Friday, April 29, 2011

Video chat now on your Android phone.

It's now official, Android phones now supports video calls through Google Talk. A long asked-for feature, you will now be able to initiate a voice or video chat on your phone on the go. Google Talk works over 3G and WiFi. A great feature of the new Google talk is the ability to do something else while still chatting with a friend. Now if you started a video call and need to switch to another app, GTalk will automatically switch the video off and keep the audio on. That's a nice one.

Google Talk with video will initially be pushed out to Nexus S devices and will reach other 2.3+ devices in a near future. Learn more on Google Mobile blog.

Check out how Google Talk works:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fring brings group video calling to Android.

Fring, a Skype competitor, has updated its app to include group video calls. It is now possible to add up to 4 persons to a live voice or video call provided you have a good 3G, 4G or WiFi connection. Fring is completely free and is available on two platforms: Android and iPhone.

Check out the video to see Fring in action:

Download here.

Android finally gets official Google Docs app.

Better late than never. Google finally published a Google Doc app to Android Market that will allow users to create, edit, upload  and share documents from phones running Android 2.1 or later. Of course the app is free for download on Android Market


Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app.
Create, edit, upload and share your docs from your phone with the Google Docs app:
* Designed for Android to save you time finding your docs
* Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds
* Make quick changes to spreadsheets
* View your documents, PDFs, images and more.
* Upload and convert files to the Google Docs format
* Take a photo of printed text and convert it to a Google document
* Share docs with your phone’s contacts

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sony announces two tablets powered by honeycomb.

Sony Corporation today announced to Sony tablets powered by Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb. The two tablets, the S1 and the S2 are optimized "for rich media entertainment" and "ideal for mobile communication and entertainment" respectively. Unfortunately, Sony did not announce the pricing.

The S1 has a 9.4inch screen while the S2 has two 5.5inch displays that can be folded.

 “‘Sony Tablet’ delivers an entertainment experience where users can enjoy cloud-based services on-the-go at any time. We’re aiming to create a new lifestyle by integrating consumer hardware, including ‘Sony Tablet’ with content and network,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, Corporate Executive, SVP, and Deputy President of Consumer Products & Services Group.

Read the full press release here.

S1/S2 Photo Gallery

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter sales: Get EA games for Android for $0.99 only.

That's Easter sales for EA Games on Android Market. Great titles for your  Android phones are being sold over the weekend at discounted prices. Among the games on sale are Monopoly, Tetris, The Sims 3, Need for Speed Shift and more.

Check out  the list of games on sale at

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sudoku for Android updated. $1.99 For a limited time.

Fans of Sudoku and Casino from Astraware? These two games are available for a limited time for just $1.99 each.  Besides the price drop, Sudoku has been rebuilt with Android Native development Kit. As such, there is a noticeable performance gain, improved graphics and some new features.

For more information about Sudoku, go to:

For more information about Casino, go to:

Posted on the go.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Evernote for Android gets "Huge" upgrade.

Version 3 of Evernote comes packed with features into a single release. According to Evernote blog, they’ve added “sharing, organizational features, improved text editing, security options, new views, a revamped widget, and tons more.”

Evernote 3.0 can be downloaded from

Read the full story here 

Watch the new features in action:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Undo certain Gmail actions in your mobile browser.

Sometimes when I'm using Gmail on my phone, I delete a message by mistake or label it incorrectly. Sure I can fish the message out of my Trash or remove the label and apply the correct one, but that takes several steps. Even just a few seconds is usually enough time to catch those annoying mistakes.

Now when you use the Gmail mobile web app, you'll have a small window of opportunity to undo four key actions: archive, delete, add or remove a label, or move a message/conversation.

When you take one of these actions, Gmail displays a yellow bar that recaps what you just did and allows you to undo it.

This bar stays in position even if you move to another screen (e.g. moving to 'Menu' from 'Inbox'). If you don't happen to catch your mistake in time, not to worry: all four actions can still be undone through other means (e.g. you can move a message from Trash back into your Inbox).

Try it out at in the browser of your Android or iOS device.

Posted by Bryan Logan, Software Engineer on Google Mobile Blog.


Monday, April 18, 2011

New Angry Birds - Easter Eggs for Android released.

Rejoice people, Angry Birds Easter version is here with eggs  and rabbit ears aplenty. And, of course, the green dear pigs all set to explode. So whatever the others are saying about your addiction to the game, just grunt and go and grab it on Android Market.

What's New In Version 1.4.0

Spring is upon us and the time is ripe for some chocolate eggs and easter bunnies! So shed the winter gear and get in – Easter Eggs have never been this delicious! If you think St. Patrick’s Day was a blast, well, you ain’t seen nothing yet! This episode will again prove that Angry Birds is the most generous update giver of them all!

New Features in version 1.4.0:

Enjoy and happy Easter.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Angry Birds Seasons - Easter Eggs coming soon.

Check out the trailer:

Sent from my Windows Phone

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HTC releases new Android phone, HTC Sensation.

The new phone sports a 4.3 inch HD screen, a dual core 1.2GHz processor and a 8 mega-pixel camera. The latter shoots HD video in 1080p resolution. Of course, the Sensation runs Gingerbread, Android 2.3.

The Sensation ships with the latest version of HTC Sense and one feature caught my attention here. The new lock screen lets you make phone calls, send emails and...take pictures. Reminds me of a feature on a new mobile OS that lets you snap pictures without waking up the phone.

Watch the video to learn more about the HTC Sensation.

More about HTC Sensation here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Windows Live Messenger client comes to Android.

Microsoft announced the release by Miyowa of an official Windows Live Messenger (WLM) client for the Android platform.  The WLM client is indeed an official messenger app but not developed by Microsoft. Miyowa is apparently a well known company which develops instant messaging apps. It is not the first time I hear about them. In fact they also developed an "official" app for Windows Phone 7.

The application official name is "Messenger by Miyowa". That's how it's listed on both MarketPlace and Android Market. While the app is free, the reviews about it are not great. And I'm still not using it.

Download here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Google Maps 5.3 for Android released; displays location history.

The new version of Google Maps for Android lets you see your Location History Dashboard. How's that helpful you may ask. Well you will be able to keep track of how much time you've spent at home, work or anywhere else on your phone. Worried about privacy? don't, this data is for you only to view and is not published; and can be deleted.

Check out the How To on Google Mobile blog.