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HP TouchPad Getting The hottest Worldwide Trend ?

HP TouchPad Getting The hottest Worldwide Trend ?

It has been exactly 140 days since Hewlett-Packard first unveiled the TouchPad, and I think of it as the first device to emerge from a post-acquisition Palm team that has really been tested over the past few years. To be fair, it will actually be the third webOS device to launch since HP took over Palm, […]

Motorola clarifies position on Android apps, is still cool with developer community

Motorola clarifies position on Android apps, is still cool with developer community

Being an outspoken executive often involves a steady diet of crow. So, when Sanjay Jha seemingly threw Android developers under the proverbial bus with last week’s comments, it seemed only a matter of time before the backtracking commenced. Motorola has fittingly issued a clarification on the CEO’s statement, explaining that Jha didn’t mean to suggest that apps […]

BlackBerry PlayBook gets updated with new power menu, better Facebook app, and more

BlackBerry PlayBook gets updated with new power menu, better Facebook app, and more

The PlayBook isn’t even two months old yet and it’s already scored a second update to its QNX-based OS. First up from BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 is an upgraded Facebook app, which is now a preloaded part of the system software and can do some really neat things… like delete unwanted messages. Devs will be happy to […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Latest Review?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Latest Review?

The BGR team picked up the new and improved Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google’s I/O conference earlier this week, and I have been using it non-stop for the past few days. There’s a lot to discuss here: the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the third Android Honeycomb-powered tablet launched by a major OEM in the […]

Getaround car sharing service goes live, rent out your ride with an iPhone app and car kit

Getaround car sharing service goes live, rent out your ride with an iPhone app and car kit

We expressed our excitement when we first heard about Getaround, the personal car rental service that enables users to rent out their autos by the hour or day, and at TechCrunch Disrupt the service has officially gone live for drivers outside the Bay Area. The company also announced an accompanying car kit that allows potential renters […]

Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK; opens up remote app source code

Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK; opens up remote app source code

Google I/O is still ongoing and at the session for teaching developers how to build Android apps forGoogle TV the team has just shown off a quick peek of the new Honeycomb-based UI that will be released later this year. Shown above you can quickly compare it to the original UI to see how different, and hopefully […]

Re-discovering the iPhone magic in real life

Re-discovering the iPhone magic in real life

Has the iPhone become…blasé? Recently, I was at the check out at my local supermarket, watching the guy in front of me enter things into his iPhone. “Hey, whatcha doing with the iPhone?” I ask. Turns out he was checking his balance before deciding which debit card to use to pay. The iPhone has long […]

15% of mobile apps launched while offline

15% of mobile apps launched while offline

                    Real-time analytics firm Localytics has issued a report that says 15 percent of all mobile apps are launched while the device they are running on is offline. That’s a clear sign that developers would be serving their users better if they built “offline” modes into […]

Carriers crack down on Android tethering apps, rain on our mobile hotspot parade

Carriers crack down on Android tethering apps, rain on our mobile hotspot parade

Well everybody, it looks like the free ride is over: carriers in the US have started to seriously crack down on Android tethering apps. Head on over to the Android Market site and try to install an app that turns your smartphone into a WiFi hotspot — there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be told, “this […]

US Army developing Android-based smartphone framework and apps

US Army developing Android-based smartphone framework and apps

The US Army is calling upon Android app developers to help make military life a little less stressful — and, perhaps, a lot safer. Under a new Army framework known as the Mobile/Handheld Computing Environment (CE), third-party developers will be able to create and submit tactical Android apps, using the military’s CE Product Developer’s Kit. […]

RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps

RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps

The news  confirmed by RIM — the company will indeed support Google Android apps on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and on new QNX-based BlackBerry smartphones moving forward. RIM is also offering a suite of tools for Android developers that will allow them to easily port their existing apps to the PlayBook for distribution through BlackBerry App […]