SPB Software gobbled up by Yandex

A nice 3D interface certainly makes our smartphones and tablets look better and one of the firms we have talked about a few times called SPB Software is being purchased by another firm called Yandex. The move will see new 3D UIs coming to other things that Android tablets and smartphones, where we have seen SPB Software in the past.

MIUI ROM Getting UI Enhancements, Real MIUI Phone Gets Pictured

Are you guys ready for some delicious looking user interface and lockscreens for your Android? Because the team over at MIUI have released some pictured and screens of their next UI changes and they sure look good. What you are seeing below will land some time extremely soon and is the newest addition to their already popular UI. As always things are polished and run stable as can be over in MIUI town so have no fear.

Windows Phone 7 Theme for LauncherPro or ADWLauncher EX Available Now

Windows Phone 7 themes for Android have been around for quite some time. However, these custom themes are not only lacking featuring and in need of development, they require the user to get rid of their customizable, side-scorlling Android home screens. Motorola Defy 7, a new universal device theme, has been released to solve this problem bringing in full Android with a Windows 7 look and feel.

Sony Explains Xperia Arc Camera UI Improvements

The Sony Xperia Arc is one of the top mobile cameras on the market and the Sony Ericsson Product Blog is talking about the upcoming Arc’s impressive camera and new interface that will be much quicker and result in better shots. Among other changes, the Arc will feature the Exmor R. This is a new sensor technology that will improve photo quality in low-light conditions. However, the end-user experience isn't always about the hardware. Perfect hardware/software integration can really make or break the platform. The Xperia Arc will also sport a new camera user interface. Giving the user a new way to change photo types, and toggle the flash, the new UI is definitely an improvement. You can check out the video below demoing the new user interface. It’s worth noting that the footage was also taken with an Arc, so be sure to watch in fullscreen and 720p to see just how good the camera will be. [youtube]7RdNfff_-0g[/youtube] [Via Sony Product Blog]

Universal Battery Icon Mod Released for Android

XDA Members appelflap and impaler747 have put together a battery icon mod for release. The application's purpose is to create a single application that can easily handle battery icon changes for as many devices as possible.

This Android UI Stencil Is Perfect for any Developer

One of the most important features of any app is, of course, its user interface. The user interface is what the end user interacts with instead of dealing with all of the complicated code a developer has put together, so it needs to be optimal. Let's face it, creating one can be a daunting task. However, this task is made easy by the UI Stencils Android Stencil Kit.

Droid X Car Dock And Accessories

Besides the Droid X being unveiled today in New York, this car dock made an appearance as well. Naturally, a device of this caliber will have a slew of accessories. Not only is this dock a multimedia cradle but it has scratch guards and it can charge the phone. This dock will cost $39.99 and will put the device in the new dashboard UI that is a new component of MotoBlur.

Android 2.1 now on half of all Android devices

The latest numbers from Google says that Android 2.1 is now on 50% of phones. These figures are obtained by the number of times a certain device visits the Android Market. Oddly enough, there is no mention of android 2.2 on the chart. It’s possible that they are being represented in the sum of 2.1 handsets.

Sony Android-Based Walkman Pictures

We finally can get a good look at the latest Android offering from Sony. This time around, they are introducing a new Walkman, these new pictures are going to be used in an upcoming promotion for the device. In the past we’ve only seen renders and a quick blurry shot. It’s a nice looking compact media player, this should be a good one.

Garminfone First Commercial – Video

Due to the recent launch of more powerful Android devices, the Garminfone may have fallen off the radar before it was even launched. T-Mobile is looking to big this device back into the forefront with this new commercial. If you’re a fan of Garmin GPS systems, this phone is capable of replacing it while you giving you the added bonus of being a phone.
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