The Google TV isn’t even out yet and there are a few competitors that will have a similar television on the market before Google releases theirs. This TV is from TCL which is a big electronics manufacturer in China. That will be the home of television if it makes it past all the censorship drama that is brewing between Google and the Chinese government.
While most of us wait in anticipation for the 2.1 OTA, a low-end device emerges with it preinstalled. Movistar, in partnership with Huawei, has launched a low-cost Android-powered handset called the Ivy. The Movistar IVY comes with the usual Google apps and is expected to launch shortly in Europe.
iSyncr is another solution for syncing your Android device with your iTunes account. This app comes in both PC and MAC compatible versions. For a small fee of $2.99 you can purchase either of these and turn your Android device into an iPod (but better). There is also a lite version of both apps but they are limited to only one playlist amount other restrictions. And if you want to take it a step further, there is an iSync Widget that allows you to rate songs right for your phone. The widgets costs $1.99 and only works with the PC version of the app, MAC support is coming soon.
Market Descriptions:iSyncr for Mac
Leopard or Snow Leopard Only (10.5+) - Want to stop carrying both your phone and your iPod? Keep your music fresh with smart playlists? Download iSyncr to sync your Android phone with iTunes. iSyncr is even smart enough to keep your iTunes “Top 25 Most Played” playlist in sync.
iSyncr for PC
Windows iTunes Only - Want to stop carrying both your phone and your iPod? Keep your music fresh with smart playlists? Download iSyncr to sync your Android phone with iTunes. iSyncr is even smart enough to keep your iTunes “Top 25 Most Played” playlist in sync. Please visit our website to read the FAQ.
Mac version out now.
iSyncr Ratings Widget
Wish you could sync your iTunes ratings with your phone? Now you can, with the iSyncr Ratings Widget. Just use this widget and iSyncr for PC!
Support for iSyncr for Mac is coming.
Only a 2x4 widget right now, more layouts to come.
Requires the latest version of iSyncr for PC.
SugarSync is file sync, backup and file sharing service for Android. Today, they announced their new 3.0 version for Android and it has a few great changes to their already good service. This is another “Cloud-Based” solution for accessing all of your photos, music, videos and other documents while on the go. This app will be available tonight in the Android Market.
Thumbplay music is a popular service already available for BlackBerry users, now it looks to expand by added support for Android. It’s a cloud-based subscription music service that plays unlimited on-demand listening to over 8 million tracks from some of the top artist in music.
We’re all aware of the existence of the LG LU2300, aka the Aloha when it comes to the US. LG has released another Snapdragon powered Android device in Korea, the LG KU9500/SU950. These handsets have a few things in common but unlike the 2300 the 9500 is an all touch screen device.
This offering from Dell is a bit toned down from the recent leaks but is still a great device. The Dell Aero will be released for AT&T sometime in the second quarter. It has a 624 MHZ processor and a few other tricks up its sleeve.
DoubleTwist has been the most popular way to sync all your media to your Android device for a while now. It even comes preloaded on a few devices these days. The latest update to the Mac version now allows you to browse apps, find the qr code, displays screenshots of the app and the recent reviews. The update for the PC client is on the way.
Keeping all your iTunes music is a deciding factor for most potential Android users. iTunes has been around for years and many people use it as their main source of music storage. Most people decide to stick with the iPhone just because of the iTunes integration. Now you can keep all your music in iTunes and sync them to your Android device thanks to MP3tunes.
DoubleTwist is a popular way to sync your music, videos and pictures to your Android device. It is now being included in some Android handset, the myTouch 3G Fender Edition by T-Mobile being the first. There is now an update to the software that has a few nice upgrades, podcast being one.