We’re not even a week out from Facebook’s announcement of the HTC First and their new home replacement called Facebook Home, and we already have a leaked beta build to play around with. Thanks to Modaco, you can give Home a spin as long as your device has a screen resolution of 1280×768 or less and doesn’t have Facebook baked into your system (meaning you can uninstall Facebook). If you have a Nexus, it would be the perfect phone to test this on. (more…)
The Galaxy S4 from Samsung is currently being torn down, stripped of all of its goodies. Earlier we posted up the newest version of S-Voice and now, we have its wallpapers and ringtones. If you are looking to make that Galaxy S3 or any other phone look more like an S4, this is a good way to start. (more…)
Ready for a Samsung Galaxy S4 system dump and a chance to play with all of the goodies it contains? The folks over at SamMobile received one and have already begun pulling out apps for you to install. First up is the newest version of S Voice, the Siri-like voice actions application that was first introduced with the Galaxy S3. It’s still powered by Nuance’s Vlingo, so it’s certainly no Google Voice Search. But hey, if you like talking to your phone and found older versions of S Voice to be of use, feel free to give this new one a shot.
You’ll be able to voice dial, create memos, schedule appointments and tasks, set alarms or timers, ask “what the weather is like,” and find local listings to the best restaurants. From what I can tell, nothing has really changed, other than the S Voice icon. Pro S Voice users, feel free to tell me what I’m missing. (more…)
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, it seemed only fitting to share the newest wallpaper from the Android Foundry. Look at that cute little Bugdroid destroying a beautiful white wall with a can of red paint, all for the sake of today’s holiday. <3
Download a variety of sizes at the link below.
Via: Android Foundry
Swiftkey released a new version of Swiftkey Flow beta this morning as build 184.108.40.206. Be sure to grab this, as it includes a number of changes and even more bug fixes.
In this latest version, predictions and Flow happen in most places outside of email fields, password boxes, or other semi-secure spots. Corrects are made easier with a tap on incorrect words, there are new languages, and the typing style is no inferred.
Jump below to download the new versions. (more…)
It’s the same old Tasker, but it sure is a whole lot prettier. The popular app for people who want to completely automate their smartphone is now in beta form, with a completely redone user interface. Taking notes from the Android UI guidelines, Tasker is still able to perform countless tasks with time/place precision such as turning WiFi on when you get home, timed reboots, and plenty more.
The original app is still available in Google Play for $6.49, but the beta is free for a limited time. Go grab it and let us know what you think.
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Just the other day we were talking about backup solutions and how you should always choose one that allows for cloud storage. Today, long-time developer Koush, released a beta of his new app that does exactly as we were describing, only it takes it a step further. He is tentatively calling this app “Carbon,” which we got a chuckle out of, after the name quickly brought back memories of the overhyped Twitter app by a similar title which never made an official debut. (more…)
This morning, Nuance announced a new feature for its Swype Beta keyboard on Android called Living Language. If users choose to opt-in, this new technology, Swype’s dictionary will learn in real-time, by enabling crowd-sourced up-to-date words and phrases to appear as options while typing. You’ll begin to see trending words and phrases that other Swypers have been using regularly.
Along with Living Language, Swype also includes a feature called Smart Editor, which analyzes entire sentences, flagging potential errors that you may not have noticed.