Google has launched updates for its Search and Play Music apps, bringing some additional features that won’t remain unappreciated.
Starting with Search, Google has enhanced the support for deep app linking and search within them. However, these features require developers to implement them first within their apps. Read more »
Looks like WhatsApp isn’t the only messaging service that’s supporting Android Wear.
Facebook’s recent update has brought some new features and compatibility to the smartwatch software. Read more »
Google might bring support for multiple users to smartphones with Android L. The feature was somewhat confirmed by a Google project member in an official developer forum.
In a discussion thread regarding multiuser functionality in Android handsets, the Google employee posted the following reply to forum members: Read more »
The new Foursquare app, which was detailed back in July, has finally gone live in both the iTunes App Store for iOS as well as the Google Play Store for Android.
The purpose of the new app is mainly to let you search for and discover great places, no matter where you may be in the world. The check-in feature that basically made the old Foursquare famous will only be available via Swarm, which is another app by the same company. Read more »
PlayStation on Android is dead, practically dead anyway. Sony has just announced that PlayStation Mobile will not be supported on Android versions 4.4.3 and newer. The game store and the games themselves will continue to work but Sony doesn’t guarantee they’ll continue to work if you update past 4.4.2.
The company states that it will move its focus to the PS Vita and PS Vita TV, where the game store will live on. Read more »
Angry Birds Stella is one of the most teased Rovio games ever. Luckily this is coming to an end very soon – on September 4 – when the game will be released officially on all major platforms.
The new game will introduce a bunch of female characters ad will supposedly resemble the original Angry Birds game in terms of gameplay. Read more »
Venture capital firm KPCB published a report on Internet trends and one of the slides stands out – each day over 1.8 billion photos were uploaded and shared using social networking and messaging apps. WhatsApp and Snapchat are the titans of the field.
Facebook has a significant share too but its growth seems slow compared to the apps. Of course, WhatsApp is now Facebook territory, so it’s not too bad for Zuckerberg and co. Read more »
Lenovo has just announced the premium-built VIBE Z2 Pro smartphone and right away we get the promo video on YouTube.
In it we see the device’s key selling points – Android 4.4 KitKat with Lenovo’s VIBE UI 2.0, a precision-crafted unibody made out of brushed metal and just 7.7mm thick and the 16 MP snapper. Read more »
You can already have an encyclopedia on your wrist, so why not a messaging service?
That’s at least the thinking behind the makers of WhatsApp, who have released their app for Android Wear. Read more »
The latest version of CyanogenMod is now available to download and enjoy. CyanogenMod 11.0 M9 is still based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, it comes with a bunch of fixes here and there, but also adds support for three new devices.
These are the Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, as well as the HTC One (M8). Read more »
It’s been a long time coming, but the latest usage statistics from Net Applications show that iOS has fallen behind Android in terms of total active usage.
While Android has long since surpassed Apple’s offering in terms of market share, this is the first time that Google’s mobile OS is also being used more than iOS. Read more »
If the recently gone native Wikipedia mobile app seems to much of a hassle for you, meet Attopedia – the first Android Wear app to put Wikipedia on a smartwatch.
The app is free and features an interesting UI paradigm in line with Android Wear’s gesture based control. Once you’ve selected an article, swiping up or down selects an article section, while a left or right swipe explores the content of the section. Read more »
Windows Phone’s evolution has taken yet another step forward, albeit not through official means as developer Fela Ameghino has incorporated pattern unlock into the Live Lock Screen introduced with Windows Phone 8.1.
The feature, still in beta, brings WP one step closer to matching its Android counterpart. Video after the break. Read more »
Ok Google, Siri, Cortana; these personal assistants have been helping us with our search queries, appointment scheduling, and navigation needs on a daily basis. But what if we wanted our smartphone’s personal assistants to be a little more personal?
Enter Ask Ooloo, a mobile assistant application that gets your questions answered by an actual person. Read more »
The Flappy Bird story is one that still leaves lots of mobile users scratching their heads: the insanely popular game was quickly removed from mobile App stores due to the developer’s personal issues.
If you didn’t get a chance to download the game before it was taken offline then have no fear, because you’ll be able to play a new version of the title on Amazon’s Fire TV. Read more »