Hello again everybody! This week we're leaving all the techie stuff behind and we're going to have some fun. Android phones are great portable media playesrs -- we just have to get used to a different way of encoding and syncing our media. While there are lots of way to get it done, we're going to focus on two that use free tools to make the most out of your Android multimedia experience. So put your ringer on silent, send the kids out to play in the yard and read along after the break.
Yeah, we wrote that headline with our tongue firmly planted in our cheek -- Motorola today took to Twitter and Facebook to confirm that the Android 2.1 update indeed is being pushed out to the Droid in stages. Or, you can skip the wait and update manually with handy how-to instructions, follow along with our step-by-step video, or get more help in the forums. Oh, and here's Moto's version of the changelog, if you want another look at what's new. [pdf link] (Strangely, no mention of graphics being slowed. To be continued ...)
Yes, What you are reading is correct! TweetDeck -- the popular desktop and iPhone Twitter client -- is releasing an Android application (and one for BlackBerry, to) giving us yet another choice to tweet away our lives in 140 characters or less. [via Crackberry]
We know a few of you did it. Despite your love for all things Android and Google, you shelled out $500 or more for an iPad. It's OK. It's shiny. We understand that. And despite your transgressions, we're more than willing to point you to our pals at TiPB for all the iPad launch day news, app reviews, accessories and other Apple giddiness. Go ahead. And then come on back this way for your Android fix.
Hey everyone. Here's a quick tip that often gets overlooked amidst the madness. Since everyone loves to show off their Android homescreen setup, Let's talk about how to do it if you're not rooted and not running a home replacement. This works for all devices regardless of any home customizations done by the handset maker. Hit the break to follow along.
One week after launching the iPhone app, Digg’s making its next push into the mobile space with its first native app for Android devices. It’s launching right now in the Android Market, and below is a quick snapshot of the features.
Designed specifically for Android devices, a great experience on Android for browsing Digg
Browsing of stories in list view and with a comments page
Digging and burying of both stories and comments
Using an in-app browser to pan around and zoom in and out of content. On the Nexus One, multi-touch is enabled
Both me dium and high resolution sized screens are supported
We haven't quite run out of ways to prove that the HTC Incredible exists and is coming to Verizon. So here's one more. We got a tip yesterday about it being in Verizon's CelleBrite system (that's a method of moving your old data onto a new phone), and a pic was posted at Android Forums proving it. (Oh, we also hear that the Verizon Nexus One is in CelleBrite, too.) Now if somebody would kindly slip the Incredible itself into our hands, we'll be happy to make short work of it. Thanks, Steven and JM for the tips!
We haven't noticed too great a decrease, but the numbers don't lie, we suppose. Check out developer Phil Issler's video after the break, and sound off if your Droid doesn't seem as peppy as it once did. (For what it's worth: We got about 40-41 fps on our Droid. Here's the test app if you want to try things out yourself.) [Tesuji Games Blog via ZDNet]