Is it my birthday? It must be, because Google just released a native Google Docs app for Android. I think I speak for everybody in the Android community when I say: Finally! Some of you might remember that rumor we heard a while back about Google shifting its focus from HTML5 mobile apps to native ones, well, it looks like we are starting to see the fruits of that change in strategy - and we are liking what we are seeing.
The official CNN app for Android was released in early February this year and now, a smartphone variant has finally found its way to the Android Market. The app allows you to view the latest headlines, receive notifications for breaking news, stream video reports, listen to CNN Radio reports, podcasts and interviews, save stories, share them with your friends and upload your own with an attached photo or video with CNN iReport (CNN's online service for citizen journalists).
The Layar Augmented Reality browser has been around for as long as the smartphone, and it's still committed to getting better. Layar has announced version 5.0 of their popular app, which adds some cool new features, including:
-Sharing layers on Facebook or Twitter -Animated layers -Easier options to add layers to favorites -Intro walkthrough of the app
If you have a rooted Android device running a custom ROM and especially if you have ORD (Obsessive ROM-updating Disorder), you're probably acquainted with ROM Manager - the power user's best friend. Where the all-in-one ROM management tool allows you to search for, flash, back up and restore custom ROMs, it does not aid you in looking for the right custom kernel and you know how much of a hassle that can be, especially the first time around.
LinkedIn for Android has been available in a beta version for a short period of time, and is now available for download in a full version, both through the Android Market, as well as via the LinkedIn website.
LinkedIn for Android 1.0 comes with the entire features set that users would be accustomed with when it comes to LinkedIn, so that they would benefit from a full professional experience on their business smartphone while on the go.
It is widely believed that the iPhone and iPad is 'like a toy'. It is always nice to see some examples of application, though simple, is really useful, and this is the case.
The application is called Plectrum, and there is nothing but an application that allows the use to improve their technique on the guitar in a very visual. Not only applies to the guitar, but also provides practice with a low (four or five strings), a ukulele or a banjo, among others.
Plectrum iPad use the microphone to detect the note or chord you're playing with our instrument and we say if we do well or not. The screen displays a tab that we can continue, or even where we can play. The application has support for purchases within her new songs that play, and we can create our tablature and share to get us some eurillos. We also ensure that the tabs that offer, even when created by amateur users will have a minimum quality as they are checked one by one.
Google Maps is probably the application most updated search engine company, at least in terms of its Android version, which has just appeared in the version 5.3.
The main novelty lies in upgrading the ability to view a history of our locations over time and can set the point as 'home', your home or starting point.
If you have an active Google Latitude, you know you can take a look at your history on a personal website enabled for the occasion, you can now do so from the mobile phone through the 'View location history'.
Essay is a popular text editing application for iPad which competes directly with Pages, the Apple application. Essay this week received a major update that brings the availability of the iPhone application.
The advantage, and in turn disadvantage, Essay is that it uses to process HTML text, which is very light and fluid to work on the iPhone and allows you to link your documents as if it were a wiki, but in turn has disadvantage that the text should be saved outside the application started in TXT or HTML to be able to open Essay.
With an eye on the summer of 2011, HP has launched the Early Access Program for WebOS 3.0 platform, which is nothing more to give developers the opportunity to begin working with its development kit as a preliminary to its official release . Requirements are not severe, a record, a mail and we will have access.
In this way claim that the number of available applications is something honorable in his coming-out, since we can not speak for now as a consolidated system or a fledgling iOS with strong support as Android, in versions for tablets in As regards catalog.
WebOS 3.0 is the system that will equip the HP touchpad, the pillar on which HP plans to base its offer of Tablets, with the ambition to integrate the full range of Smartphones (HP Veer, HP Pre 3) with interesting ways to interact and transfer web address to put the phone on the touchpad.