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2 years ago

IMDb app updated, now optimized for Honeycomb

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Although the IMDb website works pretty good on a Honeycomb tablet, the dedicated app has now been Honeycomb optimized for users. The UI is pretty slick looking and features built-in such as movie ratings, watch lists and the ability to purchase movie tickets all from within the app make it a pretty awesome update. It's available now in the Android Market -- download link and one more screenshot can be found past the break.

Thanks, Andreas!

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2 years ago

Sony S1 going up for pre-orders in the UK in September?

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The 9.4-inch Sony S1 just might be making its way into the hands of consumers in the UK as early as September 1. New rumors suggest that the Sony Centre stores across the pond will be training up their staff to the max in an effort to ensure they know all the ins and outs of the new tablet. Still no pricing details at this time but if this pre-order date sticks then chances are we'll see one pop up soon.

Source: Thisismynext

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2 years ago

Hands-on redux with the AT&T LG Thrill 4G

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We're edging ever so close to the release of the AT&T Thrill 4G (aka the LG Optimus 3D outside the United States). And seeing as how it's been a good four months since we last took a look at it -- and an unfinished version at that -- today seemed as good a day as any.

We spent some quality time this afternoon with LG in New York City for our first official look at the retail version of the Thrill 4G. And things appear to mostly be as we left them in March. You've got a 4.3-inch display, dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor running at 1GHz, Android 2.2 (LG tells us it'll get Gingerbread later this year), and a couple of 5MP cameras.

And those cameras, of course, are the starts of the show, working in concert to create 3D pictures and video. And you can view all of that 3D content -- without goofy 3D glasses -- right there on the Thrill 4G.

Unfortunately, watching 3D content as seen from our video camera doesn't really show off the technology. But you do get a good idea of just how powerful this phone is -- pay attention to the graphics.

And, le sigh, we still don't have a street date or pricing for the Thrill 4G. But it's going to be sooner rather than later. Of that we're sure.

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2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S II coming to Bell July 21

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With Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel having all already confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S II as coming to Canada we were left wondering when the devices would arrive on their respective carriers. What was once rumored to be a July 14 release date for Bell has now confirmed to of have been moved to July 21.  Reason being Bell wants to ensure adequate supply will be available as they anticipate a high demand when it hits store shelves -- we won't ague that.

Thanks, @angrysmartphone!

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2 years ago

Evernote for Honeycomb now official in the Android Market

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The folks at Evernote have pushed out the Honeycomb version of their popular organization app to the Market, and it looks like it was well worth the wait.  The big changes are rich text and checkboxes within your notes, and an all new preview style widget for your tablet homescreen, but I'm impressed more with what I've seen of the UI.  The dashboard style homescreen gives you a great overview of everything, well organized and with a great visual style.  This continues through the rest of the new UI, leaving you with the impression that the app is truly finished and polished. 

We'll be taking a closer look at this one, in the meantime if you've been waiting (or using the beta), hit the break for the free download link so you can check out this one.

Source: Evernote

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2 years ago

Catch Phil on TWiT's All About Android

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Although he's too humble to mention it (yeah, right), our fearless leader, Phil Nickinson, had the privilege of hanging out with Jason Howell, Eileen Rivera and Ron Richards on TWiT's All About Android podcast last night. Suffice it to say, a good time was had by all. Hit the link below for more on the Google vs. the World patent situation, plus a whole bunch about the best ways to squeeze more life out of your smartphone's battery. Huzzah!

More: All About Android

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2 years ago

Ustream gains Honeycomb support, lets you broadcast and view live video

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Been looking to make use of that front-facing camera on your tablet by sharing your daily adventures with the World? If so, Ustream has now given you a Honeycomb optimized way of completing that mission. Ustream for Honeycomb has been released to the Android Market and is looking pretty spiffy. Users can not only now broadcast from their tablets but also tune into live shows from anywhere a connection is available. In other words, you now have a perfect way to tune into the Android Central podcast on Thursday nights.

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2 years ago

Samsung counts down to their Galaxy S II balloon project

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Last week we saw NASA send a Nexus S into space on the final shuttle flight, but Samsung plans to one up that as they launch a Galaxy S II into the sky, unmanned. That's right, Samsung has created a Balloon Project in which they will launch a Galaxy S II into the atmosphere without any humans, and have it record the whole entire epic journey. The project is set to launch in three days, and for all updates be sure to follow along with Samsung as they prepare for and launch this thing!

Source: Samsung Japan Facebook

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2 years ago

Android 3.2 GPL source code published, update should follow soon [Update: It's pushing out now for Wifi Xooms]

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The rumors that the next version of Honeycomb being right around the corner look to be true, as today Android Open-Source Project engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru has pushed the GPL portions of the 3.2 source code to the AOSP tree.  Don't think this means that Honeycomb has been open-sourced -- this is just the bits used for the 3.2 update that are using the GPL license, which requires the source code to be available when the software is shipped.

For you developers out there, JBQ also gives build instructions (they haven't changed since last time) and warns that the binaries aren't likely to run on actual hardware, again like the 3.1 code.  While I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting the core of Honeycomb to be open-sourced, at least we know that the 3.2 update is on track and we should be seeing it soon.

Update: As pointed out in the comments below, the 3.2 update is rolling out now for Wifi users.  It's build number HTJ85B, has the application zooming feature we first saw yesterday, and the long-awaited SD card support.

Source: Android Building Google group; via +Jean-Baptiste Queru

 

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2 years ago

Nexus S in White now available from Telus

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It has been a while since we spoke of the White Nexus S and we were wondering where, exactly it would turn up next for quite a while. As it turns out, the great white Nexus S has now landed in the Great White North on Telus. Want one? $500 no contract and it is all yours, unless you're down for signing a new three-year in which case -- you can pick it up for only $49.99.

Source: Telus

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