Google has gone all out to reveal a wealth of new Android technology during its I/O conference this year. First there was the Nexus 7 tablet and then the revelations surrounding Android 4.1 Jellybean, but there was also another Nexus device that made its debut during the event in an altogether different category of gadget.
The Google Nexus Q is touted as an all-in-one media streaming device which aims to appease those who want to share the audiovisual experience on their HDTV at home rather than restricting it to their tablet or smartphone.
The Nexus Q is a spherical device with a very simple set of inputs. You can plug in left and right audio cables or choose to use an optical connection for this purpose. There is also an Ethernet input which gives you vital network connectivity, while a USB input and HDMI output complete the nest of ports at the back.
The operation of the Nexus Q is entirely reliant on the fact that the user has an Android smartphone or tablet and has downloaded the Nexus Q app from the Google Play store. This means that people who want to ingrain Android in their home entertainment experience will be more than happy with this setup.
When streaming content which you may have purchased via the Google Play store service to the Nexus Q, it is worth noting that even if you initiate the stream via your portable device, the playback will actually be occurring directly down the line to this set top box, rather than via the conduit of your mobile or tablet. This is sensible since it avoids convolution and will preserve the battery on your phone.
The same goes for when you are watching YouTube videos, which all look very much as you would expect them. Of course a wealth of other devices now allow for YouTube streaming and access to other media services of this kind on your TV, from games consoles to the actual television itself, depending on your model. This might mean that the Nexus Q is of limited appeal, at least to those who have not also invested in an Android-based smartphone or tablet.
The main major competitor for the Nexus Q is Apple TV, which runs iOS and is compatible with AirPlay to allow interaction with iPhones and iPads. Of course you can use the Apple TV box as a standalone device with its own remote, meaning it does not require another gadget to get it going. The same is not true of the Nexus Q, as mentioned above.
If the Google Nexus 7 tablet has caught your eye over and above alternatives like the Apple iPad 2 then it might make more sense to spend your money on the Nexus Q media streamer. However, with a preliminary US price of $299 it seems that Google is aware of the niche appeal and is pricing it to make it available only to diehard Android fans.
The bottom end of the Android market is becoming increasingly crowded as many companies introduce affordable handsets that still tick all the smartphone boxes.
The Vodafone Smart 2 is one such device, aimed to appeal to those who are particularly budget conscious or just not that interested in splashing out on a high end handset when you can get basically the same features for a fraction of the price with this model.
The first point worth noting about the Smart 2 is the fact that, for an affordable device, it actually feels very well constructed. It will not bend or creak if you try to force it and in general it does not look like it will come apart at the seams after just a few weeks of use.
The front of the Smart 2 features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480x320, which is about what you would expect for this price point. It is a good step up from the dinky 2.8 inch screen that was found on the original Smart and even packs in a few more pixels to improve detail levels.
There is a three megapixel camera with LED flash found on the back of the Smart 2 and this is decent enough to capture images and video, although with only 150MB of internal storage available the user will definitely be a little restricted, so investing in a separate memory card will help you add more content without hitting the ceiling too soon.
Processing power comes from a single core Broadcom chip clocked at 825MHz. This is another good step up from the original, offering you a smoother user experience and having a better time of running apps and handling multitasking.
Android 2.3.5 is preinstalled on the Vodafone Smart and only a few minor visual tweaks have been made by Vodafone to customise the software. You get unique widgets and some altered icons, but otherwise Android largely operates as you would expect. There also is access to the Google Play download service, which now has more than 600,000 different applications and games on its virtual shelves.
Wi-Fi network access with Wireless N compatibility means that the Vodafone Smart 2 can really fly when it is hooked up to a decent broadband service. You also get 3G connectivity to make mobile browsing all the easier, providing you have a price plan which is generous enough to give you data allowance as part of the monthly cost.
GPS is onboard to allow you to share your location via social networking and also access location based services for mapping, navigation and much more besides.
There are some areas in which the Vodafone Smart 2 really shows its affordability, but the overall experience is one which feels far more solid and sustainable that you might imagine. Those looking for mobile phones deals that will not break the bank will find a good match here.
Good news for everyone who loves casino games! Now you can bring your favorite casino game in your pocket. You now have the option to commute to your favorite hotel or casino place or stay logged in on your computer for a daily dose of your top online casino games. Casino Town offers us four different fun and free games that we can have on our android devices. Choose from Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Slot Machine. All of this casino games are simple and easy to play, user-friendly and has high quality of game graphics. You can also record your previous scores and achievements so you can keep track of your status.
CASINO TOWN - Baccarat
Game Rules: Place bets on the Banker hand, the Player hand or the hands are Draw/Tie. Cards will be dealt after all bets has been placed. Face cards will always have the value of ten or zero, Aces will be considered with a count of one and Number cards will be taken at face value. Card values are added and winning hand should have a value closer to 9. If the value is higher than nine, only the last digit is considered. * Price: Free * Size: 5.9 MB
CASINO TOWN - BlackJack
Game Rules: Choose and place your bet. Cards will be dealt after all bets has been placed. Face cards will always have a value of ten, Aces can have a value of eleven or one and Number cards will be taken at face value. Card values are added and winning hand should have a value closer to 21. Cards value sum more than 21 is called BUST. Press HIT if you will ask the dealer for another card. Press STAND to hold your cards' value and end your turn. The Dealer's card will be shown after the players' turn ends. * Price: Free * Size: 6.2 MB
CASINO TOWN - Roulette
Game Rules: Place your bets before the Bet Time hits zero. The Roulette wheel spins automatically when bet time is zero or by pressing the SPIN button. A winner will be declared if the prediction for the number is correct. * Price: Free * Size: 6.8 MB
CASINO TOWN - Slot Machine
blackjack online. But these for sure will give you the power to now enjoy these casino games in the palm of their hands. CASINO TOWN was developed for Android by Butterfly Corporation.Game Rules: Choose and place bet amount. Select AUTO PLAY or press the SPIN button to start the reel to spin Match same symbols to win, matching pirate hats and helms gets bonus winnings. Get Payout. * Price: Free * Size: 6.7 MB ***All of these games are recommended for Android version 2.1 or higher. These games may not provide the same thrill when you hit the mega jackpot on a slot machine or experience the same winning moment when you beat someone while paying
"Paradise Island" is the game for all sun and sea lovers!
Tear yourself away from work and build your own sunny island!
Is it time to make your own business? Just have some practice! Rich tourists are just about getting to your warm beaches! Entertain them in casinos and entertainment centers, build hotels, restaurants and discos! Build your own empire of entertainment! Turn your island into best resort empire and learn to manage your own business.
A full featured radio control models simulator. Photorealistic sceneries. Soaring, glow trainer, glow aerobatic and helicopter.
Please, note that only high end smartphones has a 3D accelerator capable of manage the big textures used on the scenery. This program has tested on a HTC Desire. No every touch screens are truly multitouch (HTC desire touch screen is not really a full multitouch screen). And Froyo JIT compiler is probably a must. The user experience can vary significantly depending on hardware.
Improve your flying skills practicing with your phone. Please send errors and coments to email@example.com. Enjoy !
Welcome to the Pool Master Pro game! How about a nice little game of pool? This is the No.1 Pool game in Android market and it's totally FREE.
1. Realistic 3D ball animation
2. Touch control for moving the stick
3. 8 Ball Pool and 9 Ball Pool
4. Single Player Mode: Straight Pool Game (no rules)
- Challenge (2 minutes time limit with high score record)
- Practice (no time limit but no high score record)
5. Player vs. Computer Mode (with rules)
How to play:
1) Single Player Mode (no rules)
The object of the game is to pocket your set of assigned balls. The more balls sink the higher scores you get. Touch the screen to adjust the direction and drag down the power-up in the RIGHT to strike.
The initial time limit of Challenge Mode is 2 minutes but once you sink a ball you will get additional time. As all the balls have been cleared, the pool will create a new group of balls to keep the game going on. Also you can play the Practice Mode which has no time limit but no high score record.
2) Player vs. Computer Mode (with rules)
Play against the computer AI with standard 8 ball rules or 9 ball rules. Touch the screen to adjust the direction and drag down the power-up in the RIGHT to strike. Touch and hold at any point to move the cue-ball and tap to confirm for Free-ball.
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Experience The Casino with ROULETTE ROYALE and the best designed ADAPTIVE betting area from MyWavia Studios.
Roulette Royale brings the rich iPhone UI to your Android with a pleasurable gambling zone inside the virtual casino room. Free! Your CHIPS are shared across sessions.
Oh yeah! There are BOTS who play along with you!! Watch out for their WINNING numbers. Also displayed are how well numbers are doing with FULL STATISTICS.
Works seamlessly on any Android device [showing off the entire roulette table in two-part screen] with
1. Facebook friends. Challenge them, Look how much they are worth, Poke them and tell them how well you are doing!
The best part, "HALL of FAME" for those competing not just with friends but with the world. Start with $100, Knock everybody down and Upload your picture.
2. High Definition Graphic Art
Highly detailed graphics for Higher phone resolutions. eg: Nexus, Droid etc.
3. SHOP, to choose from a Rolex to a Space Trip.
Casino go-ers arena. Buy off items. Just make sure you cash-out your CHIPS to spend.
4. To Add, World-wide online players are shown right inside the game. Country-Wise comparisons are available too.
Competitions are possible not only with the money but also with the items bought from the SHOP.
5. Enjoy the Ambience/ Background score and the realistic sounds designed for a casino while playing.
Any comments/Help? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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This is the must played shooting bubble buster game which now contains more than 250 levels! Make combinations of 3 or more bubbles to make them burst or blast. Clear all the bubbles to level up.
There are more than 250 unique levels for you to challenge yourself. Some levels are extremely difficult but all are possible just need more patience.
How to play - Don't use the arrows on the bottom, just tap on the game board where you specifically want the ball. Click the menu key to select color blind mode and other options.
Qrcode for Shoot Bubble Pro
Ninja Dash is an action game starring an agile ninja as he runs and jump in the mysterious Ninja World.
play on and on with a mobile phone's gravitational sensor. Tilt the phone left or right to control the agile ninja moving left to right to avoid obstacles.
* Causion: the falling darts & knifes will hurt you!
* Power up: foods give Role powerful items for survival. such as Saiyan,lightning, and armor etc.
Submit your high score to our gamebox, so you can challenge anyone over the world.
It is a funny amination game, if you like City Jump、Ninja Rush、Droid Jump、Ninja Go! or any kind games of this category, you will love this one also. Thanks for playing!
#New Version Includes:
* Depressing Bamboo Celling
* More Flying Weapons
Qrcode for Ninja Dash :
Ghost Wars Pro is the best arcade war game for Android that derived from both Defense Game and RTS Game.
Sunshine village has been suffering an overpowering tribulation from Sabrina for years, are you the guy who will be their knight to help them escape from the claws of Sabrina? If you are in, show us your wisdom. Your goal is to defeat the devil ghosts and destroy their forest
How to Play:
You must produce special and unique units during the battle and must conquer the enemy’s Tree Base. You can upgrade units, hometown, fire arrow, productivity, and others with the money you earn in the war.
- To capture the enemies Tree Base, it is effective to produce as many units as possible at once.
- It is very helpful to use fire arrow effectively.
- If you upgrade 'Mana Booster' located behind the Hometown, your maximum Mana will increases and mana production increases.
Notes: Motorola atrix is not yet supported. We apologize for the inconvenience and will fix the problem ASAP. Thanks.
1. You can earn some money even if you lose the battle
2. Fixed crash bugs on some devices
3. Added Global Leaderboard support
Thanks for your love of our game!
Qrcode for Ghost War Pro: