- Use their current Sprint phone number as a Google Voice number, enabling all of Voice's awesome features to be utilized without having to create a group on Facebook to give out your new number.
- Allow current Google Voice users to use their Voice number for their Sprint line without having to port the number to Sprint, because, a while ago, they went through the trouble of creating a Facebook group and gave everyone they know their Google Voice number so now nobody has their Sprint number.
While browsing the XOOM xda forum today, I saw this announcement of HoneyReader, a new application built specifically with Honeycomb tablets in mind. Because it doesn't have to support pre-Honeycomb versions of the OS or small-sized phone screens altogether, the authors concentrated on making it a great tablet experience, and I must say, their first take is pretty good.
HoneyReader uses the native to Honeycomb Fragments API that on the surface translates to fluid and flexible UI elements that can divide the screen into separately scrollable independent areas with their own lifecycles. If you're familiar with the CNN app, for example, you know what I'm talking about (I personally think the Fragments API is the greatest thing in Android since...
It's not very often that I get the honor of telling people about a game as awesome as Death Worm. Ah, that sparked your attention, yes? Read on to find out more. But first, some obligatory screenshots:
Death Worm by Playcreek is a new game that has recently been ported from iOS to Android, where you play the part of a giant worm-ish creature set to wreak havoc on everything possible. CJ Lippstreu over at SmartKeitai has done an excellent video review, so I'll let him take it from here:
You can snag this insane worm-on-human slaughterfest for $2.99 in the Android Market, which will get you 45 levels, 2 bonus games, 30 enemy types, and 3 different worms.
We told you about Samsung dropping the source for the Sidekick 4G this morning, and now it's LG's turn to release some code. The lucky winner is... the G2x. That's right, this awesome new beast-of-a-phone has already received ClockwordMod Recovery and now it's about to get even better - as soon as devs get ahold of the source and start cooking up some homebrew Android goodness (CyanogenMod, anyone?).
It's hard to believe they've done in a week what HTC thinks could take 90-120 days of hard work and intensive decision-making!
You can get your hands on the download by going to LG's Open Source Code Distribution Center and searching for "LGP999".
Remember the T-Mobile G2x that came out just two days ago? Well, it looks like the folks over at CellHub are offering an unbelievable deal on this brand new Tegra2 powered device: with a new two-year agreement, you can score this beauty for just $50.
If you have never heard of CellHub, don't stress, because we hadn't either. We decided to do some digging and, come to find out, these guys are most definitely legit, rocking an almost 5-star score on ResellerRatings.
Update: Up to $100 now. Congratulations to those who snagged a $50 G2x. Even at $100, this is still a great deal.
The word on the web today is that Google is in negotiations with Spotify, the European answer to Grooveshark, to partner up on Google's upcoming music streaming project. CNET's source claims that during talks with major record labels, Google did a bit of name dropping and announced that they were hoping to work with the popular European music streaming service, although nobody from either Google or Spotify was available to comment on that rumor.
This isn't the only cloud music company that Google has shown an interest in. Back in May 2010, Google bought Simplify Media, a company that allows users to stream music and photos from their desktop machines to their mobile phones, which was no doubt involved in the interesting preview of the Android music syncing service we were privy to earlier this year.
We've already seen videos and benchmarks of the not-so-well-kept-secret that is the Droid X2, and now we get to see some press shot goodness, along with a little bit of a name change. It turns out that it won't be called the DROID X2, but instead... DROID X². I told you the change was little. So, without further ado, here are the press shots:
That was kind of anticlimactic, wasn't it? Just like all the previous leaks, it looks almost identical to the original DROID X (sans camera button), with a tiny tweak in hue. The similarities stop there, though, because under the hood this beast should be rocking a 1.2GHz Tegra2 Processor and 768MB RAM, fronted by a 4.3 inch qHD display.
It looks like an update for the Blackberry-style DROID Pro has just hit the Verizon update network, which will bring the current software version up to 3.8.7. It's not as exciting as a Gingerbread update would be, but it does bring some welcome bug fixes and UI enhancements.
Also included in this update are several Exchange ActiveSync improvements, like calendar synchronization. The rest of this update consists primarily of bug fixes, a Bluetooth voice recording enhancement, and the addition of Verizon's V CAST Appstore.
According to Motorola's support forums, you should be able to pull this update now by going to Settings>About Phone>System.
Bump, the popular app that lets users share photos, contacts, and apps by simply bumping their phones together has hit the big two-point-oh today. This update brings many enhancements along with it, including a new UI and a nice performance boost.
Not only does it look prettier, but it's more functional as well. The app now stores a complete list of everything that you've sent or received via Bump, including when and where you were at the time of the transaction. This update also allows you to create a connection with specific friends so you can send and receive photos, apps, and messages with each other, even if you're not currently in the phone bumping distance.
Rogers, one of the top Canadian ISPs and carriers, wants you to know that it has some Android phones you can buy. It really-really wants you to know, in the most awesome way I've seen in a while (possibly ever). Have a look at the Android takeover of Rogers.com, which includes a brilliant intro and a landing page packed with Android news, videos, device info, and even a contest.
Alright, enough with this reading business - get to the watching part.