Android apps make up twenty percent of all apps available on BlackBerry marketplace.
With the recent news that BlackBerry has surpassed 100,000 apps, they’ve also announced that Android apps now count for twenty percent of its BlackBerry 10 apps currently available to users.
Many of the most popular Android apps have already been ported over to BlackBerry 10 and there are plans for apps based around Android 4.0 to also be ported over in due course. Despite it being great to see Android apps being made readily available on other platforms, using the current ports on the new BlackBerry Z10 is less than impressive.
PAC-MAN is back with a bang in his latest Android outing.
PAC-MAN is one of the most iconic characters in the video game industry and his latest foray on to the Google Play store looks to take players back to his roots. This is classic PAC-MAN and includes all 256 levels as the original arcade game did back in the day. Alongside this is a new tournament mode that enables players to compete against each other for real prizes. It’s a nice blend of both classic gaming with new techniques to freshen it up.
To control PAC-MAN you’ll find a virtual joystick at the bottom of your screen as you play. It’s fairly easy to use, but if you’ve big fingers, don’t be surprised to get the odd movement wrong. Levels get progressively harder and the longer you go the more strategy that’s needed to navigate around the course successfully. After playing for a while, you’ll soon realise that despite Android games getting graphically better on a weekly basis, games like PAC-MAN will have an everlasting appeal to hardcore and casual gamers alike.
Roku LT is a streaming device offering a wide range of content. But is it worth the price?
The Roku LT is a small media-streaming box that supports a whole range of channels and services. Around the back of the small box are two outlets for a HDMI cable, as well as a A\V out port. Alongside this you’ll also find a DC port. There’s little else to note about the design of the Roku LT, but its small size means you’ll have no trouble in placing it alongside the rest of your home cinema system.
The app to control the Roku LT is a free download from the Play Store. It works jointly as a remote to control the Roku interface that appears on your TV, but also as a way of controlling the content that’s streamed across to it.
Setting up is a definite mixed bag, but we were happy to find out that you don’t need a PC to control the LT, and instead it connects directly to you WiFi network. With the lack of a Ethernet port at the back of the LT, you’ll require a speedy WiFi network to get the best quality stream possible, else buffering becomes a serious issue.
Screenshots have leaked showing a newly designed Play Store app.
A new version of the Google Play store is soon to be with us. Several screenshots and a video have been leaked online showing a complete overhaul of the Google Play storefront, as originally covered by Droid Life.
The new interface looks to adopt several of its design patterns from Google Now, offering users a much more clean and accessible experience when browsing the store. By looking at the above screenshots, the Play Magazines section looks to have undergone a dramatic overhaul and we can’t wait to give it a try!
More details will be available about the update and many other plans that Google has up their sleeves at the Google I/O conference in May.
Via: Droid Life
Use the cloud features in Chrome to share your web pages and bookmarks between your PC and Android phone or tablet. This tutorial shows you how.
We’ve all been there – sat at a computer engrossed in a long web browsing when suddenly you have to go out. It’s always a wrench to finally tear yourself away, wishing that you really didn’t have to. It’s quite silly, of course, because in most cases the same content will still be there later on. While that knowledge doesn’t do much to quell the urgency, thanks to Google Chrome for desktop and Android devices this no longer needs to be a problem.
Once an account is setup, syncing can occur between desktop and mobile devices, enabling you to carry on with your browsing session wherever you are. This system also manages the syncing of bookmarks between desktop and mobile browsers, so you’ll never be caught without access to your favourite websites again.
Is the HTC One the best Android phone ever, and does it offer enough to mark HTC’s revival? Find out in our full review of the new high-end Android phone.
Back in 2010 HTC was well placed to become Android’s dominant manufacturer. It had popular, big-selling ranges at all the key price points and had also been chosen by Google to make the first Nexus phone. In 2011 it released too many mediocre handsets, with muddled branding and poor marketing just at the time Samsung was making its move with the Galaxy S II, and all its momentum was lost. In 2012, despite a recognition of its mistakes, the company was still not able to a generally positive reception for its devices into sales. Now in 213 we have the HTC One. It will be HTC’s only flagship device of the year, and the handset tasked with turning around six consecutive quarters of loss.
It certainly feels like a fresh start. The One displays incredible attention to detail, as if every single feature of the phone has been thought and rethought. HTC has pulled back from the unwinnable specs race, taken its own path in industrial design, and in the process has produced the most impressive Android phone we’ve seen.
Design and build