The latest beta version of the popular Android homescreen replacement Nova Launcher boasts a fresh coat of paint with the addition of “L Preview” visual goodies.
The new visuals of the launcher include a new look for the homescreen folder preview, the L-release app drawer icon and a new app animation. Read more »
Google has released the Android Wear application on the Play Store. Although there is not much you can do with it right now, the app will become useful once those who ordered their Android Wear devices start receiving their orders next week.
Google has also added a new section in the Play Store for Android Wear applications. Note, that these are not exactly separate apps that will run on your watch but your usual apps meant for your phone or tablet but now with Android Wear support to push relevant information on to the device. Read more »
Microsoft Office for iPad was a raging success, blowing away download records. It seemed that there were plenty of people who wanted the full office suite available on their iPad, but Android tablet owners don’t get to join in on the fun.
Well it looks like they won’t be left out in the cold for much longer as Microsoft is allegedly hard at work preparing for the release of Office for Android. Read more »
The Federal Trade commission has demanded that Amazon alter its app store policies, but the online retail giant refuses to do so.
Amazon is so adamant about not changing its policies, that the company is ready to battle it out with the FTC in court. Read more »
HTC hasn’t had that much success in the tablet space, but that might change with the rumored upcoming slate from the Taiwanese manufacturer, the Volantis.
Update: It turns out that the image was a hoax. Move along people – nothing to see here. Read more »
NVIDIA is working on a SHIELD Tablet, believe it or not. This has been confirmed by the fact that the device just got certified by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
The SHIELD Tablet could be the next evolution of the SHIELD handheld gaming console that got official last year. Read more »
Android is the undisputed leader in global smartphone shipments with iOS a distant second but when it comes to mobile browsing iOS is king and has been for some time now, despite Android’s overwhelming lead in number of active devices and users.
But things are changing with Android rapidly closing the gap behind iOS and now sitting just 1.86 percentage points behind Apple’s OS. The trend of Android catching up and finally surpassing iOS is nothing new – Android had less apps but finally caught up and surpassed Apple, Google Play is also closing-in in terms of revenue from apps. Read more »
The HTC One Max phablet and the newly released Oppo Find 7 with QHD display are the latest devices to get official CyanogenMod support. Their proper CM11 builds are already available for download.
Oppo Find 7a and Oppo Find 7 are both supported in the find7 builds dated July 1 or later. Read more »
Samsung Gear Live is the company’s first smartwatch based on Android Wear OS. It is available via the Google Play Store and will ship on July 11.
Google has expanded the Gear Live availability into three more countries today. The full list of markets to get the Gear Live includes Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States. Australia, Japan and South Korea are the newcomers. Read more »
The OUYA Android console hasn’t exactly been a raging success, but the company isn’t giving up hope.
In addition to announcing a subscription service for its games, the OUYA’s titles will also be playable on another Android gaming system: MadCatz’s M.O.J.O. Read more »
LG G3 launched four commercials advertising the company’s proprietary Knock Code. They tell about a family squabble that started after a woman succeeds unlocking the secure-locked Galaxy S5 of her significant other.
You bet all of the awkward situations could have been avoided if the man was using an LG G3 with Knock Code security. Or, you know, if he told the truth. Read more »
Nividia spokesperson has confirmed to Fudzilla that the company’s Tegra Note 7 tablet unveiled back in February is definitely going to receive an update to Android L.
The Tegra Note 7 is powered by the Tegra 4 chipset and came with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Currently, the tablet is updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but no exact date has been provided as to when the update to L might come. Read more »
Samsung has launched a new advertising campaign in the Netherlands today, and the Korean company is using well known Dutch model Doutzen Kroes to get its point across.
The model stars in a photo shoot in a pool, where she’s seen using the Galaxy S5 smartphone as well as the Gear Fit wristband. Both of these are water resistant, so that’s not out of the ordinary. Read more »
HTC’s been doing it for quite a while now, but today we have a new entrant into the ‘companies who make fun of the Samsung Galaxy S5′ club. It’s Gionee.
The Chinese smartphone maker has outed a TV commercial for its insanely slim Elife S5.5 in India, and in it the Galaxy S5′s plastic build comes up. And not in a positive way. Read more »
4K video recording has started to become a staple feature of all the flagship Android smartphone these days. But the version of 4K that these phones record in is the UHD resolution, or the ones used by 4K televisions, and is exactly four times the resolution of full HD.
But there is another version of 4K and that is DCI 4K, which is what the professional cinema cameras use while recording in 4K. The difference here is the added width; whereas UHD is 3840×2160, DCI 4K is 4096×2160. But while several smartphones record in UHD, the OnePlus One is the first to record in DCI 4K. Read more »