SlingPlayer app for Android tablets now available (for $30)

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Sling Media has released a new tablet-friendly version of their Android app which allows Slingbox owners to stream live or recorded TV over the internet. Like the smartphone app, the new version of SlingPlayer for tablets costs $29.99, which makes it rather expensive for an Android app… but rather cheap for a portable TV. The new app works on tablets running Android 3.0 and up and has… Read more »

Firefox for Android tablets now available for testing

Firefox for Android tablets

The first version of Firefox for Android tablets is now available for download. The latest nightly builds of Mozilla’s web browser for Android include a new user interface designed for Android devices with large, high resolution displays. Firefox for tablets offers the same basic features as the smartphone version of the web browser, including Mozilla’s rendering engine, Firefox Sync capabilities which let you keep your… Read more »

Box.net launches tablet apps for Android, BlackBerry

Box.net for Android tablets

Online storage service Box.net already offers mobile apps for iOS and Android phones and the iPad. Today the company rolled out new apps for Android tablets and the BlackBerry PlayBook which let users upload documents from a tablet or view items stored on Box.net on the go. The Android app has been designed for tablets running Honeycomb, with a two-panel view and pop-up menus. You… Read more »

Netflix 1.3 works on many Honeycomb tablets – here’s how to install it

Netflix 1.3 for Android

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and Lenovo ThinkPad tablet are officially the first two tablets to support Netflix Watch Instantly video streaming on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Lenovo unveiled the new tablets early this morning, and today Netflix launched an updated version of its Android app that adds support for the two tablets, along with more than a dozen additional smartphones. But while other tablets such as… Read more »

Hive Player for Honeycomb tablets puts all your music controls in a widget

Hive Player

While there are a number of excellent alternatives to the Android music player for smartphones, the tablet space is a little more barren. Honestly, the default music player for Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets is pretty good — and it includes one killer feature: Support for Google Music Beta, a service that lets you upload songs from your PC to the cloud and stream them to… Read more »

VMware View now available for Android

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Virtualization software makers VMware have launched a technical preview of VMware View for Google Android. The app lets you login to a virtual Windows desktop from a tablet running Google Android 2.2 and up. This isn’t the first time VMware has launched a mobile version of the app. An iPad version has been available since March. But the Android version has a few tweaks including… Read more »

SwiftKey X keyboard now available for Android phones, tablets

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SwiftKey has launched two new keyboard apps for Android: SwiftKey X for phones and SwiftKey X for tablets. The apps stand out from the crowd thanks to a powerful text prediction engine which doesn’t stop at guessing what word you’re trying to type right now — but also predicts the next word you plan to enter. When it works, this can make text input an… Read more »

Ustream brings live video to Android tablets

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Ustream is a service that lets anyone broadcast video to a live audience — or tune into live broadcasts from other users. You can use the service from a desktop web browser or a mobile app — and now Ustream has launched a new Android app that’s optimized for tablets running Android 3.x Honeycomb. The Ustream Android app has been overhauled to take advantage of… Read more »