The cross-platform indie wonder, modestly named “The Humble Bundle,” made a welcome expansion today by adding Android to the line-up. If you haven’t dealt with The Humble Bundle before, perhaps you’re wondering what my fuss is for. For years now, the site has been partnering with game developers to offer games to consumers on a name-your-price scale with proceeds being divided between the developers, charities, and the Humble Bundle itself. The buyer even has the ability to decide how much of their contribution goes where. Up until today the games have only been available to a range of PC operating systems. So what’s up for grabs?
Well last year NEC was able to lay claim to having the world’s thinnest smartphone. However the RAZR came along and shot that down. Well NEC looks to do it again by bringing out a phone that is a mere 6.7mm thin. It will be carried by Japan’s biggest carrier NTT DoCoMo and although NEC has released a slew of devices under the MEDIAS name, this one appears to have some of the the best specs out of all of them. Here they are:
UK Sky TV customers who own select Samsung or HTC phones will be able to get the Sky Go app starting in February. Users will be able to access all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky News and 11 Sky Movies channels through the Sky Go app.
The initial launch will support the following phones:
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Incredible S
- HTC Sensation
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S2
These devices were selected based on popularity and sales volumes. They do plan to include more devices in the future.
Looks like the Steam Android app has already completed its invite-only beta phase and is open to everyone with an active Steam account. If you haven’t already, you can get the app from the market and sign into your Steam account to start chatting with friends or browse game deals without needing an invitation.
One thing thats cool about this app is that you can do most things on your phone that you are used to doing on the PC version. Along with communication and shopping, you will be able to follow news from Steam and other sources such as Kotaku, RockPapeShotgun, and ShackNews. Unfortunately you won’t be able to play games on your mobile device but at least you won’t miss out on those 5 min sale windows when you are away from your desktop! Hit up the market link below for your free, everyones welcome, Steam app download.
It would seem as though Samsung has no plans whatsoever to slow down when it comes to being successful and launching the right combination of awesome software and hardware. They continue their incredible streak with the introduction of a few tipped devices hitting the Interwebs. With yet again more rumors and tips of the Galaxy S III being released sometime this Spring (MWC?), we’ll just have to be patient. And then there’s the Galaxy S II Plus, expected to be a nice bump up from the original Galaxy S II touting a 1.4 GHz Exynos SoC dual-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Not a bad upgrade at all. And lets not forget about the recently leaked Galaxy S Advance as well. The Galaxy S Advance is to the original Galaxy S as the Galaxy S II Plus is to the original GSII, a nice bump in specs. Samsung continues to breed smartphones like rabbits and the masses are flocking to stores by the boatloads to get their hands on them. We can’t blame them given Sammy’s track record for innovation.
These step-up devices, in addition to a nice bump in the CPU, could also see a nice upgrade to Samsung’s popular TouchWiz interface. It’s possible it could be their “Ice Cream Sandwich-esque” UI accompanying the hardware. We’ll take what we can get and what we can’t get, the dev community can fill in the gaps. And last but not least, the Galaxy Note S, possibly the device we could see leaked during the Super Bowl. Among much speculation, could this be a version of the Note running Ice Cream Sandwich? Damn, lets hope so. Anything in the ICS or quad-core category will certainly be welcomed. Stay tuned to Talk Android as we continue to dig a little deeper.
via: Slash Gear
Photos Courtesy of TmoNews
You know how T-Mobile was quietly throwing around the idea of promotional sales starting January 25th? You know, the news that TmoNews brought to our attentions and we relayed to you on the 19th? Well it appears that T-Mobile changed their minds and are now listing the Mobile Hotspot compatible rate plans on their site for a limited time only. There is no say as to how long these promotions will be around though.
Found under Value, Classic, Individual and Family plans you can now get a 5GB or 10GB bundled plan for a steal. It’s a surprise that T-Mobile would keep something that distinguishes them from their competition under wraps. Seriously, they should be promoting the heck out of these deals!
So if you are on T-Mobile and are wanting a heck of a deal for these Unlimited-Premium/Ultra plans I would hit the source below and do it soon. Seriously, I have no idea how long these deals are going to be around and the images below will help you get an idea of what you’re looking for. Enjoy!
Installing a recovery on your device is among the most popular projects for Android users. Of course achieving a recovery such as ClockworkMod involves the “simple” process of installing it on your phone, flashing a kernel or pushing the recovery to the right partition using the ADB in the Android terminal. Whichever method you choose, it can possibly be a difficult one– and that’s why we have the fine team at XDA helping to make our lives’ just a smidge easier. Senior member pvyParts and his associates recently posted an application that will install a recovery straight from the app itself. That means there’s no need for computers, a debug mode or any of the other potential problems. In other words, this is as straightforward as it gets. Here’s pvyParts himself as he shares his thoughts of the landmark app:
“This App will work with the 2011 Xperia porfolio. it will install CWM into the system partition so you can use recovery even with a locked bootloader!
The Recovery has been ported by nobodyAtall @xda for the Xperia phones!
All Credits to him!
all i did was bundle it into a nice easy installer. ( i also made some changes to the chargemon file to turn the LED on to signal when to pres your keys )”
This app is currently available for the 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Line of devices at this time. You can find more details for the app including additional details, change logs, a full compatibility list, screen shots and discussion in the original thread found at the link below. If you are bold enough to install the auto installer— do make sure you back everything… in case you commit an oopsie.
via: XDA Forums
Those of you with an Amazon Kindle Fire can now grab the SlingPlayer app made just for you. Assuming you have a Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD at home, you will be able to watch anything from your home TV and DVR from anywhere on your Kindle Fire as long as it’s WiFi connected. You will also be able to change channels, control your DVR, and watch any live or recorded show. It costs $29.99, which isn’t cheap, but if you’re on the road a lot, it’s probably well worth it. Hit the source link to purchase and download.
For Samsung Mobile, CES seemed to be about the AT&T Galaxy Note, and not much else. The speculation is rampant for what they will show us at Mobile World Congress. We were expecting a heavy dose of Galaxy S III, but that was squashed last week. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is starting to show its age, so it’s a safe bet that we will see an updated slate or two. With the iPad 3 on the horizon, and the likes of the ASUS Transformer Prime, Samsung needs to step up its game.
We recently reported that they have a 2GHz Exynos-powered tab in the works, and now two tabs just received WiFi certification – The GT-P3100 and GT-P5100. We don’t know anything more than these model numbers, but what we can interpolate from them is that it looks like they’re either 10-inch and 7 to 8-inch versions of the same thing or maybe one higher-end and one lower-end model. With the Amazon Kindle Fire tearing it up as of late, Samsung might consider a lower priced offering.
Could we see these tabs next month at Mobile World Congress? It’s likely, but only time will tell. I’m sure more details will surface soon, and we will let you know as soon as we find out.
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Remember the awesome ClockworkMod Touch recovery beta we have been watching? Well not only is it available for download, but it is now also flashable within the CWM ROM Manager app. For a mere $1.99 you can make an in app purchase and have the Touch recovery flashed in about 20 seconds, no computer necessary. Just make sure you have the most recent ROM manager update from the Android Market and you should be good to go! Hit the link below to grab the update, your gonna dig this… I know I am! :-D