The TalkAndroid app is now available in the Google Play Store

Yes, it has been a long time coming, but we finally launched the TalkAndroid app. Now you can easily read all the latest TalkAndroid stories on your Android phone or tablet. Upon opening the app, you will see our complete stream of posts, and with quick swipes you will be able to see all our reviews and guides. You don’t have to worry about missing anything breaking because you will get notifications as we publish.

If you feel the need to say something after reading a rant, you can easily add comments and track the conversation. Last but not least, you can easily share any post with your friends via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, email, and more. It’s completely free so give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Republic Wireless Confirms That It Doesn’t Look Too Kindly Upon Customers That Root Devices

 

Republic Wireless may be on its way to being a revolutionary wireless provider, however in order to be a revolutionary wireless provider— it has to ensure that its offers a topnotch service to its customers free of any type of shenanigans or tomfoolery. This means keeping its various devices offered to its customers free of tools like rooting, which may enhance a customer’s service at the expense of Republic Wireless’s  philosophy. With this in mind, there has been a recent rise in customers’ interest in rooting their devices and Republic Wireless decided to take some time and share its position on not just rooting, but any sort of unauthorized device customization:

 

“We’ve seen a flurry of questions and comments recently, and we wanted to provide some answers and a bit of context. The burning question these days is whether or not it’s ok to root your phone. The short answer is no. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you joined republic, and if you don’t follow the Terms, we can terminate your service at any time”.

 

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HiSense Google TV box now available for $99 via Amazon

Yet another affordable Google TV alternative is set to hit Amazon with a low price of $99. The HiSense Google TV box is essentially similar to the VIZIO Co-Star if you all remember that one. Here’s what the HiSense offers:

  • True plug-and-play versatility, easy set up and connectivity right out of the box.
  • Supporting 480i up to 1080p, as well as H.264, MPEG-4 and AVC formats, the Hisense Pulse with Google TV brings users the most flexible platform available.
  • Picture-In-Picture and Picture-Outside-Picture you can simultaneously watch while searching the web or social networking.

Google TV hasn’t exactly started off in a successful rate, but with these low prices it may just entice the right customers. Hit up the source link below to get yours!

source: Amazon

New Flipboard update adds tablet optimization

Are you a Flipboard user who is a little disappointed with the lack of a tablet-specific interface for your favorite news application? Well, we’ve got some good news. Flipboard updated their popular application with newly added tablet optimization today. Any screen size over 7 inches gets a new tablet interface that includes four stories per “page” of tiles to make flipping through news stories even quicker and more convenient. That’s a great improvement for folks on the higher end of the market with 10 inch screens. Hit the links below to get your tablet optimized news fix.

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Springpad gets update with added tablet support

Looks like developers are really giving Android tablets some love today. Springpad has updated their application with new tablet support, giving some new life to all that extra screen space on your larger Android devices, great for organizing things in a visual way. In addition to tablet support, there’s a few other small improvements and bug fixes with this update:

– Now you can use the Springpad Board on your Android Tablet, perfect for organizing your notebooks in a more visual way (requires Android 3.1 and higher)
– Improved syncing with web, scroll performance and app speed
– Fixed an issue that prevented some Jelly Bean users from using the app
– Fixed a crash that prevented users with version 2.1 of Android OS from using the app
– Fixed a bug that prevented the widget from showing item thumbnails
– Learn more here: http://ow.ly/geEH0

Any Springpad users with a tablet excited about this update? Check out the download links below.

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ARCHOS Video Player released for Android phones and tablets

ARCHOS just released a Video Player for all Android tablets and phones with Android 4.0 and higher. ARCHOS has always been one of the leaders for personal media players so it’s no surprise they would jump in with an app. This one isn’t just any media player. Yes it plays just about every format, but it also can play content from your local network (SMB and UPnP) or from an external USB storage device. It even automatically retrieves Movie and TV show information with poster and backdrops. It’s priced at $4.99, but seems reasonable based on what they are offering. The full list of features include:

  • Hardware accelerated video decoding support for most devices and video formats;
  • Ability to play content from any computer/network storage in your local network (SMB and UPnP) or from an external USB storage device
  • Automatic online retrieval of Movie and TV show information with poster and backdrop for both local and network content
  • Integrated subtitle downloader
  • Network indexing: import remote shared folders (SMB) in your multimedia library
  • Video browsing with either folder or library based navigation
  • Ubiquitous access to TV shows sorted in a series/season/episode hierarchical view
  • Multi-device network video resume
  • TV friendly: Keyboard/remote control compatible
The only thing I would like to see added is “play to” DLNA support and a Google TV app, but hopefully these wishes will arrive in the near future.

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