WiFi Tether back in the Play Store – for now

It's been quite a while since mainstream wireless tethering apps were available in the Android Market/Google Play Store, presumably because US carriers aren't keen to see free alternatives to their paid services. The most popular third-party tethering app, WiFi Tether for Root Users, has mysteriously re-appeared in the Google Play Store - you can download it for free right now. Who knows how long it will stay there, but in any case, we're happy to see it return.

Zynga’s Zombie Smash now on Android

The extremely successful and popular developers behind some of Android, iOS, and Facebook's most popular games Zynga have just released their latest game for Android. This is called Zombie Smash and they've taken over Android. Check out the video below as it's highly entertaining and then read on past the break for full details on this addicting new game.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 ICS update rolling out today

Just like the smaller sibling in the A100 it appears that Acer has flipped the switch and is rolling out the update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for their Tegra 2 powered Iconia Tab A500 too. The update was originally stated to start on Friday, April 27th but it apparently is available now and rolling out to users in the US and Canada.

DirecTV app adds streaming for HBO, Starz and Cinemax

Good news, DirecTV subscribers: you can now stream television directly to your Android smartphone or tablet! Well, sort of. You can't stream TV, but you can stream HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, the Audience Network, Sony Movie Channel, and the few shows and movies available on DIRECTV CINEMA. Naturally, you'll need to subscribe to these channels in order to stream them. You could already stream HBO and Cinemax via their individual apps. You can download it in the Google Play Store now, but you'll  need a DirecTV account to sign in.

Verizon leak shows DROID RAZR and Rezound ICS testing to end in May

We know, we know - owners of the HTC Rezound, Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX got something of a false alarm a few weeks ago, when Best Buy claimed that these Verizon phones were getting Ice Cream Sandwich updates. The upgrade days came and went, but Verizon, Motorola and HTC remained steadfast that they'd be updated... eventually. Now an internal Verizon screenshot shows that the RAZRs' testing period will end on May 17th, and the Rezound will end even sooner, on May 7th.

Nintendo Wii U rumors run wild – talks of Android integration

Whoa! This one will need to be almost instantly tossed into the rumor bin but we wanted to toy with the idea for a minute and imagine the possibilities. The Nintendo Wii isn't something we really talk about here, except for modding the Wii-motes for Android usage. Some new reports are hinting that it could very well have Android OS integration, or be completely based around Android.

Twitter for Android gets huge update with new UI and notification options

Twitter for Android just received a pretty sizable update in the Google Play Store. The update actually brings tons of new features and this in a lot more than just a small bug fix update. With an improved UI, faster performance, new ways to discover, push notifications for retweets and more. Check out the screenshots and full change-log below for all the details.

Project Glass shown off on video – Snaps photo with glasses

Google recently unveiled the much hyped Google Glasses and are calling it Project Glass. We've seen official videos from Google, and a few snapshots of Sergey Brin wearing them (link below) but today you can see them live on video with Google's Project X founder Sebastian Thrun. Apparently he even takes a photo and uploads it directly to Google+ all with Project Glass. I still want one!
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