Feb
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2011
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Things We Missed, You Shouldn’t [Feb. 28]

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New week bringing a new month means plenty of new Android news. Today we learned both Samsung and Motorola plan to expand their tablet lineups, but that’s not the only thing going on this side of the mobile world. Check out everything fit for print below.


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Feb
28
2011
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Motorola Working on 7-inch Tablet to Compliment XOOM

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Among the many other tidbits Sanjay Jha dropped during today’s talk with Stanley Morgan investors was the revelation that Motorola is already working on a 7-inch Android tablet for release by the end of the year. The company just released their first tablet, the Motorola XOOM, during the final week of February, but Jha sees exploring various size options as beneficial.

That seems to be thinking on most manufacturers’ minds, with the likes of Samsung, Acer, and Viewsonic all offering tablets ranging in size. In the end, it is merely a matter of inches. Something tells me the time spent developing a product with the only selling point being its size could be better used elsewhere.

[via PCMag]


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Feb
28
2011
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Chomp Makes Finding Relevant Android Apps Easy

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If you want to find an easy point of detraction for Android, look no further than the Android Market. While recent enhancements such as an overhauled UI and a new web version for searching, finding, and installing apps have made the pain of locating new apps a bit more bearable, there is still much work to be done. Enter Chomp, yet another app crossing over from an iPhone counterpart.

The name wouldn’t tell you, but Chomp is an app discovery service that focuses on sorting apps by relevant keyword searches. If you want to see top restaurant guide apps simply search “restaurant guides.” If you want the best suggestions for music, type –you guessed it — “music.” Gone from the iOS version are app recommendations, as the makers of Chomp didn’t see the feature gaining much traction.

With a gorgeous interface, Chomp does make the task of finding new apps easier to navigate. From our time testing the app, it didn’t do much in the way of returning anything we wouldn’t have already seen recommended somewhere else. Music results such as Pandora and Shazam hardly unearth any hidden gems of the Android Market.

Of course, Chomp works great and looks great doing it, and at no charge for download there is no reason not to give it a spin. It just may replace the Android Market as the starting point for app searches for some of you users out there. Find it now in the Android Market.


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