Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg claims Windows Phone is not as good as Android

Monday, October 3, 2011 18:29 No Comments

Sony Ericsson’s chief executive officer has revealed he feels Windows Phone “isn’t as good” as Android. Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg made his feelings clear in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, published on Monday. The Next Web notes that Nordberg responded to a question on Sony Ericsson’s rivals willingness to adopt other phone operating systems. “At this point I wouldn’t feel comfortable investing in a platform that isn’t as good as the one that we currently use,” said Nordberg. “Therefore we have remained with Android, but I am quite curious about Windows Phone.” Sony Ericsson had originally promised to unveil a Windows Phone handset in 2011. The company

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Best Buy Starts taking Android-powered Galaxy Tab 8.9 pre-order

Monday, September 19, 2011 0:05 No Comments

Best Buy has begun taking pre-orders for an 8.9-inch version of Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Tab. According to the product listing on Best Buy, the new version of Samsung’s ever growing tablet line has a 1280×800 TFT display, Android 3.1, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in memory. There’s also front (2 MP) and rear (3 MP) cameras with auto-focus and LED flash, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth. The product is listed for $470. Another model with the same specs but with 32 GB instead of 16 GB is $570. The new version of the Galaxy Tab was first unveiled at the CTIA wireless trade show in March, and complements the existing 10.1-inch and 7-inch versions. The product listings on B

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Google Propeller – a social news app for Android Honeycomb tablets as well as the iPad

Saturday, September 17, 2011 13:21 1 Comment

Google is hard at work creating a new way for you to view and share the latest goings-on in current events. Reportedly called Google Propeller, the new digital news platform is being developed for Android Honeycomb tablets as well as the iPad. It will revolutionize the way users interact with the daily news. At least that’s what Google wants to believe. A report on Allthingsd.com called it a “Flipboard killer,” referring to the social news platform that launched last year. Flipboard has been downloaded 3.5 million times and has received more than $60 million in venture capital from some of the top players in the industry. The app allows users to “flip” through

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HTC going to release Jetstream LTE/HSPA+ Android Tablet for AT&T

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 0:05 No Comments

HTC is going to release the Jetstream, its first tablet running the tablet-oriented Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS. Exclusive to AT&T customers, the Jetstream supports LTE/HSPA+ 4G network and is available for $699.99 with a new two-year contract. The tablet is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8260 SnapDragon 1.5GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM. The HTC Jetstream sports a 10.1-inch WXGA 1280×800 touchscreen, a 8 Megapixel main camera with dual LED flash and a 1.3 Megapixel front camera. The device runs Android 3.1 with the HTC Sense UX and supports Adobe Flash player. It supports Full HD 1080p video playback and recording and offers HDMI output. Users can use HTC Scribe, an optional digital p

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Starbucks mobile payment comes to Android

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 23:23 No Comments

More than a year after Starbucks introduced the ability to pay for coffee with your iPhone, Android is getting in on the action. The java chain has just released the official Starbucks app for Android. The main point of the app is to link a credit card or Starbucks gift card to the device. Then, when you swing by for your latte or frappuccino, just load up the app and hand the phone to the cashier. It will present a special barcode that, when scanned, automatically deducts the funds from your linked gift card. Every Starbucks location in the US is equipped with special barcode readers designed specifically for the app. The way the app works is, instead of actually charging your credit

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