Giovanni Calabrese, the fellow who usually constructs Google’s software sculptures, recently sent out a post on Google+ hinting at Licorice being the name of the next major Android update. His post was cryptic at best, saying only, “I never had a great liking for Licorice, but damn! there are some great flavors out there !!!“
An image of a smartphone alleged to be a Meizu MX4 Pro has surfaced on the Chinese site Weibo showing the device in white. The device has a large rectangular button on the front that is consistent with previously leaked images suggesting this could be the actual design of the Meizu MX4 Pro. The large button is supposedly needed to house a fingerprint scanner that Meizu plans to include in the device. Read more
According to a report published earlier today, Google is preparing to launch an all-in-one Play Music ‘Chrome App’ it anticipates will challenge iTunes. The service will be able to run anywhere the Chrome browser is capable of functioning and will provide users with the facility to play, edit, access local files, stream music from the cloud and purchase content via its built-in music store.
HTC unveiled the selfie-centric Desire Eye and the RE Camera, but are they too gimmicky? Sony is finally bringing a flagship to the U.S., but will consumers take notice? The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 seem primed and ready for a release, which could be as soon as this week. Let’s also not forget about the DROID Turbo, which should launch by the end of the month. MMS messaging finally comes to Google Voice (North America), but Verizon customers were left in the cold. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another interesting week in the Android world.
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One of the launch devices for Android Wear is available at Best Buy with a very attractive price tag. The G Watch, normally $229, is on sale for just $159 with free shipping. There are only three Android Wear devices on the market right now and this one from LG is still perfectly suitable for many people. Both Titan Black and White Gold models are reflecting the discount.
Are you interested in the LG G Watch at this price? Let us know in the comments if you are picking one up.
Source: Best Buy [Black Model Product Link] [White Model Product Link]
We starting to see more and more Android apps make the jump to Chrome OS. The latest rounds of apps to arrive in the Chrome Web Store are Clarisketch, Lensoo Create, Web2Go, and Remind. All of them are bound to make a user more productive.
Hit the break for descriptions of each app.
Microsoft is not shying away from supporting platforms from its competitors. The company is developing an Android Wear keyboard that is already available as a prototype. The Analog Keyboard works with input coming from letters being drawn on the smartwatch’s display. It works with messaging and Google Search while being able to recognize numbers and special characters.
Microsoft is supporting devices all of the current Android Wear smartwatches, including the Moto 360.
Hit the break to watch the demo video.
The Blackphone, developed by Geeksphone and Silent Circle, is the most secure phone on the market today. To go along with it, SGP Technologies is launching a high-end tablet running PrivatOS. The company is aware that mastering distribution is a must. It is still expected to be rather expensive considering the tight security.
Jon Callas, chief technology officer of Silent Circle, confirmed the tablet’s existence and explained it will “have the features people who use it every day will demand from it.” You can give people as much security as you want, but at some point applications are going to be a necessity. The Blackphone does not have Google Play; the only way to get apps are through something like Amazon’s Appstore, but that is particularly limited.
Yesterday, Citrix updated its official GoToMeeting application in the Play Store to incorporate support for Android Wear smart watches. Users will be now able engage in conference calls, send documents and view presentations all via their watch, without even having to touch their smartphone, tablet or computer.