It seems like I’m on a constant search for file syncing apps for my Android phone. Most recently I checked out DroidCloud, an app that added CloudApp functionality to Android. While this was a good solution, I kept looking and found my way to Scansfer, an app that allows you to send and receive files using QR Codes.
A few weeks ago, Michael James Williams declared that Froyo Tablets are Embarrassing. Today, I want to suggest a counter argument: Android needs Froyo tablets.
I believe that Froyo could be the real OS to help build up tablet market share for Google-powered tablets. The openness of Froyo plus the cheaper hardware it can be run on results in a great way to target those who still see tablets as a want and don’t want to shell out hundreds for a flashy brick. (more…)
BeFunky is a photo editing app that lets you apply various effects and frames on your pictures. While there are quite a few apps that do the same, I’ve found myself using BeFunky most of the time.
It’s raining media players in the Android ecosystem. All popular free, open source, and premium media players that we have cherished on the desktop are available for download in the Android Market. Well-known open source media player Songbird has an Android app too, and helps you sync with your iTunes and song library from the desktop.
Songbird comes also with a couple of interesting social features built right into the player. After the break, let us take a look how the media player can help making your on-the-go music experience awesome. (more…)
Ever wondered how much your phone knows about you? How many calls you’ve ever made or received? How many text messages, e-mails? What time of the day do you use the phone most? Or when you miss calls most often? Whom do you call most? In which locations you prefer to take pictures, or to listen to music?
Now that I’m asking these questions, it does seem logical that your phone should be able to provide all these answers, doesn’t it? Well, about time your ‘smart’phone really lived up to its name. Enter Friday, a personal analysis and statistics application for your Android phone.
Google I/O has been happening this week in San Francisco and the conference was kicked off with some major announcements on the Android front. Big things are happening for Google’s position on the mobile front, including their new cloud-based music player, Android 3.1 for tablets, and the new version of Android for phones and tablets: Ice Cream Sandwich.
However, amongst all the exciting software announcements, Google also unveiled the Android Open Accessory Developer Kit, or the ADK. In the real world, this new development kit allows accessory makers to build native accessories for the Android platform which are connected via USB, in a similar way to Apple’s dock connector on their range of iOS devices and iPods. (more…)
Missed what’s been announced at Google I/O this week? Check out our overview!
There are lots of reasons to be excited about Google’s announcements, but what were you most happy to hear about? Vote in the poll and let us know your reactions in the comments.
The Mac vs PC argument is long-standing and has evolved over the years. However, recent times have introduced a second major battle in the technology industry: Apple vs Google. The platform war has become mobile with most arguments coming down to Android vs iOS.
However, most of the core points on the Android side centre around the OS rather than the applications. Some argue that Android’s open nature is an advantage, while the iPhone defenders mainly look at apps, and how many there are. Both are valid arguments but in the average consumer’s mind, the need for quality applications is a big one. (more…)