Category: Software (Android)

HTC Peep now fixed

OK, we've been following the "on again, off again" HTC Peep problems for some time now. If you've got the new HTC Hero then you'll probably have switched to another Twitter app by now but, according to HTC and our own tests it appears that yes, finall...

Cyanogen isn’t feeling the Google love

Android users may well have heard about the CyanogenMod. It's an optimized and tweaked build of Android based on bits of Donut and some excellent contributions from xda-developers.com. Now, whilst ROM cooking and tweaking has been going on for years w...

HTC Peep problems again?

Hey HTC Hero users. Have you been having problems with HTC Peep of late? Yeah? You're not the only ones. We've seen that "unexpected error" and "force close" far too much of late. Luckily Paul over at MoDaCo has spotted that if you clear the cache it ...

"Official" Facebook app available for Android

The long-awaited Facebook app has now arrived on Android. Available from the Android Market you can now hook up with your online friends and keep in touch on the move. Coming complete with a widget this also includes uploads for pictures and news-feed...

OS Map – Ordnance Survey for Android

We've all seen Google Maps. It's great, sure, but there's many people who'd prefer full OS Mapping. A new Android app simply called "OS Map" will show full Ordnance Survery maps on your phone with fast GPS positioning, smooth panning and custom waypoi...

New Android Market Improvements shown

If you've got an Android phone then you'll no doubt have used the Android Market to get apps and games. There's a stack of free and paid-for apps but, at times, it's a little hard to find the popular or useful ones. Now, with the new version you'll …

All-new Hero Update (2.73.405.5) appears online

For those lucky owners of a HTC Hero there's now the HTC updated ROM available to download at MoDaCo. To install this Generic HTC ROM (version 2.73.405.5) you'll need to stick the recovery image on, copy the updated ZIP file to your SD card and then r...

SPB TV – Now for Android too

We've seen SPB TV on Windows Mobile for some time now. The TV viewer gives you access into stacks of channels from all over the world and it's now available for the Android platform too. There's over a hundred channels in 20 different languages and a...

Layar – Augmented Reality goes into overdrive

Augmented Reality. The words used to wash over me like a cool breeze and I had no idea what people were on about. It's simple enough though - apps boasting this feature simply combine real-world and computer-generated data in real-time to create an in...

Rumoured software update for the Hero ?

We'll admit that this is a bit of hearsay right now, but it's a very interesting bit of hearsay. "Vonn", over at AndroidCommunity.com, says that he's received an email from HTC Customer Care HQ regarding a software update for the HTC Hero. According t...

HTC Hero interface aped – on the iPhone

Well here's a thing. Some dedicated iPhone fans have hacked about with their phones to produce this - the HTC TouchFLO / Sense interface on the popular Apple handset. There's a fair amount of work to get this working but we're guessing it shows just h...

Nimbuzz now also available for Android

Social Messaging client "Nimbuzz" has now been made available for Android. The Android version brings some unique features including a time-sensitive user interface, home-screen notifications, Skype and local social network support, smart buddy list, ...

Free Android Apps I’ve installed

As a Windows Mobile user for several years I've always been interested in installing cool apps. Now, on the Android-powered HTC Hero, I've been diving into the Android Market app-store for great tools and utilities. The Hero, which has just been relea...

Opera browser coming to Android too

Windows Mobile has already been drenched in the Opera browsing goodness and now it looks like Android is getting it too. In an interview the CEO of Opera Software, Jon von Tetzchner stated... "Yes, we are working on an Android version" There's no new...

HTC Sync software gets update

HTC have posted an update to their Sync software for the HTC Hero. HTC Sync will let you sync your Outlook and Outlook Express details with your Hero quickly - including appointments and all your contacts. The software will also let you install third-...

Android Marketplace continues to fill up

We're going to start covering Android news - this won't dilute our existing Windows Mobile coverage and it's merely branching out with additional information for our visitors. Over the next few days we'll be working on improvements to the site so you ...