AppsFire Adds Video Previews for Applications, Coming to Android Market Soon?

Google has been busy updating the Android Market over the last few weeks. Several changes, especially one major overhaul to the User Interface for the Market itself, have lead many to believe that even more changes are in store soon into the New Year. For AppsFire, a portal that allows users to find new and interesting applications, they've tapped into a change in API settings that now allows for developers to add video demonstrations of apps.

New Android Music App leaks [Video]

Google's next-gen Android media player app has leaked, with xda-developers offering up the apk file for the tweaked, refreshed music software along with a video of the app in action if you're not quite brave enough to try it out on your handset. The new app has a browser more reminiscent of the gallery than the old music software, though the currently available file lacks the media streaming functionality Google showed off back at Google I/O 2010 earlier in the year. [youtube glFiw1ex7oY] [via BGR; Thanks Ward!]

Asus Eee Pad pics surface ahead of CES

It’s been a while since we talked about the Eee Pad, we first heard about the thing back in July when it was rumored to be getting Android rather than Windows. The Eee Pad is expected to debut at CES starting next week and ahead of the expected debut we have some new pics of the thing to check out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and LG Optimus Pad coming at CES 2011?

If you are a big fan of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, either you will like this news or it may make you mad. Korea Times reports that the second generation Galaxy Tab may be debuting at CES next week. The only people that will make angry are the folks that have only recently purchased the original Galaxy Tab and are now faced with the prospect of a new tablet with better performance hitting the market.

Samsung Galaxy S2 confirmed for MWC 2011 claim reports

Samsung has apparently confirmed that it will debut the successor to the best-selling Galaxy S at Mobile World Congress in February 2011. According to Korean news site The Chosun Ilbo, Samsung has officially acknowledged that the so-far unnamed smartphone will launch at MWC, though has stopped short of confirming specifications for the handset. However, it's expected to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and include NFC wireless, as with the Samsung-made Nexus S. Samsung is also expected to slot a dual-core processor into the Galaxy S2, rather than the Galaxy S's single-core 1GHz Hummingbird chip, together with a gyroscope. [via Samsung Hub]

Toshiba Folio 100 firmware addresses lag, multitouch, more

Toshiba has pushed out the promised firmware update for the Folio 100 tablet, with update v. expected to address the responsiveness and multimedia processing issues which prompted retailer PC World to yank the slate from shelves. According to The Tech Blog, the new firmware does indeed address much of the lag. However, reports from xda-developers suggest that this isn't quite enough to bring the Folio 100 fully up to scratch, with the tablet still prone to going into deep sleep mode and demanding a reboot to get it working once more. The new firmware also lacks the Flash Player 10.1 plugin, which has to be installed separately.
1) screen/soft-touch responsiveness 2) lag fixes 3) Most importantly Pinch-and-Zoom capability for web-browsing and others. 4) Improved viewability (I think) 5) Smoother video/audio processing.

Cowon’s Android D3 Plenue PMP packs T-DMB and HDMI

Cowon has outed its latest PMP, and as was rumored earlier in the year, the new Cowon D3 Plenue runs Android 2.1. Fronted by a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, the D3 Plenue has WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, an HDMI port and a T-DMB digital TV tuner. It also has a huge list of codec support and, we're guessing, lives up to Cowon's tradition of audiophile-quality sound. Three versions will be on offer, in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities (with a microSD card slot if you want to add more) but there's no word on pricing or release dates at this stage. [gallery] [via SlashGear]

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: December 27th 2010

As the holiday weekend comes to an end we are reporting a storm as CES 2011 approaches (just a week away, folks). We've definitely been busy here at Android Community not only prepping for CES 2011, but also pumping out all of the latest news regarding the Android operating system. Check after the break for a full run down of everything covered for Monday, December 27th, 2010.

Dungeon Defenders, the First Unreal Engine Based Game, Available Now

It's no surprise that gaming has made a huge shift from dedicated devices such as the Nintendo DS and PSP to mobile phones. As phones becoming more and more powerful gaming becomes more of an option as they are made able to run intensive graphics. A perfect example of this is the first Unreal Engine game for Android, Dungeon Defenders, which is now available. Dungeon Defenders is a new 3D game that's mixes tower defense gameplay with some RPG elements. It's graphics are incredibly impressive for a mobile phone game and it's definitely worth checking out. You can see a the launch trailer (iOS) below which will give you a good idea of what gameplay will be like: [youtube]njKRC51s4qc[/youtube] The game is available for only $2.99 which is well worth it and it's worth noting that because it comes in at over 600 MB it will take you longer than the 15 minute refund window to download it, so make sure you really want it - who wouldn't - and that your device is suggested which is detailed below: Suggested Devices: Best: All Tegra 2 Based Devices High-End: Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S phones Mid-Range: T-Mobile G2, Droid X, Droid 2 Minimum Requirements: 512 MB RAM (256 free at runtime) GPU capable of OpenGL ES 2.0 Android 2.1 800 Mhz CPU or greater recommended SD card with at least 600 MB free storage [Via Android And Me]