Mario Live Wall Paper

If you’re a fan of any Mario bold or accept played any of the amateur on any platform, afresh you’ll acknowledge this abundant Live Wallpaper by XDA appointment affiliate pikipirs.

Watch Mario arena about generated levels featuring an alfresco level, underground akin and a alcazar akin in that order. Of course, as alluring to watch through this is, your array akin may ache due to the circuitous Mario AI, abnormally if you wish to accumulate watching Mario play through the three levels afresh and again!

When you’ve had abundant of watching Mario, try tweaking the settings of the Live Wallpaper as pikipirs has aswell accustomed you the advantage to try alteration the FPS or attenuate the akin background.

Take a attending at the appliance cilia to anon download the apk or to acquisition the hotlink to download chargeless from the Market.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Froyo OTA update for Nexus One users

Nexus One users should apperceive the assignment by now. Another incremental Froyo body has started rolling out over the air, this time it's body amount is FRF83. Is this the fabulous "final" adaptation of Froyo for the N1? I accept no abstraction yet, and I don't anticipate anyone abroad does, either. (FWIW: It's doubtful, as the Froyo cipher was just appear today, and, well, see Phil's added affidavit here.) If you're activity adventurous, download the OTA from Google HERE, accomplish abiding you're active the FRF50 amend with the banal recovery, and chase the simple instructions Phil has formed up for us all HERE. Holler out in the comments with success and failures. [xda-developers]

Saturday, June 26, 2010

App Review : Fake Call Me

Fake-Call Me Pro provides the afterward options to accomplish the affected calls added believable and fun:

- use with absolute contacts and their associated ringtone and photo settings on buzz book. You can aswell adapt ringtone and vibration.

- accept from three pre-recorded choir to accredit in-call articulation playback already the affected alarm is answered. Anyone with ambiguous acting abilities this affection sounds like the absolute band-aid to the botheration that a lot of added affected alarm apps have, i.e. that you accept to allocution to yourself to accomplish the fake-call believable. The aggregate of the in-call articulation can be adapted and is played aback on the phone's alarm approach instead of the apostle phone. So the being sitting next or adverse to you will accept that you are demography a absolute call.

- use any pre-recorded audio voice(including your own recording) for in-call articulation playback.

- baddest altered contacts and agenda assorted affected calls to get yourself to bond out absolutely boxy situations.

- add fake-call to your phone's alarm log. so it looks as absolute as it can get!

- use fake-call accoutrement button on your home awning for quick fake-calling

Note: you should columnist the aback button to end a affected call.

Not every Android Phone will support Flash 10.1

Adobe Flash Player Version 1.10 announced its partner in a mobile platform, but it can work the phones Android? To install the Flash plug-10.1 must be run from your phone Android Market Android 2.2, and at least one ARM Cortex-A8 processor (sorry the first generation of mobile phones).

According to Adobe, the device support Android 2.2 "Froyo and Flash Player 10.1 should include motorla Droid, Milestone Motorola, Dell, Google Streak Nexus One, EVO HTC, HTC incredible desire to HTC, Samsung and other Galaxy Adobe will not be included in S. their list (as not yet been announced), but the Droid-X and 2 will be able to flash-10.1.

I'm playing with flash 10.1 for almost a month and while I do not use so much, it's nice to have when you need it. The performance with the latest firmware 2.2 beta 3 and Android increases, and we should try to improve further, as a partner to use GPU hardware acceleration.

If you're one of those fortunate few are connected with one, you can Flash Player 10.1 Beta 3 rd All you have to do is install Android 2.2, then head of the Android Market and download the Flash 10.1.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Droid X Spec and Release Date

Motorola calm with Google accept clearly taken the wraps off the new Droid X for Verizon. An upgraded Motorola Droid with a agglomeration of new specs and features, the Droid X will admission on Big Red for $199 with a two new year arrangement ($100 mail-in abatement included), starting July 15th.

Customers searching to buy the new Motorola Droid X on Verizon should aswell apperceive that a $29.99 abstracts plan is required, and for those of you who’d like a adaptable hotspot plan, that’s $20 added for 2GB of data. Another absorbing affair is that anyone (not just those who already own a Droid, like Apple did with their new iPhone 4) with a arrangement catastrophe ancient in 2010, will be acceptable for a appropriate advancement abatement to get the X.

Regarding specs and features, the new Motorola Droid X for Verizon comes with a admirable 4.3-inch 854×480 touchscreen display, runs Android 2.1with an all-new UI, and packs a 1GHz TI OMAP3640 processor beneath the hood. Adding to the aliment account is an 8 megapixel camera with bifold LED beam able of 720p HD video recording, HDMI out, 8 GB of congenital accumulator (expandable up to 32GB) and the actuality that Android 2.2 Froyo with Adobe Beam 10.1 abutment will be advancing after this summer as an upgrade.

So how `bout it folks, are you traveling to overlook about the new iPhone 4 or the HTC EVO 4G and buy Verizon’s new Motorola Droid X?

On top of that we’re audition that the Droid X is traveling to affection a Swype multitouch keyboard,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

160,000 Android devices are active every day, 68,000 applications on the market

Another small bomb was thrown at the event X had droid Google, Andy Rubin. There are currently 160,000 Android devices to be activated every day - 000 compared with 100 in May that gave Google OI

And the icing on the cake, the Android Market now officially receives 68,000 applications (which of course includes keyboard, skins, ringtones and other things that take no account of applications).

The important thing is to learn from this: Android is growing by leaps and bounds.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

App Review : Apndroid


Android: When you sleep, in an event or not, drain the battery data, but may still want to call. APNdroid Android free application you can selectively disable access to data, whereas the questions.

The design of the application is malicious, that the activation of its APNdroid App button just activates the switch to GPRS EDGE and 3G, so you can use the icon as a widget on your screens APNdroid Android. Obviously you can not surf the web, or sync all your Google services, data services are disabled, or send MMS messages. But you have the basic functions of the phone and the battery will probably live a little 'longer without a system of satellite data constantly fed continuously. If you need a quick fix, but want to keep out mobile data services, you can always sync over Wi-Fi switch, or send an important message.

If a plug-in that the data could make to be activated and deactivated by application developers could, we would live in an era of control over Android.

APNdroid is a free download for Android phones only. Do not forget to warn the developer Note: If you uninstall APNdroid, foul and data services, or wrong / not existing Access Point Name to kill the application using the data stick, and you should instead. principal sponsors

Samsung’s Galaxy S can root

We’ve apparent the central of the accouterments for Samsung’s Galaxy S, and now a Russian coder who goes by the name LeshaK is accessible to yield you down to the amount of the software — admitting himself not in fact accepting one of the phones. He’s acquaint a atom that you can administer for simple unpacking or, whether that’s not your thing, provided the commands you can use to do it yourself, which attending to be as simple as alteration the permissions on ’su’ and next re-flashing the buzz with the new,

lighter restrictions. We’re not able to attack that ourselves, but a few users are advertisement always looping reboots if aggravating to administer that, so we’d admonish account the absolute cilia on the added end of that antecedent hotlink afore you go advanced and ruin your accomplished

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

App Review : Android Tunes

Android Tunes is an app for the Android belvedere that allows you to browse through chargeless ring tones directly. Unfortunately this app is absolutely just a carapace for the Android Tunes website and annihilation more.

The app is torn down into three altered tabs. The home tab provides 8 altered songs for you to browse through with a button to get added ringtones at the bottom. The brand tab allows you to added calmly browse through the altered ringtones the app has to offer. The favorites tab seems to be the 8 accomplished rated ringtones with a button at the basal to get added ringtones.

When you’re examination the account of ringtones, you’ll see an angel on the left, followed by the song name, the artisan and a appraisement out of 5 stars. Tapping on the account will cull up a contour for that specific ringtone that includes the adeptness to examination the song forth with the aforementioned advice you’ve already seen. Below all of that there’s a big Download Ringtone button.

You can’t download any ringtones through this app. If you wish to download something, you’ll charge to columnist the download button and go through the browser on your Android device. The ringtones are still free, it’s just arresting that this is about an abreast abortive app that just redirects you to their website. Besides the adeptness to examination the ringtone, abyssal through the website is a abundant simpler way to acquisition ringtones.

Monday, June 21, 2010

How to save your Mobile's battery life (2)

Turn off everything

The simplest way to cut power to a minimum is to put your smartphone into “airplane mode.” You turn your BlackBerry or iPhone into a music player and personal organizer, and you won’t be able to receive e-mail messages or make or receive phone calls, but you will stretch your battery.

“In airplane mode and running just the alarm clock, your iPhone battery will last up to a week,” said Kyle Wiens, cofounder of, an online iPhone and Mac laptop repair company.

Disable the animations

The hotter your laptop feels, the more battery power it is using. And one of the biggest users of power is Flash animation, the technology behind many online videos and animated ads. To improve battery life, disable Flash when not using wall power. BashFlash and ClicktoFlash for Macs and Flashblock for PC are programs that will automatically restrict Flash.

Get an app

There are a number of applications that can help monitor battery life and shut off various functions that cut down on a mobile device's effective power. Battery Go and myBatteryLife tell iPhone owners how much charge they have left and how that power translates into minutes of talk time, music, video and Web surfing.

NB BattStat alerts BlackBerry owners to the amount of battery charge remaining, as well as the battery's temperature. (Hot batteries lose power more quickly.) The device can be set to vibrate or sound when a predetermined low battery level is reached. Radio Saver will monitor your BlackBerry's mobile coverage and shut off the device's mobile circuitry when you are out of range of a cellular signal.

Best BatterySaver allows owners of mobile phones using the Symbian operating system (including models from Nokia and Sony Ericsson) to create battery-saving profiles. For example, certain features can be automatically turned on when the phone is connected to a wall plug, or Bluetooth can be automatically disconnected when the battery charge drops below a certain level.

Realise the end will come

The older generation of nickel cadmium batteries suffered from memory issues; if you didn't fully charge and discharge one, it would hold a progressively smaller amount of juice. Today's lithium-ion batteries don't suffer from memory loss, so it is safe to top off a battery. No matter how well you husband your battery’s resources, there comes a time when you’ll need to send your battery to its final resting place.

Like most things nearing the end of their life, your battery will stay awake less and sleep more. “If your battery lasts only an hour after you've charged it,” said Anthony Magnabosco, owner of, a battery replacement company, “you know its time is up.”

How to save your Mobile's battery life (1)

If you’re a recent convert to smartphones, you’re probably still discovering all the amazing things that your new BlackBerry, Android phone or iPhone can do. But one thing you most likely found out right away the more you do, the shorter your phone’s battery lasts.

While a standard cellphone’s charge can easily go three days or more, many smartphone owners are dismayed to learn that their new mobile toy requires charging every 24 hours, or even more often. Whether you’re using a laptop or a smartphone, the devices can be tweaked to get the most out of its lithiumion batteries.

Reconsider your network

All things being equal, the CDMA mobile standard uses more power than a GSM network. If battery life is critical, you might want to consider GSM as long as its coverage meets your needs.

Dim your phone's display

The brighter your screen, the more juice you're using. If you're in a dimly lit room, turn down your LCD screen’s brightness. If your device has an autodimming feature that detects the light in a room, use it. Similarly, if you use your smartphone or laptop to play music, lower the volume

Stop searching

It is great that you can use Bluetooth technology to connect your smartphone to a headset, or use Wi-Fi to speed up the downloading of email messages. But when you’re not using that headset or not near a Wi-Fi hot spot, turn off those features on the phone or laptop. The reason is that portable devices will continue to look for Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth headset, using power.

Check mail manually

Mobile smartphones can check for e-mail messages and instant messages automatically. Or they can be set to “push” notifications as soon as they arrive in your server’s mailbox. Both strategies can be power hogs. To increase your battery life, turn off push and increase the interval between when the phone checks for new messages. Or better, set up your phone to check for messages manually.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Nexus One

Barely four months afterwards the barrage of its aboriginal smartphone, the HTC-built Nexus One, Google’s charge to the accessory seems to be on the wane.

Google is now pointing barter absorbed in affairs a Verizon adaptation of the Nexus One to the anew launched HTC Droid Incredible phone. The Incredible, which has garnered babble reviews, is on par with the Nexus One in agreement of processing adeptness and its active OLED display, but packs a added able camera.

Google has aswell said that it is no best alive on “further engineering improvements” to the 3G accession on its Nexus. Some humans are demography that as a assurance that the seek aggregation adeptness not be in the handset business for the continued haul.

In Silicon Valley, Nexus Ones are appreciably simple to get authority of, acknowledgment to a acceptable developer program, avant-garde columnist analysis affairs and added handouts. Google is actually giving them away, which is never a assurance of a hot product.

Indeed, Nexus One sales are about a bleep on the market-share charts. Google awash alone 135,000 units in its aboriginal 74 days, compared to 1 actor iPhones and 1.05 actor Droids in those phones’ aboriginal 74 days.

But that doesn’t beggarly the Nexus One is a failure: Far from it. In fact, it’s a array of aggressive experiment, a class for Google to get a aftertaste of the view, free app for android, Nexus one, top pmobile-handset business, up abutting and personal. For instance, who could accept accomplished the admeasurement to which the abridgement of a blast abutment band would accomplish Google-loving barter unhappy?

The Nexus One gives Google direct-sales acquaintance and chump acquaintance that they don’t get as the developer of the Android OS, which is acclimated on abounding phones from added manufacturers.

Indeed, aggressive with those manufacturers may be the endure affair Google wants.

“It wasn’t about Google acceptable a fizz company,” wrote telecom analyst Jack Gold in a contempo e-mail newsletter. “It was about Google accepting a cogent amount of accessories out there to anatomy a big ‘reference platform’ testing/pilot ambiance area they could model, analysis and tune their ecosystem based on the real-life use of the aboriginal adopters who would buy NexusOne.”

How to buy Android Apps

Step 1

Start at the Android Market.

Use your computer or your corpuscle buzz to browse the Android Market. You will charge your adaptable buzz to acquirement the applications.

Use the tabs for 'Top Paid' and 'Top Free' to see what others are downloading or affairs from the Android Market.

Finally - point the browser of the Android enabled buzz to the Android Market, browse to the app you wish and download, accepting the prompts. You cannot dowload to your computer again move to the phone, all downloads are to your buzz directly.

Step 2

Paying for an Android app.

Create a Google Checkout annual with a Google email account. This will be the fastest way to acquirement your Android Apps. Do this from your desktop afore you try to buy apps.

When you download the Android app to your buzz you will be billed to your acclaim card.

If you are an all-embracing client (outside of the United States) attending at the advice button at the basal of the Android Market home page and again bang on 'Paid App Availability' for a account of countries that can acquirement the applications with bill conversion. More countries are added all the time.

Step 3

Abiding Android Apps.

There are behavior accessible for abiding Android apps if you are not blessed with the result. Go to the Android Market advice page (see hotlink beneath in Additional Resources) for advice on how to do this.

Top Free Android Apps

# These 5 applications are the a lot of accepted chargeless downloads, and can be begin in the Android Market. While several of them accept a paid analogue (often with added features), these chargeless versions plan actual well.

Ringdroid - Allows users to adapt any MP3 on their buzz or almanac a complete to use as their ringtone. (

Twidroid - A actual accepted Twitter application. (Also comes in a paid Pro version.)

Shazam - A music identification and tagging service. (

Pandora - Provides chargeless alive radio based on your song preferences. (

OpenHome - Allows users to set up 7 custom home screens instead of the banal 3. (