Facebook for Android updated today – lets you choose album for photo uploads

Facebook for Android is getting a decent update today in the Google Play Store. Who's excited? I know many of you are hoping this would be the new and improved native Facebook app we've been hearing about, but sadly that isn't the case. This isn't the much anticipated native app but you'll be happy to know the entire photo upload, sharing, and albums part of Facebook for Android has been improved.

Orbitz releases new hotel booking app for Android

Popular travel site Orbitz just released a shiny new Android app designed to help users book hotels from their devices quickly and easily. The app, aptly named Hotels by Orbitz, should make traveling a little bit easier. With this new app, you can not only find a hotel, but you can also book it directly from the app, so there is no need to pull out the computer. When using the new app, you can search for hotels closest to your current location. This is helpful if you find yourself needing a hotel at the last-minute. If you are looking to book a place in advance, you can search for hotels almost anywhere by simply typing in the location. The app has plenty of ways to sort hotels to help you find the one that works for you. You can sort by price, value, and distance. Clicking on any hotel will let you see reviews, amenities, and the choice of rooms available. This should help you narrow down the hotels to the perfect one. So far the app is getting good reviews on Google Play. As of this writing, it is sitting at 4.9 stars, with a little less than 20 reviews. To go along with the release of this app, Orbitz is offering a 10% discount for any booking done through the app. This deal is good through this Sunday, October 21. If you've been meaning to book a hotel for your next trip, now just might be the perfect time. [gallery] [via Android Central]

Evernote gets improved premium features, better note editing, and more

Evernote has just launched a new update for its Android app that brings some pretty slick new features. The first thing being touted by Evernote is a major improvement to the premium offline notebooks feature. This update adds the ability to select multiple notebooks at once, which makes it much quicker to set notebooks for offline access.

Google likely to have sold close to 1m Nexus 7 tablets

Here's some news that should not be very surprising: people really like the Nexus 7 tablet. At such a reasonable price, it's not surprising at all that it's selling so well. According to an analyst, the 7-inch tablet likely sold 800,000 to 1 million units in the third quarter of this year.

MetroPCS selling Samsung Galaxy S III at select stores this weekend and everywhere Monday

MetroPCS has just announced that they are bringing the Samsung Galaxy S III to market this weekend. Select MetroPCS stores will have the device available this weekend. Starting Monday, October 22, MetroPCS will have Samsung's monster phone available at all MetroPCS retailers and on MetroPCS.com. This is some awesome news for people looking to pick up a top of the line smartphone without getting stuck in a carrier contract.

BBC iPlayer gets Jelly Bean update and quality boost

The BBC has pushed out a new version of its iPlayer app for Android, bringing the streaming media software up to speed with Android 4.1, and improving the quality of video playback. iPlayer v1.4.2.3 now works with Android devices running 2.2 through to Jelly Bean, and supports streaming over WiFi or 3G.