Hackers Reverse Engineer Apple’s Siri, Coming To An Android Device Near You?

When the iPhone 4S was revealed last month most, if not all consumers felt a little bit let down. It wasn’t the much hyped redesigned iPhone 5, it didn’t even feature 4G connectivity. The one feature that it did include was Apple’s new voice assistant, Siri an addition that many didn’t see as a reason to upgrade. Nonetheless, the Apple fanboys were out in full on release day, making the iPhone 4S the best selling iPhone.

Apple has been hard at work keeping Siri under-wraps and attempting to prevent hackers from enabling the feature on older iPhone devices. However, it seems as if even Apple cannot stop the dev community as Paris-based firm, Applidium has cracked Siri’s code and revealed it to the world. Any developer now has the ability to write an application and integrate Siri’s functionality into it.

Applidium has written a lengthy blog post about the process on their website, if you are a developer or just a little curious then you should definitely check it out. Anyone else interested to see some Siri action on Android, or should i*phone software stay off of our operating system?

Via: Forbes.

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Win A Samsung Galaxy Nexus From Google

 

Google has 10 Samsung Galaxy Nexus’ up for grabs over the next 10 days. You want one? Well it is quite simple, follow @GoogleNexus on Twitter and enter each and everyday by answering the daily question or puzzle. Once you reply via Twitter, sit back, relax, and pray. However, there is no need to rush because the event starts tomorrow (November 12) at 9am Pacific Time.

Remember when I asked you what you do to pass the time waiting for the Galaxy Nexus, well I just gave you another (and exciting) option. Best of luck and be sure to check out the official rules.

Interestingly enough, the contest runs until November 21, perhaps up to the release date of the Galaxy Nexus?

Via: Twitter

HTC Rezound Arrives At Best Buy Ahead of Monday’s Release

HTC’s next flagship 4G LTE device, the Rezound, is set to be released this coming Monday, November 14. Best Buys nationwide are stocking up with this 4.3-inch HD LTE beast. If you are still on the fence about the Rezound then be sure to check out our two hands-on videos. Additionally, be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming review.

The Rezound is by all means a terrific device and a welcomed addition to Verizon’s already outstanding LTE Android portfolio. With that said, who is looking to pick one of these bad boys up come Monday? (more…)

Galaxy Nexus Training Begins At Verizon, Release Imminent?

Verizon has begun training their employees on the the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As you can see from the image above, Verizon is offering a crash course on Ice Cream Sandwich along with the Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound and the recently released DROID RAZR.

When training beings it usually means we will be seeing the device soon, perhaps in the next two weeks? While Verizon has remained mum on the Nexus, we have already seen accessories arrive at various locations. It shouldn’t be long now, what have you been doing to pass the time?

Via: Android and Me

Daily Deal: New 16GB Sony Tablet S For $399

Are you in the market for a brand spanking new tablet, perhaps one with some gaming integration? Well look no further than the Sony Tablet S, Ebay’s current Daily Deal. The device is sold through MacMall and can be had for $100 off the MSRP. The Tablet S runs the NVIDIA Tegra2 processor, which gives it access to the stunning games found only within the Tegra Zone (can you say Shadowgun?). Additionally, Sony has packed this thing up with access to some of your most beloved Playstation games.

How about it, does the Sony Tablet S for $399 sound like a deal, or are you going to save up and spend an extra $100 on the newly announced Asus Transformer Prime? As with all daily deals, it will only be valid for 24 hours.

Via: Ebay

HTC Rezound – First Impressions and Video

Yesterday afternoon, HTC revealed their latest 4G LTE smartphone – the HTC Rezound. We were on hand for the announcment and were able to get some quality time with the device. With a slew of new Verizon 4G LTE devices on the horizon it is both a difficult and rewarding time to be a consumer. Should you go for the thinnest phone, the newest operating system, or the one with the best speakers? Find out what we think about the Rezound after the break. (more…)

HTC Rezound Quick Hands-on Gallery

HTC and Verizon made the Rezound official just moments ago, and we had a chance to go hands-on with it for a few minutes. The big beautiful 4.3″ HD screen (Super LCD according to the official specs) is the star along with those sharp red accents and Beats by Dre logos. It matches up closely to the thickness of the DROIDX, if not slightly thicker, but isn’t thick by any means. Tough to tell what the battery life will be like with the 1620mAh battery and if the built-in Beats audio enhancements will live up to the buzz – so far though, this looks like another great addition to the Verizon 4G LTE family.

Gallery below.   (more…)

Paypal Payments Finally Coming To The Android Market?

Yesterday the new Android Market (3.3.11) hit the web with some new features, the most interesting being hidden deep inside the APK – Paypal integration. An AndroidGuys reader by the name of Victor looked into the APK file and stumbled across numerous references to Paypal.

The rumor of Paypal integration has come up time after time again, however it has never gone live. Users have waited for the day that they could finally buy apps using Paypal. Are we close, or could this be yet another let down? (more…)