Category: Software (Android)

Skyfire 2.0 for Android available to download

The beta version of Skyfire 2.0 is now available for Android users. Get it for free from the Android Market and test it out yourself. It features full Flash video integration, a related content icon for exploring video and images from other sites base...

Want Android Apps? Now choose from over 50,000!

Just a couple of weeks ago we told you about the 44,000-odd apps in the Android Market and that, despite the "quality vs quantity" argument, more choice is generally a good thing. Microsoft need to ensure that developers are busy beavering away on Win...

Sirius XM Android app just around the corner

In the US a cool service called Sirius XM exists. I tried it out in Florida in a hire car and it was pretty weird listening to BBC Radio 1 whilst cruising around Disney World. A stereo in your car picks up the signals from the Sirius XM …

Dropbox beta now running, full version almost done

Last month we mentioned the official Dropbox app for Android. It's on the way to a phone near you and, although there is a "read only" web-app on the Market already, we're after this official one with the ability to upload files from your handset to t...

Google Maps Navigation – Now for the UK too

Google Maps appears to have been updated this morning and now, here in an ash-covered Britain, version 4.1.1 should give us the fully-functional Google Maps Navigation. Some users are having to reboot and this is a beta but it does appear that the UK...

Handcent SMS Reviewed

You're almost spoilt for choice when it comes to Android applications. Our regular App Review Show from Tom Ranson is already proving popular and now Chris Pratt is on board with a full written review of the Handcent SMS app. Handcent SMS is a free a...

HTC Sync 2.0.33 now available

So there we are, desperately looking around the HTC website for SOME SIGN of the HTC Hero Android 2.1 / HTC Sense upgrade (hellooooo!!!!) and instead we find this, an updated version of the HTC Sync software. Get this if you've got the HTC Legend, HTC...

Stolen stuff returned with the help of WaveSecure

Here's a very interesting blog post from a computing student in London. It details how Andrew, a computing student from London, located and retrieved his stolen belongings using WaveSecure on his HTC Hero. The app will let you backup and restore your ...

Orange Wednesdays app now out for Android

The Orange Wednesdays app has been around for the iPhone for some time but wait, the Android version is now here too. With Orange Wednesdays you get 2 for 1 cinema vouchers and this app will tell you what's on near you and will let you read reviews, …

Android Apps Catalogue explodes

Every now and then I tend to write a "warning" post and this, I'm afraid, is another one for Microsoft. One of the first came in 2007. I said that

Animal Translator – Now available for Android

Google have once again joined in the April Fools fun with the Animal Translator. It's available for your Android phone right now (although we couldn't find it on handsets running Android 1.5) just do a search for "Translate for Animals" in the Market....

Official BBC Android Apps delayed

Last month the BBC announced that official iPlayer and news / sports apps would be available for Android. This will now be postponed with the BBC Trust deciding to take a look at the business case. The Trust has been urged to block plans to launch a n...

HTC Hero Update – Still a month away?

The much-anticipated upgrade for HTC Hero owners may still be a month away if this Plurk post is to be believed. HTC in Taiwan has now mentioned a date of April 26th, which should signify a roll-out to the rest of the world about the same time. The …

Official Dropbox Android App on the way

Have you used Dropbox ? Put simply it's an online file-store and you get 2GB of space for your files. Login anywhere, grab your stuff, upload some stuff. Done. An official Android client will be coming soon after the guys caved in to a huge amount of ...

Opera Mini 5 Beta 2 for Android – No multitouch though :(

Opera Mini 5 beta 2 is now available to download on your Android device. Head over to m.opera.com/next on your phone or click here. It includes tabbed browsing and a speed dial function for getting your favourite sites in just one click. In our brief ...

The Android App Review Show – Episode 10

Tom Ranson has been cranking out the Android App Review episodes and now, complete with tripod, episode 10 is online. This week Trimble Outdoors have given Tom their Allsport GPS app to review. It's a great app that'll turn your phone into a GPS-enabl...

Official BBC iPlayer app on the way for Android

We've got a few blurry shots on the Twittersphere of Erik Huggers this afternoon promising that an official BBC iPlayer Android app will be available soon. There's no news on Windows Mobile unfortunately, but Blackberry will get an app too. Click the ...

Hey HTC Hero owners – you’re getting the new Sense too

One thing that didn't really get mentioned today was the HTC Hero upgrade. Now, come close, because I need to tell you something important. The HTC Legend is fantastic. We've had a hands-on with it once again today and there's plenty to love about the...

Alcatel OT980 Announced Today

Alcatel are busy at this years MWC event and have announced the OT980 which is a touch screen with slide design featuring a QWERTY keyboard and Android 1.6. A quick hands on with the device just now and although not the best device, you can see Androi...

TweetCaster – An outstanding Twitter client

Have you heard? There's a new Twitter client on the block for Android users and it's already going down a storm across the web. TweetCaster is now available and there's two versions - a free version with an ad at the bottom or the "Pro" version for $4...