Layar is the world’s leading Augmented Reality Platform on mobile. This browser is on a reported 1.6 million Android and iPhone devices. They are now integrating the ability to purchase things from various places that you may find while using the app. Paypal is first payment provider with support for United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. More countries will be supported in the near future. This could prove to be very lucrative for Layar and their publishers.
When SkyFire (the maker of the mobile browser of the same name) picked up Kolbysoft -- who developed the mobile browser called Steel, everyone was wondering what the purchase would bring. A few short months later, and we get to see the fruit of their labor. SkyFire 2.0 has officially launched on Android, and with it, a couple of features that Android-users should welcome with open arms.
If you have a PC or work around them, you should be familiar with McAfee. They are one of the top computer security companies in the world. If you have an Android device on SK Telecom in Korea you will soon be able to download this free Anti-Malware software to your handset.
Whoever is in charge of marketing Verizon’s Droid phones needs to get a raise. They’ve done it again. This commercial like the first commercial for the Droid doesn’t even have the Incredible in it and yet it makes you want it.
This upgrade is done so well that when you see it on your phone you will forget that you are accessing it from your phones browser. Its so fluid that it seems like it’s an app. Google is doing a lot of great things to improve their mobile sites and so far they all are a hit.
Notice any changes in Google Maps lately? Place Pages is a service that combined street view images with reviews and hours of operation for various destinations. You can even access these features right from your Android handsets browser. This service will help you and your friends pick the right place to dine or visit.
Another Android device will be hitting the market soon. This phone comes from a Chinese company named Commtiva. It will be sold through Cincinnati Bell which shares the same 3G bands as T-Mobile.
Yesterday Modaco promised to release the instructions to root your HTC Desire. Well, today is the big day. If you’re ready to root your Desire and unleash its full potential, follow the instructions after the break.
A Chinese manufacturer by the name of Aigo has two Android MID’s in the making. The new tablets will come in a 5 and 7 inch version. Both will be running Android 1.6, there is no word on when or if these devices will be upgraded to Android 2.1. Price is rumored to be around 1500 Yuan which is roughly $220 and will be released in May.
This came completely out of left field. Microsoft made a few claims that HTC infringed on a few of their patents. HTC obviously agreed that they did and will now pay royalties to not only Google but Microsoft as well to use Android on their handsets.