Android

Winamp comes to Android

"Here's a blast from the past: Winamp, that mainstay media player of college dorms and LAN parties since time immemorial (er, 1997 or so) has made the leap from PC to handset with the release of Winamp for Android. This bad boy is available for Android 2.1 and up, and features a playback widget for the Android desktop and Last.fm integration. But that ain't all! If you install Winamp 5.59 beta on your PC, you can sync and manage your libraries via USB or WiFI. Pretty sweet! We only have one questions, really: will it still whip the llama's ass?

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta for Android

"Firefox 4 beta for mobile phones includes many of the features seen on the desktop version including Firefox Sync, Add-ons and the Awesome Bar. Mozilla was heavily focused on making Firefox beta zippy on your phone." | more

Sony Ericsson Goes Android

The Android family gets bigger with the addition of Sony. Is this a sign Nokia is failing to adapt by holding onto Symbian?

Flash Videos on Android Not Very Good

Regardless of the poor flash video performance on Android, it's still better to have compatibility than nothing at all. So how about them Apples?

First SMS Trojan detected for smartphones running Android

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that the first malicious program classified as a Trojan-SMS has been detected for smartphones running on Google’s Android operating system. Named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a, it has already infected a number of mobile devices.

Nokia Buys Motorola For $1.2B

Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday it has agreed to pay $1.2 billion for the majority of U.S.-based Motorola Inc.'s (MOT) network equipment business in order to gain a stronger foothold in the important North American and Japanese markets. In a joint statement, the companies said they expect the all-cash deal to close by the end of 2010. Nokia Siemens is making the acquisition primarily to boost its position in markets like the U.S. and Japan and gain access to new customers, but the deal will also provide economies of...

Cruz Android Tablets

Richmond, VA – July 13, 2010 – Velocity Micro, the premier builder of premium, high performance desktop computers, notebooks, and peripherals, announces the debut products from a captivating and affordable line-up of Android powered mobile devices. Taking e-readers light-years past e-ink, the Cruz Reader features a sleek design, touch screen display, and tons of multimedia features. The Cruz Tablet offers the same multimedia capabilities as the Cruz Reader with more storage and a multi-touch screen.

Android Market Profitable?

We stepped out of a killer panel Monday from MobileBeat 2010 titled "How to turn Android into a money machine," and the answer from the panel to that very question seems to be "all the little things." Is it as easy to make money on Android as it is on, say, the iPhone? The answer seems to be "no" at this point, but there's not a single killer reason that Google is lagging behind.

Create Your Own Google Android App

Google has a new App Inventor for Android that allows users to build their app even if they aren't experienced with coding. It allows users to visually design applications and use blocks to specify application logic easily. Examples include the use of GPS-location sensor to build location aware apps whereby the app lets you check on your phone where your car is parked.

Google Android App Inventor

You can build just about any app you can imagine with App Inventor. Often people begin by building games like WhackAMole or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend's faces. You can even make use of the phone's sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone.

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