Here’s a bit of holiday cheer for Android tablet owners. VUDU is now supported on select tablets including the Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T. With the app you can watch rented or purchased movies from VUDU, as well as access your UltraViolet collection. VUDU’s app for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store (just do a search for “vudu”). VUDU says more Android tablets and additional devices will be announced soon.
If you can’t be in front of your TV this year for March Madness you might want to check out the new app for Apple devices. The app itself is free, but you can upgrade to watch all 67 games …
An update for Sony Internet TVs powered by Google TV and the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc player is now available. The software update includes improved user interface, enhanced search, and access to hundreds of apps in the Android Market (rolling …
20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class will be the first Blu-ray Disc to include a digital copy of the film compatible with Google’s Android smartphones and tablets. The disc will allow access to the studio’s website where the copy can …
At NAB this week LG is introducing a Mobile TV that integrates social networking, 3D telecasts (glasses-free), and electronic coupons. The LG prototype is a 7″ mobile TV with antenna capable of displaying auto-stereoscopic images within the ATSC Mobile DTV Standard format.
Indeed, leaked screenshots and rumors have served true. Amazon has launched their own Android app store and seem to be hand-selecting the titles (as compared to Google’s Android Market). The app store also features a free app of the day, starting with the Amazon Appstore exclusive “Angry Birds Rio” from Rovio Mobile.
Amazon will launch its own app store to support Android-based devices, a source told Wired.com. Close to almost 50 apps will be available via an Amazon webpage (presumably http://www.amazon.com/apps) as well as downloadable through a native Amazon app.
PlayStation will soon be available on iOS 4-based devices such as the Apple iPhone, iPad and iTouch, as well as Android-based mobile devices with at least OS 1.6. This news comes via the European PlayStation blog which posted the announcement yesterday, as well as posted pictures of the app in action. No doubt we’ll soon hear about an app release in the US, which will allow PSN members to keep tabs on trophies and member’s online status.
The BlackBerry OS has received more mobile traffic than Apple’s iOS in the US, for the first time surpassing Apple by about 1.5%, according to StatCounter Global Stats. The lead does not reflect worldwide stats however, where Symbian OS leads at 31.9%.
Sony Pictures’ free app for the Android platform called Crackle will now stream full-length movies such as Taxi Driver, La Femme Nikita and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as well as TV shows such as “Married with Children” and “Charlie’s Angels.”
Samsung Electronics is reported to be reviewing the possibility of using Google’s Android software in their LED, LCD and plasma HDTVs. Apparently, Samsung doesn’t want to fall behind manufacturers such as Sony and Apple who are loading software on their displays which can access everything from television and TV show content, to music, games and focused applications.
Whether or not Netflix will actually build an app to run on Android devices, the company has posted an open position for an Android Video Playback Expert on their website. An apparent Netflix employee on Reddit has also posted responses to comments saying “the way Android is blowing up it would be stupid of us to ignore that.”
Is it easier to find TV content on the web? That’s what Google is suggesting with their announcement of Google TV — their new open platform product that will integrate web usability with your television. If the big picture is that your PC will take the place of your remote control, then this is something to look forward to.