Headlines

2 years ago

Galaxy Tab Gingerbread update reportedly rolling out in Italy

14

While we've all been gawping at Samsung's new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab, it seems some original Galaxy Tab users have been getting their hands on a brand new OS update, bringing the 7-inch tablet up to Android 2.3.3. According to multiple reports on an Italian Android forum, the Gingerbread update has begun rolling out through Kies to Galaxy Tab owners in Italy.

We've yet to hear reports of anyone outside of Italy receiving this update, so if you've managed to get it on your Tab then be sure to let us know in the comments. The build number to look out for is XXJQ1 (baseband version P1000XXJPZ).

Source: Androidiani forum

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Google IO Day 1 Podcast

2

Audio-only stream below

Jerry and Phil wrap up Day 1 of Google IO. We've got Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 3.1, Google Music Beta, Android Open Accessory, Android @Home, demos, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Jane's Addiction. Listen in!

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Return of the crazy dancing Android: Google IO Edition

22


YouTube link for mobile viewing

First we saw him in Taiwan, then he made his presence known in Malaysia. The world waited with bated breath. When would we see the dancing Android return?

Today we have our answer. It seems Google IO is just too big an event to not bust a move at.

And Lloyd still needs to step up his game.

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

First look at Lightbox for Android

0
2 years ago

Hands-on with Expedia Hotels for Android

1


Youtube link for mobile viewing

The power of Expedia meets the power of Android in the new Expedia Hotels app. Search and book hotels, right from your phone. OK, that's overly simplified. Here's what you can expect:

  • An interactive map view shows all hotels in the area, with a variety of sorting options.
  • Hotel ratings are provided by TripAdvisor®; the highest rated hotels are clearly marked.
  • For each hotel, amenities and details have been beautifully summarized, complete with a vivid display of hotel images.
  • Just four taps are required for a traveler to move from research to purchase.
  • Once booked, travelers can tap for directions to the hotel and share their confirmation via email.
  • The Android version of Expedia Hotels also features all-new Android-specific landscape views for flexibility on a wide range of Android devices.
  • The app is being released worldwide, with 20 local currencies supported.

We caught up with Mobiata, developer of Expedia Hotels, at Google IO. Check it out. And download links are after the break.

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Tripit updated, big enhancements including two new widgets

1

The popular travel app Tripit has been given a major update. Here are the release notes:

  • Create, edit, or delete trips and plans
  • Two new TripIt for Android widgets - app needs to be installed on phone memory
  • Enhanced sign-in and sign-up including list of emails stored on device
  • Long-press action menus
  • General bug fixes

If you are a big Tripit fan, be sure to head to the Market to get the update and if you haven't used it and are interested, see the links after the break.

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball app finally comes to Android

12

Right before baseball season started, we gave users a good selection of baseball apps that they could get on their Android device. ESPN had just released an app for fantasy baseball users, but Yahoo! was still missing. Today, however, the app is available for free in the Android Market, so it's time to get excited if you play fantasy baseball on Yahoo!.

With the Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball app, users can now:

  • Get access to real-time scoring updates by team, league
  • Manage your lineup
  • Track matchups
  • Search for free agents and read breaking news

It's been a long time coming, but Yahoo! fantasy baseball users can now manage their teams on-the-go from their Android device. Find the app links after the break. Thanks Ben!

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Google I/O day one keynote video now available

9

Android 3.1 Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Google Music Beta, Movie rentals on the Android Market and a new milestone for daily Android activations. There was a whole lot of cool stuff packed into the Google I/O day one keynote, not to mention shiny new Galaxy Tabs for attendees.

Now you can relive the excitement and catch up on any details you might've missed, as Google has just uploaded a full video of the I/O 2011 day one keynote to YouTube. The keynote runs for 54 minutes, and is available for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Android 3.1 update now rolling out to Verizon Xoom 3G owners

29

We held off a little bit after the announcement came out just to see how exactly how long it would take for Verizon and Google to roll out the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update slated for "today". As it turns, it really wasn't all that long -- many users have now let us know their Motorola Xoom updates have gone live and while some folks are still waiting, we've heard it may be rolling out in batches so you'll just have to sit tight.

In the meantime though, feel free to shout out in the Android Central forums if you got your update. We, and I'm sure plenty of others -- are pretty stoked to hear how the update is working. If you're looking for the direct download link, you can find it here.

Thanks, for the image @VMDoug

Read more and comment

 
2 years ago

Android - Robots - Android robots

10


Youtube link for mobile viewing

Can't throw a rock in this place without hitting something controlled by the new Android ADK. And we can't decide whether this one's cute, or just creepy. Maybe it's because it's not wearing pants.

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages