The app picks just keep on coming. Straight from the Android Central writers to you, the best apps we're using for the previous week are listed here. We've got some productivity tools and a few fun games for you to enjoy on your own phone or tablet this weekend.
Stick around after the break and see if our picks are up to par this week.
Heads up — registration for Google IO 2012 will begin tomorrow, March 27, at 7 a.m. PDT. And if previous years are any indication, it'll probably end well before 8 a.m. Last year's tickets sold out in under an hour, so if you want to take part in Google's big developer conference in San Francisco this June, you'll need punctuality, luck and a few hundred bucks to spare.
A general attendee ticket will set you back $900 — up from $450 last year –, while academics (students and faculty) will be able to purchase tickets for $300 — up from $150. Google's got a few rules to follow, too — only one ticket can be purchased per person, and it's up to Google to approve any ticket transfers. You'll also need access to Google+ and Google Wallet to register.
There's no shortage of rumors surrounding possible hardware that Google and its partners may be showing off (and perhaps giving away), but IO is about more than the swag. It's the place to meet developers and Googlers, and learn about the future direction of Android and other Google products, as well as how they all work under the hood. There's also the big official party, a giant wall of candy and bugdroids around every corner.
The conference runs from on June 27-29 at Moscone West in SOMA. We'll be there, of course, so keep watching our Google IO landing page for more developments as the event approaches.
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Registration for this year's Google IO developer conference in San Francisco will begin at 7 a.m. PDT March 27. And you'd better set your alarm — the 2011 conference sold out in less than an hour. Here's the pricing breakdown:
Google's got a few rules to follow, too — only one ticket can be purchased per person, and it's up to Google to approve any ticket transfers. You'll also need access to Google+ and Google Wallet to register.
It's worth a reminder that you'll undoubtedly be hearing about the hardware Google likes to give away at its developer conferences — last year it was a Samsung Verizon LTE Mifi and a special-edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 — but graft is the absolutely wrong reason to go to IO. The giant wall of candy and robots and the big official party and the hours and hours of information from the people that make all this happen? Now that's the reason to go.
The 2012 Google IO conference has expanded to three days and runs from June 27-29 at Moscone West in SOMA. And you can bet your bippy we'll be there for the whole thing.
Be sure to check out our complete coverage of Google IO 2011 for a taste of what we might see this year.
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Look out, all you tweakers and overclockers — there’s a new kid on the block who’s likely to take the throne in very short order — the Samsung Galaxy S 2. Right out of the box it’s an awesome performer, chewing through benchmark tests like candy even with less than optimized software on board. We’re hearing from all over about how smooth and quick it is, and everyone seems pretty darn impressed.
And to make things a bit more interesting, the phone isn’t locked down in any way and already has a fairly easy root method from Chainfire over at XDA. We can’t wait to see what happens with this one, as it appears we’re at a whole ‘nother level of performance here. Samsung needs to hurry with that roll-out!
Source: XDA-Developers. Big Thanks to Jonathan for the image, and Chainfire for the tip!
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