It's the end of an era. Facebook's WhatsApp just announced that older Android devices equipped with the Gingerbread operating system will no longer be able to use the messaging app as of February 1, 2020. Gingerbread constitutes just 0.8% of Android usage, so it's no surprise ...more
The Google Nexus S smartphone is finally here! Well… almost. Nexus S is the first smartphone based on the Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3) and will be available for purchase online and at Best Buy store locations everywhere, come December 16th, with T-Mobile service. Aah… just ...more
Gingerbread almost always requires eggs. Gingerbread cookies, on the other hand, aren't as dependent on them. But when dealing with the sophisticated recipe for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it couldn't be completely baked without an egg or two. More specifically— an Easter egg. G ...more
It was bound to happen. And just as anticipated, it took less than a day before someone successfully rooted the new Nexus S smartphone from Google and Samsung. The Nexus S is powered by Google's new Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread) and went on sale last Thursday. That day, Koush ...more
As any gourmet will tell you, you can't make gingerbread without an egg or two. Google's Gingerbread (Android OS 2.3) is no exception. In this video, we learn how to access a secret Gingerbread Easter egg by furiously tapping on the version number on your phone's About page.
In this Android user's guide, we learn how to use the Internet calling feature new to the OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) release of the Google Android mobile operating system. For step-by-step instructions, and to get started using this feature for yourself, take a look!
Check out this video if you want to upgrade your Droid X to the latest version of Android, 2.3.3 also known as Gingerbread. First, download the file and then follow all of the instructions in this video to safely get your Droid X running Gingerbread
Tired of waiting for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to come to your HTC Evo 4G Google Android smartphone? Speed the process along by installing the Kings Gingerbread ROM! It's easy and this video presents a complete, step-by-step overview of the process.
Verizon Wireless's latest Android smartphone the Motorola Droid Bionic, has an 8 MP built-in camera that takes great pictures with the built in Camera app on the Android Gingerbread OS. This Motorola guide will walk you through the process of taking pictures, as well as sharin ...more
Watch this video to learn how to use the application Gingerbreak to root your Android 2.2.2 phone. This method also works with Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Download Gingerbreak and follow along with the instructions in this video to root your Froyo phone.
You've seen it in action before, but now it's finally got a solid release date, well... release month. The newest version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY was unveiled at MWC 2011 today and will be available for purchase globally in March 2011 (in selected markets), which is ...more
The PlayStation Phone is almost here, and the hybrid device from Sony Ericsson is rumored to have Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as its mobile OS. YouTube user xxmajstor managed to get his hands on what is said to be the Sony Ericsson Zeus - Z1 PlayStation Phone. Below is the spy v ...more
The future of technology promises more and more seamless daily interactions. Pee on your phone, test for STDS. Or perhaps more widely appealing, ditch your wallet for all-in-one easy mobility. The New York Times reports: "The newest version of Android, Google’s mobile phone ...more
News : Ditch the Billfold, Grab an Android: Google Wallet Launches on Sprint's Nexus S 4G Smartphone
Gone are the days when you had to carry a clunky DynaTAC to make phone calls, pocket phone book for you contact list, Sony Discman for your tunes, and wallet for you cash and credit cards. Today, all you need is your smartphone. To be specific, Google's Nexus S 4G on Sprint. ...more
Google Maps is much improved in Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). And even better on the Nexus S. This smartphone can do many things, but the best feature is still Google Maps, which will appear shortly on all Android devices when Gingerbread is officially released. Google Nexus sho ...more
With the new Nexus S from Google, multitasking is easier than ever before. In this brief, official guide from the folks at Google, we learn how to switch between multiple applications by holding down the Home button. Soon all smartphones running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will ...more
The new Nexus S from Google comes preloaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which itself includes the latest iteration of Google's official YouTube app. The newest version of the YouTube video application brings with it a number of functional upgrades and user interface enhan ...more
Thankfully, the wait for the much desired Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update from Google is upon us. And the first Android device to take advantage of this new firmware is their Nexus S. This smartphone is going to be a killer. But the thing to look out for here is Google Voice. ...more
With the Nexus S by Google coming out soon, we're all waiting to see what Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) can do. One of the improved features in this Android update is Google Maps. Google Nexus takes you on a how-to tour of the new Google Maps with Navigation. With this applicatio ...more
NFC. It stands from Near Field Communication. And it's invading the world, one small step at a time. Perhaps its biggest jump into the mainstream is thanks to the new Nexus S from Google. It runs the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software update, which takes full advantage of ...more
You can run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your Sprint HTC Hero. Watch this video to learn how to use CyanogenMod to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your HTC Hero. Here is the link for the described in the ...more
In this clip, we learn how to use the NFC feature on an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)-equipped Google Nexus S smartphone. For the details, and to get started learning about NFC for yourself, watch this Android owner's guide!
If you've got Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on your Google Nexus S smartphone, try out this cool feature. Set up a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) account, and you'll be able to make Internet calls over Wi-Fi. You'll be able to talk to anyone with VoIP.
If you are interested in installing Gingerbread on your rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab, check out this video. You'll want to download Stock GB as well as Overcome and the ROM. You'll use Odin to install Gingerbread on the Android tablet.
Some speculated that LG's Thrill 4G would be the first 3D smartphone to hit the U.S. marketplace, but HTC's EVO 3D hit shelves first, going on sale last Friday for all Sprint customers. It boasts a slew of high-end features, including a 4.3-inch touchscreen display with 540 x ...more
Android users are probably already familiar with the doubleTwist Player (free) from doubleTwist, available on the Android Market. They recently added AirPlay support for users with AirSync ($4.99) that allows streaming to Apple TV and DLNA devices, which is sure to provoke som ...more
Everyone in the world uses tablets these days, so it's no wonder that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has different languages built right in. To change your language on the Android tablet, all you need to do is navigate to the Settings menu. Instructions for Older Tab Models This fir ...more
It's about that time again. Spring weather is here, a new season of Game of Thrones is upon us, and we're getting ready for the next version of Android. According to Google's naming convention, the Alphabet company names each Android version for a dessert or sweet-snack, in a ...more
There's nothing better or more rewarding in the tech world than finding a hidden feature on your favorite app, and that app today is Netflix. If you've updated Netflix lately on your Apple or Android device, you can now use it to control the Netflix app on your PlayStation 3. ...more
Android may be one of the world's most popular operating systems, but the fragmentation of it between devices can cause some confusion. Known for their deliciously sweet names, Gingerbread, Froyo, and Jelly Bean are just of few of the many versions of Android your device could ...more
Netflix is more popular now than ever, but it still has a ways to go before satisfying everyone. Whether it's a lack of availability, buggy or unattractive apps, or just not being able to find anything to watch, lots of people have their complaints. But there is a way to make ...more
When you think of an online music service nowadays, Spotify is probably near the first that come to mind, and for good reason. Being able to create, share, and take all of your playlists anywhere, across all of your devices, is something that I couldn't live without. Unfortuna ...more
What's the most installed Android app in the world? Facebook? Gmail? Maps? While those all have well over 100 million installs, the one that takes the cake—and always will—is Google Play. I’ve been an Android user ever since the G1, when Android was unpolished, buggy, and the ...more
How To : PlayStation Gaming, Dual-Booting, and 6 Other Cool Ways to Get More Out of Your Nook eReader
If you have a Barnes & Noble Nook, you may be surprised to find that your eReader can do a lot more than just display ebooks, which makes it a great alternative to those more expensive all-in-one tablets that do everything (seriously, everything). If you want to get more bang ...more
In old-school Konami fashion, there's an Easter egg lurking inside your Samsung Galaxy S3, and I'm not talking about gingerbread men, robots, or jelly beans. In fact, it's actually an achievement, like those you would unlock in Black Ops on your Xbox 360, and it's pretty easy ...more
Nowadays, with the convenience of online shopping, brick-and-mortar retailers and malls have to work harder to draw shoppers to stores. This year, many of them are turning to augmented reality for assistance. Mall mainstay Swarovski has partnered with AR developer Perfect Cor ...more
Being able to take screenshots on Android isn't something we were always able to do. It was added to stock Android in Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (Gingerbread 2.3, if you were a Samsung TouchWiz user) as a simple full screen screenshot, and that's the way it's remained ever since—u ...more
Resflux is an Xposed mod developed by Julian Paolo Dayag, aka WisdomSky, that provides users with a straightforward and functional way to customize and theme almost every aspect of the packages (apps and system components) installed on their Android device. From within an eas ...more
The share menu is a vital part of Android that lets you send data between between apps. Many of your favorite apps support the feature, including the new Direct Share sub-menu, which can lead to a messy share menu. However, there are a number of tools to clean up this clutter, ...more
One of the best things about Android is the ability to customize your phone to your liking. From changing the layout of icons to finding the perfect wallpaper to reflect your current mood, there's a wide range of tools to make your phone yours. One of the easiest ways is to t ...more
Android comprises an entire ecosystem of apps, games, functions, and features, so it would only make sense that it has its own lexicon. Words, phrases, and acronyms that didn't exist ten years ago are now used in an off-the-cuff style by developers and support technicians acro ...more