Popular home entertainment equipment manufacturer Onkyo is set to release its own Android app next month that will allow owners of any 2011 model network A/V receiver to wirelessly control them directly from their Android-powered smartphone. Using a wireless network as its means of connection, the app will also allow users to stream media stored locally on their Android phone, control the volume, select an input source, and more.
An exact release date hasn't be announced as of yet, only that it will be "available in August."
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As if Amazon hasn't already helped make our mobile life easy enough, today it released AmazonFresh for Android into the Market. If you've never heard of AmazonFresh you're not alone, as I hadn't either. As it turns out, it's Amazon's take on grocery shopping, complete with fresh produce and home delivery.
The Android app looks to be a key companion to the website, offering many of the same features, including complete grocery listings, doorstep and attended home delivery, past purchase access, barcode search, order placement, and the ability to edit an order prior to delivery. Read More
Timed with the release of its newest blockbuster movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Entertainment is also pushing on the mobile front with the introduction of a surprisingly well done action game and, separately, a live wallpaper.
The live wallpaper, which displays the infamous unbreakable shield which deflects bullets left and right, is free in the Market (see the widget towards the bottom).
The game, naturally, features Captain America on a mission to stop Red Skull and mow down all the HYDRA soldiers in his sight along the way. Read More
Just a week after shedding its beta status, the ever-popular keyboard SwiftKey X is being featured in the Amazon Appstore as the free app of the day, down from its usual $3.99 price. If you've never used the beta, SwiftKey X has a few great features that distinguish it from many other alternative keyboards:
- Improved word prediction using TouchType's Fluency Prediction Engine
- Personalization Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, and SMS
- "Precise" and "Rapid" typing styles
- Supports multiple languages simultaneously
This is actually the second time one of TouchType's apps have been featured on the Appstore, the first being the original SwiftKey a few months back, so there's hope for tablet owners that SwiftKey Tablet X may be featured soon as well. Read More
UK based news publication The Economist released its official Android app into the Market today, bringing all of the features of the magazine to your handset. This app differs a bit from other publication based apps, as the download is free, and offers free access to editor's highlights - no subscription required. Naturally, if you are already a subscriber, you can access full cover-to-cover versions of the magazine, download them for offline viewing, switch between reading and listening, and access/download pervious issues. Read More
Before I begin, let's please drop the pretense. This is the internet and nobody knows who you are, so don't sit there and pretend that you don't miss Winnie the Pooh, because EVERYONE misses Winnie the Pooh!
You probably already know this, but a new Winnie the Pooh was just released in the States , so Disney has released an Android application to promote the film and delight your kids - and you - at the same time. Read More
We're all used to using our phones to spend money. Whether you're buying the latest game, a cool app or an additional purchase within an app, smartphones cost us lots of money. It's pretty refreshing, then, to see Zoho: an application which helps you make money from your phone by invoicing clients on the move.
Zoho is a cloud based service which offers its users lots of tools such as business email, customer tracking, and document collaboration. Read More
The Beer Pong HD crew have really outdone themselves this go around: they added an Android Police table, complete with cop and villain! Have a look:
If you don't already have it installed, head over to the Android Market and get it!
- Improved performance
- Improved graphical quality (icon, tables and cups)
- Added "Table of the Month" feature.