There is no lack of Twitter clients in any platform. Many of the Twitter clients are cross-platform and available across major platforms. Cross-platform apps help to maintain the familiar interface and make user experience as smoother as possible. Last year, Twitter bought popular third party apps and consolidated its position in the mobile apps market by making them free.

Android got a very official client too. While the experience was bearable, it was still sub-par in comparison to the official iOS client. Twitter for Android got a major update few days ago; let’s take a look at whether the new version meets user expectations. (more…)

Android’s built-in camera application is basic, but can get the job done when you need to quickly snap a moment. It doesn’t offer much beyond the simple snap-and-save routine, leaving the field wide open for other apps to enter the arena with boatloads of features, adding shooting modes, features and post-processing effects to give your shots that extra edge. Here’s a look at some of the best free Android apps to help you take better photos.

We will look at the four most common imaging tasks on the phone – capturing photos, viewing them, editing them and then sharing them with the world. Although a number of the apps do all of these on their own, more often than not they are better for one purpose than the others. All these apps are free or offer a free, ad-supported version. Some do have Pro versions that either take away the ads or offer more in terms of features.

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Verzion’s recent release of the iPhone 4 on their CDMA-based network is a big event for those inclined to use Apple’s mobile operating system. We’re sure that this will mean some migration to iPhone for some Android users who opted for Android, only because it was available on Verizon. But the main question is, how big will this migration be?

Today we’ll look at how big the impact on Android sales may be, and examine what happened in the UK.

Check out Ripples of the Verizon iPhone Launch to see what our sister site iPhone.AppStorm thinks about all this.

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In last week’s live-streaming Honeycomb event (which we covered here), Google launched their new browser-based Android Market.

Connor Turnbull wrote a great guide to using this: How to Download Apps via Android’s New Web Market. So, how many of you have actually done so?

Let us know by voting in the poll, and leave a comment with your experiences so far.

There’s many a reason for you to want to take a screen capture on Android. Maybe you’re a developer wanting to take publicity screenshots of your app? Or maybe you’re wanting to become a writer for a site like this but have no idea how to source images for your post? Well, let me explain.

Unfortunately, screenshot taking is not as easy as on alternative platforms. It involves the Android SDK and USB debugging. So find that cable and get started! (more…)

Being a student can be a tough at times. Not because of what it entails as a whole; by most accounts including my own it pretty much rocks. But at times studying, assignments, exams, part-time jobs and a hectic social life can really pile on the stress.

Flicking through the apps I have on my phone the other day I couldn’t help but realise that my college life is helped by so many of them. I wouldn’t know where I’d be without them. So I’ve picked out the top 20 apps that I think would be of use to college students all over the world, no matter where they live or what course they’re doing!
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Just in case you haven’t heard the news, it’s true. Amazon is creating their own Android marketplace, scheduled to launch later this year, but currently open to developers to start submitting apps.

Read on to find out why there’s a need for a new marketplace and what this could mean for how you find and purchase Android apps.
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Ever been reading an article (preferably one of ours) on your desktop but found you need to go catch the bus? Or been reading a story on the way home and want to finish it off on your laptop? With Android 2.2, Froyo, you can do such a thing.

In today’s How To, we’ll be looking at how you can send webpages from Google’s Chrome web browser directly to your phone’s browser, and vice versa. (more…)

I am huge movie buff. If you are like me, you will know how difficult it is to find quality content to watch once the famous movies have all been seen. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is home to the largest collection of movies and TV shows made across the globe. The site plays a key role in finding movies and TV shows that might interest you.

IMDb also has a fantastic chronological listing of the works of actor, director and creative people of all types. Owned and operated by Amazon, IMDb has expanded its reach to the smartphone ecosystem. Today we will take a look at their Android app.

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TweetDeck is one of the most popular Twitter clients, having started on the desktop before moving onto the web and onto mobile. One of its high points is its ability to create a custom experience tailored to you depending on your usage of social networks.

TweetDeck supports Twitter, Facebook, Buzz and Foursquare on Android, just like its desktop counterparts. It also fits into TweetDeck’s online sync/accounts system so you can carry your accounts straight onto your handset with minimal setup. (more…)

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