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Link Bubble Jumps to v1.3, Adds Android Wear Support

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Link Bubble, the behind-the-scenes-loading-browser-alternative-chat-heads-like-floater-thingy app created by Chris Lacy, received an update today to version 1.3. The update introduces an article preview mode for displaying pages on Android Wear, adds enhanced notification controls, and improves Android L support, animations, and incognito mode. Lacy also fixed a bunch of bugs.

If you are wondering why Android Wear support was added as a new feature, Chris Lacy discussed the new add-on through a G+ post about this latest update. The basics are this – Wear is great for previewing information on, especially Link Bubble pages you have loading in the background, but this feature was not introduced so that you can read full browser-like pages on your smartwatch. 

Here is the full text:

I appreciate the Wear integration might raise a few eyebrows, so allow me to explain my thinking here. It works very simply: if Link Bubble is able to extract article content from a bubble that has loaded, that text content will be pushed to your Wear device.

From here, the behavior is exactly as when previewing new emails with Gmail.

This feature is absolutely not intended as a full browsing experience. But it is handy in the event you say click a few links in Twitter, get distracted and put your phone in your pocket.

At a later point you can opt to skim a link on your Wear device to decide whether it’s worth your time reading further, and opt to close the tab or specify that it open when you go back to your phone.

What’s New

  • Article Mode previews can display on Android Wear devices.
  • Enhanced notification controls.
  • Improved Android L support.
  • Improved animation.
  • Improved Incognito Mode.
  • Many bug fixes.

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  • JenniferEBryant

    The update introduces an article preview mode for displaying pages on Android Wear, adds enhanced notification controls, and improves Android L support, animations, and incognito mode. Lacy also fixed a bunch of bugs. http://num.to/285-048-282-969

  • FortitudineVincimus

    It’s going to be a great society in a few years time when everyone is looking through their google glass to look at their smartwatch to pull out their smartphone to get the full details. The concept of 1 on 1 communication & interaction is going…. down… hill… quick.

  • Droid Ronin

    I use Link Bubble everyday and it’s really a great tool for multitasking.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

    Javelin Browser is a full fledge browser with beautiful design and has the link bubble feature (called Stack) best of all its free for all features. Bought the pro version to support the dev.

  • http://www.about.me/kendallseabury Kendall Seabury

    behind-the-scenes-loading-browser-alternative-chat-heads-like-floater-thingy

    Needs more descriptors.