Thursday, March 31, 2011

SPB releases 3D interface for Android.

I wonder what took them so long to port SPB Shell to Android. First there was SPB Shell for Windows Mobile. Now with Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is exerting a firm grip on the interface that prevents third party and even device manufacturers to port their own UI to the platform. It is quite logical to see SPB port the Shell to Android. So, if you're tired of HTC Sense or the default Android UI, shell out $14.95 to purchase SPB Shell 3D and embellish your beloved Android phone

"SPB Shell 3D is a successor of the SPB Mobile Shell product line. The SPB Mobile Shell series is the most awarded mobile UI solution available on the market today. It has been publicly recognized as the number one best-selling mobile UI application across all smartphone platforms for the past 4 years. SPB Mobile Shell has also been successful among mobile carriers and OEMs, and has been deployed by over 15 device manufacturers and carriers, including Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, and O2."

Read the full press release here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flash Player 10.2 for Android 2.2 & 2.3 released; in beta for HoneyComb.

What can I say besides just head over to Android Market to download.

"Bring the FULL web to your device with Flash Player- videos, games, apps & more
Flash Player enables a FULL web browsing experience.
NOTE: This is a finished production quality release for Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices and a BETA release for Android 3.0.1+ tablets. Please check with your device manufacturer or carrier to ensure you have the latest firmware update for your device.
Flash Player delivers access to your favorite web videos, games and interactive content. Flash Player on your device gives you:
• The freedom to access the same rich web content you experience on a desktop PC from your mobile device - anywhere, anytime;
• Uncompromised browsing without ‘empty boxes’ on web pages.
For optimal performance and the most immersive experience on Android 3.0.1+ tablets, view Flash Player delivered content in full screen by using the menu buttons provided by content providers, or by tapping content once followed by a long tap to bring down a button in the upper left corner which can be tapped to enable full screen mode."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Facebook for Android gets updated.

Besides the bug fixes, version 1.5.2 has some new features for Android users:

  • Added the ability to upload photos to friend's Wall.
  • Upload photos to groups.
  • Photos will always upload with the correct orientation.
  • Improvements to landscape mode.
  • Improved security using SSL.
  • Various bug fixes.
Of course, the Facebook app is available free for download on Android Market.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Free: New episode of Angry Birds for St. Patricks Day.

On March 17, Angry birds will show us their Irish side in a new episode to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. On that occasion, the green pigs will wear green hats while the birds will continue doing what they do best in the game. The preview trailer shows no major change in the graphics except for the St. Patrick's theme of course. This edition is called " Go Green, Get lucky" and will be a free update for IOS, Android, WebOS and Symbian. Watch for the update notification on your device, March 17 is just about a week away.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Opera partners with Appia to launch Opera Mobile Store.

Oslo, Norway - March 8, 2011 - Opera Software, the leading provider of mobile browsers around the world, today announced that the Opera Mobile Store is now open and available at This storefront is a featured Speed Dial link in the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers, which makes the storefront immediately accessible by more than 100 million people who use an Opera browser on their mobile phones. The Opera Mobile Store has been built and delivered through a strategic partnership with Appia, the leading provider of open application marketplace technology. The Opera Mobile Store offers both free and paid applications for virtually any mobile platform and device.
The Opera Mobile Store is available to Opera users and users of other mobile browsers, on all popular mobile phone platforms in more than 200 countries. The Opera Mobile Store uses Appia's storefront commerce technology and leverages a wide catalog of applications for phones with Java, Symbian, BlackBerry and Android operating systems. The storefront experience is customized to each user's phone, providing a tailored catalog based on the phone's operating system, local language and currency.
The launch of the Opera Mobile Store supports Opera's core belief in an open, cross-platform mobile Internet experience by providing Opera users with an integrated storefront of mobile applications," said Mahi de Silva, EVP, Consumer Mobile, Opera Software. "Our partnership with Appia delivers to all Opera Mobile and Opera Mini users easy access to a wide variety of great content, on any device, all over the world."
To support the Opera Mobile Store, Opera Software has also launched the Opera Publisher Portal, providing developers with an easy way to get their applications on to the Opera Mobile Store and in front of millions of Opera users every month. In its pre-launch state, the Opera Mobile Store attracted more than 15 million users in February, from 200 countries, achieving more than 700,000 downloads per day. These metrics establish the Opera Mobile Store as a top 10 mobile application store around the world.
"The Opera Mobile Store presents a remarkable opportunity for mobile application developers to distribute localized content through a single, far-reaching marketplace," said Jud Bowman, CEO of Appia. "Appia is thrilled to partner with Opera to deliver an incredible storefront of applications to Opera users and beyond."