What’s blue and white, has 140 characters or less, and has a fail whale the likes of which Cap’n Ahab never laid an eyepatch on? If you said Twitter (or just guessed it because of the title of the article), then you’re spot on, matey. Today, though, put those peg legs away, because there will be no pirating necessary, as we’ll be looking at what this writer considers to be the top three free Twitter apps available for the Android platform. So, let’s get started!
There’s been a lot of mention as of late about how HTC really, really wants your EVO to be running the official version of Froyo, and not the copy that was cooked up by devs and hackers. Well, it looks like HTC has kept true to their word about offering it up, as the official update is now ready for those who took it up themselves to get some soft serve Android goodness.
That’s right, the latest rollout will update version 3.26.561.3 to the official version, 3.26.561.6. It’s as simple as heading into your settings and going to System Updates, and letting your phone do it’s thing. Or, if you’re hesitant, you could always just wait for your phone to update itself.
(Disclaimer: the statistics used here are a little questionable, so take them with a grain of salt)
Don’t worry, this article is SFW. New data compiled from popular dating site OkCupid has revealed that iPhone users are twice as likely to have sex than Android users. Speak for yourselves! The numbers were pulled when camera data was cross referenced with user profile information. EXIF data from photos taken by both Android and iPhone users was then compared to their personal information (which is where the validity of the statistics comes into question) and it was found that iPhone users are self-reportedly twice as likely to do the nasty. Refer to the chart below for a side by side comparison, which also shows Blackberry users somewhere in the middle:
Do you have a lot of car issues? Do you worry about not getting a fair quote when you head into the shop due to inexperience? Well worry no longer! RepairPal gives rough estimates on repair costs on over 40 different cars, finds you a repair shop, and can even get you roadside assistance if necessary! Originally on the iPhone, the company decided to jump on board the “Fastest Growing Mobile Platform.” Yep, that would be Android! The full press release is after the break. Do you use the RepairPal website? Have you been waiting for this moment to come? You can pick up the app with the QR code below. Let us know what you think in the comments!
The Capcom PlayStation 2 emulator has been pulled from the Android Market for copyright infringement. The emulator was only available on the Market for a brief period, but those who were able to purchase it in time will still be able to receive updates from the author’s donation page. He plans on fighting the action against him, but remains pessimistic at this point. To find out more information about how you can still download the CPS2 emulator, visit the developer’s blog.
Apparently, a high ranking official in Samsung has said that the Galaxy Tab will be released some time during the IFA expo in Berlin, from September 3rd-8th. The Galaxy Tab will have a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1024×600, and will have dual cameras. I don’t know about you guys, but I just want the thing to hurry up and get released.
Are you interested in the Galaxy Tab? Tell us what you think in the comments.
World, meet Droid 2. Droid 2, meet world. How2Moto has put up a video of the Motorola Droid 2, which is set to launch Thursday. The videos tells you a couple of tidbits about the device, like how it can browse 40% faster than the original Droid by Motorola, and how it can touch, talk, type or Swype. It looks like everything is set for the pre-orders tomorrow. Anyone excited? I can’t blame you if you are. Video after the break.
The guys over at Dead Zebra are selling mini Android bots, in standard green color, or a random design. Let me just say, they all look pretty cool. You can buy them in sets of 1, 4 and all 16. The figures are 3″, and are a sure hit to all collectors out there. Actually, to anyone who loves Android!
It appears Google is hosting an impromptu mobile event this Thursday with admission by invite only. Google will be “unveiling a couple of cool new mobile features,” although specifics are currently under wraps. The last time an event like this was planned, we were blessed with turn-by-turn navigation. For now we turn to you, the readers, to speculate what this event may have in store for us. Please leave your comments below and tell us your thoughts!
Australia’s Telstra is getting its first pre-paid Android phone in the form of the HTC Wildfire starting August 24th, although it will also be available to customers with standard contracts as well. Pre-paid customers will be able to buy the Wildfire for about $317 US dollars, and will come in either “pure white” and “phantom black”.
From the official press release: