The Android Market is the central hub to search for applications for Android. Since its launch, the Android market experience isn’t as polished as compared to iPhone’s AppStore and even the most recent Marketplace for Windows Phone 7. Finally the Android development guys has been working very hard to improve the market experience and the new revamp looks so much better than before.
First the look of Market has been refreshed and now has a familiar carousel for you to flip through covers of various app for better discovery. The listing has been cleaned up as well and there’s even a dedicated widgets and live wallpaper section making it easier to find than before.
On apps purchase, the developer guys at Android discovered that most app refunds request are done in mere minutes rather than hours. Therefore they have reduced the refund window from a day to a mere 15 minutes.
So when can you get it? According to Android Developer’s blog, the new market will be rolled out within the next 2 weeks. Another good news is that it is available for Android 1.6 and above which pretty much cover almost everybody using an Android today.
With 14 days till Christmas, Maxis is giving you some gadget gifting ideas if you haven’t bought a present for yourself or your loved ones. They are offering special promotion on selected Blackberries, Nokias and Android devices which some being several hundred ringgit cheaper than usual.
On the BlackBerry line up, the Curve 8520 is going for RM99 (less RM200) while the Pearl 9105 goes for RM399 (less RM200). Meanwhile the previous top of the range Bold 9700 is going at RM699 (less RM200). These BlackBerry prices are tied to a 24 months of any Value Plus Plan with bolted on BIS Pro Plan of RM90/month.
For the non-BlackBerry line up, they are offering special deals with 24 months tie up of 3GB data plan of RM88/month on existing Value Plus plans. The Motorola Charm is offered at RM599 (less RM200) and the Nokia N8 at RM799 (less RM200). The Samsung Galaxy S bundled price remained unchanged at RM1099 while the Galaxy Tab is priced at RM1699 (less RM50). Since it is the season of giving, Maxis offers Free wrapping service at Maxis centres nationwide.
Maxis is also throwing out 2 Nokia devices at reduced prices with the Nokia X6 16GB at RM699 and Nokia N97 mini at RM799. These 2 devices are priced without contract and it is limited to 1 unit per customer. Do note that it is only available at Maxis i-Centre at KLCC, Northram and at JB Danga Bay.
For more information, head to Maxis’s Christmas promo page.
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Every year, TIME magazine lists the top 10 of almost everything. In a lists of top tens in 50 categories the magazine susses out the highs and lows, the good and the bad, of the past 12 months. From top 10 albums to top 10 viral videos, the list is definitely worth a read.
With its brilliant super AMOLED screen, speedy processor and awesome graphics capability the Galaxy S delivered performance a level higher than current crop of Android devices and — to a certain extent — even more than the ubiquitous iPhone.
Interestingly, the Galaxy S is listed well above the iPhone 4 which itself is listed below the Nexus One. So what does this tells us? It appears that 2010 is the year that Google’s Android becomes a legitimate contender in the mobile OS arena to formidably battle against the mighty iOS.
The question now is, will the Nexus S be able to maintain the momentum?
Head on after the jump for the full list.
Earlier on, Andy Rubin had showed off the new Motorola Tablet that runs on honeycomb which promises a whole new Android experience designed for tablet use. Now more details had surfaced with a screenshot above via a Chinese website which mentioned its possible specs of having:
It was revealed that the hardware is pretty lightweight but the Honeycomb OS still requires some fine tuning. As usual, no launch or pricing details have been revealed at this point but we’re definitely excited to see how does this go head on with the upcoming iPad 2.
Last week, there was a news of an exploding Motorola Droid 2 which caught a lot of attention worldwide. It was reported that the owner had ended a phone call which resulted a loud pop and started bleeding from the ear. The interesting part was that the phone was still working fine while the “victim” had to receive 4 stitches on the ear.
Now there’s a new update where an internal Motorola staff had refute such explosive claims. It was said that the Droid 2 was very likely to be dropped and had its screen cracked. The owner didn’t notice the broken glass and proceed to press it against his ear which resulted the injury on his ear.
The Motorola staff also added that the only things that could explode on the Droid 2 would have resulted in a phone that won’t work at all but yet it still works. There was no sign of explosive damage inside where its internals get blown outwards. However they still couldn’t explain the loud “POP” which was reported by the owner. What do you think? Hardware deffect or sensationalised claims by owner?