In Brief: 21 other Android-related things value meaningful (December 7)
In Brief is a gathering of notifications, rumors, photos, videos, infographics, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not finish adult with a post of a possess on AndroidGuys. These are things that we still feel are value knowing, even if in a flitting manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. If we have something that we consider is value a discuss on AndroidGuys, be certain to strech out to us around our contact page.
This week facilities Jabra, RadioShack, Kik Messenger, iKnowU, iGlo LED, Rounds, Raiden, Gauli Live Wallpapers, SkyMotion, Qualcomm, DODOCase, and much, many more!
Chat app Kik Messenger recently strike a 30 million purebred users symbol and is signing 100,000 new users per day. Not usually that, they have launched Kik Cards, web-based facilities that are device dubious and go distant over text-based communication.
Enter a gates to a whole new wonderland! Drawn into a dangerous universe of Vanster, it’s time for Pina and her friendly dragon Purumi to save a day in their possess darling adventure! Featuring a lovable account diversion play, Lumigon offers a shining story presence mode with it’s possess rival charm!
Looking for a video discuss choice to Skype, Google+, or Qik? Check out Rounds, a newly ported app accessible for giveaway in a Google Play Store. It connects to Facebook, lets we pull pictures, share, and all sorts of smashing stuff. No consternation it has some-more than 6 million users.
What happens when we mix complicated building invulnerability with authorized sci-fi real-time plan games? You finish adult with Total Defense 3D, a beautiful new diversion with some-more than 20 missions and 3 problems levels. Oh, and it’s free.
Sprint wants to make it easier on relatives who are deliberation a smartphone for their children so they combined Sprint Guardian. The giveaway app should yield assent of mind for those who worry about what their children are doing and where they are going with a smartphone.
The Jabra Solemate, a Bluetooth orator that we unequivocally loved, is accessible during Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com for a reduced cost of $159.99. Available in black or white, it’s a ideal approach to piquancy adult your holiday parties!
Android developers looking to write apps for set-top boxes competence wish to check out a beam over during XBMCAndroid. It’s a extensive review to be sure, however it is impossibly detailed. Note that a educational is created privately for a Pivos XIOS DS set tip box, though from Step 29 on, it’s flattering many a same for any Android device. Learn how to use XBMC with hardware acceleration until it is strictly expelled in a few months.
DotEmu recently expelled a latest retro game, Raiden Legacy on Android and iOS. Fans of a classical array will suffer a $4.99 diversion as it is a gathering of all 4 titles in a arcade series: Raiden, Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, and Raiden Fighters Jet.
Growing sleepy of a customary keyboard choice with your Android device? Want to shake things adult a bit? Maybe you’ll like a app Tyype that promises to let users “fully control a cursor and write/edit texts faster, improved and some-more precisely.” What is opposite about it? It adds a touchpad underneath your keyboard and recognizes gestures such as cut/copy/paste, skipping, highlighting text, and more. Free version lets we use it for 5 days and a paid version is usually $1.58
The group over during Gauli have a new Christmas-based live wallpaper that we consider you’ll unequivocally dig. It’s called Paris Winter and it’s a reversion to days left by in a regretful city. Plenty of animations, pointy colors, and a dark Santa make this one a must-have app.
Winter has come to Paris. The sleet is descending on a roofs of a aged city and a neon colors are personification with the lights At the winter night we can select a tone of a sky. With a new hold and pierce underline we can squeeze and pierce items. But suddenly something happens: If we hold a roof of a hotel, it opens a doorway and we can see a figure that rises to a sky full of color. Merry Christmas dear travelers. Welcome to this tiny Paris. An charcterised credentials full of transformation and imagination with traditional animations that have been palm drawn with good detail.
Veho has a new device that aims to assistance users emanate smashing time relapse photos and videos with their Android smartphones. Called a MUVI X-Lapse, it enables adult to 360 grade swiping time-lapse images and facilities both masculine and womanlike customary 1/4 -20 UNC tripod screw threads. This approach we can mountain it on your existent tripod and/or shade in your digital camera.
Sky Motion Research Inc launched a continue widget in Oct that puts copiousness of minute information on a home shade of your Android phone or tablet. Touted as a ‘only widget of a kind’, SkyMotion advises when it will sleet or sleet adult to dual hours in advance, but carrying to run a tangible application. Supporting involuntary plcae detection, it displays continue flood forecasts for some-more than 16 million zones opposite North America (U.S. and Canada).
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. this week announced a span of new chipsets to a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 family of mobile processors. The MSM8226 and MSM8626 chipsets underline quad-core CPUs with reward multimedia and connectivity facilities on high-volume 3G handsets. Details embody a Adreno 305 GPU, 1080p constraint and playback, and adult to a 13 megapixel cameras. Look for these to arrive in handsets and tablets in UMTS, CDMA and TD-SCDMA markets from the second half of 2013, maybe sooner.
The group over during DODOCase have some carrying cases and sleeves for your Android tablets or ereaders. Treat yourself to possibly the DODOcase Durables (sewn Sleeve Collection accessible for a Google Nexus 7 and 10, as good as a Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9) or the DODOcase HARDcover (available for a Google Nexus 7 and 10, as good as a Kindle Fire HD, a Kindle Fire HD 8.9)
- DODOcase Durables - Modern in functionality nonetheless normal in construction and materials. With a virtuoso waxed board exterior, mahogany leather accents, and soothing interior felt lining, this Collection expands DODOcase’s support of crafts from bookbinding to now embody sewing.
- DODOcase HARDcover - Offers a slim, trayless, and book like box featuring an innovative and reusable glue that binds your device in place. Available in an collection of plain exteriors, as good as a classical black extraneous with a choice of 4 tone linings, this multifunctional pattern allows we to use a HARDcover as a mount for typing or examination videos. The enclosed no-slip-clip enables use of roost mode on sharp surfaces and a camera hole is enclosed as well. Personalization options are available.
Tenqa, a association whose Bluetooth headphones (REMXD) we enjoyed progressing this year, has some new and affordable earbuds. Priced during usually $19.99, these Tenqa Bullseyes are accessible in 5 tone options and feature all-aluminum construction, a mic for phone calls, and controls for your audio.
The Papaya Mobile group upheld along a fun, new infographic which shares some mobile insights and trends from this past year. Developers and Android users comparison competence conclude a James Bond-inspired demeanour during how apps are monetizing, what people are buying, and more. Read some-more during a developer blog.
Here’s nonetheless another keyboard choice that competence be your speed. It’s called iKnowU and it promises to know we improved than a other options out there. The app predicts difference and phrases, highlights a keys we will many expected strike next, and completes sentences as we type. The some-more we use it, a some-more it learns you. Available in free 30-day trial or $1.99 paid version, with a same options for tablets.
Starting Sunday, Dec 9, RadioShack is holding $50 off of a cost of a DROID Incredible 4G LTE and DROID RAZR M on Verizon. New and upgrading business can collect adult a smartphones for $49.99 during their internal RadioShack starting this weekend. The special graduation will final until 12/15 for a DROID RAZR M and 12/29 for a DROID Incredible 4G LTE.
The iGO group this week announced a launch of a new unstable battery line for smartphones and tablets alike. Depending on your bill we can collect adult some extended extract for your favorite Android device. The new array ‘brilliantly embodies a company’s revived pattern philosophy” and ranges in cost from $49.99 (1A USB outlay + 3000mAh Battery) adult to $79.99. (1 x 2.1A and 1 x 1A USB Output + 6100mAh Battery).
The renouned penetrate and condense iOS game, Spell Sword, has done a approach to Android, interjection to Miniclip. Details embody 60 missions and 9 unconstrained arenas of retro graphics, spells, rings, amulets, and other RPG goodness.
Remember that WiFi Controllable LED Light Strip from iGloLEDset [VIDEO]” href=”http://www.androidguys.com/2010/12/21/androidpowered-wifi-controllable-led-light-strip-igloledset-video/”iGlo LED light strip we reviewed a while back? Well, a group has a new Kickstarter project that needs your help. The idea is to get a some-more affordable 12-volt chronicle of a light frame in a hands of developers and consumers. The stream indication (5-volt) is rather pricey and usually constructed in singular quantities. Get this thing corroborated and you’ll be means to buy a light frame for $99 and unleash your developer ideas all over it. Or, we can do like us and adorn a bureau with it. We’re now lighting things adult like a hulk candy shaft with red and white stripes.