So you’ve got an Android device, running Android 2.2 or up, and you want to move some of your apps to your SD card, but you don’t want to start digging around in your settings. What’s an Android enthusiast to do? How about going and downloading App 2 SD? This app allows you to have a UI for the built-in storage choice of internal or external. All you have to do is install this app on your Android phone running 2.2 or higher, and it will tell you what apps you have installed that can be moved to external storage. Sure, you can do this through the settings menu on Froyo or above, but this will make your app moving much easier.
On top of giving you the UI for your already installed devices, the app will also run in the background, and – when you install an app that can be moved to the SD card – will tell you so in your notification bar. Hit the break for all the features, and be sure to check out App 2 SD on our app database here.
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It looks like the latest company to join to the “ahhh, what the heck” mentality when it comes to the ever growing production of tablets, is none other than Polaroid, remember them? The video below, courtesy of Android Central, shows off Polaroid’s 9.7″ tablet running android 2.2.1 (Froyo) Overall, it doesn’t look like a bad device, aside from the huge Polaroid logo stamped on front. The device sports ARM’s Cortex A8 1GHz chip, 4GB of ROM and a 2MP camera. We didn’t notice a front facing camera on the tablet, but it does come with a pretty hefty battery, running at 6800 mAh. And based on a couple of apps on the device, it doesn’t appear that the tablet is slated for any carrier in the US at the moment. Hit the break to check out the video and let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.
Next month in Barcelona there be a big event in the world of wireless devices: the Mobile World Congress. At CES today, Samsung mobile president announced that they have big things in store for MWC. They will be showing off dual-core phones and tablets and talking about their push to more 4G devices.
“We will continue to keep our technology leadership this year. In terms of dual-core applications, we already have a program, and next month at Mobile World Congress we will unveil it…[and] we will unveil our next-generation tablet device portfolio in detail.”
As always, keep your browser pointed at TalkAndroid, and we’ll bring you the news as it develops.
Sling Media and Verizon have announced that they are launching a subscription service for LTE devices “beginning later this year”. The service will be a fee based subscription bringing the SlingBox experience to Verizon customers. The fee will appear on the customers bill, but is currently not yet announced. We’ll keep tabs on it for you!
“Users can enjoy their TV while having their oil changed, waiting for a flight or taking a study break,” reads the press release. “Verizon Wireless customers will be able to sign up for the offer through V CAST Apps, Verizon Wireless’ mobile storefront, beginning later this year.”
Full press release below.
The price drop wars regarding Samsung’s Galaxy Tab just keep coming in, and the average consumer is certainly not complaining. For those of you who have had your eyes on a Galaxy Tab for a while and currently have an active account with Sprint, here’s your opportunity. According to a Best Buy source who tipped off the guys over at BGR with the pic above, the device will be available for $299 on a new two year agreement. The Tab will remain $499 on a month to month activation and $549 off contract. It’s unclear at this time whether or not both Best Buy and Sprint will be advertising for this, or by via Best Buy channels only. Either way, this has been by far the lowest we’ve seen the device drop on any carrier. What do you guys think? Is this enough of a price drop for you to run on out and grab one today? Let us know in the comments below.
With all the hype at CES about new tablets, here’s something to add as Dish Network has added support for Android tablets on top of smartphones for the “Dish Remote Access” app available now in the Android Market. The app is free and gives you the ability to watch TV from your Dish Network at home. The app takes advantage of the tablet size screen as well, making the viewing experience even better.
One catch, this works over broadband connection or Sling-enabled devices and adapter. Regardless, it’s TV freedom outside the living room. Just make sure you lock the adult channels out so your kids don’t hide watching them on your new LG G-Slate tablet.
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Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Time for all the world’s greatest electronics companies to go strut their stuff at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. We’ve been expecting a ton of stuff from this gigantic event this year, and we’re here to give you a sneak peek at some of the stuff you should be looking forward to.
OnLive, gaming streaming service, has announced it will be available on Vizio Android Devices as of today. Vizio announced its range of Android devices here yesterday as well, making these announcements just the beginning of a wonderfully tech full week at CES 2011.
OnLive’s has this statement;
With the click of a remote control, or a tap on a tablet or phone touchscreen, VIZIO owners will be immediately transported into the OnLive Game Service, with the same state-of-the-art, instant game experience you get with the OnLive MicroConsole TV adapter, PCs, Macs®, and the iPad®. In fact, you’ll be able to save your OnLive game on one device, and instantly resume it on another device. Seamlessly.
OnLive has been available to Apple iOS devices, but with the gaining popularity of Android, especially in the tablet markets to rival iPad, them making the move to Android was only a matter of time.
[via Android Central]
With CES 2011 beginning tomorrow, and the amount of expected announcements at CES for new tablet devices, particularly Android tablets, Amazon is capitalizing on the hype and launching a tailored Amazon Kindle app for Android tablets which will give you access to over 775,000 Kindle books and the ability to read them anywhere via your Kindle library.
Smart play Amazon, giving another reason to use Amazon over Kobo or Nook.
Also, follow all the Android CES action via the following;
Here’s the press release below
Google looks to be building its own relationships with major publication companies so it can launch its own digital newsstand to rival Apple, to run an Android smartphones and tablets. Some of the publishers Google has initiated talks with is Time Inc., Condé Nast and Hearst Corp.
WSJ was told that when we’ll see this rolled out to Android OS is uncertain and “vague”. Also, WSJ acknowledges that this may never actually launch because it comes from anonymous sources. Google is apparently promising publishers that it will take less than Apple’s 30% cut of periodical app sales through iTunes App Store, and Google will also give the publishers data about app buyers for marketing similar products to its readers.
Google had this statement;
We’ve consistently said we’re talking with publishers about ways we can work together, including whether we can help them with technology for subscription services. We have nothing specific to announce at this time
Well, we know that when a story comes out with any sort of detail, it usually has some relevance and likely will show its head in some form or another in the near future.