Seeds Of Life Live Wallpaper for Android is sure to stir up a conversation as these little guys roam freely on your home screens. Posting about this Live Wallpaper has been long over due in my opinion. Interact with the frenzy and change the count of cells you have scurrying across your screen. You can also watch these little swimmers react to your touch and arrange themselves into odd little patterns. Head on over to the Android Market and give these little soldiers a run for their money. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for another screen shot and to check out the cool video of these over achievers in action. » Read the rest
The mod community over at XDA loves very few things more than customizing their devices. Hacks, mods, ROMs, skins…redesigning, overclocking, customizing launchers, creating new icons…this is what the dev community is all about, and the main thing that Android gets “oh so right.” XDA member adam2010 has brought a couple of new themes for the Android Facebook app that might interest you. One gives it a Windows Phone 7 feel (perfect if you run the WP7 Launcher), and the other two are considered “modern” themes, with a pretty slick look. Hit the source link to check ‘em out and get download instructions.
Check out the latest updates to the Netflix app:
- Various minor bug fixes.
- Fixed application failure on startup when phone’s embedded storage space is almost full.
- Removed check that prevented attempt to playback on unsupported devices.
- Added support for LG Revolution, Motorola Droid and Casio G’zOne Commando C771.
That being said. you’ll notice that last bullet. Netflix has added additional support for three more devices. Nice to see them do this. This sets the list of supported devices at eight. The others being: HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC Evo 4G, HTC G2, Samsung Nexus S. On top of this update, Netflix has removed the device check, that previously would not allow playback on devices that were unsupported. So i’d say download the app on your device, supported or not, and you just might get it to run.
Swiftkey is already hugely popular on Android devices, with many users paying the $2 just to get the full version, because it’s just that good! Now, Swiftkey has been listening and watching user feedback for some time, and based on those comments and ideas, they have released Swiftkey X beta for Free in the Android Market.
The new version in TouchType’s Swiftkey offers some UI improvements, cloud personalization where you can tell the app to learn your speech from your facebook, twitter and gmail accounts, as well as texts. You can tell the app what style of typist you are as well so it can customize the predictability features as you type to suit your style from the heat signature left behind on your touchscreen as you type. This allows the app to tell if you type sloppy or precise.
Google announced yesterday its plans to launch Google Wallet and Google Offers, their mobile payment suite of services aimed at getting you to start feeling better about giving Google you’re credit and payment data online and making purchases faster at the retailers. I have no question in my mind that Google was anticipating the next chapter, they’re pretty keen that way…PayPal suing them over mobile payment trade secrets from former PayPal staff who now work at Google, wait for it…in Google’s point-of-sale technology areas. Yes, it seems PayPal doesn’t think anyone else should have mobile payment solutions unless they are partnered with PayPal and ebay in some way.
The issues that give this lawsuit some actual weight however is the fact that Osama Bedier was recruited by Stephanie Tilenius, both of whom worked at PayPal, where accusations are looming that “Bedier and Google have misappropriated PayPal trade secrets by disclosing them within Google and to major retailers.”
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is probably at the top of the list of many, in part due to its innovative form factor. This device comes stock running a Dual-Core Nvidia Tegra 2 1 GHz processor. Sure that not bad, and the norm for the tablets being released lately. Well that just isn’t acceptable apparently for some.
Over at XDA, member – Blades – has successfully overclocked the ASUS Transformer to 1.504 GHz. Now that’s blazing fast. This comes after member – netarchy – overclocked the device to 1.4 which was was amazing as well. Where would we be without these guys? Probably stock.
The kernel has be released over in the XDA forums for the 1.504 overclock. Its been tested many times and proves to be stable. So if you have that need for speed, and want that brand new tablet to push the limits, head over to the XDA thread.
Note: It looks as if since the time the XDA article was put out, the dev has actually got the Transformer overclocked to 1.6 GHz now, posted the kernel, and is ready to push the device to 1.7 GHz. This is awesome! You’ll definitely have to subscribe to the thread and keep a close watch as this develops.
Jamendo Player is one of the latest players to hit the market and offers a few nice extras as well. The app is dubbed the largest Creative Commons-licensed music catalog around and offers content discovery from works of independent artists all over the world. Search for any and all content related to your favorite artist and create a playlists for continuous playback as well. The player has a nice, clean and crisp UI offering you an extreme interactive experience. Best thing about the app is, it’s all free, legal & unlimited!, says Jamendo.com. Hit the break to check out some screen shots and a video of the app in action. The video is of version 1.0 but you can get a basic feel for the UI and how interactive the application really is just as well. » Read the rest
The Droid Charge has been out just over a week, and is a solid device. Samsung has always given us fairly “moddable” phones, and have been doing it for quite a while…it’s not a huge surprise that the mod community is quick to pounce, successfully, on a custom ROM.
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Yep, you read it right: Just announced via Facebook and tweeted in follow-up, HTC will no longer be locking the bootloaders on their phones. Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, made the following statement:
”There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience.”