Android Police

Apps/Games

...

Flash Beta To Hit Android Devices In May, Require Froyo? We Have The Beta Sign-Up Links!

If Twitter and a few online forum posts are to be believed, Adobe had some interesting things to say about Flash hitting Android yesterday at FlashCamp, a mini-conference for developers held at Adobe's San Francisco offices.

Details are still somewhat sparse, as we're piecing them together from various sources around the web, but it appears that Adobe not only raffled off a Nexus One and demoed a few flash games on Android, but they also announced that Flash would run exclusively on Froyo builds and higher, and that both Froyo and Flash would be released in May.

Read More
...

Detailed Mega Review Of Android 2.1 On Our HTC Hero - Discover All The New Features (With Lots Of Screenshots)

Introduction

Us, Hero owners, have been waiting for an OS upgrade for a loooooong time, since the phone got released last October with Android 1.5.

At first, we were hoping for 1.6, then 2.0, and finally 2.1 was promised ("Totally for real this time, yo" - said Sprint and HTC but we saw nothing).

Other phones kept getting 2.1 upgrades but our favorite Hero saw only promises after promises with release dates pushed further and further back.

Read More
...

Twitter Confirms Official Twitter App Coming To Android

After last week's acquisition of Tweetie by Twitter itself, we've been kind of expecting this, and now it's official: Twitter is going to have an official Android application.

@ev, Evan Williams, Twitter's CEO made the announcement today at the company's first ever developer conference, called Chirp. He didn't specify whether the official app would be a ported version of Tweetie or a brand new application, or whether Tweetie developers would be involved in its development.

Read More
...

C&D Orders Flying In A Firemint VS StickyCoding Conflict Over "Flying Aces"

Recent iPhone Game of the Year (Pocket Gamers) winner Firemint, who won with their game Flight Control, issued a C&D Order to StickyCoding in regards to their game, Flying Aces.

Here is the quick version of what's going on, according to ThisAndroidLife: Firemint has issued a C&D Order to StickyCoding to immediately stop sales of their game, Flying Aces, because it's 'strikingly similar' to their game, Flight Control.

The Questions

StickyCoding claims they have not used any part of Firemint's coding, graphics, or overall assets from Flight Control.

Read More
...

Netflix Coming To Android

Well, this is certainly promising news! According to this official Netlifx job posting they’re looking for:

“a great engineer to help us build Instant Streaming client implementations on Android devices.”

Oh yes, you read it correctly, we have official word that Netflix will be coming to an Android device near you.

I’m an avid Netflix user and use their Watch Instantly service at least a few times a week on the Xbox 360 – in fact, their service was more or less single handedly responsible for my decision to cancel cable television.

Read More
...

Roundup: Five Android Games Everyone Should Try

If you haven’t done much gaming on your Android phone, here are a few titles to get you started (yeah, I'm not much for introductions apparently)…

Replica Island (Free)

Replica Island is a great, retro game that will keep you entertained for hours. Not only is it available for every device running Android 1.5 and above, but it’s also free.

Guiding your Android through all 40 levels, you must find a mysterious object called The Source in the middle of an island which is protected by all sorts of strange creatures that you must defeat before the Rokudou Corporation beats you to it!

Read More
...

Foursquare May Walk Away From $100 Million - Are They Crazy Or Thinking Big?

Foursquare, whose check-in software has become widely popular by Android users all over and is only second to Gowalla, may very well be turning down a buyout offer by Yahoo Inc. for a rumored $100 million dollars. Are they holding out for more money or being gun-ho developers protecting their baby?

Is $100 Million A Lot?

When you compare $100 million to the previous offers other up-and-coming websites with explosive growth have gotten in regards to buyouts, it is actually on the low side.

Read More
...

This Is Exactly What The Problem Is With Android Application Count - Google Needs To Fix It *Now*

Two weeks ago we broke the story about a big milestone for Google: 40,000 applications were now available for the Android operating system, at least according to AndroLib which tracks Android applications across several app markets, including the main Android Market.

Google's Application Approval Policies

However, there has been increasing criticism of Google's poor handling of application publishing due to relaxed restrictions and lenient app approval policies. On the other end of the spectrum, Apple has gotten a plethora of bad press about their own overly harsh and oftentimes subjective process.

Read More
...

Android Market Hits Another Milestone - Now Serving 40,000 Applications

The Android Marketplace counts over 40,000 applications and games as of today, at least according to the online Android Market tracker AndroLib.

Android Market hits 40k apps

This number is not inflated in any way by counting application updates - AndroLib includes only separate programs in the total.

A useful statistics page provides some insight into the daily growth for the curious.

At the pace the Marketplace is growing at the moment, it will reach 100,000 applications by sometime in September, as our math geek Artem reported yesterday.

Read More
...

Skype Mobile Launches Exclusively On Verizon, Does Not Work On WiFi, Makes Non-Verizon Users Irked

As promised, today at CTIA Wireless 2010 Skype launched its Skype Mobile application, available on select Verizon phones (Blackberry and all of Verizon's Android lineup - Droid, Droid Eris, Devour) because of an exclusive deal between the two companies.

image

Features

Here are the features of the new application:

  • make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype contact around the globe
  • send and receive unlimited instant messages with other Skype users
  • manage the Skype contact list directly from the mobile application
  • call international phone numbers at competitive Skype calling rates

Skype Mobile promises to have an Always-On capability, so that you can be permanently logged in, similar to the Google Chat application that comes with every Android phone.

Read More
Page 1,405 of 1,406«First...10...1,4021,4031,4041,4051,406