Within the Google organization, there is a group of employees working to build sample games that demonstrate how available technologies can be used by game developers to create easy-to-build, performant, cross-platform games. This group comprises the Fun Propulsion Labs and their most recent creation, which supports Google Cardboard, has been released to the Play Store as Zooshi. Read more
Sony has just released an experimental AOSP camera app for use with devices in Sony’s Open Device program. The camera app is aimed purely at developers, with Sony hoping that the app will allow them to create custom ROM’s with basic camera functions.
Sony has just begun pushing out an update to the camera app for its Xperia Z5 range of handsets. The updated camera app, or Camera 2.0.0 as it is called, can be found in the pre-installed ‘What’s New’ application. The update applies to the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium handsets, and includes tweaks, bugfixes, as well as some new options. Read more
If you’re interested in getting started with Android or Java development, you’ll likely be interested in The Android Expert’s Coding Bundle. You can pay what you want for an entire bundle that goes over Java basics and essentials, as well as some courses covering Android Studio to build apps for Marshmallow. Read more
If you’re a true tech fan, you know that the future is in artificial intelligence and machine learning. You also know that AI is one of tech’s most exciting things to talk about, but possibly the most difficult to build. Read more
Back at Google I/O this year, the ability to search for a city or specific area on Google Maps and download it for offline use was demonstrated, and it now appears to be rolling out to the masses.
While many of us cringe when we hear the words Candy Crush Saga thanks to all the unsolicited invites we’ve received over the years, it seems that Activision Blizzard likes the game so much, it has decided to buy it and its developer, King Digital, spending $5.9 billion in the process. In an announcement earlier today Activision’s CEO, Bobby Kotick said that the move would make it “the most profitable standalone company in interactive entertainment.”
If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ll be glad to find out that the Amazon Music app is in the process of receiving an update that will greatly enhance its usability. The update brings MicroSD card and Android Wear support as well as a number of other improvements.
New features include:
- Prime Music artist detail pages – the one stop destination in Prime Music for top songs, albums, photos, stations, and much more for your favorite artists
- Android Wear support – now you can browse the app & control playback right from your Wear device
- “New to Prime” tab in Prime Music – highlighting newest music added to the service
- New “Popular” tab in Prime Music – see charts for top songs, albums, playlists
- Lyrics support (UK only – it was already available in the US)
The update is currently rolling out via Google Play and it shouldn’t be too long until it reaches your device.
Well, that hasn’t taken long. The Huawei-made Nexus 6P (codename: Angler) only started shipping a couple of days ago, but an official build of TWRP’s customer recovery is already available for the handset.
Xiaomi first unveiled MIUI 7 back in August, and after two months of testing, the Chinese company is ready to begin rolling out a global, stable build. MIUI 7 is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, if you were wondering.