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3 years ago

Dungeon Defenders on a dual-core Honeycomb tablet as awesome as you think

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We recently took at look Dungeon Defenders on the LG Optimus 2X, with its dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. So what happens when you scale things up a bit and play it on a Motorola Xoom with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and all that 3D graphics awesomesauce? The video above tells it all.

Gameplay is that much more fun. Graphics are even better than what we saw on the phone. And with the incorporation of the new in-app payments, you'll have new weapons and new defenses at the ready.

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3 years ago

Google Body peels back the layers to get under your skin

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Take Google Earth and combine it with the human body, and you get ... Google Body. It's almost exactly what it sounds like -- a three-dimensional, layered look at the human body. It's pretty much a big pile of awesome on a dual-core Honeycomb tablet. And as you'll hear in the video, schools are going to be screaming for this thing.

You can dive through layers just like you might on Google Earth -- skin, bones, muscles, organs, whales, snails and puppy dog tails. What's the name of that muscle you pulled trying to show off how strong you are? Look it up. Start typing and you'll get a predictive search of whatever unspellable body part you're thinking of.

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3 years ago

Fuze Meeting -- multi-party HD collaboration app for Honeycomb

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We had a look at Fuze Meeting for Android when it kicked things up a notch and released a tablet-specific application, and now they have gone a step further.  Fuze Meeting will be the first collaboration application for Honeycomb, delivering HD mobile video, full hosting abilities and pinch-to-zoom and iPoint laser technology for the Motorola Xoom.

Fuze Box says that hosts and attendees will be able to view up to 10 high resolution videos in a single instance of the app, which should give the new rendering engine in Honeycomb a run for it's money.  If they can pull it off well, this will make the Motorola Xoom a serious business tool, and a true competitor to the iPad.  Hit the break for the full press release.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with Pulse News for Android Honeycomb tablets

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The Pulse News feed reader is one of the coolest RSS readers available for Android (and not just because they include our blog). It's graphically awesome on the phone, and it's downright stunning on a Honeycomb tablet.

It's almost too good, actually. You might have to struggle a little bit with the sheer amount of information coming at you -- but that's something we noted with the phone version as well. It's not a knock against the app, it's just that if you happen to be a blogger with a few hundred feeds, things can get a little confusing.

But back to the stunning part. The graphics and transitions on a dual-core Honeycomb tablet are pretty darn smooth, and the home screen widgets showcase some of our favorite parts of the Android 3.0 framework.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with Words with Friends for Android (and it's coming this month!)

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The wait is nearly over, folks. Words with Friends is coming to Android this month. We got a look at it with the developer at Google's Honeycomb event, and gameplay is as impressive as you'd expect it to be.

You can play cross-platform, so you can show your iPhone-loving peeps who's boss. It's also going to be available on Android Honeycomb tablets just as soon as they're released. It'll be a free, ad-supported game, though a premium ad-free version is possible, too.

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3 years ago

Touchtype launches SwiftKey for tablets

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The much acclaimed SwiftKey by Touchtype is coming to Android tablets, the company announced. It's sporting a completely overhauled interface specifically designed for use on tablets, and we must say it looks pretty darn cool. The keyboard is broken up into three sections, with letters on the left, numbers in the middle, and letters on the right. Touchtype says it's designed specifically for typing "with your thumbs". Hit the source link for the full presser, and a video preview of SwiftKey for tablets in action after the break! [SwiftKey]

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3 years ago

In-app purchasing comes to Android apps

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We heard a lot of news at today's event at Google, and one thing many have been waiting for is in-app purchases.  These will allow for things like buying songs, upgrading to premium versions of apps, add extra levels or content, and provide a way to use virtual currency.

Disney Mobile showed off several things today, including in-app purchasing to buy a song for their upcoming Tap Tap Revenge for Android application, and it looks to be integrated really well and should provide a seamless way for end users to enhance their applications, as well as provide developers with a way to generate more income.  We all know that happy, well fed developers make for a robust Marketplace and happy users, so we can't wait to see it!

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3 years ago

Android Market webstore now online!

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As we've been tuned into the Google live event, something that many folks have been waiting a long time for has now become reality. Yes, the Android Market is now online for purchases straight from you desktop web browser.  You can check out the Android Market webstore now although it does not seem fully enabled as of yet as most folks cannot login.  Some of the features added to the online webstore include an app and device manager that allows you to install apps direct from the market to your device as well as improved methods of filtering items so that it is ultimately easier to find apps of interest. In addition to those inclusions, Google has also made sure to include as much social networking integration as possible. [Android Market Webstore]

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3 years ago

Disney bringing Tap Tap Revenge, other games to Android

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Disney has announced that they are bringing a trio of apps to Android devices. Tap Tap Revenge is the clear highlight, but Jelly Car and Disney Radio shouldn't be overlooked either. Disney said that they had been awaiting in-app purchases to port Tap Tap Revenge over and the games will be available later this spring once in-app purchases launch for the Android Market. They also mentioned that Tap Tap Revenge would run on any Android device with 2.1 Eclair or higher. [Android Central Liveblog]

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3 years ago

Google Honeycomb Event Liveblog!

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We've live from Google HQ in Mountain View, Calif., for the Android 3.0 Honeycomb event. We're expecting another look at the Tablet OS, and, who knows, maybe a few surprises. Join us after the break for live coverage of the event!

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