It is Google’s turn today to throw some Jelly Bean our way. Rumors about a Nexus tablet, the next version of Android, and new phones have all been thrown about during the lead up to this year’s event. What will actually happen? [Read more...]
Google made a big splash today by rolling out Google Play, it’s rebranded storefront for apps, music, movies, and books. It replaces the Android Market and streamlines its various content offerings under one storefront.
Yet beyond branding, what has changed? Not much. The switch to Google Play does not offer any more content; it repackages what is already there. Yet it speaks to Google’s large ambitions about serving as a digital entertainment hub. [Read more...]
Game developer Gameloft has had a number of successful Android games in the Android Market. Now, they take their gaming to a new level with their own Gameloft Live storefront, app, and community.
Gameloft Live will seem familiar to users who enjoy console-type gaming. The app opens up to your hub, your customizable homepage, featuring your avatar. From this screen you can view your profile, access your games, customize your avatar and hub area, view Gameloft news, connect with your friends, and shop for new games. As you play more games and explore the app you unlock gaming achievements or level up within the Live app, earning more experience points and Gameloft dollars for use when downloading in-app games. [Read more...]
It may have taken longer than some wanted, but the Chrome browser is finally on the Android platform. Released today in Beta, Chrome for Android promises faster browsing and the ability to sync tabs, bookmarks and other data with one’s desktop browser.
Editor’s Note: Plenty has been written about the many features of Android 4.0, AKA Ice Cream Sandwich, especially on the Galaxy Nexus. But what is the experience like for those still using a Nexus S? TheAppPlanet’s Angela Cantido has been living with it for a few weeks and offers her impressions. [Read more...]