Netflix For Android Now Available, But Only For Select Devices

Netflix for Android is here! After being on Windows Phone 7 for quite a while and on iOS since the Bronze Age (joking, of course), Netflix has taken a light stride to a few Android devices that they’ve applied their time and DRM protection to. The devices? HTC’s Incredible, the Nexus One, EVO 4G, T-Mobile G2, plus the Samsung Nexus S. Check out the Android Market link if you have one of those handsets.

Via: Android Market, Netflix

Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-G3 Makes Micro Four Thirds The Talk Of The Town, Again

Is it just me or does Panasonic own the Micro Four Thirds arena? Probably so. Making a worthy successor to the G2, the G3 will have a 16 megapixel sensor, support for 1080p AVCHD video recording with stereo audio, 4fps burst shooting at full resolution, and an articulating, 3-inch touchscreen that replaces some of the dials on the last-gen G2 model. The touchscreen allows you to focus and operate the camera much like a smartphone’s, and weighs 11.8 ounces of aluminum, which makes it 10% lighter than the previous-gen model. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 launches sometimes in June for $700 in black (of course), brown, red and white.

Oh, and if you want a 16MP point-and-shoot camera, then the Lumix-FH7 (also announced today) has 720p HD video recording and 4x zoom, which can be seen in a press shot after the jump, with a press release.

A Delightful Twitter For Mac Update Arrives

So Twitter for Mac has been updated via the Mac App Store? New features according to the official Twitter blog are:

  • See multiple timelines at once. You can open more than one Twitter for Mac window at any time, giving you a chance to view your home timeline, @mentions, lists, multiple accounts, and more – all at once. Just go to the Window menu and then scroll down to “Open in New Window”.
  • Take actions more quickly and easily. We made design changes that make the app easier to use and look even cleaner.
    • We added a bar along the top that lets you easily click back to previous pages.
    • There is now a separate “New Tweet” button in the bottom left corner of the app.
    • We improved the design of Direct Messages, making it easier to view a conversation.
    • User profiles now make it easier to learn about and interact with a user.
  • Tweet faster. Twitter for Mac now has username and hashtag auto-complete.

Awesome. And I can tell you personally that after updating it’s a much more refined and faster app overall. Go get it!

Gingerbread Reaching International Galaxy Tabs

Hey, you. Yeah, you. Samsung just started rolling out the Android 2.3.3 Gingerberad update to Italian Galaxy Tabs. That means that the update can be made via the Samsung Kies desktop software as firmware/baseband version P1000XXJQ1/P1000XXJPZ. You know, maybe you could manually download it off of a forum, and get Gingerbread. That would be stealthy and dangerous, but cool. Just don’t come after us if anything goes wrong.

Via: Samfirmware, Androidiani

Twitter Unveils A New Mobile Web App That Uses HTML5

Straight out of the Twitter blog comes a new mobile app, this time based on the web and using new technologies like HTML5. According to Twitter, this new version of their existing mobile web app was built for smartphone and tablets, and will be rolling out to iPod Touches, iPhones, and Android phones over the coming days and weeks. This essentially means that the mobile web Twitter experience no longer sucks, if at all.

Great news, to say the least. Via: Twitter

Acer’s Chromebook Is The Chrome OS Budget Computer

Ready for this? The Acer Chromebook will cost $349 with options like 3G (available for slightly more; unknown price) and will be available for pre-order on the same day as the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook — June 15th from Amazon and Best Buy. Specs include an 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD, weighs 2.95 lbs., 6 hours of usage on a single charge, an Intel Atom dual-core processor, dual-band WiFi and World-mode 3G (optional), an HD Webcam with noise-canceling microphone, HiDef Audio Support, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 memory card slot, HDMI port, the Chrome keyboard and an oversized fully-clickable Chromebook trackpad.

Via: Google Acer Chromebook

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Debuts With Chrome OS

It’s the first true Chrome laptop meant for the consumer markets, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. It launches on June 15th (in 7 different countries, online) for $429 (WiFi version) and $499 to add a Gobi2000 modem for worldwide 3G usage. The specs include a 12.1-inch, 1280 x 800, 300 nit screen, weigh 3.26 pounds, dual-band 802.11 WiFi, optional global 3G, two USB 2.0 ports, 8.5 hours of battery life, and an HD webcam with a clickable trackpad (new design, not the Cr-48’s).

Via: Samsung Series 5 Chromebook (Google)