The software experience provided by Cyanogen is about to become much more tailored to each and every user. The company is well-known for its deep customization capability, but the new Themes app takes things further. Themes for Cyanogen OS devices gives control to what the user experience is like. It is effectively a way to fully personalize a device. What kind of things can be personalized? Everything from the font to status bar and more.
Stay tuned for when the Themes app is available. As for pricing, Cyanogen has yet to say if all themes will be free or premium options carry a price tag.
If you’ve owned a recent Samsung device, you’ve probably seen their instant messaging client ChatOn somewhere on the device. ChatOn was Samsung’s in-house competition to apps like WhatsApp that came preloaded on nearly every Samsung smartphone.
Unfortunately, it turns out that just being preloaded on devices wasn’t enough to strike up users, and Samsung has announced that they’ll be gradually turning off the service around the world. Since profits have been constantly declining this year, Samsung’s management is looking to focus on successful key areas of their business while chopping off the services that aren’t doing well. Samsung’s music and video hub closed earlier this year, and now you can throw ChatOn to that pile.
To kick off Black Friday and the shopping holiday season, SwiftKey has started a sale on keyboard themes in their theme store. The individual themes aren’t marked down, but you can pick up entire theme packs up to 66% off, which is a great deal.
These theme packs are only available on Android, so be sure to pick up a few to show your iOS friends that some Android apps still have some pretty cool exclusive stuff.
Microsoft and Dropbox had previously announced a partnership integrating Microsoft Office with Dropbox’s excellent cloud storage services. The new features have finally rolled out to the application, so users will now be able to edit Office documents from within Dropbox, or to save their files directly to Dropbox from an Office program.
The new features have made their way to the Android and iOS versions of the app, so you should be able to access the new stuff by updating your app. We should see the improvements on the web versions of the services soon.
Pinterest is currently rolling out a pretty sizeable update for its official Android application. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations, together with a makeover that falls in line with the search engine giant’s Material Design guidelines.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Starting today, residents in China can pick up Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy A5, from its official website for a rather hefty CNY 2,599 (approximately $420). The handset is available in a variety of colors, including black, white, silver, blue and gold.
If you’re a Google Chromecast user, I’m pretty sure you’ll be pleased to hear that Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn and EPIX, have updated their Android applications to include support for the Wi-Fi streaming dongle.
It’s week of 4 of the 9 week “Hot Deals” promotion from HTC. This week they are offering a free suction mount and bar mount with the purchase of the RE Camera. The RE Camera goes for $199, and the free accessories are valued at $44.98.
The sale kicks off at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT, and will run until 12:00 am ET / 9:00 pm PT tonight or until inventory runs dry. Hit the source link to get your order in.
source: HTC Hot Deals
Motorola’s popular Moto X is receiving the Android 5.0 update today on the Verizon network.