Archos 70 Android Internet Tablet Released for under $350

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Archos has released another tablet, this time its another rendition of the Archos 7 Home Tablet, but this one has many things improved since the Home tablet was launched. In fact, the Archos 70 Internet Tablet beats the Home tablet in every way at least twice over, still with a great price!

Biggest features over the Home tablet can all be compared here, but to put in a nutshell for you, the Archos 70 internet tablet runs Android 2.2, has a 250GB HDD, Wi-Fi b/g/n, graphics accelerometer, bluetooth, 3G tethering and a 1GHz Processor. The 7 Home tablet comes with 660MHz processor, Android 2.1, 802.11 b/g, and up to 8GB onboard storage. Big differences to say the least. Check out some more pics in the gallery.

Here’s more specs and the Press Release below.

VidTrim for Android Lets You Edit Videos on Your Phone

Camera phones have come a long way lately. Many of them, like the Galaxy S line for example, can even capture video in 720p. If you’re going to be capturing video on your phone, though, it’s very likely that you might at some point want to snip out just a portion of your video — maybe so you can send it as MMS. Finally, xda-developers member neoMJ has brought a tool to Android that can do exactly that.  VidTrim will allow you select start and end points of any video and trim it to just the section you want, and then save the new section as its own video, or overwrite the old video. Due to different manufacturers using different encodings, it doesn’t work on ALL phones yet, but it has been tested and shown to work quite well with the Galaxy S phones, as well as many others. Hit the source link for more details, or to download.

[via XDA-Developers]

Tune Pop will show you song information automatically


XDA member rbtconsultants has developed the perfect way to interrupt yourself when you’re trying to surf the web, or text a friend, or follow driving instructions…kidding. The app is a neat idea, and its called Tune Pop. When you’re around any music playing, your Android device will pop up a little info bubble about the song name and artist so you can be the first to know what the heck that crazy song is the DJ started playing at the club.

This app is free, and also has a Pro version for $.99 USD. Advanced preferences in the Pro version include how often you’d like to see the pop up during songs, text sizes for the pop up, pop up shape, and the pop up position on your display such as center, bottom, or top of the screen. The App also includes a ticker if you’d like it to appear at all times.

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Android Market Link

If you like this app and would like to give some feedback to the developer, follow this thread.

[via XDA Developers]

Gingerbread running on MyTouch 4G via CM7 alpha builds

I know what you’re thinking…. What the hell is that device pictured above? Well, the folks over at xdadevelopers have given the myTouch 4G a taste of Nexus S Gingerbread goodness with an alpha build of CyanogenMod7.

XDA member option94 posted the first build and now he and Thatguy32404 have begun compiling builds from Team Douche’s source tree. Mind you, these are only alpha builds and as such, you are risking turning your phone into an expensive paperweight. You should have experience with flashing, booting, and the like before trying out these builds for your MyTouch 4G.

Alas, if you’re still itching for Gingerbread on your MyTouch 4G, hit up the source link below.

[via xdadevelopers]

DIY Android TV kit to debut at CES thanks to Vidtonic

So, if I said, “do it yourself Android TV kit”, who would get excited? I know I would, I think a lot of you readers out there would as well. Fortunately for us, thanks to company Vidtonic, we can keep getting excited, as they plan to release a “homebrew” development kit to bring our Android apps to the big screen. While we’re not sure on a whole bunch of specifics, what we do knosw is this, if executed well, could have the ability to take on the ever-wavering Google TV platform…. but, then again, we could be looking at nothing more than a hobbyist device. What comes in the kit? a 1080p LCD panel, TV housing, ARM/DSP motherboard, and a power supply. You’ll also get all the software you need to get yourself going.

Be sure to hit the break for the full presser, and let us know what you think in the coments!

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HTC Evo 4G hack aims to get around Sprint data throttling and caps, maximize data speeds

Looks like the boys over at xda have some new hacking goodness coming your way, and this time it’s against the carrier for the HTC Evo 4G, Sprint. You see, if you go over your allotted amount of data in a given month, Sprint will give you a little slap on the hand by throttling your data. This means that your data speeds will drop dramatically, leaving you scratching your head and throwing your phone.

However, xda user BThomas22x has found a weakness in the Evo file system, allowing your device to not succumb to Sprint’s data throttles and caps. The hack does require your device to be rooted, but is as simple as putting a file on your sd card and flashing it through recovery. If it doesn’t work that way, however, there is an alternate, more complicated method. It should be noted that this hack will not do anything to your current internet or data speeds, but will simply destroy any data throttles that Sprint tries to put on your device. If you’re ready to don your geek hat and give it a shot, check out the mod thread here, and be sure to let us know how it goes and what you think in the comments!

[via xda]

VLC Coming to Android in “A Matter of Weeks”

VLC has been a very popular media player on Mac, Linux, and PC for years. In September, an iOS version was released (pictured above), and while we certainly expected to see it come to Android shortly after that, so far we’ve not seen a version running. That is about to change, however, as Lead Developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf has stated that an Android version should be available in “a matter of weeks.”

What makes VLC so special? Primarily, its minimalist interface and the fact that it plays nearly every file format known to man. It’s been an open-source solution on various platforms, so many Android users already know it. For being so powerful and versatile, however, it’s typically a very low-overhead program. One thing that Android users request most often is more options for media files, so VLC should be a welcome addition to the Android repertoire. Stay tuned, we’ll let you know when it goes live.

[via GigaOm]

Cyanogen Mod 7 Alpha Available for Nexus S

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Hey Nexus S owners! You’re favorite Mod for Android has just put out the alpha build of Cyanogen Mod 7! Announced over Twitter by @clockworkmod, you’ll be able to get this alpha build via ROM Manager for your Samsung Nexus S.

As usual, be cautious when installing custom ROMs, even though Cyanogen Mod is awesome, be careful and backup your data. If you experience any issues with stuff not working after the flash, let us know in the comments below!

[via Twitter]

Create Your Own App for Android With Weezaap


Okay, so you’re not a developer (like me), but you’ve always thought you could make a decent looking app to share with your friends. Unless you’re next in line for the Product Manager of EA Games, you may never get the opportunity to express you’re digital creative side….but wait…perhaps you can still.

Weezapp may change that for you, by allowing you to create an account with them online, and uploading pictures that you can bundle into an App format, depending on the platform you use, and send it out to whomever you like through email or SMS! Yes, you can now finally get your digital memories all wrapped up in a nice little app bundle to give to your favorite person(s). Want to show your co-workers what you did, or didn’t do ;), in Las Vegas? Want to show that special someone you care enough about them to stalk them and take photos without their knowledge, only for you to create an app dedicated to them and send it to their Android device so they can find out just how creepy you really are? (I Kidd…)

In all fairness, it’s a pretty good idea and all it’ll cost you is  4.99 EUR per year (approx. $6.50 USD), and  you’re able to  logon and begin creating your app. Pretty easy,  and you don’t  have to be a developer to do it!

Android devices supported are as follows;HTC Desire/Z/HD, Nexus One/S, Motorola Droid/X, Samsung Galaxy S.

Check it out for yourself here

Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Android has been released

Firefox has released the new beta version of Firefox 4 mobile web browser for Android and Maemo devices. Android-specific changes in Beta 3 include:

  • Improved support for Android keyboards, both hardware and on-screen
  • New Android-style menus
  • Fixed a bug in opening links from other apps
  • Support for uploading files
  • “Save as PDF” command in the site menu
  • Fixed rendering of Arabic and Farsi text (on devices with Arabic/Farsi fonts installed)

Tons of other improvements are noted as well:

  • Firefox Sync
    • New UI for simpler setup
    • Support for custom Firefox Sync servers
  • Video
    • Full-screen open video
    • Improved audio performance
  • User interface
    • Copy/paste in URL bar
    • Search engines appear in the awesomescreen as you type
    • Browse recommended add-ons through the add-on manager
  • For developers
    • localStorage API
    • orientation events (new on Android)
  • Support
    • Crash reporting for crashes in web content

You can try out the Firefox 4 beta for free on your Android device by visiting this link in your mobile browser.

[via mozillafirefox]