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3 years ago

What do screen resolutions mean?

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: simplePlay

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There's a definite lack of Windows Phone-themed music players in the Android Market -- can't imagine why -- but simplePlay hopes to remedy that.

SimplePlay is actually a dual music/podcast player that boasts a clean UI, innovative navigation system, and some slick, eye-catching effects. Setup is simple, with the app asking you to locate your music and podcast folder on its first boot up. From there, you're given the option to download album art, and after that you're off to the races. Let's take a closer look after the break.

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3 years ago

Asus Eee Pad Transformer gets rooted

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We know -- it's pretty much inevitable these days when it comes to Android devices. They're going to get rooted, most before they even hit mass consumption. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is no different and as such, we now have root courtesy of Paul O'Brien and BumbleDroid. That said, the full details on how-to have yet to show up but considering the device still hasn't shipped to the masses, we've got some time. Does knowing it can be easily rooted impact your buying choice? If so, let us know in the comments. [via @paulobrien]

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3 years ago

Droid Incredible 2 accessory leak: CommandOne Bluetooth headset

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In keeping up with all their previous Droid branding we're now seeing more Droid branded items come to market -- although, this time it's not a handset. It's actually a Bluetooth headset dubbed the Droid CommandOne. OK, so it's a Droid-branded Motorola Command One, which, is an awesome headet but that also raises the question of how many other accessories is Verizon planning on pushing out carrying the Droid branding. No pricing or launch date details are to be had here but we're thinking the standard "coming soon" should cover it. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S II launching in the UK on May 1

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Samsung has announced that its dual-core Galaxy S II will be released in the UK on May 1. The Gingerbread-powered Galaxy S II brings some impressive specs to the table -- a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 4.2-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, making it one of the most powerful Android devices around.

Samsung says the Galaxy S II will be available on-contract all major UK networks, as well as SIM-free from British retailers. If you'd like to be serenaded with more tech specs, you can read Samsung's full press release after the jump. Find out what we thought of the Galaxy S II by checking out our hands-on coverage of the phone from Mobile World Congress.

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3 years ago

Cloud Printer extension enables printing from Firefox mobile

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With Google's release of cloud printing on the Android platform, many developers have been wondering how to implement the offerings into their applications as well. Sadly, they've been finding a road block when it comes to being allowed access to this service.

Firefox Mobile now has an app that allows for cloud printing. Designed as a restartless app (meaning you can install it and it not require a browser restart) Firefox Mobile users just simply have to add the extension in Firefox Mobile and you're all set.

As noted by developer Mark Finkle, because Google never made the API available, a lot of back ground script work had to be done in order to get things working correctly. With that noted, Mark has welcomed everyone to try it out and report back on how it is working for them. You can hit the source link for the full details and how to get started with cloud printing on Firefox Mobile. [Cloud Printer add-on, Stark Raving Finkle]

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3 years ago

A.I.type keyboard looks like Gingerbread, predicts like a psychic

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Want the stock Gingerbread keyboard with a little extra oomph in the text prediction? Check out the A.I.type keyboard. It's currently in beta but is pretty darn stable. The gist is this: You get the stock Gingerbread keyboard with some pretty good text prediction. It claims to be able to save you 75 percent of keystrokes (or taps, we gather). Don't think we'd go quite that far, but the prediction is rather accurate, and we'd expect it to get better in future releases. Also, text prediction requires a data connection. So if you're in BFE, you might be SOL.

A.I.type currently supports multiple languages, voice recognition, keyboard themes. It's free in the current beta, and we've got promo video and download links after the break. [A.I.type]

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3 years ago

MSNBC's 'Meet the Press' makes its way to the Android Market

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MSNBC teamed up with Zumobi to make an app for their popular program Meet the Press. If you're not familiar with the program, it's a weekly show that has been running since FDR was President. It focuses on the major political, economic and social issues consuming American policymakers and is able to bring in very esteemed panels week after week. 

With the app, simply titled Meet the Press, consumers will now be able to access interviews from the show wherever they are on their mobile device. The app is integrated with Twitter and Facebook, making it easy to share clips that you've loved or hated. Additional features include push notifications of weekly guests, contacting David Gregory (the host), and trivia to ensure that you're up-to-date on current affairs. 

If you're interested in the Meet the Press app, it is available for free from the Market, follow the link after the break. 

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3 years ago

Japan-only Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro sighted

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The first clear images of the Japan-exclusive Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro have emerged via Japanese blog Datacider. Based on the new pics, as well as earlier leaked information, it seems the Acro is a slightly bulkier version of the Xperia Arc with new functionality for the Japanese market, including NFC, a TV tuner and infra-red sensor. It also looks like the Acro will sport the same 4.2-inch display and 8 megapixel Exmor R camera as the Arc.

No release date has been revealed yet, but with some of the 2011 Xperia phones being delayed or in short supply due to the recent natural disasters in Japan, it could be a while before the Acro hits Japanese shelves. [Datacider via Xperia Blog]

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3 years ago

HTC Flyer tablet gets priced in the UK

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UK retailer The Carphone Warehouse is now listing the Flyer, HTC's unique 7-inch tablet, for pre-order for £599.99 (~$960). This fits with earlier pre-order prices for the device -- way back in February Amazon Germany listed the Flyer with a price of €669, which at current exchange rates is almost exactly £600.

While the Flyer is a neat little device (we got to play with it at MWC and CTIA), we definitely think that such a high price point will deter a lot of customers. At £599.99 it's £20 more expensive than the UK 3G Xoom, which offers a larger screen, superior internals and Honeycomb out of the box.

We'll see how this price goes down with consumers when Carphone begins shipping Flyers in "early May". [Carphone Warehouse]

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