Is it time for an upgrade, to Android?

It may be time for an upgrade to an Android phone 😉

Google have just announced their brand new Phone and Tablet, and they beat the Specs of both the iPhone 5 and iPad 4th Gen  whilst still being one of the cheapest devices out there…

Nexus 4 (Phone)
http://www.google.com/nexus/4/

Nexus 10 (Tablet)
http://www.google.com/nexus/10/

Also they innovate and update the operating system a lot faster than iOS who only update once a year. Android have just updated again with more great features, including updates to their Siri killer that now has more useful information, and backed by the Knowledge Graph.

Android 4.2
http://www.android.com/whatsnew/

Google Now (Siri killer)
http://www.google.com/landing/now/

I like the iPhone, but , Android is winning in my opinion. Did I mention that their Maps software won’t take you to the wrong place either and will show you better 3D buildings aswell..

What’s your opinion?

HTC Bliss: a Verizon Android phone for women?

An Android phone made especially for women. It’s an odd sentence to write, but believe it or not, that’s exactly what we’re hearing HTC has up its sleeve. According to a source, the company is holding focus groups with women in their 20s and 30s around the country to get their take on a brand new device that will hit Verizon before the end of the year. And no, it’s not just a pink Incredible 2 — it’s going to have a slew of rather interesting female-targeted features. Hit the break for a look at what we know so far.

via HTC Bliss: a Verizon Android phone for women? | This is my next….

I know a few people that would kill to have a pink fluffy girls phone… hahaha

Adobe AIR for Android updated to 2.6

Adobe has just released an update for its Adobe Air runtime for Android bringing it to version 2.6. The update adds support for Android 3.0 Gingerbread, meaning AIR on tablets like the Motorola Xoom is a go, plus a series of performance improvements.

Highlights include up to 20% faster scrolling, H.264 video decoding at 30FPS, and GPU-accelerated animation or gaming at up to 50FPS. Greater gesture support has also been rolled in, plus Bitmap Capture for StageWebView for tighter HTML and Flash visual integration, and Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding, for improved image transitions.

The AIR 2.6 SDK is also on target for a H2 2011 release, but apps developed with the 2.5 SDK will of course run fine with the AIR 2.6 runtime.

Overall, not a bad and timely update, bringing AIR support to the incoming Honeycomb tablets. If you haven’t installed AIR on your Android device yet, considering there are loads of Android apps that require AIR to run, perhaps now is the time to see what it can offer you. A list of Android devices that support the requirements of AIR can be found here.

via Adobe AIR for Android updated to 2.6 supporting tablets.

I have updated on my HTC Desire and I have noticed that Touch it is running even more slowly? Seems weird that with all the speed improvements to rendering that Touch it would slow down. I will have a dig into it and post your results.

Touch It 1.3.9

We have just released Touch It v1.3.9!!

Nothing major in this release folks, just some general tidying up on our end, cleaning out the comments and speeding things up a little more. We did fix a few random bugs and remembered to increase the version number this time though.

We have been working on the back end a lot this weekend as we are planning on a new game mode for people who don’t want to play Timeattack or Survival modes. We have been toying around with a ‘Lights Out’ clone. Work is coming along nicely and we expect it to be ready next week with about 20 levels.

If you have any ideas for new features then as always let us know if the comments and we can definitely see about putting them in 😀