The HTC One (M8) on Verizon is receiving its EYE Experience update right now, according to at least two of our readers. HTC was expecting the push to happen today, so it appears as if Verizon came through on their end.
The update, for those new to the EYE Experience, introduces better face tracking of multiple people in a room, screen sharing, Split Capture feature (combination of simultaneous photos and videos taken with both cameras), Crop-Me-In mode (ignore this one), Voice Selfie (selfie explanatory), and more.
To check for the update, head into Settings>Phone update>Check for update. The update is 210.5MB in size. (more…)
Google just announced a brand new email experience called Inbox. Inbox, created by the Gmail team, is an email app that bundles similar emails together so that you can quickly swipe them away. Inbox will highlight important info from messages, like flight itineraries, event info, photos or documents, so that you may not even need to fully open them at this particular moment. Inbox also lets you set reminders, snooze items, and may even assist you along the way by providing useful information for tasks it sees that need to get done.
It sounds a lot like Mailbox, which is awesome, because I have given my life over to the task-oriented approach of Mailbox. Return to Google, I may. (more…)
I know that we are all excited for the launch of Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and for Google to begin pushing over-the-air updates of it to the Nexus family of phones, but we all need to try and relax a bit. Today, because of a new note posted to the Android Developer Console, the world now assumes that Google has told us to expect updates to begin on November 3. Except, well, they didn’t tell us that at all.
Below, you will see the screen that we pulled from the Developer Console, which is the note being passed around today as a purported confirmation of all things Android 5.0 arriving for all sorts of Nexus devices on November 3. In short, it says that developers should be sure to test and publish updates to apps to get ready for a consumer launch of Android 5.0 on November 3. (more…)
When you first boot a device running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and open Chrome Beta, a pop-up will introduce you to the idea that your Chrome Beta tabs will now be a part of the app switcher UI. That might sound cool on the surface, but unfortunately, the implementation isn’t great yet. Thankfully, you can easily turn this feature on or off until Google (hopefully) adds back some of the functionality that goes missing with this option turned on. Let’s talk about how this all works. (more…)
The Microsoft Garage team, the company’s haven for “uber geeks,” released three application onto Google Play this week for Android devices. We now have a voice recognition app for Android Wear, a lock screen replacement app for your smartphone, and a note sharing app for those who like to travel. (more…)
According to Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, the company has received technical approval from Verizon for an update that is set to hit One (M8) devices tomorrow. The update includes EYE software which was detailed at the launch of the Desire EYE. (more…)
It appears as though the same update which hit the G Watch from LG today is now rolling out to owners of the Moto 360. Inside the update, which is numbered 4.4W.2, users should expect to see support for offline music playback, GPS support (for compatible devices), and bug fixes. (more…)
Update: We wanted to point out that the contest now includes the newly announced Nexus 6.
Over at the DL Deals site, you will find a contest running that (in about 2 months) will reward one of you with a free Android phone of choice. It’s as simple as ever to enter – create an account there and click the “Enter” button. That gives you a single entry, but you can grab another six entries if you share the contest through social sites. (more…)