Google Galaxy Nexus, the hottest Android phone, just launched at Verizon yesterday is now available to buy in the US for $300 (on contract). Well, we got our hands on the device and took some photos and made a quick hands-on video of the Galaxy Nexus.
Galaxy Nexus is one of the most powerful phones at this time with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on it. It sports a beautiful 4.7-inch Contour display, HD Super AMOLED screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixels camera etc.
PlayStation 3 controllers (Sixaxis and DualShock 3) can now be used on Android phone to play games or just navigate through the phone!
Sixaxis Controller is a paid Android app for rooted phones that allows you to use your PS3 controller with your phone. The best part is, this app is also compatible with PlayStation emulators available in the Android Market.
Facebook has just launched their Facebook Messenger for Mobile, a standalone messaging app for smartphones. According to Mashable, Facebook will be rolling out several new features to its Facebook Chat feature.
Now you can send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message friends using Facebook Messenger for Mobile or anyone in your mobile contacts. This looks more of an approach like WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger etc.
Skype for Android got an update today – a much-needed major update to the Android app. Skype Android app now brings you video-calling across (some) Android devices and a UI overhaul to the app. Skype video-calling was one of the most requested features on the app, and looks like we finally got it today.
Video-calling on Skype for Android is cross-platform. Android to iPhone to PCs to PSPs – everywhere! The new UI is not something to be happy about as it because it is very bloated and slow. You can hardly use it. It’s really nice, but only if the Skype Android team would make it even more better in speed.
Google allow Android users to backup their apps, settings, passwords om their Google account and it restores everything back to how it was when you do a full reset of your phone. However, it never backups up your call logs. To most of you, this may not seems of any importance, but for some, it does.
Android keeps a record of your last 500 calls. There is an app available on the Android Market to help backup and restore your call logs on another phone or after a full reset.
Google+ Android app was released yesterday when Google first took the wraps off Google+. The app is available to some countries only and for most of us living in the ‘other’ countries where the Google+ Android app is not available in the Android Market – I have shared the direct APK file for your Android phone below!
One way to install apps on an Android phone is through the Android Market, but what if you have an APK file and want to install that manually? Android allows you to install third-party apps on your phone, but with a little option that you have to check in Settings.
This is a very basic Android tip, but after going through various Android forums and discussions boards, I found out that many new Android users have no idea of these small tips and trick which, according to us, are a must-do steps after a new or a full reset of an Android phone. I have decided to share basic tips/tricks as well. Now, coming back to the topic.
HTC Flyer – the first tablet from HTC. We got our hands on of these and I must say, it is one solid device. It is a 7-inch Android tablet that has a layer of HTC Sense on it and below that you find Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The size may not be perfect, but it is still better than what we found on the Dell Streak, a 5-inch display. We did a quick hands-on with the tablet and looked around what it has in store for us.
Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most powerful Android phones available right now and is certainly the best one out there if you have been looking for a new Android-powered phone. There are different ways to root the Samsung Galaxy S II, but the easiest one is now available – S2 One-Click Root for the Samsung Galaxy S II.
All the credit for this amazing software goes to “lyriquidperfection” from XDA-Developers. You can now root Samsung Galaxy S II with just one-click, all thanks to S2 Root.