Skyfire has announced the latest version of its cross-platform web browser -- Skyfire 3.0, complete with a new SkyBar designed for social networking. You have programs like RockMelt browser and popular plugins and toolbars on your desktop computer, but Skyfire has brought the idea to Android with a "cloud powered toolbar that allows users to watch video, view related content, and easily share content with friends."
So there you are, at your local Best Buy, trying to decide what video game you want to play on your extended three-day weekend. There are literally hundreds of titles to choose from. As you pace the isles, you’re beginning to feel like your navigating some labyrinth designed by the higher-ups at Best Buy. You finally come across two games you really want, but you only have enough money for one game in your wallet. All you need is that extra info to push you towards one title, but the small screenshots and bio on the back aren’t cutting it for you. That’s where the Video Game Barcode Scanner App comes into play.
Available today on the Android Market for free, Cedemo has released its Video Game Barcode Scanner App. Using the app’s search or barcode scanner functionality, allows users to pull up information on over 20,000 video game titles from the past decade. Cedemo has jam packed this app with “descriptions, videos, trailers, screenshots, exclusive content, ESRB/PEGI/BBFC ratings and feature lists.”
So now instead of starring at those two titles in front of you, just boot up the app, and give the trailers a watch. Your decision should be a bit easier. Cedemo has also packed in some lists. If you’re still struggling with that decision, check out the “Top 10” list to see what others are gamers are playing.
To celebrate the launch of their new app, Cedemo has also announced that they will be giving away a free pair of ezVision Video Glasses. And just because they know you love video games, ten additional contestants will be able to choose any video game of their choice. To enter, contestants must first download the app, hit the little “Like” button on their Facebook page, and scan a game and share its info with your bffs on Facebook.
Just promise us you won’t scan Superman 64, it’s basically one of the worst video games of all time. Seriously, trust us. Full press release and video after the break.
Behold, the Motorola Olympus? Perhaps. This may well be the rumored Tegra 2-powered smartphone from Motorola. The Olympus name's been floating around for a while now -- including one likely fake about screen -- with no real proof to back it up. The tipster -- who apparently shopped these pics around a couple of places -- offered no details with the leaked pictures (there's one more after the break), so we've got to go with what we can see.
But let's throw a little more fuel on this fire: We got a tip that Motorola's testing a phone codenamed the Evora -- a fully capacitive, rounded, dual-camera phone -- on AT&T. Which very much fits this bill. Except that the screen you see here looks a lot bigger that the 3.7 inches we were told the Evora sports. So we'll just have to see. [via Engadget]
We're all waiting for the WiFi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it seems that Best Buy got a little ambitious in their November mobile buyers guide. Popular pundit (and wonderfully cranky gentleman) Jeff Jarvis snapped this pic and posted it on Twitter, showing in no uncertain terms that the WiFi only version of the Tab won't be around in the immediate future. For the record, we were pretty certain Best Buy had it wrong from the get-go and were just waiting for the date to be proven wrong. But I'm sure Samsung wants this on store shelves as bad as we all do, the sooner the better. [@jeffjarvis]
All Things D's Kara Swisher today announced that Andy Rubin -- the godfather of Android -- will be one of the participants Dec. 6-7 at the "D: Dive Into Mobile" event in San Francisco. It's entirely possible that maybe he'll drop some Gingerbread news. Or it might come sooner. Or later. Nobody knows.
Also scheduled for the event are Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore, Palm's Jon Rubinstein, and many, many more. We're not expecting any of them to announce Gingerbread.
Just a reminder, folks, here's what we're expecting to go down at some point: Google will announce Gingerbread. Google will announce the Android 2.3 SDK. We might see the announcement of the Nexus S, with Gingerbread. And the Nexus One is likely to be among the first to get an upgrade. Some of those things may happen simultaneously. Or they might not. We'll just have to see. [All Things D]
Happy Monday folks! Hope you all managed to have a great weekend. As we head into what should be a short week for some of you all out there, we've been busy going through the forums today picking out some of the busier threads for you all to enjoy. Check em out:
About a year ago the Motorola Droid was released, and many of us have held strong with it since then, but with all these new devices being released there is tons of temptations. As many of you know the primary line on Verizon accounts are eligible for annual upgrades, which means it is that time to make the big decision. Are you content with your Droid for the time being, or is there something else that is out that you plan to make the jump to? So, let us know, will the OG Droid be enough to hold you over for now, or will you be making your way to a Verizon store to grab yourself a new device?
While the numbers are still rolling in regarding just how many units Samsung has moved of the Galaxy Tab, that hasn't stopped the flurry of carriers popping up to state they to will be making the device available for customers. NTT Docomo is the latest know addition. As announced on their press release website, NTT Docomo will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab nationwide throughout Japan as of November 26. No pricing details were announced at this time. [NTT Docomo]
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