Adobe Reader for Android

This is a rare occurrence, Adobe news for Android that is not Flash related. Although we all love having Flash on our devices, Adobe does have a few other good tools and one of which is Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is now available for Android. There are a few requirements to use this app, you need to be on Android 2.1 or greater and it has at least 256 MB of RAM and a 550 MHz and 4.3 MB of available disk space.
“Adobe Reader for Android offers multi-touch gestures, like pinch-and-zoom, as well as double-tap-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. We’ve also added a reflow mode, which will take text-heavy documents with wide margins, and automatically wrap the content for easy viewing on smaller screens,” explains Adobe.
This app is by far the best PDF viewing solution available for Android. It’s even faster than HTC’s Quick Office app that some of you may be familiar with. This app allows you to open PDF files in the browser and the ones that have been sent to you in an email attachment. It also features advanced multi-touch gestures like Pinch zoom, Double tap Zoom, Flick scrolling & panning. Also, it auto fits PDF files to fit your screen. Scan the QR Code below and try it out for yourself.

O2 Dell Streak due June; Summer launch in US [Video]

Android tablets haven't exactly been in short supply, but it looks like we've had to wait for Dell in order for a unit you'd actually put down money for.  Availability for the Dell Streak - aka the Dell Mini 5 - has been confirmed, with the 5-inch Android MID dropping on O2 UK in early June and then in the US sometime this summer.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide unboxing

Froyo may have been looming large for the past few weeks, but that hasn't staunched the onslaught of new Android smartphones. Latest on the Android Community test bench is the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, made by HTC and the newest hardware QWERTY phone on the network. We did the only sensible thing and unboxed it for you (unboxing video coming soon).

You can't criticize T-Mobile's packaging. The myTouch 3G Slide comes in a hard-body metal-effect case with rubber edging, and you get a reasonable number of accessories too: a wall charger, USB to microUSB cable (which can be used for hooking up the phone to your computer), a stereo headset with in-line music and call controls, and of course the phone itself with a printed quick-start guide.

Turn on the myTouch 3G Slide for the first time and there's a custom quick-start wizard which walks you through setting up the homescreen. T-Mobile and HTC have modified the basic Android UI, with a combination of HTC Sense widgets and a new graphical theme, and the whole thing looks distinctive and reasonably consistent. Icons have bold borders and there are the same FriendStream, Contacts, Mail and other Sense widgets though with the new T-Mobile color scheme. Like HTC's own-brand Android devices there are multiple Scenes - custom homescreen layouts - but the myTouch 3G Slide allows you to change them not only manually but according to time or even location.

Flipping between panes with the optical joystick is fast, despite having a 600MHz processor rather than Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon, as are screen rotations when you flick open the keyboard slide. As for the keyboard itself, the buttons feel sturdy and have a decent feel to them, though we're still not 100-percent convinced by the offset layout. Interestingly, the default on-screen keyboard isn't HTC's excellent Sense layout, and lacks pop-over letter previews as you type.

The other main change is the Genius button, which triggers Android's voice-recognition system. What's useful is that hitting it calls up a guide page with examples of what you can say - call a specific contact or a phone number, for instance, or dictate an SMS or email - rather than expecting new users to know exactly what the system is capable of.

All in all, it's an interesting smartphone and - with QWERTY Android handsets still a relative minority, especially from HTC - looks to be a welcome addition to T-Mobile's line up. We'll be putting the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide through its paces over the next few days for our full review, but until then enjoy the hands-on gallery and unboxing video!

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide unboxing video:

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Sprint Evo 4G Review

Talk about hotly anticipated. Even before the HTC EVO 4G was officially announced, talk of a WiMAX Android smartphone had been driving speed freaks wild with the promise of 4G connectivity and the flexibility of an open-source OS. The handset even managed to oust attention from the Nexus One at Google IO last week, when the search giant handed out hundreds of EVO 4G handsets to attending developers. The promise is straightforward: big screen, big camera and a big pipe; does the EVO 4G live up to its spec sheet?

Samsung Galaxy S, Has The Best Multi-Touch Screen Ever?

Multi-touch is a deciding factor for a lot of people when considering their next mobile phone. Android has not been known to be the best in this area. Most notable, the nexus One, has been perceived as having a subpar multi-touch display. Until know we’ve always heard that you have to choose between having a beautiful display or a very accurate multi-touch display. Samsung has brought them both together in the Galaxy S.

Pre-Order the MyTouch 3G Slide

This handset will be available for in store purchase on June 2nd. Given the recent shortages with HTC Android devices this preorder may be your best bet in getting this handset in your hand on the day it’s released. If you’re lucky, you might even get it before June 2nd.

Flash 10.1 vs Flash Lite – Video

Most of you hardcore vanilla Android fans may not know this but Flash support isn’t a new feature that was implemented into Froyo (2.2). Sense UI has enjoyed Flash since its inception with built in Flash support. For the most part, Flash lite performed pretty well. Engadget has put together a head to head challenge between the newly release Flash 10.1 for 2.2 Nexus One’s and Flash lite that is included with the 2.1 Desire. Who’s going to be the winner?
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