Remember the LG Revolution, one of the four phones Verizon featured at CES? (Shameless plug – check out our hands-on comparison of all 4 phones here) One of them, the LG Revolution, is finally getting into the hands of testers, and you know what that means: we’re getting closer to an actual public release.
Wyse Technology has released an update to its PocketCloud remote desktop app for Android. While version 1.2 of this app should give all users an increase in performance, what makes this update particularly noteworthy is its compatibility with Honeycomb tablets. It also brings the Auto Discovery tool, to allow for easier detection of clients and logging in. Users of PocketCloud, be sure and and grab the update. If you aren’t already a user but might like to be, grab the free version of PocketCloud or the Pro version for $15 from our Apptly Android database. Catch the full press release after the break.
Need to kill some time? Who doesn’t? Why don’t you check out the latest and greatest addicting game to come out of the wonderful world of XDA. Frame It, by developer ati88, was born out of his final thesis project. See? Who said school can’t be fun or beneficial? All you have to do is group various blocks of colors with matching corners. You’ll have to move other seemingly block groups in order to form more groups to clear the entire board. The game, since originally intended for kids, begins with a fairly easy level and then progresses, becoming more and more complex, is just as entertaining for adults. Hit the break to check out the video of the app in action, and head on over to XDA developers thread for more developer info. » Read the rest
Ever call a telephone company or some other vendor and sift through the unending prompts only to sit on hold for 30 minutes? Yeah, I think we’ve all been there, as the temptation to chuck your phone at the wall continues to increase. Well, have we got a solution for you. Lucyphone for Android is about to toss you into a 180º turn and make you a little more sane in the process. The application, once placed on hold, allows you to press ** in turn activating Lucy who will hold your position in the queue until a live person can pick up. So feel free to clean the house, watch a show or cook a meal. You could even listen to music if you want as the app displays the status of your held call along with your recent call history. While in this status, you can either jump back in on the call or continue to wait for a live rep. Hit the break for more info and to check out more pics of app’s UI. » Read the rest
The AutoCAD WS blog confirms that the Android mobile app will be available April 20th. Me personally in my day job, I use AutoCAD probably 30% of my week. I’m always interested in what Autodesk, or any computer aided design software company has coming out that I can take advantage of in my work or the little spare time I have outside of my career. Just recently I installed the AutoCAD WS Google Chrome web browser app. I’ve not used it much, but it has handled the few things I’ve tried with it rather well. I’d recommend giving it a shot if you’re interested. It would be a great collaboration tool for small business. Well back to the Android app……. » Read the rest
Get enough of the HTC Sensation yet? Yeah, neither have we. Here’s some more info and video for you to get your drool on. The picture above is courtesy of our friends over at Into Mobile. Personally, as a T-Mobile customer, I had my eyes on the T-Mobile G2X but after reviewing the Sensation, I’m giving it a second thought. I’ve always shied away from Sense devices simply because I’m not a Sense advocate and I think, as most of us do, updates will come quicker to a device with stock Android over a skinned device. However, I like the direction that HTC is taking Sense as seen on the Sensation. I’m still not 100% sold on the fact that all devices coming out of HTC’s camp lately need Sense UI the way it did when Android was first released, but I still like the new functionality implementations in Sense 3.0. Only time will tell how the Qualcomm chip set matches up to Nvidia’s dual-core CPU. Check out the videos below and definitely let us know what you think in the comments. Hit the break for more specs and check out the videos from HTC and Three. » Read the rest
Seven new device names in all to be exact. These names would be the following:
Personally i think ‘Equalize’ is my favorite, in name only as of right now of course. On top of that, I’m just an HTC fan, period. Proven by these steps taken by HTC, they certainly seem to be on the fast track to some great new devices….
We love Android, because it’s so versatile. We can tailor it to our user experience, it can transcribe our words to text messages, we can make video calls, and we can play games. But right now, there’s a woman in Peoria, Arizona who loves Android because it helped the police recover her stolen car. » Read the rest
During the HTC event held in London today, news broke forth that our friends over in Europe should be receiving a visit from the HTC Flyer on May 9th. You’ll be able to pick up the device for approximately £599 or so which is what Carphone Warehouse has it listed at. No word yet as to when we’ll see the device manifest as the Sprint Evo View Tablet in the US, but we’re hopeful it’s around the corner. And who knows, maybe we could see the device land on T-Mobile US or UK. In addition, keep in mind that you’ll be able to purchase a WiFi only version of the device at your local Best Buy around Spring time. Think you’ll grab this device over Honeycomb devices? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
HTC Flyer Specs:
7-inch, 1024×600 resolution screen (identical to the Galaxy Tab)
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor
DLNA-enabled for wireless streaming
5MP rear camera with both LED flash and facial recognition
1.3MP front-facing camera for video calling, Skype is preinstalled
When the specs were received the device was running Gingerbread, but it just may be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb
A remodeled version of HTC Sense that is more desktop-like
It seems as though social networking is making itself a part of every bit of our daily lives. Be it through easier sharing of information through integration with news apps, communications from corporate heads, or clicking a button to share what song your listening to, the medium has become almost synonymous with modern web-based technology. LG is looking to carry that idea even further with its latest mobile DTV (digital television) prototype handset and its “Tweet-TV” integration. As though the cool factor of an Android-based DTV packing phone wasn’t enough, LG has included programming in the DTV app to pull Twitter updates related to what you’re watching and display them on the screen. Now, granted, the accuracy of this has yet to be verified, and it is yet to be seen if this can be made actually useful…but as a geek, I’m always interested when technologies merge into something unique. LG will be demonstrating this handset at the National Association of Broadcasters this week, so we’ll see how warmly it’s received by the tech community.