The long awaited Halfbrick endless runner, Jetpack Joyride, has finally found its’ way onto the Google Play Store. Endless runners have spewed out constantly over the years and some say the genre has been pretty much beat to death. Halfbrick is known for producing quality and completely addictive games; their most famous being Fruit Ninja. Has Halfbrick actually brought something new to the table or is this the same endless runner we’ve seen over the years again and again with a different background.
The 2012 – 2013 National Football League season is upon us and here at DroidNerds we’re going to assemble a list of some of the best sports apps on the Play Store. Some of these apps are widely known and others haven’t received the spotlight yet. Either way, these are some of the must have apps if you want to stay on top of your favorite teams and your fantasy teams for this football seasons. The best part is they are all free!
With the news of the old Amazon Kindle Fire selling out, with no new ones being made any time soon we were made to believe that a New Kindle Fire was to be released shortly. Well If you really did you may be right. Above is a leaked picture from The Verge and they say that this is what Amazon will reveal next week. Unfortunately there is not anything detail wise to accompany the picture, but you can see that the custom Amazon skin is present and that a front camera is located at the top. Specs and color variety is still up in the air. [Read more...]
The latest radios for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon have been posted today. RootzWiki member Snow02 has posted a flashable .zip file containing the JRO03O (FF02/FG02) radios. All you have to do is flash it with CWM like any other .zip. Not having 4G locally, we’ve been unable to confirm any real increase in 4G connectivity, but dozens of users on RootzWiki and XDA have reported a dramatic increase in 4G connectivity along with a stronger signal. Users are also reporting a faster switch back over to data from Wi-Fi. You can download these radios below, give it a shot yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section.
If you have been rooting and flashing custom ROMS on Android for any period of time then you’re going to be familiar with the ever popular MIUI ROM. Being one of the most popular ROMs in Gingerbread, it has worked its’ way up over the years and finally found its’ way onto Jelly Bean devices. When I first purchased my Galaxy Nexus I had given MIUI a shot only to be disappointed. It was when MIUI was first ported over to ICS/Galaxy Nexus and I had an experience plagued with bugs. I was flashing ROMs like crazy at the time so I simply switched to something else and MIUI slipped my mind for the coming months. MIUI will never go away for long though, with one of the largest communities for a custom ROM and the popular iOS-esque style interface, MIUI continues to grow and improve daily. After hearing it’s recent build on Jelly Bean I decided to put push my hesitations to the side and give it another shot.
If you listen to music on the internet then you have more than likely used Pandora once or twice. A staple to internet radio, Pandora has been an extremely popular website and also smart phone application. Unfortunately, until today, the app had been sub par to say the least and in my personal experience, extremely buggy at times. After the huge update today Pandora now has a completely new look. Now following the Android UI guidelines, Pandora looks much sleeker and runs much better as well. You will now get to enjoy almost the exact some functionality that you have on the official website. Review, rate and bookmark previously played tracks as well as use the new “I’m tired of this track” feature. Another thing they have added is the ability to look at the lyrics of all the songs you are listening to. Users of the internet radio station should be pleased with the update. Give it a try with the link below and check out our screenshots.
Those of you who just can’t get enough out of your current Samsung Galaxy SIII battery will be pleased to know that PowerSkin has announced they will be selling a case soon for your precious Galaxy SIII. PowerSkin cases, for those of you who don’t know, slide on around your phone and plug into your micro-usb slot. The case itself has a battery built inside of it so energy is pulled from within it first instead of your phone’s battery. The best part about it is that the battery will not hinder your use of NFC. Pre-Orders have gone up for it for $62.99 on the PowerSkin website. Also for any of you who have older Android phones, such as the Galaxy S, Nexus S, or the Thunderbolt can benefit from the current sale they are having and get your very own PowerSkin case for only $19.99.
Get your recipes and kitten pictures ready because Pinterest is finally out for Android! Fans of the picture sharing service have been eagerly awaiting its’ arrival on the Play Store and they will be happy to know that Pinterest is now available. The Play Store has been filled with 3rd party variants of a Pinterest app for quite some time as the young social service grew. Unfortunately, these are pretty terrible and failed to deliver an enjoyable experience. So, that left Pinterest itself to fill the gap.
The years have taken their toll on the EVO 4G, as the processor, screen size, and operating system become dated: but the call for a successor grows stronger. With the original EVO 4G dominating the market of late 2010 and most of 2011, the hype for the successor grew weekly as new devices emerged with dual core processors and superior screens. Nearly a year and a half after the release of the original flagship device, HTC followed through with the announcement and quick release of the EVO 4G LTE only for it to be plagued by various delays. With the EVO landing in customer’s hands early, here’s our take on the new EVO branded device.