Android Phones, Info and Apps

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We are used to see or hear that Android has been integrated in various kinds of devices. Today, there is news that Android has been integrated in … a landline phone – iDECT iHomePhone 2000. But don’t get annoyed or confused by the “i” in at the beginning of the name, this is not an Apple product and I’m sure no one could even think of an Apple product running on Android. The “i” is just part of the name of the product.

iDECT iHomePhone is an ordinary cordless landline phone, running on Android, featuring a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen display running at resolution of 320×240 pixels. It will also have 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi support and microSD card slot. All the standard Android functions are present, too – Internet Browser, mp3 player, picture gallery, video/YouTube player, alarm clock, radio, e-mail and so on. The only think that iDECK iHomePhone will not support is Android Market, but after all, this is an ordinary landline phone.

Using the DECT technology, the phone guarantees that wherever in the house you are, you will be able to make and receive phone calls. Moreover, iDECT has a 14-minute digital answering machine, hands-free speakerphone and is capable to store up to 300 contacts in its memory.  iDECT iHomePhone will be sold in Europe for 99 Euroes.

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Oct/10

28

Android on a … 3D photo frame!

Yes, you’ve read the title correctly. We’ve seen Android on a various devices – mobile phones, tablets, personal media players, TV sets and now we will see it on a digital photo frame. Nikon has recently presented the new NF300i 2D/3D digital photo frame, which will be running on Android 2.1 OS out of the box. The most interesting features of the photo frame include:

  • 7.2-inch display
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g network support
  • LAN input – great if you still don’t have a wireless router
  • 4GB internal memory
  • Support for JPEG, MPO p, MPEG4 (H.264), AAC and MP3 file formats

NF300i also lets you enjoy a glasses-free 3D experience on its screen and offers many interesting things that any other Android-based device could offer – live weather forecast, built-in RSS reader, alarm clock, e-mail support and many other. However still there is no information whether there will be Android Market support or not, but let’s hope that Nikon won’t disappoint us.

If you become a member of Nikon’s online service “My Picturetown” you will be able to convert your 2D pictures into 3D! Yes, you will be able to convert your photos into 3D format by simply uploading your 2D pictures and Nikon’s team of engineers and software developers will work on it and convert it to 3D. The monthly fee is about 25$, but this is not much compared to the enjoyment seeing your favourite shots in 3D.

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Oct/10

22

Winamp for Android is here

There are few people that like the built-in music player of Android OS and many of us are constantly looking for the perfect one. But one has some of the features we have desired, others have some other of the wanted features and the choice is hard. Now the best player for the computers – Winamp has its own beta version for Android, available for free on the Market.

Some of the most interesting features of Winamp for Android are:

  • Lockscreen widgetwhen playing, the player integrates with the lock screen, similar to the built-in media player.
  • Headset button controls – the player can be controlled by the buttons on your headset, showing pretty good behavior. A problem may arise if you receive an incoming call, but let’s not forget it is still a beta.
  • Wi-Fi and USB music sync – installing the latest version of Winamp on your computer will let you synchronize the music between your computer and Android device wirelessly or via a USB connection.
  • WiFi streaming from your Android to your desktop player – it works again with the latest beta version of Winamp for your computer. Pretty cool, going to a party and stream the music directly from your device.
  • Play queue support – this is one of the distinct features of the desktop Winamp. The android version let’s you pick the tracks’ order in which you want your music played and then you can even save it to a separate playlist.

Other features that need mentioning are the widget support, media control buttons on every screen of the application, nice and sleek interface,  ability to set a song as a ringtone via Winamp (just like in the built-in player) and ability to permanently delete a music file from your device. Of course there are some bugs like strange “SD Card error” while scanning the contents of the SD card, or interruption of the playback when a background sound occurs, but Nullsoft will surely fix this issues. And I’m anxious to see what else would surprise us in the next releases – probably a Shoutcast streaming support?

Scan the QR code bellow and test Winamp for Android beta.

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