Monthly Archive: May 2013
WDS has announced the results of a year-long study of Android smartphones that surveyed over 600,000 technical support calls. The study claims that of all the devices on the mobile phone market, ones powered by Android are most likely to have hardware problems. The study claims that 14% of all tech support calls for Android devices were related to a hardware fault.
Kona's Crate might be worth a look. The game looks interesting enough and has just landed for Android users. The game is physics based platform racer in a "magical, hidden world" that has players trying to deliver stars to Kona.
Zinio couldn't get any better, NVIDIA swoops in and flips the optimization switch. Zinio's digital newsstand application is now optimized for NVIDIA Tegra 2, working exclusively on the chipmaker's devices including Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, T-Mobile G-Slate by LG, LG Optimus Pad and Acer Iconia Tab A500. This application will be YOUR portal into the world of digital magazines and it's free on the Android market today.
Nokia N9 prototype running Android has emerged in leaked images. Discovered over at the Weibo forums (1, 2; registration required) the images seem to show Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the new smartphone. Now, it's worth noting that a fake image showing the same thing would be relatively straightforward to put together, either 'shopping the screen onto a regular MeeGo-based N9 image, or - if you have access to the handset itself - simply loading on an Android screenshot and display it for the photos. Lending to the air of authenticity, however, is the source's track record; they apparently had access to photos of the "Sea Ray" Windows Phone prototype back in May. Nokia has previously said it considered Android instead of Windows phone, but opted for the Microsoft OS as it felt there was more room to differentiate itself. Knocking up a few prototype N9 units with the Google software doesn't seem too unlikely. As for when the MeeGo-based N9 launches, we're hearing it'll have a root-mode switch that should make unofficial installs of platforms like Android more straightforward when the smartphone is in the wild. [via Engadget]