Update for Google Play Books adds new features for Froyo and Gingerbread users

Google has just released a new update for their popular Google Play Books app that will add a little finesse for those of you still rocking Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread. Version 2.4.3 will bring a new UI along with 3D page-turn animations. Some other nifty tweaks include new home screen shortcuts for single books, the screen will now stay on during text-to-speech (TTS) and the in-book search function will now work offline. Hit the Play Store link below to get the goods.


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AT&T Announces Nov 20th Launch Date For Pantech Pocket, Samsung Doubletime and Captivate Glide

It’s been more than a month since AT&T announced a bunch of new devices all at once, while conveniently omitting launch dates for any of them. The Pantech Pocket, Samsung DoubleTime and Captivate Gilde were on that list and are now confirmed to be set for their official launch on November 20th according to a recent tweet from AT&T.

Need a quick recap of these devices?

Pantech Pocket

• Runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
• Full touch 4″ SVGA display
• 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
• User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)

Samsung DoubleTime

• Runs Android 2.2 (Froyo)
• Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
• 3.2” full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution
• microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)

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Italy gets two new Android tablets from Olivetti

Italian manufacturer Olivetti, has announced two new Android tablets to add to the ever growing tablet market. The Olipad 110 is a 10 inch slate that runs on Honeycomb and the Olipad Smart will have Android 2.2 Froyo on board. Set to release on September 12th and 15th respectively, you can order the 10 inch right now from MediaWorld outlets. Looking over the specs, I don’t really see anything groundbreaking here, but it’s nice to have another Android tablet option with a reasonable price tag.

Olipad 110 has been priced at at €449 including VAT, while the Olipad Smart will be sold for €299. Hit the break for the full press release.

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Android 2.2 Froyo now available for HTC myTouch 3G Slide

For those of you that have a T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, Android 2.2 Froyo is now available. You will need a PC (or BootCamp on a Mac) to install it since this is not an over-the-air update.

This update brings WiFi hotspot capability, WiFi calling, USB tethering, and minor bug fixes. Please make sure you have at least 25mb of user data available on your device. Hit the source link for further instructions and to download HTC Sync 3.0.

[via HTC]

Acer Liquid Metal Launching in UK This November

Acer Liquid Metal

The Acer Liquid Metal (i love that name) is officially launching in the UK from mid November to December. It’ll have a 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen, 800MHz Qualcomm CPU, Wi-Fi 802.11n, a 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and will ship in 2 colors…Brown and Aluminum Silver.

The Acer Liquid Metal running Android comes with “Breeze” UI which will add social networking tools to pull facebook and twitter info into one app, and the ability to create EQ profiles by Dolby for your music! Price is £299 ($479 US)

Check out the Full Press Release Below.

Samsung Galaxy K launched in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy K - South Korea

Good things come to those who wait, and in South Korea, the good thing is the Samsung Galaxy K. The Galaxy K is a variant of the Galaxy S, but in South Korea, they get the added bonus of having it shipped with Android 2.2.

Specs on the Galaxy K are similar to its brethren, such as 3G, Wi-Fi, 3.7 inch AMOLED Plus screen, 1GHz CPU, wireless tethering, 8GB internal memory and Social Hub.

Comes in black and white color options, all for the low price of 800,000 won (that’s $716US, eesh).

[via Samsung Hub]

T-Mobile G2 Preview

It looks as though Engadget has gotten their hands on the new T-Mobile G2! Seen at Best Buy in the NYC, it’s gotten a bit of a buzz. The new G2 boasts a 3.7 inch display, 800MHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB of internal memory, a 5mp camera with flash, all loaded with Android 2.2!

Engadget was kind enough to record their fun with the T-Mobile G2 as well for our viewing pleasure!
Click here to read more on the specifics. We know you wanna! So who’s planning on getting a G2? Let us know in the comments.

[via Engadget]