Instagram Video: Five reasons it’s better than Vine

This week Instagram and their new owners Facebook, announced an all-new and improved version 4.0 with video. The main changes here were to combat the newly popular Vine video sharing brought to us from Twitter. Now that we've had a full day to enjoy the new Instagram with video, we wanted to share 5 reasons why it's better than Vine. Well, on Android at least.

Hootie for Twitter: Hands-on with an app for the minimalist

It's time to take a quick look at a recently released Twitter app and client on Android called Hootie. It has been available for a short while, and was making the rounds over on Reddit. The developer put a lot of effort into offering a beautiful and simple design, but it's lacking in features. With all the talk about Falcon Pro and others having issues, we figured it was time to check out another option.

Falcon Pro Twitter client removed from the Play Store

If you're like us, then you probably use Twitter quite often to follow @Androids and keep up with the latest smartphone news and rumors. One of the most popular Twitter apps for Android, Falcon Pro, has been a hot topic lately because they keep running out of token limits and are having to deny users access to their app. And now, as of this morning it's no longer available on the Play Store.

Verizon DROID smartphone incoming as ‘DroidLanding’ initiates [Update]

Oh snap, what do we have here? For all you longtime readers and Verizon fans, the extremely popular @DroidLanding Twitter page (official by the way) has been a source for upcoming Verizon DROID smartphones for a long time. Dating back to the DROID X, Motorola DROID 2/3, and much more. The promotional Twitter page has been silent since the original DROID RAZR in November of 2011, and today it has fired up again and has our interest seriously piqued.

Falcon Pro Twitter client gets fancy new logo – resets token access again

The fancy app and Twitter client Falcon Pro, which is still arguably one of the best and most popular Twitter apps for Android has received a nice new update. However, it is causing a few issues for many while also resetting the log-in and making users start all over. Twitter imposes a ridiculous 100,000 user limit for 3rd party apps, and as a result this app has already reached the limit multiple times. The developer has freed up a few unused tokens, but read on below for more details.

Vine surpasses Instagram as top Social App on Google Play

With Android and iOS apps hitting all time sales highs, and with social connectivity and applications at a whole new peak, Vine has taken the Gold Crown of Social App status away from Instagram. That means that where Instagram previously stood before, at #1 in Social App status on Google Play, now lies Vine. It seems as if then, that consumers really, really like 6 second video clips...

Vine for Android gets its first update, camera still needs work

For that that missed the news yesterday, Vine for Android was officially released to the public. Following a rush of users the app was down for a good part of the afternoon, but now you're able to create 6 second clips with ease all on your Android device. It's their initial release, and isn't anything near the iOS version, but getting its first update already.

Falcon Pro v2.0 enters the Play Store as a public beta

Falcon Pro offered a bit of a teaser for the 2.0 update earlier this morning and it looks like you can now download that update. The one catch here, Falcon Pro 2.0 is still available in beta form. Assuming you don't mind playing with a beta release, this is open and available for those wanting to check things out. The Falcon Pro beta is being handled through the Play Store and requires nothing more than a few clicks and a minute or so to update the app on your device.