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Android has invaded the Windows PC. Solution builders targeting the Android platform will want to check out BlueStacks App Player , an environment for running Android apps on Windows machines that's easier to set up and use than the Google (NSDQ: GOOG )'s SDK and Android Emulator . Within minutes of installing App Player, we were able to download and launch numerous Android apps that come pre-installed and run them in a window or full-screen (although switching between modes requires a restart of the environment). Android Apps perform well and have access to full graphics capabilities and network resources.
One of the biggest advantages of Android’s open source roots is that users have complete control over pretty much every aspect of the operating system. If you don’t like any aspect of the stock Android experience, there’s a good chance that someone somewhere has already done something about it. If you own an Android phone that is not a Nexus (One or S), you have probably already experienced this. HTC’s Sense UI and Samsung’s TouchWiz are examples of phone manufacturers’ attempts to providing device-specific Android experiences.
The Android Market isn't always an easy place to get around. Our first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Android rounds up essential Android apps—our personal favorites for productivity, multimedia, internet life, and just plain usefulness. Lots of people are picking up new Android phones these days—nearly 200,000 per day , at last count. Google's default apps are pretty handy, but the Market has many great apps, most of them free.
Overclock your rooted Droid X or Droid 2 with new app – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & UpdatesAre you interested in getting more processing power out of your Droid X or Droid 2 by overclocking the processor? Well, a new application by Unstable Apps makes it as easy as one push of a button. Of course, you will have to root your Droid X or Droid 2 first before you can use the app.
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-129731" title="Motorola Droid X Android 2.2 Froyo lockscreen" src="http://images.intomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/motorola-droid-x-android-2.2-froyo-lockscreen-660x495.jpg" alt="Shot of the lockscreen on a Motorola Droid X with Android 2.2 Froyo installed" width="660" height="495" /> As you’ve probably heard, Android 2.2 Froyo has been leaked for the Droid X, and now pulled , but this time around, we’ve got some hands-on video and the instructions on how to install it yourself! We’ve been tricked before about the Droid X’s Froyo availability, but this is the real deal. Even if it’s not the official build, this is very much Android 2.2 Froyo.
In addition to these sensors, there are also more practical things that you may want to know about the status of your Android phone and the network and the environment where it is located. To this end, I decided to go out in search of some more cool Android apps that integrate with your phone’s sensors to provide you with some interesting information about the status of your phone. Check GPS Satellite Status Many GPS-enabled Android apps simply connect to GPS satellites and initiate the application with your location. However, there are times when you may want to know what the status of your phone’s GPS system is – such as how many satellites are transmitting, your current GPS directly and location and more.
Android Takes a Bite Out of Apple When Android first debuted on the HTC Dream (also known as the G1) back in October of 2008, it was deemed an "iPhone Killer." While it didn't quite slay Apple's handset, it was the first step in a revolution against the tyrannous iPhone. The initial Android platform bested the iPhone OS on several levels, but lacked some key functionalities that the iPhone could provide.
If you own an Android phone and you’re like me, you’ve probably said to yourself more than once, “Wow, there’s an app for THAT?” But finding these gems is no small feat. Beyond turning to friends or browsing broad categories in Android Market, there’s really no effective way to sort through Android’s 100,000+ apps to find those I’ll really like. That’s why today we’re launching StumbleUpon App Discovery, a free beta feature available through our existing Android app that uses StumbleUpon’s recommendation technology to make mobile app discovery more efficient and more personalized. This feature suggests apps you’ll like based on what apps you’ve already installed and recently used, what apps your friends on StumbleUpon like, and a host of other factors.