Thanks to DroidLife we’ve got a first look at the rumored Motorola XOOM2 (MZ617). The word on the street is this device is similar to the weight of the original XOOM, some big flush physical buttons on the back, HDMI and micro USB ports are on the bottom, a SIM card slot, and no sign of an SD card slot. That’s pretty much all we’ve got besides a look at the back side and its camera that reads HD after the break. There also doesn’t appear to be any carrier branding on this device. What do you think about the new design style this seems to have?
One of my favorite game developers, Hexage, creates not only awesome games, but they are also fantastic looking with great soundtracks. Evac is a throw back to Pac-Mac of sorrts, but there is also a mix of puzzles and stealth game play that will defiantly challenge you later on in the levels. What really makes this game stand out besides its awesome concept is the game’s looks and sound track. With a new but old school retro neon glowing effect it simply just looks fantastic. There is also a laid back technoish signature soundtrack by kubatko that really adds the the casual, but challenging gameplay. You’ll really have to play it for yourself to see what I mean. You’ll have 32 fantastically designed levels to run through with game dialog as you go through. Oh yeah, this one is optimized for the Xperia PLAY as well. This used to be a paid game, but it’s free right now in the market, so grab it while that lasts. Check out the trailer for the game below as well as two QR codes and market links, the second being the non-HD version if you have any performance issues. Have fun and let us know what you think.
Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a fantastic widget app called CircleLauncher. The widget will let you add and access your contacts, apps, or bookmarks with one touch of a circle, horizontal line, or a vertical line. You’ll do this with some style though as you can roll over the group of quick access icons you’ve setup to get a Mac’ish launcher type of animation. You can also select your widget launcher icon for the stock pack or select your own from images or icon packs. Circle Launcher is ultra easy to setup and very fast. To get started, you’ll select CircleLauncher from your widgets, choose the type (contacts, apps, or bookmarks), choose what you want the widget to list, and select how it’s displayed (circle, horizontal, or vertical). No more searching for your favorite things to launch. Put it all in one place that doesn’t take up a lot of screen space with CircleLauncher.
This app will normally cost you $1.35, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.
Nenamark results for a Pantech tablet with the model number P4100 have surfaced, giving us an early peek into a future Android Honeycomb 3.2 device for AT&T. Although scarce, the additional details do implicate a promising 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor with an Adreno 220 GPU and a display with 1024×720 resolution. The results don’t spill all the beans, but it certainly drops some juicy clues for a device worth keeping our eyes on.
Earlier in May at the Google IO conference Google announced a steaming movie rental service for Android phones dubbed “Movies on Android Market.” Android users in the U.S. have been enjoying the luxury of watching HD movies on their mobile devices while Canadians could only wait patiently until the service would become available north of the border. The wait is finally over, yesterday Google announced that the HD rental option would now be available in Canada and will even include many Canadian titles.
To make a rental purchase just head to the Android Market and choose your title from under the movies section. Most range from #3.99 – $4.99. Once a purchase is made Google allows a 30-day a “Rental Grant Period” in which you have until the 30th day to watch your video. After you initially press play you will have only 48 hours to finish watching your movie. To enjoy HD movies on your Android phone or tablet your device must run on OS 2.2 or higher.
Rent HD movies from the Android Market.
With over 3 million downloads, there’s no doubt as to why root users are downloading ROM Manager by the butload. Its ease and simplicity have made it possible for those who know very little about ROM’ing to get their feet wet. Well, among those millions we can now add Droid X2 and Droid Bionic users. Thanks to the ClockworkMod team the list of supported devices continues to expand. Obviously you’ll need root access for this as well as to be bootstrapped. An official Bionic bootstrap is said to be coming soon but for now the current version will suffice.
If you’re a newbie, there’s no doubt about it. ROM Manager is the tool to get things done when it comes to the awesome world of swapping ROM’s hassle free. If you’re ready to give it a go you can head on over to our popular apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can simply grab it from the Android Market. If you’re a X2 or Bionic owner and have successfully used ROM Manager, definitely feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comments below. In addition, after the break, we’ve added the Android Market tutorial for the full walk through on how to install and use ROM Manager for your ROM’ing enjoyment. Have fun. » Read the rest
Amazon has recently announced that the company will be holding an invite only press event on Sept 28th (Wed) in New York. No other details have been revealed beyond that. However, in light of all of the tablet talk we’ve been hearing about, it’s safe to say we may see the introduction of one that night. Feel free to check out our previous coverage of rumors of the arrival of the Amazon Tab below. And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments. We’re assuming Amazon is going to undercut the competition with this one like we’ve never seen before. No doubt the device will also come with the Amazon App Store, Amazon MP3 App and the Amazon’s Cloud Player pre-installed.
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As we wait for the hotness that is the HTC Vigor (DROID Incredible HD) supposedly with a 720p screen, the folks over at Android Police have whipped up something special. They’ve packed up a handful of goodies from the device to include the wallpapers, ringtones, notification tones, and the boot animation. The download links can be found right after the break, so grab em while they’re hot. Warning, the Wave Live Wallpaper has been reported to cause motion sickness, so proceed at your own risk.
The Infuse 4G was supposed to see Gingerbread last month, but the wait is still on. We might see that update soon though as a Gingerbread 2.3.5 build I997UCKI4 has leaked out which probably means something official should be right around the corner. If your feeling frisky and you want to try it out, you can find the download link in the source article below. The standard warnings about bricking your phone still apply.
Gameloft has announced they have five awesome HD games accessible from and optimized for Sony’s tablets, mainly to show off the Tablet S and Tablet P. The games are Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD, Real Soccer 2011 HD, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD, and Green Farm HD. It will be interesting to see how the Tablet P’s dual screen is used for these optimized games. There’s no word on whether or not the games will be preinstalled. It’s also nice to see an Android game developer step it up to try and compete with the competition a bit. Hit up the break for some of the press release.