In a move that is sure to become a trend, Acer is due to announce a new all-in-one computer running Android (presumably 4.2 Jellybean) sometime next week.
The computer will house a 3GHz Core i5 4430 “Haswell” processor and 1GB of RAM, with storage options as small as 8GB. We can expect to see more similar outings from other PC manufacturers soon as they announce systems based on Intel’s Haswell and Bay Trail chips. Intel has also hinted at low-priced Android laptops running these chips later in the year. Read more
Yet another image of the upcoming LG Optimus G2 has been making the rounds on the internet, resembling leaked images from before. While the photo doesn’t tell us anything new about LG’s next flagship, it does provide another look at the extremely thin bezel and it’s almost edge to edge screen. Curiously, the device has no buttons on the front, but it is rumored to have touch areas on the back for navigation, and will presumably have onscreen buttons as well.
The G2 is also expected to feature a full HD display and a Snapdragon 800 processor and is set for release sometime in the third quarter of 2013.
If you’re an avid root/modder in the Android community then rooting tool-kits should be nothing new to you. Today an all-in-one root plus recovery installer has been made available for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4. The instructions seems relatively easy (if you’re familiar with this kind of stuff), so just make sure you follow the directions thoroughly.
After Earth, the latest Will Smith summer sci-fi action movie, has gotten its game tie-in in the form of an endless running-esque game. It’s a visually appealing game filled with 20 missions with unlockable secrets, and even an “infinite mode,” so there’s enough meat on the bone to keep you busy on more than a few lunch breaks. The game also features a bit of customizability and multiplayer, by giving you different suits to collect and leaderboards to challenge your friends. And best of all, there’s achievements!
The game only costs a buck, so if you’re looking for something to hold yourself over until you can get to see After Earth in theaters, hit the links below to grab the game.
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These days, Sundar Pichai is a very important man. He’s Google’s senior vice president for Android, Chrome, and Google Apps, so he’s probably one of the most equipped people to talk about what’s going on in Mountainview. Earlier today at the D11 conference, Pichai talked about everything from Google as a company in general to today’s news of a stock Android version of HTC One.He explained that he isn’t disappointed that third parties like Samsung and Facebook have so much power in reshaping Android, because Google has services like Google Now and Play Music All Access that others simply cannot match.
You can view the entire interview with Walt Mossberg after the break.
Earlier today the rumors that HTC was working on a Google Edition of its current flagship, the HTC One, were put to a rest with an official announcement of the actual device. It looks like HTC isn’t done there though as it also mentioned that the company was looking for a way to bring AOSP software to those early adopters of the device that are wanting the Vanilla flavor. How they’re going to do it is up in the air.
As they put it they are, “examining the best way to support early adopters of the One.” Could this mean software that gets rid of Sense or could they provide an AOSP ROM to install? All questions that we’re unsure of right now and ones that we’re hoping get answered soon. This should be good news for those of you who bought the device and feel somewhat slighted by today’s announcement. We’ll update you with what HTC decides. Stay tuned.
source: The Verge
Evernote is launching three new security features for its note-taking service today. First up is two-step authentication, which is always a simple but extremely effective method of adding an extra layer of security to your account. Evernote will ask for a six digit pin number that’s text messaged to your phone whenever attempting to log in to your account from a new location or device. It’s an optional feature that’s exclusive to premium and business users, but if you’re eligible, it’s worth setting up.
The second security feature is setting up authorized applications, and it’s available to all users. Basically, you’ll have access to all of your signed-in instances of Evernote from your web account, and you can manually disable them in case you ever lose a device, like your smartphone or tablet. The next time Evernote tries to run on that device, it will re-ask for a password.
The last feature is a full access history you can also access from your web account. This allows you to see when and where your account has been accessed, tracked by IP addresses and estimated locations. This can be helpful for making sure no one is sneaking into your account from somewhere you’ve accidentally left logged on. Like the authorized applications, this feature is available to all Evernote users.
As always, privacy is a huge deal when it comes to personal information. It’s good to see Evernote take some steps towards increasing security for users.
Root Explorer is one of the top file management apps around for Android users, due in large part to its straightforward approach and simplified style. Still, the user interface was a bit dated until today’s update. The app has added tabs for easy navigation, as well as a few extra interface tweaks including a new action bar and fully customizable list icons. Looks aren’t the only thing that has changed, as Root Explorer now syncs with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net, or any standard SMB server. In addition, processes can now occur in the background, with notification alerts to let you know what’s happening.
You can find the change log after the break, as well as a download link for the updated app. Read more
Personally, I consider myself a “to-do list addict.” My daily routine begins with sorting through a list of things that I need/want to accomplish by day’s end, and later preparing my list for the next day. Fortunately, Android developers have been offering alternatives to the good old “pen and paper” approach since the early days of the operating system. Here’s a list of the six best to-do, checklist, and task applications currently available for Android.