Google is cleaning up the Play Store’s sexually explicit material, naughty apps no longer welcome

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Google is done letting people get down and dirty with the Play Store. The Google Play Developer Program policies are getting revamped and it should expel any “erotic” content from the store. So your eyeballs will need a new storefront to glean upon as you wipe the drool from your face. While there was nothing very raunchy found in the Play Store, there was certainly some content that should not have been there since it is a store for everyone. For example, there were some wallpaper apps with scantily clad women. There is a time and a place and the Play Store just isn’t that place. Read more

TalkAndroid Daily Dose for March 28, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Apps

[New Chromecast App] Lakitu is a full-featured Twitch.tv app with Chromecast support

Facebook Messenger update adds in group chat features

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[New Chromecast App] Lakitu is a full-featured Twitch.tv app with Chromecast support

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Facebook Messenger update adds in group chat features

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Facebook has updated their Messenger application with a handful of great new features focused on group chatting. Now you’ll be able to create groups for different people you communicate with, and you’ll be able to change the group name, add photos for the group, and manage members of the group. They’ve also thrown in a nifty message forwarding option for people you’re chatting with.

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Android 4.4 KitKat found to be the most stable mobile operating system

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A recent study done by Crittercism surveyed 106 mobile operating systems on over 2500 different devices to try to figure out which OS was the most stable. It was a pretty massive experiment that found some very interesting details.

Out of all of the different things they measured, Crittercism found that Android 4.4 KitKat was the most stable mobile operating system available with a crash rate of just 0.7%. That’s significantly better than the crash rate of Android 2.3, which found that Gingerbread crashed roughly 1.7% of the time. For comparison, Apple’s own iOS 7.1 had a crash rate of 1.6%, just slightly better than Gingerbread. Older versions of iOS saw even higher crash rates, peaking at 2.5% for iOS 5. Good news for Android and Android developers, right? Read more

First details of Android 4.4.3 revealed

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Rumors of the Android 4.4.3 release have been making the rounds on the internet over the past couple of weeks, and this has been fueled by a tip by @LlabTooFeR.

According to sources, Android 4.4.3 will really only include bug fixes, and there won’t be any changes to the UI. The fixes that we know of aren’t too specific just yet, and we may have to wait until the actual release of the update to get more in-depth details. Hit the break for the full list of expected updates!

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD, HDX, and HDX 8.9 all on sale for a limited time

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There is no better time to get a Kindle Fire HD, HDX, or HDX 8.9 from Amazon. The tablets are all being put on sale for a limited time in a promotion being described as “Elite Performance for Less” since it is the official tablet of the NCAA. The sale starts now since the Sweet Sixteen of March Madness is about to be broken down into the Elite Eight. The savings range from $20 to $40 depending upon the device you decide to purchase.

Choose a tablet from the source link to order.

Source: Amazon (Kindle Fire HD), (Kindle Fire HDX), (Kindle Fire HDX 8.9)

Sony announces the delay of the Xperia Z2 release in the U.K, launch date pushed to May

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Sony announced the Xperia Z2 back in February, and a few weeks ago, Sony halted the pre-order of the SIM-free Xperia Z2, and later said the device will still  launch on April 11 as planned.

Sony U.K has now announced that the device will be launched in May. The reason behind the delay is unknown, but previous rumors suggest that the company was facing troubles with one of its suppliers. Read more

Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 to receive the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update soon

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A week ago, we reported that a new version of Android (KTU65) showed up in the Chromium code. Yesterday, folks at myce spotted the Android 4.4.3 running on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 with the build number  KTU83 running on Nexus 5, codenamed “Hammerhead”.

In addition, a Google employee was found running build KTU79 on a Nexus 7 device which was created on March 21. We explained before in detail what each letter or number in the build number designate and the first letter designates the Android version (‘K’ for KitKat). So the build number KTU83 starts with the letter ‘K’ referring to KitKat. The second letter is the branch code, which for KitKat is a ‘T’, although Google used other letters previously as well. The ‘U’ and the numbers after it refer to the quarter release, ‘U’ is Q1 2014 and after ‘U’ comes the number 83 which means the 83rd day of Q1 which basically means that it was built on March 24.

Source: myce

HTC Desire 316 official in China

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The rumored HTC Desire 316 is official. The device appeared on HTC China’s website as the latest addition to the company’s Desire lineup. The 316 is a slightly different version of the Desire 516. The link to the handset’s description actually shows 516, but the description is clearly of the 316.

The new smartphone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and has a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display with a 1,950 mAh battery. It weighs 160 grams, measures 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm, and features a 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. On the back of the device there’s a 1,950 mAh battery.

Source: HTC China
Via: PhoneArena

 

Cut The Rope 2 swings into the Play Store

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After being on iOS for several months, Cut The Rope 2 has finally come to Android. Fans of the franchise are sure to like this new and improved version, which includes new challenges, characters, and obstacles. Our favorite and very lovable character, Om Nom, even breaks out of his box and to hit the busy cities, forests, underground tunnels, and junkyards. Om Nom will also make a lot of new friends such as Roto, Lick, Blue, Toss, and Boo. Cut The Rope 2 supports high resolution on your phone or tablet.

The game is free, but you will find in-app purchases along the way.

Hit the break for full list of features, screenshots, a video, and of course, download links.

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