Flyscreen now available for Android

If you want to make your lock screen on your Android device useful for something other than preventing you from hitting buttons accidentally, here is your chance. The developers behind FlyScreen have an Android version available now. The Android version of the program allows the user to install a collection of widgets onto the home screen to allow you to access Twitter, Facebook and others without unlocking your device. The software is only being offered to users of HTC phones with Android 1.5 at this point.

Mobile TV app for Android hits

There have been times when I was stuck somewhere without a TV or anything to do for a while where being able to watch TV on my mobile phone would have been a great thing. Android users can now get an application that allows them to watch mobile TV. The app is called SPB TC and is a subscription free mobile IPTV viewing that turns available digital channels form all over the world into mobile channels. The app has lots of features to make it easy to use as well.

Android at the top in mobile game sales

Mobile phones are becoming very competent and popular mobile gaming platforms. According to the largest third party application store, mobile games were 25% of all apps sold for the first half of 2009. That is a 6% increase from 2008. According to Handango's report, Android was one of the most popular gaming platforms for mobile devices. Games in the Android catalog accounted for a larger percentage of sales than they did in other smartphone catalogs.

T-Mobile Galaxy gets FCC approval

That fantastic source of leaked product information known as the FCC has givien its seal of approval to a new Android handset for T-Mobile. The handset in question is the Samsung Galaxy, otherwise known as the i7500. The i7500 is expected to hit other carriers as well, including Verizon. The FCC approval doesn't point to what carrier will get the phone or when, it simply says that that device was approved. We already know most of the details of the phone including that it has a 3.2-inch touchscreen.

FCC outs Android-powered Archos tablet

You have to love those hacks over at the FCC. They seem to be incapable of not leaking a product ahead of its official announcement as they are testing it for compliance with all the wireless regulations in America. The FCC has become a constant source of information on new products. The latest outing by the FCC is Archos' Android media tablets. The things sure look sexy in the FCC tests. The two Archos tablets are the A5S and the A5H. The A5S is reportedly the version in the picture above.

What will we see at September 10 Motorola event?

All we can do at this point is speculate on what we may see at the September 10 Motorola Android event. What we do know is that Android Community will be there to bring you the low down on what's being shown. Our fellow geeks over at CNET will be at the show too. According to CNET, its sources are pegging the Sholes device as the big announcement with the Éclair Android OS in tow. Another thing we haven't heard much about that CNET figures will be there is Blur.

Augmented traffic app for Android surfaces

One of the new buzzwords in applications for mobile phones floating around is augmented reality. This type of app takes an image seen live form the phones camera and overlays it with directions or other data as an example. A slick new augmented reality app for the Android platform has surfaced called Augmented Traffic Views. The app overlays data on top of live camera view including images from traffic cams and other data. The app will even pop images up from other cameras along the route you are driving.

Pac-Mac clears way for more Namco games on Android

Back in my youth I spent more quarters than I can count in the arcade and more often than not, I spent them playing Pac-Man. Pac-Man is one of the classic arcade games that are still enjoyed by gamers around the world. Namco has offered Pac-Man games on platforms like the iPhone and Android devices already. The company has announced that following Pac-Man, which debuted when the G1 launched, will be more games from the company.

FCC report tips Archos A5S Android Internet Tablet

Archos' Android-based Internet Tablet has been prematurely revealed, courtesy of the company's FCC report.  The device - which resembles their existing Archos 5 PMP, but uses Google's mobile OS - has been confirmed as the Archos A5S (7501), as well as having an untested sibling device, the A5H (7501). The Archos A5S has WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and both an FM receiver and transmitter, together with a touchscreen and - going by the single image of the device powered on, which you can see in the gallery below - a custom UI on top of the standard Android interface.  While the FCC did not test any integrated 3G connectivity option, the (incomplete) user manual does suggest that at least one model will have it; it's been speculated that this could be the differentiating factor of the Archos A5H. There's also a microSD card slot and microUSB ports.  We're expecting the Archos Android MID to be officially announced on September 15th, hopefully with a price that puts it firmly in the "affordable companion device" category. [gallery] [via SlashGear]

T-Mobile enlist celebs to sell myTouch 3G [Video]

The great thing about celebrity adverts is that they presume the general public is too uncertain of its own identity to actually pick a product of their own, and instead need to align themselves with someone famous in order to have self-esteem.  T-Mobile have jumped on that particular bandwagon with the help of Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Jackson and Jessie James, all of whom would like to tell you exactly why they adore the myTouch 3G. It turns out, celebrities are just like you and me.  Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson needs his myTouch 3G to organize his hectic family life, while TV personality and "motorcycle maven" Jessie James is obviously an addicted customizer who apparently sees his smartphone as an extension of his tattoos. Finally, Whoopi doesn't use the myTouch 3G for anything so mundane as researching new material, checking sales of her various books, emailing her agent or the usual Hollywood rubbish; instead she's buying shoes and finding places to eat hot dogs.  Hey, T-Mobile, I eat hot dogs too! This is obviously the smartphone for me. [vms f66dcfc8a3282ac2bf10] [via SlashGear]
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