Facebook has just launched their official app for Google Glass. They are the latest out of a long line that have just announced their acceptance of the wearable computing device. Today we saw similar launches for Twitter, Evernote and more. It isn't a full featured app obviously, but that wasn't the point at this stage.
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]
Samsung Galaxy S III hits retailers today. Even as the superphone launches, it's facing setbacks: the "pebble blue" color option is in extremely limited supply after a manufacturing defect, presumably caused by a faulty glaze that shows scratches too easily.
Toshiba's Excite 10, now shipping from major online retailers in the US. It's the 10.1-inch middle child of Toshiba's new tablet trio, and the most affordable of the bunch with a 16GB version starting at $449.99.The Toshiba Excite 7.7 and Excite 13 are scheduled to go on sale next month.
updating its older tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich, it's also started selling the new Iconia Tab A510. This revision of the A500 model includes a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and ships with Android 4.0. And if you care about such things, it's also the "Olympic Edition", which means you get a snazzy five-ring logo on the back. The Iconia Tab A510 is shipping now from Acer's online store for $449, and should show up at retailers soon.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, you're in luck. The slightly lower-end Transformer Pad 300, the replacement model for ASUS' original Transformer, will hit the United States on Sunday, April 22nd. PC World reports the news from an ASUS spokesperson, who says that pricing won't be revealed until that date - but international pre-orders indicate that a $399 price to match the original Transformer is likely.
One X and One S are the hot topic in the Android world right now, and while UK citizens can stroll down to their local electronics store and pay full price for one as of today, those who want a cheaper contract option will have to wait. But not too long: T-Mobile's UK arm will begin selling both phones from its online and retails stores on Friday, April 5th. T-Mobile will join Three, Vodafone, and others in offering the new phones on subsidized plans - if only US carriers could get along so nicely!
shipping directly from Sony to retailers all over the world. For a paltry $674.99 (or its equivalent in local currency) you too can get the stylish dual-core phone. Just add an active GSM SIM card and you're ready to go. And yes, Americans, you can get in on the action as well - Sony's one of the few phone companies that regularly releases unlocked versions of its phones in the United States.
Motorola Defy gets replaced. Today Motorola has announced the New Defy+ with a few beefed up specifications to handle every type of situation. From mud and water, to browsing and gaming. Just like the first model the Defy + keeps its same rugged water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof design while getting a boost in the hardware department.