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Android Home Screen Launchers: Best 5 of the lot

Android

The real beauty of the Android OS platform is that literally everything is customizable and the customization is limited only to your imagination. The mobile OS itself is open source, that means there are million of developers working out there on one thing or the other (read apps), night and day. For an average user like you and me it means that you can gather several apps and customizable bits from all around the web and try to design that awesome experience that every gadget lover dreams about !

Not to mention, the default Android homescreen or “desktop” looks and performs very monolithic. But there are many free and paid homescreen replacements for the default Android homescreen in the Android marketplace, and you’re sure to pick your choice amongst one of these: Read the full post

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Amazon’s Android Appstore quietly enters India

Android

Android lovers in India have one more reason now to huddle and cuddle with your lovely Android gadgets, and with that cute droid bot (maybe) ! Now you can access the Amazon Android appstore on your mobiles and tablets legally, without any hack.

Amazon appstore for Android has got huge popularity since its launch, partly due to better visibility and categorization of apps and party thanks to “a deal a day”, in which the Amazon appstore offers one Android app either for free or at dirt cheap price daily. The appstore also packs a feature in which you can test drive any app right inside your web browser in a fully fledged simulator. Neat eh? Read the full post

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Hot selling Windows Phone 7 mobiles in India under 20,000 INR

Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7 is almost an year old now, launched back in October 2010 in UK and November in the United States , emerging as the 3rd largest mobile phone ecosystem after Android and iOS. Though the sells are not overwhelming at this moment but things are really looking bright for the new kid after the Microsoft-Nokia agreement and the upcoming new range of Mango based Windows Phones from various manufacturers like Nokia, HTC, LG, Fujitsu-Toshiba, Samsung, Acer etc.

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Enable Windows Phone Marketplace For India [How To]

Windows Phone

Though Indian users had a fair share of Windows Phone devices courtesy the release of some Windows Phones like HTC Mozart, HD7, Dell’s Venue Pro, WP7 users  in India are yet to get official Windows Phone Marketplace to download and buy apps to their device.

One of the alternative to access the Marketplace is to use the US Based Live ID to register as the Primary Account for the Marketplace so that they can access the Marketplace as a US User or  a little bit of tweaking in the Windows Registry  would do the trick for you.

 

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Update Location on Latitude Automatically on Android via GPS

Google Latitude

Android

Have you ever been out of your home for a roadtrip and were unable to update your location over latitude? Are you tired of updating your exact location manually over latitude? if yes then this article/post is for you.

Unlike Symbian version of latitude which keeps running in the background and updates its location via GPS frequently and automatically, the Android version of latitude, at the time of writing this article, doesn’t support automatic update of  location over. However one can use cell-tower/wifi based location, but sometimes it’s not accurate and can show your location thousands of mile away from your actual location. This article/post will provide a trick to post your location over latitude on android automatically.

 

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