Most Android devices, if not all, have in-built audio and video players. Although, there is never a guarantee that these players can support all audio and video file formats. Because of this, users sometimes resort to downloading alternate player apps from the Google Play Store, players that can play almost any file format coupled with extras mixed in. One such multi-format audio and video player for Android that has super functionality and swag all in one bag is MoboPlayer.
MoboPlayer sports a clean-looking and easy-to-use UI that directly takes you to the player’s menus. The player allows you to browse your directories and folders for audio and video [...]
The very first beta of VLC Player for Android has just been released for devices sporting an ARMv7 CPU with NEON Support. The VLC Beta Player is intended for “power users,” allowing them to fully customize the player.
The VLC player is already a cross-platform application and can play almost any multimedia format. The application is not just limited to supporting local video and audio playback but also supports high quality online streams.
VLC Player for Android supports swipe gestures so you can control volume by swiping up and down the screen, multi-track audio, subtitles, changing aspect ratio, filtering audio tracks according to a users preference, album [...]
It started its life on the first-gen Xbox, but the cross-platform multimedia hub developed by XBMC can now be found running on PC, Linux, Mac OS X, and various iOS devices.
We’ll have to add Android to the list soon, as the developer has announced the coming of XBMC for Android. As the developing team pointed out, this is a real app that you can easily install on any device powered by Android – set-top box included – with no rooting required, and one that provides a hassle-free media streaming and content management solution for all of your multimedia files.
The Android version will have the same features found on its cousins. While the demoed video below shows [...]
In the last few years, with our mobile phones becoming more powerful and packing a lot more features, a lot of other products such as point-and-shoot cameras and mp3 players are slowly becoming redundant. This is especially true in the case of our media requirements. With the ability to view HD quality videos and movies, and listen to high-quality audio either from our own playlists, or via internet radio, for a lot of us, our smartphones have primarily become media devices.
In most cases, the stock media players on devices are more than satisfactory. But sometimes, there are certain user requirements and features, that require us to look at third-party resources to [...]
There are a total of more than 150,000 Android apps out on the market now. The overwhelmingly huge amount of application choices can be mind-boggling to a new Android phone user. Here is an attempt to make the decision a little easier. Presented below are some apps that by their features and popularity can be labeled as ‘must-haves’. They cover most of the common uses and aspects of an Android phone from basic operation to entertainment and security.Customization Apps 1. Free Advanced Task Manager
As the name says, this program enables you to accomplish the basic routines quickly without eating up your phone’s resources. These tasks include viewing system information, [...]
Honeycomb tablets are designed for stunning visuals, there’s no doubt about that. The powerful graphics chipsets, large HD-capable screens and even surround sound capability make them ideal for watching trailers, videos and shows. Not only that, it’s handy enough to be used as an ebook reader and then some.
Here are a few of the best media and entertainment apps for your Android tablet.
Featured image from PyronixcoreVideos 1. MoboPlayer (free)
Plays everything and anything you can throw it. It’s the best media player for Android, and for Honeycomb as well. Definitely something you need to install on your tablet.
Special mention: [...]
Android tablets maybe dime-a-dozen – but they’re always in the seven- to ten-inch range. This is because these sizes are usually the best range to read books or watch movies. The only five-inch tablet on the market is the Dell Streak – which is a bit of an anomaly. Well, here’s another one.
Latte Communications has just announced that they’re releasing the ICE Smart, a 5-inch Android device that’s technically a tablet – but blurs the lines between a smartphones and tablets. No making calls on it, but with its small form factor and cheap price, it’s closer to Apple’s iPod products more than anything [...]
Anyone looking to purchase the Archos 32, an 8GB media player running Android? It seems someone accidentally posted the new Personal Media Player a bit early, before removing it, but we still managed to get the details on this unannounced product. The Archos 32 will offer a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of storage for media files, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in camera, Bluetooth, a web browser, and Android 2.1 as the operating system. The media player is expected to be offered for $147.00.
So the Samsung Galaxy S original shown here to the right is…err, wait. This look-a-like is the new Samsung YP-MB2 Media Player, competitor to the iPod Touch and kindred spirit of the Galaxy S smartphone. So, to be clear, this is not another variant of the Galaxy S series. Indeed, it is not a smartphone at all. Despite the fact that this looks the same, even has the Android 2.1 OS skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, it is just a media device.
So what will this media device provide you with? Expect a 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, FM radio, DMB TV, GPS, and even Samsung’s 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. [...]