Smozzy, new Android app launched with the help of T-Mobile’s unlimited messaging plan, helps users surf the web for free. Smozzy intelligently encapsulates the communication between the browser and the web as SMS and MMS, thereby enabling users who do not have unlimited data plans to use their Android devices to surf around. The app is currently in beta, and has been tested only on Nexus S and HTC G2 devices.
Nvidia has announced that Android tablets will be equipped with quad-core processors before the years end. According to Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, the high-end computing tablets featuring quad-core processors will hit the shelves before Christmas this year.
Micro-blogging platform Tumblr has added Spanish to its list of supported languages. Spanish is one of the seven languages the service is supporting at the moment. Other languages include English, German, French, Japanese, Turkish and Italian (launched earlier this year).
Zynga, the social gaming giant, has released details of its new social game Adventure World, expected to be launched in the next few weeks. The title is an Indiana Jones style strategy game in which players are required to discover historical artifacts to make virtual gold and experience points. If Adventure World turns out to be a success, Zynga may be in a much better position for its upcoming IPO, which remains stalled due to whirling a stock market.
Tumblr, the blog-meets-social-network service, has hit new record in terms of the number of unique users in the U.S. this July. According to comScore, the site recorded 13.4 million unique visitors in July 2011 up from 4.2 million visitors in July 2010, which is an increase of 218%.
People are often judged by their cars, jobs and houses, but can someone be judged by the mobile phone that he/she keeps? According to an Infographic published by Hunch, users possessing a specific smartphone (Android or iPhone) tend to possess certain traits. The Infographic also provides statistics on the ongoing battle between iOS and Android devices.
According to a recent data released by ComScore, both Facebook and Twitter showed a record number of unique visitors in July. The data revealed that Facebook and Twitter grew by 11% and 32% respectively in terms of unique visitors.
Google has released a preview version of Android programming plug-in that will allow developers to create Android applications for Google TV devices. The new tool will enable developers to test their existing Android apps in a big TV screen environment or port them to run over Google TV. Another option will be to create specific apps for Google TV.
Although Facebook has secured the top spot with 750+ million users, the rapid growth of Google+ (with an estimated 25 million users) must be making the social media giant nervous. SingleGrain has highlighted the differences between Facebook and Google+ via an Infographic and elaborated the benefits and drawbacks of both networks.
Microsoft, the world largest software maker, has accused Motorola of using technology derived from Microsoft’s inventions in Android-based smartphones. Microsoft has requested the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington to halt the imports of certain Motorola phones due to infringement of seven of its patents.