01/08/2012, [CES 2012] Onstar has just announced that it is opening up its API to third party developers who will be able to imagine and create a new eco-system of apps and services based for the OnStar customer base. OnStar has been monitoring mobile trends very closely, and their conclusion is unambiguous: the company thinks that the number of mobile apps will double by next year, and it is critical to […]
12/16/2011, Perhaps in an effort to attract more developers onto the Android platform, the Android Team has decided to launch a program called “Android Training”. Basically what this entails is a series of classes that is being aimed at Android (would-be) developers to help build better Android apps.
11/30/2011, If you own the recently release Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, the good news is that if you have been itching to install some custom ROMs or make some modifications to the device, a root method for the tablet has recently been uncovered, although we’re not sure if this root method will work across the board (i.e. T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus). However for those interested in […]
11/22/2011, HTC has recently announced that they have officially released the Kernel source code for a variety of Android devices. These include the recently launched HTC Rezound, HTC Explorer (Pico as it is known in other parts of the world), HTC Desire S and the HTC Amaze (4G). If you’re a non-developer you’re probably wondering what’s the big deal, and here’s why.
11/17/2011, Flash developers may be devastated to hear that Adobe will be discontinuing support for Flash on mobile devices, but the good news is that Google is here to save the day, sort of. Google has unveiled their new Swiffy plug-in for developers using Adobe’s Flash Professional developer tool, and basically what it does is that it allows Flash developers to convert their Flash animations into HTML5, a standard which many […]
11/17/2011, When Google released the source code for their Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update, we knew that it wouldn’t take long for developers to get their hands on the source code and begin cooking up something tasty for the Android world, and team CyanogenMod wasted no time in doing so.
11/14/2011, Not too long ago we reported that Nokia had plans to attract developers over onto the Windows Phone platform, and according to a recent survey done by IDC and Appcelerator (a mobile app development vendor), it looks like Nokia’s strategy to ally themselves with Microsoft is paying off albeit slowly.
11/11/2011, Nokia has put all of their proverbial eggs into Microsoft’s basket with Windows Phone, and it looks like they’re going all out to not only make sure that their devices kick off, but to ensure that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform takes out in the way that it should. A recent announcement by Nokia revealed a part of their plan in helping their smartphones and the Windows Phone platform take […]
11/08/2011, While HP may or may not have plans to revive their webOS platform in the future, they have claimed that they will continue to support the platform and are apparently trying to attract more developers to the platform. They are attempting to achieve this by offering the discontinued HP TouchPad to developers for $149.99 via the HP TouchPad Device Purchase Program.
10/31/2011, For those who own slightly older Android devices and you’re worried about Ice Cream Sandwich not making its way onto your device, you can now add another phone to the list of Android smartphones that have received the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) port in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S.
10/20/2011, With our phones being more than capable of doubling up as our portable media player, it made sense that HTC tried to give themselves an edge over the competition by purchasing a majority stake in Beats Audio, which they then integrated into several of their upcoming phones. While we have no doubts that Beats Audio will be bringing an improvement to audio quality on selected HTC handsets, is there a […]
10/03/2011, While a smartphone or tablet can boast impressive hardware specs, a lack of apps (which seems to drive the popularity and success behind a platform) can sometimes cause a device with good hardware to sell a lot less than its makers had anticipated, much like the Blackberry Playbook which featured good hardware but lack of native apps was one of the reasons it did not do as well as it […]
09/20/2011, We reported last week that HTC had plans to introduce the HTC Sensation XE, an Android device that’s basically an upgrade to the HTC Sensation, and at the same time would be sporting Beats Audio technology integrated into it. If you only just got your hands on the HTC Sensation and you’re feeling a little cheated by the announcement, not to worry as there is a ROM now available that […]
09/19/2011, Just last week we reported that the Samsung Epic Touch 4G had it source code released by Samsung, in an effort to give back to the Android developer’s community. Unfortunately at that time, the source code release and all its mods and ROMs that followed would be pretty much moot unless the device itself was rooted.