Episode 104 – Back to Monday
Another Monday, another podcast. The future is bright…
- Android Accessories – Rumors are that iOS is set to change its infamous connector. Will this encourage accessory manufacturers to build more USB and bluetooth accessories for universal compatibility?
- Platform News
- Nielsen issues report on smartphones in the US, 51.8% of smartphone users in June 2012 were using an Android phone, 34% iOS. Android also tops new users.
- Baird Equity Research surveyed app developers on the long term outlook 9.3/10 iOS, 8.7/10 Android…other mobile OSes way down.
- Verizon launches GameTanium, a $5.99 all-you-can-play subscription for select games.
- Ouya soars past 4 million in funding on Kickstarter. Is the Ouya Android-based gaming console destined for success or doomed to failure?
- App News
- XBMC for Android Announced
- WordPress for Android updated. Now supports the Nexus 7 and Danish.
- Accusoft USB Scanner allows for the interface of a scanner to a Honeycomb or above device
- Letris 2, a combination of Tetris, Scrabble and Boggle now on the store. After six levels, they try to make you pay $99 for infinite levels. Notes indicate it is a typo and should be 99 cents. (Play Link)
- Timer for Android offers Holo-themed customizable countdown timer. (Play Link)
- Carbon for Android Twitter app will be free, as paid apps aren’t permitted in UAE.
- IMDB updated, adds social sharing, recommendations, mobile message boards, filming locations, and more. (Play Link)
- WhoAreYou offers Free Caller ID, SMS Blocking, and Reverse Phone Number Lookups for Android. Offers good features, however, signs you up for a Youmail account, which is an alternative to Google Voice for visual voicemail (Play Link)
- Team Win Recovery updated, now includes on-screen keyboard inside recovery.
- Google My Tracks updated, allows you to view your tracked routes right inside Google Earth for Android. Has not been updated in several years. (Play Link)
- ClockworkMod Recovery set to receive update. Will add a check to ensure a ROM has root, disabling the stock flasher, and will allow the decline of an update.
- Gnucash for Android released, currently available for download for testing. Not yet recommended for normal use.