mobile devices

Google Testing prototype Entertainment Device for your house

New details have now confirmed that Google is running tests for an experimental prototype device that will bring entertainment and more to your home. Chances are this is what we've seen in the past as Android@Home. Apparently around 252 homes are in a trial run this month with the brand new Google Entertainment Device and we are now seeing details of this from the FCC now that it has been approved for testing.

BSQUARE Mobile Development Device packs 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8660 [Video]

BSQUARE and Qualcomm have got together and produced a new Mobile Development Device (MDP), this time based on the new 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 chipset. An Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone intended to help developers test and optimize their apps for the new, asynchronous SoC, the MDP has a 3.61-inch touchscreen, 13-megapixel rear camera and 16GB of internal storage. There's also 1GB of RAM, a front-facing 1-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, HDMI port, USB On-The-Go support and the usual mixture of WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. BSQUARE also preloads several system-monitoring apps, including Qualcomm's Adreno Profiler for optimizing 3D graphics performance and Trepn Profiler for optimizing app power consumption. Unfortunately this sort of platform doesn't come cheap, and the BSQUARE MDP is a lot more expensive than your average Android smartphone. It will go on sale from today, priced at $1,350. [youtube Nnn5bthvq7M] [via SlashGear]

LG Promises 3D Screen On Mobile Devices Soon

3D is the new thing in the ways of Technology. This year’s CES was heavily focused on the technology and whether it be used with glasses, or glasses-free, many companies feel that the technology is here to stay. LG is one of these companies, going as far to promise a working 3D mobile screen device demo shortly. James Choi, marketing strategy and planning team director at LG Electronics global, was asked if the glasses-free 3D technology was something that was just a concept, or if we would actually be seeing it sometime soon. “3D mobile display is one technology that isn’t 3-5 years down the road. ...You’ll be very surprised shortly, of an actual working 3D device from LG. I’ll leave it there before I say too much.” Mobile World Congress is just weeks away, and we fully expect LG to be demoing this technology at the event. We’ll be there, and will bring you all the coverage from this year’s MWC. [Via Pocket-Lint]

Digg for Android

Shortly after releasing their iPhone version, Digg has decided to give Android some love as well. the app is in the Android Market right now. Click this link from your device to get the app or scan the qr code below.

Skyfire coming to Android

Skyfire is perhaps the best browser available for Windows Mobile devices. It’s my default browser on the HD2. This browser is fast, stable and has Flash support. Soon we will be able to enjoy this awesome browser on our Android handsets.

Android Update on the Touch Pro2 (Video)

The XDAndroid project, for Windows Mobile devices with (W)VGA displays, has progressed to a fully usable port of Android to a Touch Pro 2. Past ports haven't been as successful as this one, there were too many bugs and the build was not user friendly. That's now a thing of the past and maybe now all WinMo phones with a WVGA display will be able to load Android and use it like it was the native OS on the device.

The Philips GoGear Connect: player in Android 2.1

An Android 2.1 television? It seems the evolution of Android will extend past just being on various different mobile devices such as handset and netbook. There is also rumors that our favorite OS will end up on set top boxes and DVR's. This little invention by Phillips looks really intriguing.

Adobe AIR For Android Coming Soon

I know most of you are thinking to yourselves, "here we go again", Adobe has announced plans to bring Adobe AIR to Android. This platform will allow developers to make flash based games for Android devices.
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