Android

Archos 80 Helium 4G tablet aims at the entry level market

Archos has rolled out its latest tablet available in Great Britain called the Archos 80 Helium 4G. The tablet doesn't offer the fastest of anything under its hood, but what it does offer is one of the lowest priced tablets with 4G connectivity on the market. Archos says that it is the first 4G compatible tablet selling for under £200.

Backblaze backup service now has an Android app

If you’ve been saving your digital files to the Backblaze online backup tool, you will be pleased to know that they finally have an Android app so you can access your data through your smartphone or tablet. Most data storage services, be it on an actual physical server or a cloud, needs to have this functionality as more and more users tend to be mobile most of the time and need instant access to their documents.

OUYA teams up with Xiaomi to conquer Asia

What should you do if you want to make it big in the Android market in Asia, particularly in China? Why partner with the top Android OEM of course! That is what OUYA seems to be doing by striking a deal with Xiaomi to bring its games and its platform outside of its comfort zone and into the Chinese, and eventually Asian, market.

LifeStats automatically journals your mobile life for you

In an age where instant and automatic are what we expect from cars, food and our digital life, apps that make our life easier are certainly welcomed by smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Journalling used to be about writing down what happened to you during the day on a notebook, which turned into something you posted on social networks, and now, it’s something you let your gadgets do for you, with lifelogging apps. LifeStats is one of the newer ones in the market, and it gives new meaning to the word automatic journal.

OPPO launches rapid charging powerbank, car-charger

There are some in the smartphone and electronics device industry that are of the opinion that it is not the processor that is the defining spec of the gadget – but rather the battery. And with a lot of manufacturers failing to balance out great specs with higher capacity batteries – the latest being the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – accessories like OPPO’s rapid charging VOOC powerbank and car charger become obvious necessities.

Flynx browser lets you multi-task while websites load

When your Internet connection is not as fast as you’d like it to be and you’re browsing through some links but you also need to do other things on your smartphone, then you need a browser that has the capability to multi-task with you. Some lightweight browsers like Now Browser or Javelin have the ability to do that and another one that you can add to your options is Flynx, even though it is still in Beta mode.

PAC-MAN Friends brings classic to Android, adds tilt control

There are only so many things you can do to a classic gaming franchise like Pac-Man, before the attempts to bring them to modern times become trite and tired. Lo and behold, we have another official Pac-game release called “PAC-MAN Friends” aimed specifically at the Android platform. What will fans of the classic think about this?