Monday, 25 June 2012

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Winamp updated with In-app purchases and ALAC support

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 10:46 AM PDT

My favorite music player of all times is back in the Android news today, having just updated their popular music and media player to version 1.3 with plenty of improvements. Winamp was always my favorite music player on my PC, and still reigns over iTunes for myself. This weekend they updated their player for Android with plenty of new goodies so check it out.

Winamp might not have the best user interface in the world but it’s extremely simple to use, and fits right along with their previous releases for Windows. Hopefully an improved look is coming soon as it looks just like it did last year in beta. The new Winamp version 1.3 brought an in-app store with Pro ad-ons and even a “Album Washer” for $0.99 that will clean up old audio files, and even help find missing album artwork.

They’ve also added move to SD option, a few more language options, fixed some memory bugs, and added ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) support so you can add in all those iTunes purchases. For the audio fan or just Winamp fan in general this is definetaly worth getting. For those needing FLAC support Winamp Pro is $3.99 in the Play Store. Give the new Winamp a try today from the link below.

Winamp Play Store Link

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[via Android Police]

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE coming July 5th

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 10:21 AM PDT

Remember the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE, or have you been paying too much attention to the Galaxy S III instead? HTC and Verizon announced the Incredible back early last month during CTIA and said it would be available “in the coming weeks,” but that was the last we heard. New rumors today are pointing towards July 5th for the release date.

According to some leaked screenshots obtained by Droid-Life of Verizon’s equipment guide, it shows the D INC will be released on July 5th. Pretty interesting that they pushed the launch date almost 2 months from when first announced. If Verizon would have launched this phone back May or earlier this month it might have had a chance. Now with the Galaxy S III just a few days behind it I have a feeling most will wait for it instead.

Most likely the delay was for them to deploy their new Share Everything data plans, but no one knows for sure except Verizon. Original leaks also confirmed it would launch at a $149 price point but today’s documents show $199. Either Verizon has increased the price or they might be offering a $50 mail in rebate for the phone. At the same price as the Galaxy S III the choice will be an easy one — Samsung. Although if you don’t like a larger screen the Incredible 4G LTE is a great choice. We’ll report back when we know more.

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Device Specifications and Information
Device Info
    Device Name : Droid Incredible 4G LTE
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : May 07, 2012
    Release Date : TBA
    Also Known As :
  • Screen Size : 4.0 Inch
  • Resolution : 540x960
  • Screen Type : S-LCD qHD
Dimension & Weight
  • Height : 4.80 Inch
  • Width : 2.40 Inch
  • Depth : 0.46 Inch
  • Weight : 132 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1700 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
    CPU : MSM8960 Snapdragon S4
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 8 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • A2DP
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

Google Nexus 7 Tablet specs and press images leak

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:50 AM PDT

What a fine way to start the Google I/O week off right? It appears that the rumored and rumored Google Nexus 7 tablet has leaked in the wee hours of the morning, finally sharing what looks to be solid confirmed specs and a set of press images. According to Gizmodo Australia that is exactly what we have here.

Apparently all of the specs, details, and even the image above were obtained by a leaked training manual for the new Google slate, and we couldn’t be happier with what we are seeing. Previous rumors and reports have been pretty accurate if this newest leaks holds true. Confirming the quad-core processor and other specs hitting the $199 price point. Here’s what’s been leaked and is being called the Nexus 7:

– 7″ 1280 x 800 IPS display
– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
– 8 and 16GB storage options ($199 and $249)
– 1.3 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 KAI processor
– 1 GB RAM
– NFC with Android Beam and Google Wallet
– 1.2 MP front camera, nothing on the back
– 9 hours battery life
– Nexus and ASUS branding on back

When we first started seeing rumors about this tablet is sounded awesome and I was hoping Google could pull it off. With help from ASUS and NVIDIA it looks like they’ve done just that, and this tablet is surely to be a huge hit. The Kindle Fire has just been beat at its own game, and everyone else will have to improve specs and lower prices at the same time. This is changing Android tablets, but also laying the groundwork for future tablets. My only concern is the lack of a MicroSD slot for extra storage. The Galaxy Nexus didn’t have one, and Google’s been pushing the cloud options. As much as I’d like the SD slot, I don’t feel I really need one and will be buying that 16GB flavor. Google — take my money!

None of this has been confirmed, but these latest leaks seems to sure up any doubt many have had. We’ll all know the truth in just a few days time at Google I/O. We’ll be there live so you’ll want to check back often for more details. Who will be buying the Nexus 7 if it indeed ends up being a quad-core Android 4.1 Jelly Bean beast at $199?

Android Community Weekly: June 24th, 2012

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 03:06 PM PDT

This week was all about the Galaxy S III here in the US. T-Mobile and AT&T both unleashed the flagship smartphone into the wild, although only in limited supply, and the masses can now enjoy Samsung’s latest creation. Next week however will be all about Google I/O. By the end of next week we’ll hopefully be talking about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and beyond.

This week we’ll start with a few much anticipated updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX finally received the update after multiple delays. The DROID Bionic hasn’t been updated just yet but a pretty stable official build was leaked if you’re interested. We heard reports about the Rezound getting it too, but that never happened. We unboxed the Acer Iconia Tab A700 quad-core 1920 x 1200 true HD tablet, and learned that Gameloft’s popular game Asphalt will be dropping its 7th version tomorrow.

As mentioned above the Galaxy S III stole the front page all week. T-Mobile and AT&T both had to release the phone in limited supply, delay shipping dates, and promise that more were coming soon. It’s safe to say the demand is easily beating out the supply at the moment — Samsung better start making them faster. We reviewed them both and you’ll want the check that out here.

Swype and SwiftKey both released their newest and best 3rd party keyboards for Android yet. If you’ve been considering a different on-screen keyboard hit the hands-on links below. We learned that Google’s rumored 7-inch Nexus Tablet is apparently ready to ship, and will be available early July for $199. Then almost the biggest news of the week was Google themselves accidentally spilling a few of their Jelly Beans by showing the Galaxy Nexus for sale in the Play Store with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Next week will be all about Google I/O where we’ll finally see Jelly Bean, the Nexus Tablet, and hopefully both Project Majel and Google’s Project Glass. You’ll want to watch this space, that is for sure. Hit all the links below for your weekly dose of Android news!

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