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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Google Renames Android Market to Play Store

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.androidcentral.com/googl...books-and-video

"Google's content portal for Android apps, music, books and video content has been consolidated under a new name -- Google Play."

If you haven't gotten the update you probably will very soon. Google is pushing out a new version of the Market called the Play Store. They are also replacing your current Books, Music, and Movies apps with Play Books, Play Music, and Play Movies. I think this move makes a lot of sense rather than educating people that they can use the Android Market on the web with their Windows PC to buy books, music, and video. It's a good time to check for deals too. There are apps for $0.49 and lots of other discounts as well.

Here is one thing to watch out for if you have a Motorola device. This update will cause your Market link at the top right of your app drawer to stop working. Hopefully Motorola will fix this soon on many of their devices. It's not a huge deal since you can still launch the new store using the Play Store icon but it's annoying.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Video Game Controls For Mobile Phones Arrives Via Xperia Play

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 04:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/revie...tm_campaign=rss

"The Xperia Play, an Android-powered, gaming-optimized phone designed by Sony Ericsson, tries to bridge the gap between PlayStation games and the mobile platform. The Xperia Play's most significant feature is the inclusion of a slide-out DualShock controller-type set of controls, geared toward customers who find themselves carrying a handheld console along with their phone because they are disappointed by touchscreen-oriented mobile games and prefer the more precise experience of a controller."

Buttons, buttons and more buttons! The Xperia Play brings joysticks and analog pads to mobile phones! The Play should be out soon, but in the meantime take a look at all the features that it will offer!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Release Of O2's Xperia Play Delayed Due To Buggy Software

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/25/...s-what-are-the/

"Oh, woe is us. Or, to be more precise, woe is us if we wanted the Xperia Play on the UK's O2 network on the day of its release, April 1st."

For all our UK friends out there - the Xperia Play's April 1st launch on the O2 network has been delayed due to software bugs. The bugs appear to be causing problems only for the O2 phones as Vodafone is planning on taking pre-orders by April 5th. But O2 is the only network that will carry the phone in white so you will have to wait if you want that color. The US version of the Play still is slated for a late spring release. Do you think the US version is having bug issues and that is causing a delay in a definite release date?


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Exclusive Game For Xperia Play and the G2X Announced

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 02:30 PM


Two great annoucements: First, the Xperia Play phone from Sony Ericsson will exclusively launch the game BackStab on it's phone. The game appears to be an action type game with the ability to battle opponents. It will be available for all Android devices eventually, but to get it first purchase the Xperia Play. Second, T-mobile has announced the G2X, which will be available this spring. This new phone will be the first duel core device for T-mobile and will come with games, a 4 inch screen and Android 2.2. So keep your eyes peeled for both the G2X and the Xperia Play!


Update: Rumor has it that the G2X will be available April 15th. Read about it here.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Spy On Your Friends' Music Tastes With AOL's Play App

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-...-android-2011-3

"AOL's mobile efforts so far have been to make mobile apps and websites for its existing properties, like AIM, Mapquest, Engadget, etc. No longer: The company is launching its first "mobile-first" product today."

AOL has produced it's own app that allows you to listen to music on your Android phone. The new app, Play, will also let you share music with friends via posts to Facebook and Twitter and check out what friends are listening to. And Android users get this app before our iPhone friends!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Coming Soon: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, A Gaming Phone

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.androidguys.com/2011/02/...m+(AndroidGuys)

"Rumors of a PlayStation phone have swirling for months, and more recently we learned it will be called the Xperia Play and saw a fairly thorough hands-on with the device."

As some of you may know from the (slightly creepy) Android commercial aired during the Super Bowl, Sony Ericsson will be releasing a gaming phone called the Xperia Play. Not many details about the phone are confirmed as of now, but we expect to hear more when Sony Ericsson officially announces the phone this Sunday. If this phone delivers with awesome gaming capabilites and connectivity, it may change both the mobile phone and hand held gaming fields. If anything, it should be popular with the young gaming crowd (and us older gamers too!)


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