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3 years ago

Find and share an Android app

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3 years ago

Seesmic for Android gains full Facebook support

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Seesmic has long been my Twitter client of choice -- and it's about to become my Facebook app of choice, too. Yep, Seesmic has added full Facebook support. Previously you could post directly to Facebook, and now you can read your friends' posts, too.

Also new in Version 1.6 is support for TwitLonger for you cheaters who can't stick with 140 characters, inline comments for Chatter and Google Buzz, support for the Goo.gl URL shortner, and a slew of new widgets for all the services.

Seesmic is free. You can update it now in the Android Market, and we've got download links after the break.

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3 years ago

Android Quick-App: Launcher7

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Apparently some crazy fool went and shared this picture on Twitter and, no, we haven't jumped ship to Windows Phone 7. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with it.

What you see here is the Launcher7 homescreen/launcher replacement app. And it's pretty darn good. You basically have two panes. On the left are the hallmark tiles that serve as application icons. By default you have phone, messaging, internet, gmail, music, Market, contacts and HD Video (gallery).

Flip over to the right-hand pane, and you get a list of all your installed apps.

There are a few basic settings, including tile color, and whether you want them to "fly" in or fade in. Font support apparently is in the works, too.

It's a cool little launcher replacement, and it's no secret that we're impressed by what Microsoft's done with the Metro UI in WP7, and the free Launcher7 is an interesting recreation. Now if only it could get me some Zune Pass on Android. ... We've got a video demo and download links after the break. Check 'em out.

ps: Note that you have to have an HDPI (high-res, basically) screen for this app.

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3 years ago

Bell employees start Motorola Atrix training, launch just around the corner

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While Motorola and AT&T have already rolled out the Atrix 4G to consumers in the U.S. those of us in Canada are still waiting for Bell Mobility to announce some pricing and release dates. While it seems we may still be a little ways off from getting that information, we do now know that Bell employees have started their training for the Motorola Atrix and its accessories. Typically when the training starts, launch is only a week to two weeks after but then there is the question of price. [MobileSyrup]

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3 years ago

The unofficial list of Honeycomb optimized applications [from the forums]

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3 years ago

Google pulls Market apps with root exploit -- one patched in AOSP, but you probably didn't get it

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Someone contacted Android Police with a list of applications that contain malicious code to root your device, and this has resulted in Google using the kill-switch and  pulling 21 applications from the Market (and users phones).  Here's the list of affected applications according to Android Police:

  • Falling Down
  • Super Guitar Solo
  • Super History Eraser
  • Photo Editor
  • Super Ringtone Maker
  • Super Sex Positions
  • Hot Sexy Videos
  • Chess
  • 下坠滚球_Falldown
  • Hilton Sex Sound
  • Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
  • Falling Ball Dodge
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Dice Roller
  • 躲避弹球
  • Advanced Currency Converter
  • App Uninstaller
  • 几何战机_PewPew
  • Funny Paint
  • Spider Man
  • 蜘蛛侠

All the apps were published by Myournet to the Android Market.  The apps use the rageagainstthecage exploit to root your phone (or tablet), which opens the door for the app to do anything with your data -- like send it to a remote server.  Of course with root it can do much worse as well. 

If you installed any of these applications, they should have been pulled off your phone, but that's not enough.  You need to do a full system wipe and reset your phone completely, the data wipe and reset from settings may not be enough.  This means ODIN, RUU's, .sbf files or a trip to your carrier store if this is beyond your capabilities.  The call to our forum moderators and advisers is out, and we're going to try and help as much as we can.

Perhaps the worst part of the whole situation is that this exploit has been patched by Google.  Starting with 2.2.2, AOSP has been fixed to halt this exploit, and with Gingerbread it no longer works at all.  This puts the need for quick carrier updates in an entirely new perspective, as potentially 50,000 users are affected because they are still running old versions of the OS.  I'm all for an open Market, but something has to be done, and it will have to start at the top in Mountain View. [Android Police]

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3 years ago

Android 2.3.3 reception concerns, Motorola Atrix issues [from the forums]

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Now that the Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Xoom and HTC Inspire 4G have all been released we still have one more device to go that has been on many peoples want list. Yes, the HTC Thunderbolt.  From cases to in-store dummy units we've seen almost all there is to see about the device except it's not yet been let loose for Verizon customers to purchase. Although, it is still coming. If you've picked up any of the new devices and feel like bragging or just wanna chat, jump on into the forums and let us know what's on your mind.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

GDC attendees given Xooms, CR-48 laptops and Nexus S phones

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Google is once again showering developers with cool swag at this year's Game Developers Conference. Just as some of last year's attendees found themselves with a free Nexus One or Motorola Droid, this year Google has been dishing out shiny new laptops, phones and tablets in an effort to get more studios on-board with Android game development.

According to reports on Engadget, devs at Google's web developer day yesterday found themselves with a free Chrome OS-powered CR-48 laptop. Today, lucky Android technical session attendees were gifted with a free Nexus S or Motorola Xoom.

While I don't think there's anyone reading this who would turn down a free Xoom or Nexus S, it's important to remember that free gadgets are a pretty small part of the GDC experience for attendees, who pay hundreds of dollars for passes. They're meant to be an added bonus for developers rather than a reason for attending, so you might want to think twice before making any plans for next year. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

No Bing on the Verizon Samsung Gem

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By the way ... if the threat of Verizon putting Bing on the Samsung Gem was keeping you from considering the mid-range device, fear not. Bing's been banished, and Google services reign supreme.

Next question is when is Verizon actually going to announce the Gem? Thanks, anon!

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3 years ago

Google Body briefly appears in Android Market, now pulled

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Good news, bad news and a good news again: Google Body briefly made an appearance in the Android Market on the Motorola Xoom today. Bad news is that it's been pulled (though the market listing still lives here). Good news is that while you wait for it to show again, you can check out our hands-on video after the break. We'll be back when the app is. Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

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