Android Thoughts - Opinions, News, Advice & Reviews on Android Devices

Be sure to register in our forums and post your comments - we want to hear from you


Apple Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "travel"


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Google Flight Search is Now Smartphone Optimized

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/22/...or-android-ios/

"All the key flight-finding features of the desktop version are present: search, discover by location, filter by price, airline and calendar view, and have been optimized for the small screen."

While it isn't a native app it looks like Google did a great job of bringing their web based Flight Search to the smartphone. It's very fast and easy to use, that's for sure. In about four taps I was ready to book a round trip flight. I don't fly often but next time I do I'll definitely give this a try. Just go to www.google.com/flights with your smartphone web browser to try it.

What's your favorite flight planning app? Would you consider using Google Flight Search instead or what features does Flight Search lack?


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Travel Off the Beaten Path With VZ Navigator and VZ Navigator Global From Verizon Wireless

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:30 AM

http://products.verizonwireless.com...d=fnd_navigator

Verizon Wireless has created two navigation apps called VZ Navigator and VZ Navigator Global. The VZ Navigator app is your guide within the country but VZ Global takes it, well, global so you can travel unfamiliar foreign territory. The apps contains voice turn-by-turn directions, accurate real highway signs (for you visual drivers like myself), integrated roadside assistance, traffic notifications and location sharing so your peeps will know exactly when you will arrive to the kegger! Pricing is dependent on which plan you select and they offer a "one day" plan for the VZ Navigator app which would be good for venturing out of your local area on summer vacation. Plus, Verizon is offering a free 30 day trial for VZ Navigator so you can try it before buying!


Monday, May 30, 2011

abroadband: Data Access for Travellers

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.abroadband.com/

My friend Rafe Blanford pointed out this service, which I hadn't heard of until now. It looks interesting - at current rates, it's about 86 cents USD/CAD per MB, and they support SIMs, microSIMs, and USB sticks. That's not "I'm going to order a TV season on iTunes and download it all" cheap, but if you were careful about not downloading email attachments and were sparing with your Internet access, you could make a $40 investment last a week or two. While you can check your online balance easily, it seems this isn't a true pre-pay solution...the metre keeps running without stopping, so be careful what you decide to download.

Note that this is for data only: this is for your laptop, tablet, or I-only-want-Internet-phone. If you want to use your phone abroad and do voice calls, text, etc. you'll need to get a SIM from a wireless carrier. Anyone know of a service similar to this but for full phone service?


Monday, November 15, 2010

Orbitz Launches Android App

Posted by Tony Rylow in "Android News" @ 06:00 PM

"Orbitz Launches Native iPhone® and Android™ Applications That Allow Consumers to Shop and Book Flight, Hotel and Car Rental Options"

The Orbitz application allows you to book flights and hotels, rent cars, and look up your trip information wherever you go. They also launched a mobile website (http://m.orbitz.com/) that will let you view their site from any mobile device.

Tags: travel, orbitz

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Get your motor runnin, take your Android on the highway.

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 09:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5626711/the-b...ps-for-your-car

"Having an Android along for your daily commute or occasional car trips can make the ride a lot easier, safer, and simply more fun. Here are our favorite Android apps to have on hand when it's time to hit the road."

If you're a car buff like me, you love to drive. As it turns out I also love Android! So why not put the two together? On any trip I take you'll find my trusty Nexus One stuck to the windshield (on the inside, unlike the bugs). In a recent article the guys at Lifehacker went over their favorite Android programs to have along for the ride. What apps do you consider "must-haves" for your little green co-pilot? Hit the discuss link below and let us know, I could always use more software on my phone.


Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Sponsored links