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Facebook Messenger updated, with updated visuals and better support for ICS

That other Facebook app, Facebook Messenger, just received an update that among other things is supposed to make it play better with Ice Cream Sandwich.  The visuals have also been updated, and while not a major update, things do look crisper all round. They haven't totally bought into the ICS way...
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Friendcaster for Facebook updated with refreshed UI, themes and realtime notifications

For all you Facebook fans out there not overly pleased with Facebook for Android, Friendcaster for Facebook has always been a great alternative. The latest update pushes the release to v5.0 and brings some pretty nice changes along for the ride. Real-time notifications, new themes to choose from,...
Facebook update

Facebook updated, presumably fixes something

Android's Facebook app got an update today. Presumably something has been fixed in Version 1.8.4. But just like the last update, there's no changelog to be found, and Facebook's Android page just redirects to the Android Market Google Play. (Aside: Seriously, developers. Enough of that shit. If...
International Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Israel says Galaxy S II ICS update coming Mar. 15

Rumors of a March launch for the Samsung Galaxy S II's Android 4.0 upgrade have been circulating for a while, but now it seems we may have the first official word on when the update will land. Samsung Mobile Israel has today made a statement on its official Facebook page, saying it expects ICS for...
Android Central

LinkedIn set to introduce advertising into mobile apps

LinkedIn, the business professionals choice in social networking, is set to introduce advertising into their mobile applications according to their Chief Executive. On an earnings call this week, Jeff Weiner said that the company is ready to "start to introduce advertising in our mobile solutions...
Facebook

Facebook Android app gets an update for bugfixes, memory management

Facebook's Android application just got an update that the social network says will bring better memory management, and "all kinds of bug fixes." If history repeats, we should see an update to fix this update any time now. Source: Facebook
Path for Android

Path for Android updates to fix ICS-Twitter authentication

I've been desperately trying to convert from Foursquare to Path for bothering most of my social networks at once, but a pretty critical bug was keeping that from happening. But Path's just released an update that fixes Twitter authentication in Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as keeping push...
Phil's Apps for 2011

Phil's most-used Android apps of 2011

We go through a lot of Applications here at Android Central. Some are good. Some ... not so good. Some are awesome, but I don't need them. Here's a look at the apps that get me through the day, whether it's at home or on the road. 1. Twitter - Switching from Seesmic to Tweetdeck I used to be a...
Facebook for Android

Facebook app updated, timeline comes to mobile

We're really being spoiled of late with Facebook app updates, as today the second update in little over a week went live. The star attraction this time, the ability to access the timeline feature through the app if you already have a timeline. I don't, so hit us up in the comments with your...
Facebook

Facebook refresh live in the Market

We know some of you have been on pins and needles about the new Facebook update, and we can safely say it's officially live in the Market. The update kicks the design up a few notches, but the basic works remain the same. It's certainly faster, and while the phone version has come a long way, but...
Facebook update

Redesigned Facebook update hitting Android devices today

Yesterday we saw that the Facebook application for Android was about to receive an update, and today the update was made official. While the update hasn't hit the market yet it does indeed bring the redesigned interface, moving messages to the top, and your menu to the side. The redesigned...
Android Central

SoundTracking for Android is now available

SoundTracking, an iOS user favorite that impressed our friends over at TiPb, is now available on Android. SoundTracking is reminiscent of Foursquare for music: ID a song you're listening to or that is playing in the distance and SoundTracking will tag it and share it via Facebook, Twitter, and...
Facebook

Facebook app apparently poised for a bit of a refresh

Looks like Android's Facebook app is getting ready for an update, according to some screen shots leaked to Engadget. Codenamed "Katana" (which was, for as long as we can remember, always been the code name for the app -- it's in the com.facebook.katana package name), navigation, menus and search...
Gowalla

Gowalla confirms it's been purchased by Facebook, will allow you to export data

Check-in favorite Gowalla today confirmed reports that it'd been purchased by Facebook. It'll continue to operate through January, and the service will offer you an option to export your Gowalla data. It also stresses that Facebook is acquiring the service, not the user data Gowalla's collected...
Motokey Social

The Facebook phone revisited with the Motokey Social on TELUS

Apparently unconvinced by that other Facebook phone that such as beast isn't really desired, Motorola and Canadian carrier TELUS today anonounced the Motokey Social, with a 2.4-inch touchscreen and big black keyboard. You'll no doubt note the Facebook button in thie lower left, and it's also got...
Android Central

Myxer Social Radio now available on Android

Myxer Social Radio, a friend-focused social internet radio app, is now available on Android. Myxer Social Radio lets users create "listening rooms" with access to over 12 million songs and invite Facebook friends to listen and chat in real time. Myxer uses your Facebook account to share your...
Socialscope

Socialscope for Android - Now looking for alpha testers!

When it comes to Twitter apps, there is plenty in the Android Market already but when it comes to integrated social apps -- those are not as plentiful. The built-in sharing options for Android are great but having one app to rule them all is arguably better. So what if you could have Twitter,...
Android Central

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V now available in the UK

The latest addition to the Sony Ericsson line of Xperia phones, the Xperia Neo V, is now available in the UK for £249.99 ($395) off contract. Showing up on Sony Ericsson's offical site, the new version of the original Neo is a steal at that price. Remember too, that Sony Ericsson have already come...
Bobsled

T-Mobile brings its Bobsled service to Android

T-Mobile announced today that its Bobsled VoIP service is now available on Android smartphones and tablets. Bobsled, developed by Vivox and previously available for desktop broswers only, allows you to call your Facebook contacts for free from your device. Instead of dialing a number, simply...
Buddy Rush

Android Game Review: Buddy Rush

YouTube link for mobile viewing I get to play a lot of games as I'm looking for the best stuff to show you guys and gals. Most of the time I find pretty good stuff. Occasionally though, I come across something that's kind of a dud. Buddy Rush is one of those games. Buddy Rush is a cross-platform (...

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