Samsung has some good news for current and future owners of its HomeSync storage and streaming hub device. This multimedia and storage hub will now support more Android smartphones and tablets, including those not manufactured by Samsung.
Koush has returned with another beta release for AllCast. This latest brings things up to beta 7 and once again, this has arrived with a short teaser video. The basics for the app, AllCast will allow the user to stream/send locally stored videos to a number of devices.
Samsung was showing the HomeSync media center back in February and as of today there is a bit of good news for those in the US market. The HomeSync will be available for purchase beginning on October 6th. Samsung touts the HomeSync as being a "household Android media center for storing, synchronizing and streaming content across multiple devices." To that point, the HomeSync means those with a Galaxy device will be able to stream content on a television.
When Google announced their Chromecast media-streaming dongle back at the end of July, it was met with tons of excitement. So much in fact, that they've been having a rather tough time keeping it in stock. It's been sold out and in and out of the Google Play Store for a few months, not to mention Amazon and Best Buy having the same troubles. Today though, Google finally has more.
We have seen XBMC up and running on the OUYA game console before. A demo surfaced way back in March that showed the software running and how it was controlled using the OUYA remote. That build was being shown on a developer unit OUYA and came by way of Nathan Betzen, who is part of the XBMC team. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like installing XBMC on your OUYA has gotten just a bit easier.
Completely overpriced and randomly announced last year was the short-lived debut of the Google Nexus Q media device. After being announced nearly a year ago at I/O 2012, then later canceled, we were hoping for some sort of rebound device or revamped Nexus Q this year. Sadly it sounds like that won't be happening. At least according to a few anonymous sources.
Today we have an awesome, lightweight, and intuitive music player for Android called Amp and a donate version Amp+. This week the developers of this impressive 3rd party app have issued a nice update adding tons of new features and fixing a few bugs for their already feature-packed app. If you've been looking for a lightweight music player check this out.
The folks at XBMC have just released their official version 12 beta 2 complete with Android support. Back in July we first learned that the popular XBMC was coming to Android, but now it's here with no compiling or tweaking required. This awesome open source media player will bring tons to Android now that it's officially available instead of users just tweaking it to run on Android. More details below.
HTC is passing around some special invitations to their next big media event, and it's all set to begin on September 20th where we are invited to celebrate with them in style. This is just hitting the wires and we are already starting to wonder what they might be showcasing coming up on the 20th. The HTC Jetstream was just released, and they have a few Windows Phone devices coming but I have a feeling this will be all Android.
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