Barnes & Noble has launched its NOOK e-book reader for Android-based devices.  The bookselling giant’s app lets users browse for books from their smartphones wirelessly and download from... more than one million e-books. Features include reading in landscape or portrait mode, text and font adjustment, and the ability to share e-books with friends for up to 14 days.

The NOOK app w...

For those folks out there that can remember using Graffiti on the old Palm OS devices, you will be happy to know Access has now released a version of its classic text input system for Android OS devices. ... The download includes the original Graffiti strokes, which allows text input to be done with either a finger or stylus. Not something you would want to use everyday, at least in my opinion, but something tha...

Evernote Android for Android

After months of development, Evernote for Android has launched and is available in the Android Market for free. Of course, there is a premium... version too.

Evernote for Android allows you to create text notes, snap photos, and record audio. In addition, you can easily attached files to your notes. Free subscribers can add PDFs, text, aud...

Fox News has announced the availability of its app for Android smartphones.  The free application can be downloaded now from the Android Market and features alerts for breaking news globally and locally,... as well as access to Fox News talk radio programs, videos, and photos

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Today Opera has taken its Opera Mini web browser for Android smartphones out of beta.  Opera Mini 5.1 is expected to offer a richer and better performing web browsing experience while on the go and... now allows users to set Opera Mini as the default browser for surfing the net and also has bolstered page layout on Android devices with with large screens.

Opera Mini is available now via the...

Bing client for Android

Microsoft’s market share of the search traffic is around 12%. “”None of us are confused: We’re a very low-share player... … We’ve barely got into double digits and it’s a long road.” To help make the trip easier for Bill and friends, Microsoft are set to release their very own and also their very...

Taking Applications to Market via VisionMobile

Visionmobile.com have written an interesting piece outlining the evolving economics that underpin the new ‘Application... Market’ phenomena seen with Google’s Android Market. Their findings reveal that the time it takes for a developer to bring their application software to market and actually start selling has d...

General Mobile StoreOid

For those of you looking for a non-Google source of applications for your Android powered smartphone, General Mobile recently started showing off... its StoreOid app store. While it is to come pre-installed on General Mobile’s own Android powered devices, the store will function on just about any Android 1.6 or later smartphone once it is rel...

Today Google released App Inventor, an application for Mac and PC users that allows non-programmers to build working Android applications by linking together pre-defined programming modules.  The modules... provide access to the phone’s sensors, its text to speech system,and even online content.

The software uses the Open Blocks Java library that is distributed by MIT’s Scheller Teacher Educ...

Google Open Spot

Similar things have already been tried with the iPhone, and all-but failed. Now, Google is attempting to log available parking spaces with Open Spot.... This applications requires significant user adoption for it to become a real hit, but if it does, it could prove awesome.

The general principle is as follows. Should you find a parking space i...