The Google Maps Android App has been updated with several new features, including a scale bar ala the desktop version, as well as plus/minus buttons, which you can be visible on-screen.
There’s also a nifty new Labs tool, which allows you to see the elevation difference between two points. Read more »
The unofficial Whatsapp client for the Nokia N9/N950 that was developed by the strong Maemo community is now nearing its public debut.
Come May 1, an app called Wazzap will be made available for the Maemo-running N9 and N950, giving you the chance to get the Whatsapp experience on the abandoned platform. Read more »
Samsung’s first ever released tablet – the P1000 Galaxy Tab fell in the list of devices that won’t get Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades. Just like the Galaxy S though, the Galaxy Tab has a Value Pack upgrade on the way as compensation to the loyal users.
Well, the Korean galaxy Tab just got the Value Pack download. Read more »
In the time it took you to install Firefox 11, Mozilla has released Firefox 12 for Windows, OS X and Linux. As usual, it doesn’t bring a host of new features but there is one that makes the process of upgrading that much more painless, which is good considering how often Mozilla has started releasing new updates.
Firefox 12 brings the ability to silently upgrade in the background. What this means is that when a new update is available, the browser will automatically download it (configurable, of course) and then install the update without you ever knowing about it. You won’t even get the Windows UAC warning message asking for your permission to install it. This is exactly how Chrome has been updating itself all this time and it’s good to see this functionality carried over to Firefox as well. Read more »
After being rumored for the better part of the last year, Google officially just announced its own cloud storage solution – Drive.
Google Drive gives you 5GB of storage the second you sign in to use the service. No questions asked. The interface is based on Google Docs and you can collaborate with other people on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The sharing and collaboration system is enhanced by comments, which you get notified for if they are new. Read more »
If you are familiar with the Meizu smartphones you should probably know the Flyme OS is the heavily skinned Android ticking inside the phones. So the Flyme OS 1.0 is just a heavily skinned Android ICS. You can check out our Meizu MX review for more information. Read more »
Good news for all S40 fans – you haven’t been forgotten. Nokia has just released a new 2.0 version of the S40 Nokia Browser.
The major update brings faster web browsing, new user interface, easier sharing, better media handling, etc. Read more »
Microsoft has released the final version of the Skype client for Windows Phone devices. The latest version includes the ability to search and add contacts, call landline phones, improved app startup time and general bug fixes.
However, there are still some caveats left. The application cannot run in the background, which means once you exit it you cannot get calls anymore, nor do you get any toast notifications from it. Read more »
Facebook has released a new update for its Android app. Version 1.9.0 brings a much needed performance update, and the whole app feels a lot faster than before.
Unfortunately, it also brings along a new nuisance. Facebook has decided that it will be a good idea to provide direct shortcuts to the messenger and image upload service, so now they have dedicated icons for both of these in your app drawer, taking the total count of icons for a single app to three! Read more »
If you like reading on your phone then you may have used or heard of Read it Later. One of the most popular reading apps around, Read it Later allowed you to mark sites on your desktop browser for reading later and then when you go to the mobile app you would find them there properly formatted for the display of your smartphone.
Read it Later has now gone through a major redesign and is now called Pocket. The developers have changed almost every visible aspect of the application, and it looks almost nothing like the old one. It is also completely free, unlike Read it Later, which was sold in free and paid versions. Read more »
Rumors about Google’s own cloud file sharing service dubbed Drive have been roaming the Internet for quite a while now. There are strong indications the launch is imminent and, now we hear it will be happening as early as next week.
The guys from TechCrunch got their hands on the Google Drive app for Mac OS X, proving the search giant’s intention of launching its newest service in the nearest future. Read more »
Couple of weeks ago, Samsung finally started rolling out the promised Value Pack to I9000 Galaxy S owners, starting with its home country Korea. It has now released a FAQ guide that talks about the new features that have been added and how you can use them.
Among the new feature that have been added is face unlock, borrowed from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Read more »
The Googlers over at Android Design have just put up some new sections into their guide for Android developers.
Highlights include a brand new section on how to create a design layout for application settings, as well as how to link to other Android applications and how to navigate to your app using widgets. Read more »