For those of you that like tricking out your home screen, you know widgets are a must. However, many of you might have noticed that having a lot of widgets means your long press widget menu is long and clustered. Thankfully, boombuler over at xda has thought up a solution. » Read the rest
We just wanted to share with our readers that Technorati has listed TalkAndroid as their ‘Blog of the day‘ under the “Android Channel”! Some may not consider this to be anything significant, but we at TalkAndroid, the writers and owners alike, feel it’s pretty awesome when the site you have all helped support gets any recognition. So for that reason, we are humbled, and wanted to specifically thank you all, our readers, for supporting us!
There’s a lot of competition out there in the blogging world, particularly in the technology industry, and we wanted to give a shout to Technorati for helping blogs like ours get the info syndicated so it can be reached by many. Founded as the first Blog search engine, Technorati is based out of San Francisco, and is currently indexing over a million blogs each day. You can learn more about Technorati here.
Last week I couldn’t help but rant about all of the missing features that Gmail for Android was lacking. The post was extremely well received and a bunch of you guys had no trouble adding, via the comments, what else you thought was missing. I wanted to take the time, in hopes that Google just might be listening, to post some of those ides below. Without further ado, here are some other added features mentioned in the comments by you, the ever awesome Talk Android fan. Even as I write this, the comments just keep flooding in, reflecting how much Android users want to see these features implemented. Check it out for yourself and don’t hesitate to share any other features you think Gmail might be missing. Anything in blue is a feature I especially want to see added some time in the near future. » Read the rest
For a company that many thought would be in trouble by year’s end, Sprint has seemingly taken the mobile world by storm. In fact, there’s more Sprint coming up in my Android feed than both Verizon and AT&T for the first time I can remember. That didn’t happen even before the release date of the Evo 4G. So what exactly is the littlest of the Big 3 up to now a days? From where I’m standing Sprint has some big plans for the future: » Read the rest
This isn’t the first time someone has come up with a way to save your Angry Birds game data, as we’ve shown here, but it is another pea in the pod regardless, and people love to have options. That said, there are really only a couple of files that need to be backed up, so if you have your device rooted (it must be rooted) and you have a rooted file explorer like ES File Explorer, you should have no trouble with these backups.
- First of all, use root explorer to go to
- /data/data/com.rovio.angrybirds (use corresponding names for seasons and rio)/files
- Copy these two files:
- Now you can go to same location on the target device and paste them; however, make sure you rename the original files first.
- This step is the most important: fix the permission. Make sure both files have three read and write, and NO EXECUTE (X) because it will cause reboot when you run the game!!!
There are many other methods, like Titanium Backup for example, that many are satisfied with, however, there have been users who’ve reported tb not working, and thus having to start over in Angry Birds after flashing a new ROM….that sucks! So, save yourself hundreds of hours of gameplay and stress by using the method above. Thanks mingkee!
Remember last month when we reported about the Andy Pad? When you go to their site, it hasn’t changed much, it still gives you the countdown and some basic information.
The manufacturers of the Andy Pad have announced a few details.
“There’s been a lot of talk about the price” said Andy Pad Business Development Executive George Eastmead “but we’re willing to confirm at this stage that on release, the Andy Pad will market for less than £200”. That is about $326.
What’s better than getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google I/O before anyone else can get their hands on one? Getting the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update before anyone else can get it of course (for the Samsung Galaxy Tab that is anyway). The Limited Edition Galaxy Tab v10.1 which was handed to all Google I/O attendees this year will be getting the 3.1 Honeycomb update before other v10.1 models do, which is going to bring Google Books to the platform as well as removing Samsung Aps, Music Hub, Amazon, Kindle, & Weatherbug applications.
For more information on the update and instructions, hit the Samsung source link below.
We’ve gotten confirmation that the Evo View 4G, Sprint’s version of the Flyer, will be available June 24th, with its unique Scribe Pen. Also on the HTC Flyer front , is the 7-inch WiFi version you can already purchase, via Best Buy as of last month.
In March there was some speculation earlier on about whether or not T-Mobile customers will have a chance at purchasing a version of the HTC Flyer. Well it looks like we have further proof that a T-Mobile HTC Flyer will show its self soon. Listed in the FCC Exihibits Reports you can find all the technical information you can handle on the soon to be latest offering from T-Mobile.
Samsung Droid Charge owners lost their personal hotspot back in may. Of course you could have it if you set the date on your phone to sometime in May.
Verizon and Samsung have released an update (EE4) that fixes this among other improvements.
Hit the break for the full list
Toshiba promised us that we would be able to pre-order the Toshiba Thrive starting June 13th. They have held up to that promise as you can now order it from Toshiba direct, Amazon, Best Buy, or Office Direct. Deliveries are expected in mid-July.
The Thrive packs in all the standard bells and whistles like Honeycomb 3.1, 1280 X 800 resolution, and dual cameras. What is intriguing is the full SD card slot, removable battery, and the 8GB price point of $430. With a full SD card slot, I see no reason to buy the other versions which are $480 for 16GB and $580 for 32GB. If you would like any color other than black it will cost you an extra $20.