Microsoft Office One Note Arrives on Android

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Not one to let today’s Google Chrome launch steal the show, Microsoft just pushed One Note to the Android Market. For those of you who don’t know. One Note has been a part of of Microsoft’s Office PC suite since 2010 and has been the program of choice for many needing to take detailed and comprehensive notes. For those folk, the announcement is well received I’m sure. The One-Note app syncs up with your computer and provides on the go capability to take notes with pictures, bullets, and to-do lists. The app only allows 500 notes at a time but I’m sure for most that’s more than enough. Just download the app, sign in with your Microsoft Live ID  and get synced up with your PC.

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via: AndroidCentral 

Gingerbread Update For AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G On Hold

by Josh O'Donnell on
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If you own an Infuse 4G, you’ll be disappointed to hear that Samsung and AT&T have put the upcoming update to Gingerbread on hold. It seems that there’s an issue that targets a small number of users and they’re currently working on a fix. Surely the teams at Samsung and AT&T will be able to get this update around to Infuse 4G users sooner rather than later.

Source: Samsung
Via: Android Central

Review: Google Chrome is Extremely Polished For a Beta [Video]

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Even though this app was only released a few hours ago and we have had to wait about four months since it was announced, I have had an opportunity to play with it for a bit and I have to say for a Beta app, I am thoroughly impressed. Chrome has long since been my favorite browser of choice on my laptop and has also been one of the most requested features for Android ever.

Well if you haven’t heard Chrome has been released but only for those totting Ice Cream Sandwich. It does work on roms and my buddy who owns a Rezound has tested it on RezRom ICS 1.2. I assume it works on CleanROM as well. So yes those of you with Ice Cream Sandwich roms can rest easily knowing that it works on your devices. Those of you without ICS worry not as I assume a kind developer will be able to tinker with the program and make it run on any device out there. All it takes is time.   » Read the rest

Adobe Flash Player Not Coming To Chrome for Android, Ever

by Josh O'Donnell on
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With the announcement of Google Chrome for Android earlier today – to a resounding cheer of the Android community – Adobe has stepped in to (indirectly, of course) take a little of that excitement away. Standing by their previous announcement, the Adobe Air and Flash team released a statement on their blog stating that they have no intention of developing a flash plugin for the new Chrome for Android browser. Disappointing? You bet.

However I don’t think this signifies anything more than the necessity to inconvenience yourself with switching browsers for Flash content. With HTML 5 dominance and standardization on the horizon, mobile users will soon be forgetting about the Flash Player days anyway. I do believe that this is a pretty premature move though, since Flash content is all over the web and Adobe has yet to release any HTML 5 alternative for viewing it (though they do note that Adobe AIR will be bringing this in the near future). The full statement follows after the break.

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Telus Launches Optik TV App for Streaming TV and Movies on the Go

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Good news for you Canadian readers who have Telus as their wireless carrier. Telus has just released an app in the Android Market that works in conjunction with thier Optik TV service and allows users the ability to watch select content on their mobile devices. Channel selection is a bit limited at this time but currently you can tune in to HBO, YTV, Baby TV, two Disney stations, and a few more. Whats neat is that the service doesn’t end with mobile devices either, Telus also offers an online portal for any web-enabled device. You can even watch Optik TV with your Xbox Kinect, gestures and voice included.

Once Telus’ LTE service kicks off, you can bet this app will be a hoot. Imagine watching your favorite HBO shows on the go without the streaming lag-time associated with 3G service. I imagine LTE should hit Telus soon, more than likely alongside the Galaxy Note launch in the middle February.

If you’re a Telus customer and want to go get the download, I’ve included a couple handy links after the break. While you’re there, you might as well check out the promo video for the Optik TV app, too!

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CM9 Developers Give Update On Progress Of ROM

by Roy Alugbue on
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Let’s face it, we love our CM9 ROMs and want to keep abreast of the latest news regarding any developments or updates, right? That’s why the developers of the great ROM wanted to give the masses a status and progress update on where the ROM stands and its future. Among the items highlighted is how much Android 4.0 has changed from previous platforms and the various changes requires updated graphics drivers. The relevance of the need for updated graphics drivers is that the drivers are almost always closed-source… meaning they don’t appear until a device or devkit is released with them. They’ve been able to make some workarounds, but are blocked on some subsystems like the camera.

Moreover, the developers decided to start off with a fresh codebase from Google and are forward-porting features from CM7, keying in on design and better integration by cleaning house on some unnecessary features. For starters, they’ve thrown out the CMParts app, instead electing to add the developer’s custom features directly into the main settings. In addition, the developers realized CM7 had many options that weren’t used, so they’re now taking a “just works” approach— meaning it should achieve a good balance between tweakability and a great out-of-the-box experience.

Of course many of you all are thinking “that’s great, but is my device supported??” Here’s the developers response to that:

“Currently, you can compile CM9 for a small number of devices- notably the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi and T-Mobile versions), the HP Touchpad and Motorola Xoom. The next devices to show up will likely be a whole array of Samsung phones (Exynos chipset), with devices based on the Qualcomm MSM8660 and 7×30 chipsets to follow. It’s still unclear if we can provide support for the QSD8x50 family of devices (Nexus One, HTC Evo, etc), but the answer almost always turns out to be “yes” for these kinds of things.”

There you have it folks, the status and progress of the CM9 ROM.

source: CM Blog

Google Voice Gets Updated, Looks Cleaner And Adds Ability To Queue Outgoing Text Messages

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One of the best Android apps just got better. The Google Voice app has just gotten updated to version brings some minor tweaks, a complete UI overhaul for Honeycomb & Ice Cream Sandwich devices and wait for it— the ability to now queue outgoing text messages. That means if one message fails to send at first it will be sent once you regain data connectivity. Sweet deal. Be sure to grab the updated app at the Market link below or by scanning that QR code.

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source: The Verge


AT&T Pantech Burst unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

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One of the lesser known Android brands, Pantech, recently released the Burst on AT&T. Priced at $49.99, I would classify as this as an upper tier mid-range phone. It certainly isn’t high end, but it’s a mixed bag with the specs. On one hand, you have a 4-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and 4G LTE compatibility. On the other hand, it has a 5MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, it’s 11.4mm thick, Android 2.3.5, and a 1650mAh battery. As you can see it’s a mix of high-end and mid-tier specs, but for $49 on contract or $399 off contract, it seems to be a bargain. It’s available in titanium or ruby red. Our own Joe Sirianni will post a full review soon, but for now here’s our initial hands on look.

Correction: Pantech originally listed the Burst as a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, but it’s actually a 1.5GHz dual-core processor which is unbelievable for a $49 device.

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EA Bringing Sims FreePlay To Android

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Fresh from the release of Dead Space, the good folks over at EA are bringing another premium title to the Android Market. The one time iOS exclusive is expected to arrive on the market before the end of the month.  You may wonder what the difference is between this latest version and the currently available Sims 3.  The clue is in the title. Despite being a fully loaded version of the game, it’s free to download and play.

Can’t wait to start spending your Simoleon whilst on the move? Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the game hits the market.

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Huawei Announces March Release of Ascend P1 S in China

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The super skinny Huawei Ascend P1 S will be available in mainland China at the end of March, according to website Tech.Sina.  The phone will most likely appear in Europe next, and hopefully on a US carrier in the near future.

We at Talk Android were mightily impressed when we previewed the Ascend P1 S at CES 2012.  The world’s thinnest smartphone packs a ton into its casing, including a 1.5Ghz dual-core OMAP 4460 processor, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, 1GB of RAM and an 8MP rear camera.  It should be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  All that, and it’s only 6.68mm thick.

Huawei has vowed to best their already incredible Ascend P1 S handset with the “Diamond Series“.  We’re having a hard time imagining what Huawei is planning, but we’ll let you know the minute we hear!

Source: Tech.Sina
Via: Android Community