The Top Media Players Apps for Android – A TalkAndroid Search is on a quest. With such a vast and varied catalog of apps, it would be neigh impossible to use every single app out there. So, when the mission comes to find the very best Top 5 media players out there the very first thing I do is head on over to the Market and do a quick search to scout out the grounds;  there are hundreds of options. I quickly realized that there would be no way to try out every single option available on my own, and who better to enlist for support than our own loyal members?! No one.

So here is my mission to you knowledgeable reader: Click over to the comments section below and tell me your absolute favorite media players for Android that I just can’t miss in this roundup. If you are feeling really informative, tell me a few specifics that you really appreciate, and maybe even drop a link or two! I will keep you guys updated on my progress and post my opinions of each player as I go, what’s hot, what’s not, and by the end of the series I will declare officially which 5 Media Players are absolute must-haves for every Android user to try out!

You have your orders readers, fire away in the comments!

Samsung Galaxy S now appearing on UK’s Wireless Network Three

UK users now have the Galaxy S as an option on the Three’s network. With the huge amount of marketing that Samsung has done recently in the UK I am not surprised to see deals like this. The Galaxy S is free to new subscribers with a 24 month contract to their service plans. The cheapest plan is £35.00/month (about $55 for us U.S. folks) and includes 500 minutes, 1GB of data, and 5,000 text messages.

There are two other plans include more minutes if you actually use your phone for talking :), but they all only offer the same texts and 1GB of data. While not a big amount of transfer this might suit the average user but those of us who really use our phones might run into some issues. Never the less this is a really good deal on a great device.

[via eurodroid]

Get a free myTouch 3G at

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Even better, who doesn’t love free Android stuff? How about a free phone? is currently offering up a free myTouch 3G, in black or white, for free with a new 2-year contract. Worried about being left behind as Google moves away from it’s fragmented past and into it’s Froyo future? Set those worries aside, because T-Mobile has already said that the myTouch 3G will be perfectly capable of running Android 2.2 when it’s released, and will also come with the newly-touted Genius Button.

To get your free myTouch 3G, check out T-Mobile here.

[via Cell Phone Signal]

American Eagle jeans with a side of Android

American Eagle Outfitters has begun their “try on jeans, get a free smartphone” promotion, with a nice twist (as if that wasn’t enough of a twist already)… it seems you can actually receive your free phone without the inconvenience of entering a store. All you have to do is go to and pick out your free phone, and you will also receive a free $25 money card. The choice of free phones available is as follows:

  • HTC Aria
  • LG Ally
  • Samsung Intercept (Gray or Pink)
  • Motorola Cliq XT
  • Motorola Backflip
  • Motorola Droid
  • Motorola Devour

Of course, you’ll have to get on a plan to receive the phone and card, but this sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

[via droid-life]

Tether Your Droid X Without Cables

Sure, there are programs out there like PDANet that allow you to tether your phone and get internet, but until now that seemed the only way to do so without paying out the wazoo to do so. A few users have just discovered what is probably just a feature that Verizon forgot to close the loop on which allows users to tether their Droid X’s to their Mac, PC, or Box via Bluetooth. No cable, No root, No special program, no being redirected to Verizon for additional fees. All you have to do is use the built in mobile hotspot feature and set it to Bluetooth. How long do you think Verizon will let this go un-patched? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks, Tipsters!

Try on a pair of American Eagle jeans and get a free Android Phone

American Eagle is giving away a voucher for a free smartphone including Android devices just for trying on a pair of their jeans. There are a total of 40 phones and the Android offerings include the HTC Aria, Droid Eris, and the Motorola Devour among others. You can also receive discounts on other Android phones such as the HTC Evo for Sprint and the HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon. I even spotted the Original Motorola Droid for $19.99 in the list. For the full breakdown of the phones offered for free or discount check out the American Eagle Outfitters website.

One thing to remember is that this deal is with a new two year subscription to the carrier depending on the phone chosen and the device will be mailed to you so you can’t just go pick one up locally. To sweeten the deal American Eagle will also send you a $25 gift card with your new phone so you can go back and buy those jeans you were staring so hard in the mirror at. :) Never the less if you are looking for a good Android phone for free or cheaper then go try on some jeans and walk away happy.

[via bgr]

More “Charming” news about T-Mobile’s new qwerty phone, the Motorola Charm (Basil?)

Motorola Charm

More info is rolling out about the upcoming Motorola Charm aka Basil for T-Mobile. While not much was said about the specs, a source for TmoNews was able to snap a nice pic of the candy bar phone. (Which I don’t know about you, but it looks a lot to me like my Peek email device, but anyway)

While the design may not be for everyone, the Charm is said to have a landscape-style screen which looks to be about 3 inches and is running an unknown version of the Android OS and Moto-Blur. The kicker on this update is that the device is said to have a touch pad much like the Motorola Backflip has.

Even better, the latest in store banners for T-Mobile show the Motorola Charm as one of their “Free” back to school special phones. A free Android-based, qwerty keyboard with all the trimmings. Who wouldn’t want to get in on that deal. Even my son is begging me to get him one. We’ll have to see if any rebates are needed for the “Free” price but still this makes it the cheapest Android based phone to date.

T-Mobile Ad

[via tmonews]

PhoneWeaver Giveaway Contest

Ever had your phone start ringing at the most inopportune time? Meetings Church? Class? Dinner at the in-laws?

Well what if you had an app that could control what profile your phone used based on the time, your agenda, power connection or even location? Well thats the exact same functionality that PhoneWeaver provides.

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We’ve got 10 copies of the $7 app to give away and the rules for this contest are pretty easy, so go check’em out and enter to win!

PhoneWeaver Giveaway Contest

Will Android Talk your Texts? You Bet!

I’m sure some of you have heard of BlueAnt before, but for those who haven’t, BlueAnt is a manufacturer of many different hands-free solutions that aims for a truly hands-free experience adding full phone voice commands. The company has just recently announced the release of an Android app to allow Android users to finally reap all the benefits! The app will work with the S4 True Handsfree Car Speakerphone, and the T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset. The company proudly touts these devices as simply groundbreaking. The devices allow you to listen to text messages, contact BlueAnt support lines directly, and allow drivers to communicate on the road without having to touch their phone. These features are on top of the T1’s wind noise reduction providing clear audio in 22mph winds, and the S4’s claim as the worlds first true handsfree speakerphone.

bluetooth headset android hands free

These claims are all pretty impressive, you can try it out for yourself if you are running Android 2.0 and up. The download is free to all S4 and T1 owners. However, the S4 hardware will run you$99

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

[via BlueAnt]