Tag: Android Market

Skype Video Calling Comes to (Some) Android Devices

Slowly, but surely, the Skype client on Android is catching up with the one found on the iPhone in terms of functionality. As of today, Skype for Android now supports video calling on a number of devices, including: Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericcson Xperia pro. However, there are …

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Sometimes Other Android Devices Have Better Apps

Google AOSP Alarm Clock App

For a while I’ve been looking for a decent weather app for my Samsung Galaxy S and had last week selected GO Weather which has a pretty good widget and a very attractive app complete with video backgrounds and detailed three day forecast. However, I have had a slight yearning to move toward a pure Google Android experience as you would expect using an untouched Android Open Source Project (AOSP) ROM.

A Faster Way to Install Apps on Your Android Device

Android Market in Google Chrome

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Sometimes, browsing the Android Market from your device can be a pain and, depending on the version of the Android Market you have installed, it can be slow and difficult to find what you want quickly. Luckily, there’s a fast and easy way to rapidly fire a stack of …

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Google Prevents Use of American Express Cards on Certain Cross-Currency Transactions

American Express unusable for this purchase

Up until yesterday I had only ever downloaded free application from the Android Market but yesterday I was looking to get some nice looking widgets courtesy of the “Beautiful Widgets” app. I thought for the cost of €1.45 (approximately AU$1.95 at the time of writing) it was a fair price for something that has received pretty good …

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Beware of Changes to Android Market Refunds

Whilst this news is a few weeks old I thought it was still important to bring to the attention of those of you with Android devices. In conjunction with an update to the Android Market application for the platform, Google also changed the arrangement when it came to automatic refunds for undesired applications. Originally, Google …

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Skype Arrives on Android – Finally!

Just a quick one for tonight. For a while, many Android users have been left out in the cold without an official Skype client. Instead, users have had to resort to hacking crippled clients from other Android handsets that were originally bound by various carrier restrictions (such as limited Skype minutes). Well, Skype has literally …

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