Google, and experiment with what might or might not have become a half-decent mobile operating system. I certainly remember downloading the SDK, experimenting with it for awhile, and then deciding that it showed promise – but it wasn't there yet. In these early days, Android devices ran Android as Google intended it — from Google's developers, to our handsets. Early devices such as the HTC Dream (aka... Continue readingSome of us remember far back enough to the time — around November 2007 — when Android was first somewhat widely available as a software developers kit you could download from
Kindle Fire was announced, back when some pundits thought it may see the end of Android? They thought that Amazon customising the Android operating system as it was rumoured to do (and in fact, did) would not only irretrievably fork Android, but cause massive splits? Well, that didn't happen. The Kindle Fire was probably not the most revolutionary tablet — in fact it didn't really make a splash in Australia at all — but it probably did do a little for the Android tablet market by giving it a bit more mass-market awareness. Bloggers... Continue readingRemember before the original
The rumour mill has been in full flight over the last month with Amazon expected to announce a Kindle phone at last night's announcement. However it was not to be, instead Amazon announced a number of new additions to the Fire range bringing in the HD 7 and HD 8.9, with the HD 8.9 coming in an LTE version also. The bad news? At this stage they will not make it to Australia, which in turn makes sense as the Amazon Appstore does not work in Australia and the Fire's ecosystem is solely built around... Continue reading
Kobo, purveyors of fine e-book readers, has announced this afternoon that it is releasing an Android 4.0 tablet called, simply, the Arc. The Kobo Arc 7-inch tablet will come in 8GB and 16Gb flavours for (RRP) $249 and $299, respectively. Instead of creating their own, custom build of Android, ala the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Arc will have a standard Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build, with Kobo’s Tapestries widget installed to navigate the Kobo library of books. Kobo says it doesn’t want to get in the way of updates for its Android device, and this is... Continue reading
LG's new Optimus G a little while back. This beast will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip — a quad-core behemoth that runs at 1.5GHz. Not content with just announcing the device, LG have decided to hype up the upcoming release of the Optimus G with a teaser video released on YouTube. You can watch the video below. To recap, the Optimus G will feature the Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 with Adreno 320 GPU, a... Continue readingWe brought you the news about
Samsung Galaxy S III -- it's kinda popular. By "kinda popular", we mean it has sold over 20,000,000 (yes, 20 million) units of the device. To give you an idea of how popular the Galaxy S III is: in almost the same period of time last year, the Galaxy S II had sold only 10 million units. 200,000 Galaxy S III's sold each day worldwide Samsung have come up with what seems like a winning formula for an Android device. Can they pull this same feat off with the... Continue readingYou may have heard of an Android device called the
With amazing graphics and real time 3D fights, this is a brilliant mix of exploration, horde-based combat, boss fights, puzzle solving and much more. You have the options of solo mode or multi-player... Continue readingGameloft have just announced their first game using the Unreal Engine, Wild Blood, is released today on iTunes, and coming soon to the Google Play store! Wild Blood is a third person action game centered around the Legend of Arthur of Camelot. With an original storyline, you'll be taking on the role of Lancelot and facing the legions of hell.
announcement of new Motorola devices wasn't the only thing to come out of Motorola's event today. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google (which owns Motorla), took the stage at the beginning of the event and gave us some new information about Android activations — in short, they're remarkable! Every day that goes by, 1.3 million Android devices are activated. That might sound impressive, but considering this figure was one million at the end of June, things have really... Continue readingThe