According to a blog posted on Netflix’s website, the Californian company is set to roll out an update for its official Android application which transports a new “Social Recommendation” feature, together with Android Wear integration that will push recommended movie notifications to your watch.
Google is not frequently known to have any of its apps out of sync with its other products, but surprisingly, the My Tracks app has been on the back-burner when it’s come to the Google Fit app. Many other apps, like Strava, have had Google Fit integration for a while now. That ends today as Google has finally introduced its two fitness apps to each other.
OnePlus One owners will receive a major update in January that will be pretty significant for many reasons, but a another one announced today is from a partnership with MaxxAudio.
MaxxAudio is a “suite of psychoacoustic sound enhancement technologies which enable production of deeper bass, clearer highs, louder volume levels and more immersive sound from speakers, headphones and connected Bluetooth devices.” In other words, it should provide a much more pleasing sound experience.
Every year around this time, Google lets us know what the most searched terms were for the year and releases a nice recap video highlighting it all. 2014 was a year that was dominated by ALS, Ebola, Robin Williams, and yes, Flappy Bird. Here’s the top 10 topics in order….
We weren’t expecting to see any new devices from OnePlus until 2015, but since they are hosting an event tomorrow, it looks like OnePlus fans having something to celebrate.
Rumor has it they will announce a new version of the OnePlus One with a Snapdragon 805 processor. The other device appears to be a wearable. Back in July, we saw a leaked round smartwatch called the OneWatch. Could this be it? The only thing we know about the wearable to be announced is that it includes a heart rate monitor. That could be a fitness band for all we know. Well at least we don’t have to wait too long to find out.
Samsung has released a stability update for the Galaxy S 5 in Poland, which is the second Android 5.0 that particular variant has seen. Since it’s already been updated to Lollipop, this update doesn’t include much except for some performance enhancements, but it does mean that a bigger rollout is likely going to happen in the near future.
This update’s not going out over-the-air just yet, so if you want this update you’ll have to snag it from Samsung Kies 3 on your computer. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this update making its way to other countries soon.
When it comes to internet shopping, Amazon is sitting at the top of the heap. Tons of sites include Amazon integration, and there are very few things you can’t find to buy on the site. Of course, online shopping is a pretty competitive area, and Google is looking to add some new features to Google Shopping to position it better against the likes of Amazon.
Google is working on creating a “Buy Now” button for products listed on Google Shopping with the intention of keeping users on one of Google’s sites instead of sending them off to the retailer’s site. Right now, if you look up computer speakers on Google Shopping, it will list tons of other merchants that sell it along with links to their website, which means less potential for Google to dish up ads to potential viewers.
The Android 5.0.1 update for a variety of Nexus devices has been rolling out to several devices since earlier this month. As is par for the course, Google’s developers have also posted factory images for different devices that can be used by those unwilling to wait for the OTA or who may need to restore their device to a factory condition. Joining the list of devices with a downloadable image available is the Nexus 5.
If you need to grab the image, you can hit the source link below and find the appropriate file for your Nexus 5 device. If the instructions provided by the Google developers seem a little daunting, you may want to check out TalkAndroid’s guide to installing a Lollipop factory image on your device without losing your data.
source: Google Developers