Number Saver for Android is a simple yet effective way to copy important numbers down right in the middle of a conversation. Seems so simple right? It is. In the middle of your phone call just type the number in the indicated field and wallah, when that call is over you can dial the other number instantly by pulling down the notification bar where the number was saved for easy access. Do away with yellow sticky pads in your pocket for good by heading on over to our apps database for more info and to snag the QR code if you’re on a mobile device. Feel free to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.
AT&T officially announced that the Samsung Infuse 4G will be on sale in just ten days, and will drop at a modest $199. Being proclaimed the “thinnest 4G smartphone with the largest AT&T display,” this 1.2 GHz beauty ships with Froyo and has Angry Birds pre-installed, with an exclusive level that can only be found on this device.
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Back in March we told you about an update to Taptu — the “News DJ” application that lets you get your news the way you want it — that brought new customization options with version 1.3. Well, they’re at it again, bringing three Android-exclusive features in the tablet-friendly version 1.4. The three new features that you will ONLY find on the Android platform are:
- A new theme, white text on a black background
- Full screen reading, for when you prefer to not use a tabbed look.
- Instapaper support: Don’t have time to read it now? Send it to your Instapaper account to read it later.
While on the surface this appears to just be a new version, as the look is very similar to what we’re used to with Taptu, it was actually rebuilt from the ground up to be tablet-friendly, while still keeping handset users in mind as well. Full press release after the break, and you can grab it in the market today.
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Over the past year we’ve seen a number of app building services come to fruition, allowing somewhat, your average Joe to build their own app. Services like Google’s App Inventor and PhoneGap have aided wannabe developers in creating great applications with a limited amount of programming knowledge. As I always say, choice is good and thanks to the new release of AppsBar, you now have another method to create great Android applications in your spare time. Have you been cooking up an idea for quite some time now but you just don’t have the know how when it comes to coding? Well, in enters AppsBar for assistance and it’s completely free! At the real low price of free, you can’t lose here. AppsBar allows you to create professional applications whether you’re an individual or a small business looking for a cost friendly means to kick off a brilliant idea. Hit the break to check the site’s features along with a video demo of the app in action. When you’re done, head on back to Talk Android and let us know what you’re working on. Hit the source link for more info and to get started. » Read the rest
Today’s free Amazon App serve up comes to us by developer GF Apps and couldn’t have come at a better time. Being Cinco de Mayo and all, we’re sure many of you on vacation in the south could use the assistance, especially if you’re sifting out the biggest commodity of them all, the restroom. Spanish Translator Pro allows you to do more than just translate words, sentences and phrases from Spanish to English and vice versa. It also allows you to utilize one of Android’s best features, speech to text. Speak sentences into your smartphone and have the app read your translation out loud to you, providing you with the correct pronunciation of the word or phrase. You can even post to Facebook so your friends can stand in awe of your second language. In addition, you have full access to a dictionary at all times and a cool “word of the day” feature, giving you an unending education for those seeking to learn another language. Ready for the download? Point your browser towards the Amazon App store. If you don’t have it on your device yet, you can grab the apk file here by sending yourself an email or a text message (upper right hand corner of web page). Sorry AT&T users, NO SIDE LOAD FOR YOU! (said in Soup Nazi voice). Hit the break for more info from the developer and to check out some more screenshots of the app. AT&T users, you might want to check out Google Translate for Android, you’ll get similar features and can grab it right from our apps database, QR code and all. » Read the rest
Go ahead and put this into the possibly interesting, possibly offensive categories for the day. According to a source of thisismynext.com, HTC and Verizon have been doing research and studies to put out an Android-based phone aimed almost completely at American women in their 20s and 30s. Check in after the break for some more info on this particular curiosity. » Read the rest
As of May 2nd, only 4 percent of Android users have Gingerbread. The break down is 3 percent for 2.3.3 and 1 percent for 2.3.
Gingerbread was released 5 months ago on the Nexus S. We are expecting Ice Cream Sandwich to be announced shortly.
This is not a good situation. I still believe that most mainstream consumers are not concerned with what version of Android they are running, but what about the hardcores? We knew that the custom UI’s (Sense, Blur, Touchwiz) that are being installed on top of Android were going to be a problem, but it seems like it is getting worse.
Clearwire had an interesting first quarter. They posted revenues of $242 million, but had a loss of $227 million. They had a record subscriber growth of 533 percent year-over-year from quarter one 2010. How did this happen? They had higher costs from network expansions and they wrote off the “abandonment of projects that no longer fit within management’s strategic network plans.”
Clearwire expects they will have a million more subscribers then originally forecasted and they announced that they no longer plan on selling any of its spectrum due to a deal with Sprint worth $1 billion. I would say that should be enough cash to take care of operations for now.
In other news, Clearwire announced they are dropping the Rover pre-paid mobile broadband service. Since late 2010, Clearwire has been offering the Rover hot spot service for as low as $5 per day or $50 per month. Clearwire will offer new pre-paid plans under the Clearwire name.
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One thing you can say about Android is there are a lot of choices and form factors. I think that is a great thing because everyone is different and choice is good.
LG is bringing back the enV design with a new phone called the Genesis. It is a clamshell phone with dual screens and a QWERTY keyboard. The outside screen is 3.5-inches and the inside screen is 3.2-inches. Both support 800×480 resolution.A 5 megapixel camera is on board as well as a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 1500 mAh battery.
Google Maps has been updated to 5.4.0 and brings the following changes:
- View your Google Maps searches in Google Web History for your account.
- See additional business details for each search result on the map
- Report “destination not here” in Navigation (Beta)
If you enable web history in your account, you will now be able to see all of your Google Maps searches across all of your devices. Do this by logging into your gmail account in Chrome and click on your log in name (top right) and choose account settings, then web history. Within your web history there is a choice for maps and all of your searches will be saved there.
When you search for businesses you will now see a star rating within the main map view and when you tap on the business for more info, you will see a “details” section.
The “destination not here” option is for when Maps takes you to a destination that is not where it thinks it is. You can now report this error.
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