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Amazon Wireless is now offering Samsung’s latest Galaxy S variant, the Vibrant for T-Mobile USA, and it is at the lowest price we have seen – $100.  The price comes with a two-year service agreement and its seems the online shopping giant is even waiving activation fees. [via IntoMobile]

According to a tweet on its Twitter feed, Samsung UK says its popular Android smartphone, the Galaxy S, will receive the Froyo update near the end of September.  Here is the full tweet in all its glory: We’ve seen a lot of Q’s about the Froyo update; it’s currently in…

O2 UK is now offering its second variant of the Dell Streak, a 32GB model.  The 32GB model joins the 16GB model that is already available from the carrier.  The Streak is a 5-inch tablet-like smartphone that currently runs Android 1.6 and offers 3G and WiFi connectivity, a 5mp camera,…

Hero users on Orange UK’s network will start receiving the Android 2.1 Eclair update as early as next week, according to an HTC spokesperson.  The following statement has been posted on Orange’s website: “We apologise for the delay in Orange Hero customers receiving their Eclair update. Testing the update across…

Today HTC has announced that it is expanding its presence and will be offering TD-SCDMA 3G based HTC branded phones in China through a partnership with China Mobile and China’s largest electronics retailer, GOME Electrical Appliances Ltd. Initially HTC will offer the the HTC Tianxi, HTC Tianyi, HTC Desire and…

Google today announced an update for its Maps for Android app, which adds local search with its Places feature. Google Maps for Mobile 4.4 provides an easier way to find places nearby with a dedicated Places icon that lets users quickly look up nearby restaurants, bars, hotels, ATMs, and gas…

A user over at Android Forums posted is what is thought to be possible specs for an unannounced Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy Q.  According the details posted, the new device is to feature: 3G HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity Android 2.2 Froyo operating system 1GHz Hummingbird processor 3-inch Super AMOLED display 1500mAh battery…

Thumbplay announced that it is now offering offline music playback on Android devices.  The new offline capability allows users access to their music collections when no Wi-Fi or carrier data network connection is available. Thumbplay is a U.S.-based subscription service that allows users to download music, video, and games to…

The week in Android Apps

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by on July 25, 2010 4:18 pm
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The past week or so has produced some worthy mentions in the Android application department.  Notable new or updated apps that can be easily downloaded from Google’s Android Market are: Barnes & Noble’s NOOK e-reader – read more than a million e-books right from your Android device Time Mobile –…