Make your own Android: Androidify App

Google has released a fun little application that allows you to make your own Android character. It’s called Androidify. The name is far from perfect but the app is simple, fun and polished – just like what we have come to expect form Google. … [Read more...]

RIM Working to Make Android Apps work on the Playbook Tablet

Bloomberg has reported that RIM, the makers of BlackBerry, are working tirelessly to make Android apps work on their much awaited tablet device, the Playbook. It seems RIM realizes the (coming) ubiquity of Android and thus an influx of developers developing apps for the Android platform, along with the already robust Android Marketplace. Why not tap into an already successful app Marketplace? If this rumor is true, it will show that RIM is willing to make smart, forward looking decisions and not … [Read more...]

Words With Friends for Android

The ridiculously popular IOS App that has a tremendous amount of people addicted to checking their phone is now available for the Android platform. This is good news for those of us who once played Words with Friends on our iPhone and then suffered loss when we came over to Android. Not only is it available right now in the Android Marketplace, but it has cross-platform functionality so you can play with your Android and Apple friends. It can also be used in a pass-and-play mode which allows you … [Read more...]

Motorola Xoom Superbowl Commercial

Motorola Xoom Superbowl Commercial With the upcoming release (February 24th...?), Motorola released a commercial that took a shot at Apple, declaring that  "2011 looks a lot like 1984" referencing what appears to be an old Apple advertisement. It then carries on to imply that with apple there is "One way to Work", and that now (with the Xoom) it is time for "more choices....more speed" etc. The commercial that ran during the Superbowl also took shots at Apple with the white clad and hooded … [Read more...]

Motorola Xoom Tablet With Honeycomb

It is almost here, the Motorola Xoom Tablet. Why are we excited? Because this is a sophisticated tablet running on a real tablet-designed OS...Android 3.0 Honeycomb. And, we are pretty sure of a release date because someone in Grand Rapids made a small mistake and posted, via Facebook, a BestBuy document that shows when the Xoom will be on BestBuy's shelves - Febraruy 24th. The Xoom was being shown off at the recent Android party that Google threw in honor of an (almost?) finalized version of … [Read more...]

Google’s Android Honeycomb Event

Google's Android Honeycomb Event If you want to see everything that Google showed off on February 2nd at their Honeycomb show and tell party, you can watch it here: … [Read more...]

2011 Android Tablet Review and Preview

It isn't hard to admit that when it comes to smart phones and personal computers, Apple has been leading the way in terms of innovative, easy to use, and, for lack of a better expression, sexy new products. Part of their success results from the marketing department getting out the ad campaign and building hype around release dates for these products. The rest of the company follows suit and actually delivers working products on the release date, something that the makers of Android products, in … [Read more...]

Samsung tweets about Android 2.2 Froyo Update

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S smart phone, and you live in the United States, then you are running Android 2.1. Android 2.2, a substantial update has been delayed ad continum, ad nauseam by Samsung for quite a while now. What makes it even more of a blow to Galaxy S users is the fact that Android 2.3 Gingerbread was released by Google last month! So while the 10 million Samsung Galaxy S users plod along with 2.1 waiting in hope for 2.2 Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread is already out! And yes I said 10 … [Read more...]

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Preview

The next gen Android OS, named Honeycomb, is "optimized" for tablets. Looks like Google is putting a lot of functionality into the OS. If these first impressions are correct, "Honeycomb" will easily rival iOS running the iPad and will surpass it in terms of functionality -  allowing greater "freedoms" for the user in terms of accessibility.  Honeycomb is slated to ship with some new tablets coming out in the near future, such as Toshiba's tablet, to be released in the spring, and the Motorola … [Read more...]

Toshiba shows off new tablet at CES

Tuesday night in Las Vegas at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) saw the unveiling of Toshiba's newest tablet, a 10.1in (diagonal) Android-based tablet that, according to Toshiba, will rival Apple's iPad (9.6in). The tablet shown at CES is likely running the latest version of Android (2.3) although when the tablet is available sometime later this spring, it will be running the upcoming version of Android known as Honeycomb, a tablet-optimized version of the Android mobile OS that is currently … [Read more...]