Need another way to quickly navigate through your applications? We hear ya. Check out SwipPad for Android. The app has been out for a while but it’s recently received an update, making it a decent contender in the launcher department. The app allows you to seamlessly set a point on the edge of your screen and then “swipe” your finger towards the center, launching a “pad” of your 12 favorite applications to move between. The functionality is great because you can perform it no matter what application you’re currently running. Easily rearrange shortcuts or remap slots with ease. Ready for the download? Head on over to our apps database with QR code and all or check it out on the Android Market. Don’t forget to hit up the video below too to see the app in action. » Read the rest
The Nexus S 4G is one of Sprints latest offerings on their network. From Sprint you can get this Android 2.3 device for $199, and at Best Buy for $150 as reported last week. Now Wirefly has showed them both up by offering the Pure Google phone for $99. I don’t need to tell you guys this is a great deal for this Google+Samsung device. You won’t find many differences between this Nexus S 4G and the Nexus S (T-Mobile), other than the 4G version will have the capability to run on Sprints WiMAX network.
- 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display
- Hummingbird ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor
- 512MB Ram
- 5-megapixel rear facing camera, VGA front facing
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 16GB internal memory
A couple months after the release of the HTC Thunderbolt, the first 4G LTE Android phone on the Verizon network, they’ve finally released their second one, the DROID Charge. You can pick up this new device today for $299 with 2yr contract sporting the following specs:
- 1GHz Hummingbird processor
- Android 2.2
- 4G LTE capability
- 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display
- 8 Megapixels rear-facing camera /1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- 2GB internal storage
- Micro-SD support for up to 32GB memory
Now don’t wander far off because TalkAndroid will have a hands-on video for you this week. So go on over to the TalkAndroid YouTube channel and subscribe so you’ll receive an alert for when the video will be up. Then you’ll be set for all future videos as well. Enjoy!
Ever heard a song and just wanted to quickly find the lyrics? Lyrics App for Android has got you covered. Sure, you could use Shazam, but we just want the lyrics here, nothing else. With Shazam, you’ve got about a 50% chance of getting the lyrics to any song anyway. It’s basically hit or miss. Lyrics App for android is just one of those apps that work without having to dig deep into the science of it all. While you have a song playing on your device, run the app and be amazed at how lyrics for the song just instantly appear. It’s instant gratification when trying to clarify a word being said by the artist. At the very least, this would be a great companion for Shazam.
No more need to manually search for lyrics. Displays lyrics for currently playing song. When music is playing, adds icon on status bar for easy lyrics access.
Ready for the download? Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for more info from the developer and to snag the download links. » Read the rest
Big fan of DJ Hero for the Wii? Well, I think this might be the closest you’re going to get to it on your Android smartphone, for now anyway. DJ Rivals, by developer Booyah Inc, is a fast paced rhythm tapping, cross-fading, bass dropping and live scratching game for the DJ enthusiast in you or any plain old average Joe wannabe. Whatever the case, get ready to battle to reclaim stolen ground by Bland Corp, a money hungry corporation taking over Nightclub City. Some of the features you’ll find in this action packed DJ endeavor are real place battles, funny entertaining cinematics and challenging bosses to master. The game, overall, is not bad on a smartphone, especially one with a large 4.3-inch screen like the Evo 4G and the 4-inch T-Mobile G2X. However, I highly recommend if you have a tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch, give it a try, I doubt you’ll be disappointed. Ready for the download? Head on over to our apps database where you’ll find a QR code for your convenience or hit up the download over in the Android Market. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for some more screenshots and to view features from the developer. » Read the rest
Samsung Galaxy S II owners waiting for the release of their USB On-The-Go cables will wait no longer thanks to member NZtechfreak over at XDA. The member discovered that a standard off-the-shelf USB OTG cable will do just fine while simultaneously saving you a major hole in your wallet.
Only enough power to supply pendrives, but drives with their own power supplies, or drives connected to the phone via an externally powered HUB, will work.
Read speeds are fast enough to watch 1080p content.
Unfortunately USB keyboard/mouse, and two different USB gamepads were a fail.
If you want more info, check out the original thread over at XDA. If you get this to work for your Galaxy S II feel free to drop us a comment or two below.
We’ve got another great application coming from another genius developer over at XDA. This app is called ‘nitrality’. XDA member nitr8 has developed an application that allows you to control many of the features and functions of your Samsung Galaxy S from one app.
Hit the break for the list of features from the nitrality XDA thread and some screenshots.
This has not been announced by either Motorola or Verizon, but we expect they will make the official announcement by next week.
In line with a couple other recently developed Android powered 3D smartphones, such as the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC Evo 3D, comes the Sharp Aquos SH-12C. This new Gingerbread device comes packed with, 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB ROM, 4.2 inch qHD (540 x 960) display, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, and dual 8 megapixel rear facing cameras and 3.2 front facing camera.
This phone will be available in black or white, and is slated to drop on Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Inc, May 20. Hopefully not far down the road we’ll see a version of this device hit the US.
Google recently updated Google Transit with all of the D.C. Metro bus stations, stops and routes, and listings for connections to cities such as Baltimore, and counties such as Montgomery and Jefferson.
From within Google Maps you can search for and map out the transit system. This will be especially good for those visiting Washington, D.C. and need to find the best routes.