Why Theme GO Launcher EX v1.0


Current Version: 1.0
Requires Android: 2.0 and up
Category: Personalization
V1.0 update:

===Brief introduction:
Covers icons, wallpaper, folders

interface and app drawer. Get it and have a completely new makeover

of your smartphone with android OS at once!

===Important tips:
***This app only works with GO Launcher EX.
***Install GO Launcher free from the market first.

***How to Apply the Theme:
1.Please Do Not open directly after it’s installed.
2.Back to GO Launcher EX: MENU > theme preferences.
3.Choose and apply the theme.

***Change icons:
Some devices may not change the icons automatically.
1.Tab and hold an app in desk screens.(Not available in app list.)
2.Replace > Choose the theme’s icons.

***Circle Effect:
1.Only works in App list, MENU > Settings > Icon effect > Chariot


Facebook buys Instagram (insert groan here)

There goes the neighborhood. Only a week after finally arriving on Android, Instagram has sold out — to Facebook. The price, according to a press release: $1 billion in cash and Facebook stock.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, on his time line, says that it’s more than just absorbing Instagram into the Collective. “We believe these are different experiences that complement each other,” he wrote. “But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

“That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.”

For its part, Instagram says it’s business as usual. “It’s important to be clear that Instagram is not going away,” CEO Kevin Systrom said. “We’ll be working with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network. We’ll continue to add new features to the product and find new ways to create a better mobile photos experience.”

So we’ll have to see exactly what happens. As far as Android’s concerned, it’s more about the service than the app. The app itself isn’t all that great. The filters have been around in other apps for some time. (On the other hand, Facebook’s Android app is notoriously bad, too.)

And until Instagram gets its act together and works on more Android smartphones, it’s going to remain a non-starter for many.

HTC Watch movie rental prices slashed for Easter

If you picked up a shiny new HTC One X or One S this Easter weekend — or you already own an earlier Sense device — then you’ll find a special offer waiting for you in the HTC Watch app. Until the end of Easter Monday, the rental price of many movies in HTC Watch has been cut down to almost nothing — in the UK, the cost is just £0.05.

The HTC Watch catalog has been growing slowly but steadily since the service launched on the Sensation last spring, and it’s bundle on Sense 3.0+ smartphones, as well as tablets like the Flyer and Jetstream.

A few highlights in this weekend’s Easter Special offer include —

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • The Hangover 2
  • Final Destination 5
  • Cloverfield
  • The Matrix
  • 300

To view the full list, fire up HTC Watch and select the “Easter Weekend Special” option from the main menu.

Source: androidcentral

Toray Introduces Self-Repairing Screen Protector, Heals Scratches In Under 10 Seconds

Ready to meet the last screen protector you will ever need? Meet Toray’s self-repairing film that has the capability of healing minor scratches and blemishes in under ten seconds flat. The film’s self-cure coating can repair itself up to 20,000 times as long as the damage doesn’t go beyond the special elastic cushioning layer. Toray uses a wet coating method to enhance the rejuvenating properties of this PET film and according to Toray, works better in lower temperatures. This doesn’t mean you need to stick your device in the freezer to repair unwanted scratches, room temperature is what produced the ten second repair you are seeing in the above image. Speaking of the above image (although a video demo would have been nice), I guess this was the result after scratching the film with a metal brush.

This new Toray film is set to be released as a decorative layer for a few unannounced noteboooks but I imagine it wont be long before we start seeing it available for select tablets and smartphones.

Source: Tech-on
via: Engadget

Samsung trademarks ‘Youm’ for their flexible AMOLED displays [Videos]

Samsung has been teasing us with flexible displays for a few years now. We know they’re seeking a patent they and we should see the first devices by next year. Now this incredible technology has a name – Youm. Youm is going to be a game changer. It’s going to be thinner, lighter, and unbreakable. It will feature a TFT film, Organix Layer Encap, and a Polariser. If you’re not convinced at how awesome this is going to be, you need to hit the break to see some cool videos and hit the source link to see some of the amazing concepts that Youm will bring.

Source: oled-display
via: phandroid

Samsung shows off the ‘Berry Pink” Galaxy Note


I know that you’ve been secretly desiring the pink Galaxy Note ever since we told you about it last month. Well Samsung just officially unveiled it and it will be available in South Korea by next week. It will be called berry pink, and it will essentially be the same Galaxy Note that is available now. No pricing was mentioned, but it will most likely be priced the same as the other more mundane colors. Make sure you grab a berry pink case to go with that.

Source: Samsung
via: pocketnow

Lenovo Unleashes IdeaTab S2109 Tablet Featuring 9.7-Inch Screen And Android 4.0


You remember how we told you about that Lenovo tablet trying to sneak past everyone at the FCC last month? Well the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 has officially been spotted in the wild and is on its way soon, very soon. Here in a promotional video, you can see the tablet’s 9.7-inch screen with the 4:3 IPS display and its impressive 8.9mm thin form factor in action. The device will also feature a TI-OMAP processor, front-facing 1.3MP camera, 4 SRS speakers for quality audio, 10 hours of battery life and Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now that the device is seen through all its glory, we shouldn’t expect it to be too long before interested buyers will be able to get their hands on one. In the meantime, why don’t you see the video in action once you hit the break?

Source: Notebook Italia
via: Phandroid