If there’s one thing that the Android community can’t get enough of, it’s Twitter applications. A new Twitter application launches about once per month, each one bringing more features and faster updates than the previous, driving competition to an all time high. Recognized studio OneLouder brings us their new look into Twitter, and how they want discovery, live feeds, and the breakdown into categories to be the new norm. [Read more...]
Amazon Wireless has quite the deal for the HTC Thunderbolt going on right now- you can go to their site and get the Thunderbolt for just one cent.
There’s a commitment involved of course. You have to sign up for a two year contract with Verizon, which could be a deal breaker for some. But if you were already thinking of making the switch, there’s no better time than now when getting the $250 retail price waived for your new phone is an option.
The HTC Thunderbolt is on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and runs Android 2.2 Froyo; it’s got a 4.3 inch TFT display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, 8MP rear facing camera with a 1.3MP front camera, and 8GB built-in storage.
If this new deal has caught your attention, you can grab this phone for practically nothing here.
The wait for Android users to get Hulu Plus has been a long one. But it’s finally here- for some. The application is currently available for download, but if you’re not the owner of any of the following six phones, your patience will be pushed further:
-Motorola Droid X
-Motorola Droid II
-HTC Inspire 4G
If you’re fortunate enough to have one of the lucky six, you can enjoy the Hulu Plus experience- streaming TV shows and movies- for $7.99-per-month (with the first month free for new customers).
Hulu says their service will be available for more devices in the future.
Last week we introduced Netflix’s new Android Application which can let you stream, search, and adjust your queue; however the application is only available for certain phones at the moment which severely limits Android users to ability to completely enjoy their subscription. Thanks to XDA, there’s a possibility that it will work on your phone!
XDA users skyjedi and ften have posted a forum topic with a hacked Netflix application which removes the device check feature to open it to a much wider variety of phones. All though this is not guaranteed to work for all devices, it is possible that it can work on yours. Some users have replied to the topic saying their phones (SGS II, Incredible, Aria, etc) all now are able to use the application. Depending on the version of Android and the phone you are using you can expect different results, but might as well try it out if you have a subscription and not an “officially” supported phone. Head on over to the XDA thread here to download the .apk files and get information on tested devices using this hack.
Well you might not have to wait much longer, a few days ago Netflix introduced their new Android application so you can enjoy your streaming movies and TV shows now from any location. The application brings the same Netflix you know and love straight to your device: you can watch as often as you want, resume where you left off on another device, or just browse and manage movies right from your device. Unfortunately, the app is currently only available on 5 phones, 4 of them from HTC: Incredible, Nexus One, Evo 4G, G2, and Samsung Nexus S. If you own one of these devices and want to try out the app, Netflix is offering a 1-month free membership to former members and first time subscribers.
1-month free Netflix membership offer is available to first time and certain former members and cannot be combined with any other offer. Internet access and valid payment method are required to redeem offer. Netflix will begin to bill your payment method for the Netflix membership fee at the end of the free month unless you cancel prior to the end of the first month. Your Netflix membership is a month-to-month subscription that you can cancel at any time. Go to “Your Account” on the Netflix website for cancellation instructions. No refund or credit for partial monthly subscription periods. The Netflix service is only available in the country where you originally signed up. A device that streams from Netflix (manufactured and sold separately) and broadband Internet connection are required to watch instantly. For complete terms and conditions, please visit http:/www.netflix.com/TermsOfUse.
Hopefully this release is just a introduction to many other devices that will be supported. If you own one of the currently supported devices, why not head on over to the Netflix website and the Android Market and give it a shot? Considering it’s a free trial. If you want to read some more information on the release, check out Netflix’s official blog here.
The eagerly awaited 2.3.4 update for your Nexus One will include a few optimizations, battery life improvements, bug fixes, and, drum roll please, still no voice or video chat included in your Google Talk! Unfortunately the update will not be including the video and voice chat that was so anticipated on the 2.3.4 update. Not enabling the video chat due to the lack of a front-facing camera is acceptable, but not allowing a voice chat option over Google Talk is a little disappointing to say the least; however, the update will include fixes for the not so noticeable Wi-Fi and 3G statusbar icons issues, or the quite evident random phone reboot (which are both claimed to have been fixed in the update). Hopefully they will release an update in the future to unlock the use of the rear camera in Google Talk, or you can hit up one of the many video chatting applications in the market. The official update is available for download here from Android Central and includes the instructions to install it if you do not feel like waiting for the Over-The-Air release to come to your device.