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Holofication Nation mods teach popular apps how to look nice

Android might have the lion's share of the mobile device market but it is not without its fair share of warts. While Google has released design guidelines to help developers create beautiful apps, Google Play Store is plagued with inconsistent, unusable, and sometimes downright ugly apps. This is a situation that the Holofication Nation aims to rectify.

Rich Miner thinks carriers should develop customized Android interfaces

How do you feel about manufacturers putting their own interfaces on top of vanilla Android? We know it isn't a very popular idea, but Google Ventures' Rich Miner is wondering why carriers don't do the same thing. He said as much at the Open Mobile Summit, with Fierce Mobile reporting that he expressed surprise at the fact that carriers don't take advantage of Android's open platform to make their phones stand out from the crowd.

Touch Vision uses a Nexus S and Augmented Reality to control TV screens

Using our smartphones or other methods for controlling TV and computer screens is nothing new. We've been doing it for a while with various methods but today we have something completely new, unique, and different. The guys from Teehan+Lax have designed a neat little application using augmented reality to control what is displayed on TV screens using their trusty Google Nexus S.

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY APOLLO ANDROID-POWERED SMARTPHONE WITH ORANGE: SPEC SHEET INCLUDED

According to a press release by Orange UK, the Galaxy Apollo will launch soon and will be exclusive to their network.  If you were hoping to get your hands on it and you’re not in an area that is supported by Orange UK, you may be out of luck for awhile. There is currently no unlocked version that I could find. This device is a mid-range Android handset and it can be you’re either on a Pay as You Go Plan or on contract.

Samsung introduces the Corby i5500 Android 2.1

Besides releasing the highly anticipate Galaxy S all across the world, Samsung has a few other Android devices in the making. They have just introduced the Corby i5500. This is a mid-range handset that runs Android 2.1 and will be available shortly in Europe.

2 Android Set-Top-Boxes, sub $129 – Video

While we all wait for the arrival of the official Google TV, we may soon be able to get a taste of what’s to come from these 2 set-top-boxes. Both of them are capable of 3D television and should be available sometime this year. If that’s not enough good news for you, the highest one is expected to retail around $129.

Square Mobile now available for Android

Square Mobile payment is now available for Android. You can use this app to accept payment anywhere you are. You don’t even need a merchant to get started. Attach the Square Mobile peripheral to your phone and you’re good to go. This is a free app available in the Android market and the dongle may even be offer free as well. 0 to $60 in under 10 seconds Start accepting cash and card payments with Square. No contracts, monthly fees, or hidden costs. Effortlessly manage the money you take with an easy and intuitive interface. Swipe it Accept payment cards on any device with an audio input jack, including your mobile phone. After signing up for Square, provide your address on the web and we’ll send your free card reader and Square sticker. Lose the paper Get your receipts sent instantly to your email or mobile phone. Access them securely online. Pay quickly, securely Create a Square account to speed up and secure every payment. With photo verification, Square users can visually confirm you are the card holder. Get real rewards If you frequent a place that accepts Square, we’ll let them know you’re a repeat customer. That 10th cappuccino may be on the house, no paper coffee card required. All your receipts, organized See all of your Square receipts in one simple view. Browse photos of every item you bought, read descriptions, and share with your friends and co-workers. Your business in real-time All of your cash and card payments in a clean interface accessible securely from anywhere. Instantly see how much you’ve made for the day, broken out by tips, tax, and payment method. Download your data into a standard format to work with your favorite program. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBieYjxUj5Q&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [via square]
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