Posts tagged Android Market
As I write this post, Google Android Press event is going live and boy am I enjoying it or what. Infact, I urge you to watch it right here. Coming to the point of writing this post. We all knew that Nexus One was voice enabled but didn’t knew that using this phone, you can actually use your voice to compose an email. The sensation doesn’t stop just there. You can also prepare and post your Facebook status updates using voice as your input medium.
Clear Channel has unleashed iheartradio, a radio app for Android powered phones. The streaming radio app prior to this launch was already available for the iPhone and BlackBerry platform and it was only a matter of time before it was announced for the ever growing mobile platform from Google. The app is available for a free download. (Features listed below)
Just when I thought that we won’t be hearing anything more in relation to Google Phone, a walkthrough video has emerged onto the scene that shows the Nexus One running on top of Android 2.1. The 5 minute video shows a number of things from multiple home screens to your very favorite YouTube app. The video also shows the new Android Market in action.
Seesmic has just updated its Android app, more commonly known as Seesmic for Android. Interestingly, this updates comes exactly after one month, since first version of Seesmic for Android was unleashed. The update brings interesting new features which will delight the Android community. Now the app adds support for new features which includes Twitter lists, twitter search, notifications, sharing photos and videos and other stuff. All in all, an update which increases the usefulness of this lovable mobile app.
Remember Facebook for Android ? Yes the app, which was seriously lagging behind the iPhone version of Facebook app in terms of functionality? Guess what, Facebook has decided to change that, as it has introduced an updated Facebook app for Android. One of the disadvantages that original Android version of the famous social networking app brought was that it opened Facebook in a browser to fulfill users’ request for certain options. Well that is no longer the case. (New and missing features listed below)
Ever since the technology world went crazy about the upcoming Google Phone aka Nexus One, we have been doing our best to keep you updated with the latest Android powered phone related interesting developments. Well, we decided to change the theme a bit. Yes, that’s right less words and more images. Shown below is a picture gallery that shows different aspects (main menu, Google Maps interface and more) of this cool looking HTC device. All the credit goes to Engadget for sharing this high quality photo collection.
Almost a month back, Google released Google Maps Navigation. However the downside to it was that, it only targeted Android 2.0 powered devices which certainly includes Droid. Good news for Android 1.6 users, as Google has released the Google Maps Navigation for Android 1.6 platform, and that too just in time for the holiday season. Now Google Maps Navigation can run on the likes of T-Mobile myTouch 3G and G1 and other supported devices.
According to InformationWeek, Google has released native development kit for Android 1.5. Through this release, Google provides Android developers with more ways to create applications for the Android Market. The development will allow developers to create applications which will run directly on the platform, rather than through virtual machine.
Presently, Android apps run in the Dalvik virtual machine, but a few developers see this as a limitation. With the just released Native Development Kit (NDK), app buillders will have more options up their sleeves to create mobile programs.
According to Google, this NDK will assist developers in using data processing and signal processing in a better manner. The development kit also provides a set of tools used to generate native code libraries from C and C++ sources. In addition, one can generate a collection of headers and libraries that will be compatible with all future versions of Android.
Google admitted the fact that the kit contained a few drawbacks and not all developers will be praising it and finding it relevant. Google wrote :
Your application will be more complicated, have reduced compatibility, have no access to framework APIs, and be harder to debug.That said, some applications that have self-contained, CPU-intensive operations that don’t allocate much memory may still benefit from increased performance and the ability to reuse existing code.
This move suggests to many that Google is making an increased effort with a vision to attract developers to its mobile and Linux-based platform. Besides this it has been observed that search engine leader is trying to get developers attention by making its vetting process for the Android Market more open than other competitors.
Get a fast and stable chat experience with eBuddy for Android. Stay online when you need to do something else or when you get a phone call during a chat.
eBuddy for Android will run in the background and will alert you about new messages in the Android status bar. You can also enable sounds or vibration to notify you when you receive new messages. If your internet connection is lost, eBuddy will reconnect you automatically. Now, you will never miss another message from your friends.
With eBuddy for Android you have one single buddy list with all your friends from multiple accounts. Sign in with all accounts at once or select which IM account you want to login automatically.
eBuddy for Android, lets you to easily switch between chat conversations. Just go to the Chats tab for an overview of all your open chats.
Check out the new unique features for ebuddy Android:
eBuddy ID – one login for MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, and ICQ
Free, fast, reliable IM experience
Stay online when you get a call
New message alerts in the Android status bar
Switch easily between chats
Support for emoticons, sound, vibration, and buzzers
Receive offline messages
It is easy for you to manage your buddy list. You can add new buddies and organize your friends in groups or sort them by IM account.
Set your status and personal message to let your friends know where you are and what you are doing.
Also, don’t be afraid to express yourself in your chat. Use emoticons or buzzers to personalize your chat exactly like you want it.
Quickoffice have decided to enter the Android Market. Quickoffice is not available in the Android Market for free. This move comes after Android Market decided to enter the domain of accepting paid applications. Quickoffice is expected to have a price tag of $7.99.
Apparently Quickoffice is the first non free application to join the Android Market. Quickoffice is an interesting and a must buy software since it offers numerous advantages. A few of the advantages are discussed below.
- Open .doc and .xls files from memory card or from Gmail attachments
- Easily Zoom in or out
- Smooth scrolling throughout the application.
- Orientation automatically adjusted based on the sensor
- Text wrapped doc display eliminates left-right scrolls
- Displays all formatting, bulleted and numbered lists, tables and images
- Follows telephone numbers, hyperlinks, and email addresses
- Fast first page view to quickly identify document
- Spreadsheets display in familiar Excel UI
- Resize column and row
- Display cell content with cell and number formatting
- Navigate folders.
- Rename, delete and view file properties.
- Sort file listings by file name, type, size and date modified.
- It is not possible to view Office 2007 documents.
- Editing of documents is not allowed.