Android Honeycomb already looks pretty darn good on a tablet, but it can now look so much better. There are new downloadable HD widgets designed for Android and purchasable from the Marketplace that will make your desktop look so much better than it did before - given that you own a Honeycomb tablet. The HD widgets and wallpapers are crisp, clear and as stated, in high definition and judging by the above picture, looks fantastic. In fact, you may even remember it from the Vortex Galaxy Live wallpaper blog we did a while back. Check out more about them after the break. The screenshot above shows another example of the many options you can choose from which ranges in colour, size, background, clock type and many more customizable features for your personal preference. There are even
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A sneaky Android malware has recently been caught by a team from Trend Mirco, which discovered that the malware - called ANDROIDOS_NICKISPY.C. - was gallivanting around under the guise of a Google++ app. Now you may have already noticed something off about the mask - Google's social network is actually Google+, not ++, but still it can be easily overlooked and therefor can find its way onto your Android smartphone. Find out what the malware does to your device after the break. The naughty malware automatically loads after you've downloaded and booted up your phone. It is then capable of automatically making and receive phone calls. It also runs several services that can monitor your emails, phone calls, locate your current location and can also steal your email and and other con
Cory over at Android Community has come across this snazzy live wallpaper which seems to have won him over - and we can certainly see why. With a nice, vibrant range of colours, it's soothing to look at on your tablet. We've already put it on one of our tablets here and it's actually pretty cool. Scratch that. Ultra cool. Check it out on the Android Market - video of the wallpaper in action on a Galaxy Tab 10.1 after the break. via androidcommunity
Netflix has yet again found its way onto another Android tablet - the Teclast T760 - and is seen to be working well and dandy thanks to Mp4Nation forum mod, Rowwor. The movie renting app has now been seen to work on the the NOVO8 by fellow forum mod D2K, and on the Nationite MIDnite again by Rowwor. Netflix was able to run on the T760 on its stock firmware, and performs all in all impressively according to Rowwor. Check out the thread complete with images of Netflix running on the T760 here.
Swype is so far the leading keyboard software on the Android platform, with many others trying to take the crown but with Skype remaining with the crown still on its head. Well TouchPal has stepped up to the plate and is having a go at gaining your vote as the best Android keyboard. Find out what it has to offer after the break. The company behind TouchPal announced their return on their Twitter page, as well as a promo video showing off the functionality of their latest development: the TouchPal keyboard. As you would imagine, its similar to Swype - it uses a similar trace input method, as well as a similar predictive text input to SwiftKey, and a keyboard-less interface that looks something like what we use to scribble with stylus' on. In other words, it looks pretty darn good.
Mp4Nation mod Dragon2Knight has had his fair share of anguish with getting Netflix up and running on a China tablet. He's finally slayed the problem and has managed to get the movie-renting app working on the Ainol NOVO8! The NOVO8 he was using had the original ROM, version 110627. All he had to do was download Netflix from the marketplace - install - run - presto: Netflix on the NOVO8. Give it a go for yourself if you're a NOVO8 owner. Don't forget to share your thoughts or questions on our forum site thread here!
It's all there in the title! Google's Android MarketPlace, a competing app source to other online marketplaces such as Apple's app store has been upgraded to now offer video rentals, as well as downloadable books - a warm and welcoming addition for most Android users out there. The new marketplace, updated via OTA will be available for Android version 2.2 (FroYo) and higher. Renting movies from the market place for US users can start from a meager USD$1.99, and will obviously save on internal storage. Plus, with the growing number of Android tablets and their large screens, video watching is becoming all the more popular. The same should be said for reading books... sigh. via ubegizmo
Lord knows how long I've spent on Google Maps, visiting holiday destination, trespassing into people's back yards, visiting overseas friend's neighborhoods and even traveling from home to work on a Sunday! Hours of fun spent on street mode, not to mention it has its practical uses. Well if you're as sad as me, you'll revel in the recent news of the latest Google Maps version - Google Maps 5.5 - being released by the major company for their Android operating system. The updated app brings in features like 'check in' and 'rate and review' buttons on the Places page that makes it easier for you to... well, check in, rate and review. The update also lets you edit your home/work address for Latitude and has redesigned transit stations, making public transportation traveling that much easier
People attending the Google I/O may have been paying most of their attention to the announcement of Google's Chrome and all that comes with, but Google also revealed another little gem worth noticing: the improved version of the Android Marketplace for web, tablet and phone - now up and running. The main focus of the newer version is to make app searching easier, as well as discovering new apps which brings it up to par with the easy Amazon and Apple app stores. Find out what the improved version brings after the break. The update includes having country specific top app charts - these 'tops' include genres such as top grossing, top free, top new paid, etc. There is also an Editor's Choice list - a list of apps specially chosen by the Marketplace staff that ranges in apps from Pro
Easter's nearly here, but the next installment of Rovio's immensely popular Angry Birds Seasons has come a few days early on Android Market: Easter edition. Get ready for 15 new Spring-themed levels, chocolate, bunnies and Golden Eggs. Have a look at the trailer after the break. via androidcommunity