Amazon UK Android app released for mobile shopping

The Amazon UK app for Android has arrived in the Android Market, offering users in the UK the opportunity to search the retailer's catalog, compare prices and read reviews, and make purchases directly from their handsets. The app also supports barcode scanning, so that you can compare Amazon's price to what you'd pay in a bricks & mortar store. Prices are charged in GBP and the app supports 1-Click and Prime membership. You'll need an Android 1.6 or newer device; it's a free download from the Market. [via Twitter]

Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit, Gio and Mini get official [Video]

Details on Samsung's new Android smartphone range have emerged, with the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 already getting a product page on the company's Indonesian site. The handset is one of four new entry- to mid-range devices to bear the Galaxy name and run Android, alongside the Fit S5670, Gio S5660 and Mini S5570. The Ace is probably the most interesting, with Android 2.2 Froyo, dualband HSDPA, a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, an 800MHz processor and a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display. It's available in Russia immediately, with Europe, India and China next; UK carrier Three has confirmed that it will be offering the Ace soon. As for the Fit S5670, it has a 3.31-inch QVGA display, 5-megapixel camera and a 600MHz processor; the Gio S5660 shrinks that down to a 3.2-inch HVGA display. Finally, the Mini S5570 has a 3.14-inch QVGA display and 600MHz processor. [youtube sJu-NAPeBnQ] [gallery] [Thanks Fransiscus!]

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: January 25 2011

Feel free to go through the rest of the news of course, but the biggest bit in the Android Community today is our total revitalization! That's right, we're going through a facelift and organ reorganization, all of it outlined here: Android Community Total Revamp Coming Soon! After you're done there, have a peek at the Editor's Choice columns for the oddities, and the rest of the list for updates to Android devices galore!

Angry Birds: Tired and Boring

First of all, no, "tired and boring" is not the name of the next expansion. Let's talk for a moment about Angry Birds, the franchise. It's a game that's available for Android, iOS, soon to come to a plethora of different platforms, and it's a board game. And they have toys made of the characters, they plan on making a television show out of it, and they want to make a movie. And there's cakes. So many cakes made of Angry Birds and their pig adversaries. The cake you see below this paragraph is the death cake. A nice lady from a different state made this cake for a very good purpose (to eat it,) but it marks the end. Angry Birds has run its course, and we're right here calling it dead in the water.

Android Community Total Revamp Coming Soon!

If you thought this site was great before, wait until you see the big fat changes we've got coming your way in the very near future! We're getting extra pumped up for Mobile World Congress 2011, and that's smack dab in the middle of next month, so our new and improved total Android immersion update will be coming very soon! What will it consist of?

HTC Cartridge Phone Works with Android, WP7, Whichever OS you Like

The following is a concept phone by a designer by the name of Antoine Berieux, and it consists of an outer shell and an inner cartridge, this inner bit being able to be switched, each cartridge containing a completely different OS or iteration of OS. Like physical ROM switching at the click of a hatch!

Nexus S Able to Write NFC Tags (as well as read them)

So you might very well know that the NFC revolution is really ramping up as of late in the Android world. You might also know that Google's Nexus S handset, out already right this moment, has NFC tag reading capabilities, this before there's extensive compatibility available in the world of apps and consumerism. What you might NOT know is that the Nexus S can WRITE NFC tags just as well as it can read them.

Pre-Order Xperia Arc Now

So you're itching to grapple your fingers around that spiffy new Android phone from Sony, yes? You're in LUCK as if you're living in the UK and you want to pre-order this lovely device, the Xperia Arc, aka Xperia X12, you can do so right this moment via Play.com for the low low price of £459.99 with free delivery if you life anywhere inside the kingdom. They note that the expected release date for this device is April 1st, 2011. Cool beans!

Galaxy Tab Price Finally Lowered at T-Mobile

With the onslaught of Android tablets coming in 2011 (many Android 3.0-based), the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't have quite the monopoly as it did late last year. Many carriers took note of this and have lowered the price of the tab, and T-Mobile US is finally ready to do the same lowering the price $50 on January 26th.