Tag Archives: Android

Angry Birds Rio available in the Android market now!

If you have played the previous versions of the Angry Birds Rio game, then you would be happy to know that the game is now available in Android market.

The catch with that is; you don’t have to play the $1 to play it! Also, they have added new episodes all the way throughout 2011. The paid version is exclusive to the Amazon appstore, but those who get the game via the Android market will be able to opt-out of the advertising.

AVG ANTIVIRUSFREE for Android users

Good news for Android users as AVG has recently announced their ANTIVIRUSfree software app which aims at providing protection to phones as well as tablets.

Be it apps, e-mails or media, this app can scan everything in no time. The product also comes with a remote wipe feature so as to safeguard data in case the device get stolen. Also, AVG is offering a Pro version and a back up utility that will come online soon.

Apple officially claimed its working on gesture-based lockscreen for iOS

We knew it was coming up and today, Apple intelligence officially claimed that it is working on a new Android like gestures based lock screen for its next major version of iOS. The new feature works by having the user set up a definite pattern and in order to access the phone, the same pattern has to be entered instead of the usual password or passcode. The new type of lock screen is already being tested by 9to5 mac.


Because of the fact that the new lockscreen style looks absolutely identical to Android’s interface, there is no official word from Apple if it is planning to push this new feature in the next iOS update or in the future. There are also rumours that Apple might incorporate it in the upcoming iOS 5.

Motorola Xoom now available at Verizon. Go get it!

There is good news for people who have been waiting for the official release of Motorola XOOM Google Android Honeycomb based tablet. Xoom is the world’s first tablet powered by Android and it has been awarded “Best of Show” winner at CES 2011.

The key features of Verizon Motorola Xoom are:

  • Get a fully immersive viewing experience with a 10.1 inch high definition display
  • Offers the best of multi-media with a powerful desktop like browser
  • Can easily be upgradable to 4G LTE in Q2 2011 without paying additional costs for the same
  • Lets you enjoy true multi-tasking as one can view all 5 home screen panels, app shortcuts, widgets, wallpapers and lots more in one place
  • Equipped with 1 Ghz dual-core processor and comes with a multi-touch holographic interface with a sleek 3D experience
  • Comes with a 5MP dual camera and enjoy video chat with friends using the 2MP front-facing camera

The Motorola Xoom is now available for purchase at Verizon. As far as the customers who have pre-ordered the device will be able to pick the device at Best Buy stores.  The very stylish Xoom is available for $599.99 on a new two-year service agreement while it can be purchased for $799.99 without a service contract. Best still, the 3G data service is starting at $20 per month for 1GB mobile data acccess.

HTC mobile phones in 2011- HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook phones

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook phones are the two new smashing smartphones added by HTC to their Android based smartphone lineup. The good news is both the smartphones have been designed especially for people who love social networking activities to the core. There is always something special about HTC phones which drive me crazy and this time too, they have added a Facebook button for one touch access to almost all the Facebook services in a go!

Before you get your hands on this device, let’s have a look at the technical specifications of the HTC ChaCha:

  • 600 Mhz processor
  • 5 mega-pixel rear camera with auto-focus supported by LED flash
  • GPS, Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth enabled
  • Internal memory is 512 MB and it supports upto 32 GB of microSD memory card
  • Runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating systems
  • Has an 2.6 inch TFT touchscreen with 480×320 resolutions

The key features of HTC Salsa Facebook are:

  • 600 Mhz processor
  • 5 mega-pixel rear camera with auto-focus supported by LED flash
  • GPS, Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth enabled
  • Internal memory is 512 MB and it supports up to 32 GB microSD memory card
  • Runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating systems
  • Has an 3.4 inch TFT touchscreen with 480×320 resolutions

The pricing details are yet to be announced and both the smartphones are expected to reach the masses across Asian and European markets in the second quarter of 2011.

Motorola ATRIX 4G- the future of mobile computing

If you love that get-ahead technology then the world’s most powerful smartphone, the revolutionary Motorola ATRIX 4G will amaze you with its power of carrying mobile computing inside your pocket. It runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and AT&T’s first dual-core processor in an Android phone. It also supports Adobe Flash player to open up all the rich graphics and animations with amazing quality. People in the tech industry have been talking about introducing something like this for years and truly, I had no idea how close we were to this idea of becoming a reality.

Key features of Motorola ATRIX 4G are:

  • 1GB RAM
  • AT&T hotspot service
  • The ability to record in HD and reply in most multi-media standards
  • Two microphones ensure better audio quality even in the most noisiest environments
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • dual core processor, each at 1 GHz

The most exciting thing which is driving me crazy is that Motorola is introducing two industry leading companion docks for ATRIX 4G:

  1. The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock

It has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse speakers along with an HDMI-compatible monitor for working at your office.

2. The Motorola Laptop Dock

It comes with an 11.6 inch screen, stereo speakers, full keyboard, and the 36 Wh three-cell battery offers up to eight hours of battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. If you wish to experience true mobility at work, you just have to dock your Motorola ATRIX 4G into the back of the Laptop Dock and you’re all set to enjoy mobile computing.