Google will soon start rolling out v5.4 of the Google Play Music app for Android and it brings with it several useful changes. One of them is the addition of offline radio feature that lets you cache radio stations within the app for offline playback. Just choose the ‘Keep on device’ option for a station to save it on to your device.
The Play Music app will also let you manage all your associated devices. The online service has a limit of 10 devices and to add more you need to deauthorize old ones, which previously had to be done through the web interface but can now be done from within the app itself. Read more »
Samsung has released the Android 4.4 KitKat kernel source code for its Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablets.
If you have a thing for developing kernels and ROMs for huge powerful slates, then the source links below have the codes for you to play with. Read more »
Yesterday, we saw some screenshots from the upcoming Sony D6503 ‘Sirius’ smartphone, said to unveil at the MWC 2014. The screenshots showed us the camera interface with the option to record videos in 4K and 1080p60 and stills in 20 and 15 megapixel.
Today, we have the screenshots of the lockscreen interface on the D6503. The lockscreen has been redesigned in KitKat to display the album art fullscreen but Sony is sticking to its own interface design, showing the album art in a tiny square next to the playback controls. One new addition is the progress bar to skip through the track and the addition of camera button at the bottom. Read more »
If there’s one thing that persisted from Palm’s Web OS, it’s the “cards” feature that was so highly touted, and praised, from the now dead operating system.
It seems like Google is testing a cards-centric approach to their mobile YouTube web application. Big G is also playing with the idea of adding in a slide-out side drawer. Read more »
Well anyone with an Android phone, that is. Motorola’s Droid Zap application used to be a Moto phone exclusive.
The problem was that it greatly restricted the number of users who could zap photos to anyone in a 1,000 foot radius. But not anymore. Read more »
Are you more of a headline kind of person, and don’t have the time to read entire news stories? Then Google Play Newsstand’s latest update should be right up your alley.
It features a “mini card” view that could save you lots of time while scrolling through your selected news. Read more »
Love Flappy Bird? Well we’ve got some sad news: turns out the game’s developer, Dong Nguyen, is taking the popular new title down.
He tweeted the information, which indicates that the game will be pulled offline tomorrow. Read more »
Google is rolling out an update to its Search app for Android bringing a bunch of cool new features and improvements.
One of the major novelties that come with the update is the ability of Google Now to let you know when you should leave for work, airport, events and dinner in order for you to get there on time. Read more »
Qualcomm has released a new application named Snapdragon Glance, which is essentially an intelligent lock screen app that lets you to access a wide range of information very quickly.
Currently in Beta stage, Snapdragon Glance will allow you to view all the important notifications, see when your next appointment is, and check the weather forecast. You can also launch applications and contact people from your smartphone’s lock screen. Read more »
Love Angry Birds Star Wars? Well you’ll be happy to hear that Rovio has added 8 new characters to their latest iteration of the popular bird-flinging franchise.
The new guests come part of the Carbonite pack. Read more »
Today Mozilla unveiled its new launcher aimed at helping you find new apps, as well as those you may have downloaded but forgotten about.
Aptly named Firefox Launcher after the company’s popular web browser, the new homescreen replacement designed in conjunction with contextual computing startup EverythingMe highlights apps you may want based on your usage. Read more »
Maps 7.6 has just been made available for download, and we have a breakdown of all the new features and functionality it brings.
New updates in Google Maps 7.6 are Offers, Preferred Transit Modes, interface and icon changes, and new domains. For a more in-depth look at these features, join us after the jump. Read more »
A new batch of leaked screenshots of the redesigned S Voice app has hit the web following earlier leak that initially hinted at upcoming changes. The new screenshots confirm Samsung is taking a new approach to the design of its TouchWiz UI and proprietary apps, of which S Voice is a major part.
In the latest version of Samsung’s personal virtual assistant, the company has entirely redesigned the app’s user interface. Well now a preview has surfaced, garnished with a bunch of images and it says that the app’s voice detection is noticeably faster, but not as good as Google Now. Read more »
Google Maps’ navigation application is constantly improving, and the latest update has made it that much better with real-time route updates.
While travelling, if a faster route becomes available to you, the application will display a pop-up alert and ask if you’d like to take the faster route. Read more »
Pebble’s appstore is live since yesterday but was an iOS exclusive up until now.
The Android version was said to be coming shortly and we got to see a screenshot of it but now Pebble is releasing its beta version for those most eager among you. The appstore is available for everyone to try, but is primarily intended for Android developers. Read more »