Google releases reference sample to show how apps can work on multiple devices

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Since last summer, we have seen Android makes its way to new form factors. The operating system now works with phones, tablets, wearables, and vehicles. With so many form factors now supported, it makes sense that Google wants apps to have seamless experiences. The company has introduced a sample multi-device application called Universal Music Player that offers a continuous experience across Android, Android Wear, Android Auto, and Google Cast devices.

Hit the break for looks at the mult-device approach in action.


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Stock Android could be getting its own mult-window feature

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Various Samsung and LG devices have a feature that allow two applications to run simultaneously on the same screen. It eliminates the need to jump between apps, something that is especially tedious when the two apps are needed at the same time. Samsung calls the feature Multi Window while LG uses the term Dual Window. Soon, Google could be getting into the enhanced multitasking game. The term “multiwindows” was listed within the code for stock Android.

There were not any details included with the term, but it does show that Google’s attention to what the hardware manufacturers are doing. We should find out more later this year at Google I/O 2015.

Source: Google
Via: Phone Arena

Download an app from Amazon’s Appstore to stand a chance to win a $25,000 shopping spree

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If you’ve ever wished you could go on a big shopping spree at Amazon, there’s a chance your wish might actually come true. That’s right, Amazon is giving you the chance to win $25,000 in gift cards to spend on its site, all you have to do is download an app to your Android device via the Amazon Appstore. For our international readers, it should be noted that this is a US only competition, sorry!


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Samsung Norway halts buggy Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 handsets

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When you have an Android smartphone, receiving a notification saying that there is an OS update available is a great feeling, even more so when it means your handset will soon be running Android 5.0 Lollipop. That feeling quickly turns sour though when the much-anticipated update ends up breaking things, as Galaxy S4 and S5 owners have experienced in Norway to such an extent that the Norwegian arm of Samsung has decided to halt the Lollipop rollout. Samsung Norway halts buggy Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5


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Google’s Interactive Events App appears in Play Store, [APK Download]

Here we have a new application from Google called Interactive Events that has appeared in the Play Store and appears to be for conference goers. All it says in the app description is “The Google Interactive Events App provides agenda details and speaker bios for managed events.” Images and download links are after the break. 
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T-Mobile customers with the HTC One (M7) to get Lollipop on March 10

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This Tuesday, owners of the HTC One (M7) from T-Mobile will see a software update arrive on their handsets. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that the Lollipop update is coming on March 10. The over-the-air (OTA) update received technical approval from the carrier which allowed its rollout to be scheduled.

Source: @moversi (Twitter)