Google announced big changes for developers today in a post to the official Android Developers blog, stating the company is to stop development and support for Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse at the end of this year. (more…)
This morning, Google shared with us a list of recently updated apps that can all take advantage of Android Wear’s new always-on apps feature in 5.1. The feature is useful in situations where you may want to keep information from an app up on your screen, but you don’t necessarily want it blasting out in full color and brightness, eating up that tiny watch battery. (more…)
Today, the app received an update in Google Play, allowing even more people to join in on the action. Once the update is applied, Google users in Brazil and Mexico can begin taking surveys, earning money for questions they answer. (more…)
Remember that soak test for a “preview of a new software release” for the Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) that was supposed to begin last week? It started today. You know how we assumed it would be Android 5.1 Lollipop? It is. In fact, it’s Android 5.1, system version 23.16.3, and is roughly 500MB in size.
Assuming this soak test works out OK for testers, it shouldn’t be long before Verizon and Motorola start a slow rollout to the rest of the owners of this phone.
If you want to check out the full changelog for the update, you can find it here.
For those who are a part of the soak, enjoy those beautiful animations. (more…)
A great looking list of apps is available on Google Play for discounted pricing this week, meaning you may not have to be too bored over the weekend. 2K Games has XCOM: Enemy Within, WWE 2K, and NHL 2K listed at sale prices, plus other games like Surgeon Simulator and FOTONICA are also on sale for just a couple of bucks.
If gaming isn’t your thing, a few utility apps are also on sale, with Minuum Keyboard, System Tuner Pro, Super Backup Pro, and File Expert Pro Plugin also priced at a discount.
Check the full list below. (more…)
In a blog post to the official Android site, Google details a few always-on apps for Android Wear that can benefit smartwatch users whenever they may be needed. Apps such as MapMyRun, Delta Airlines, and GolfShot can keep you informed at all times, while also not blowing your battery life out of the water. (more…)
According to Motorola’s David Schuster, master of the update on updates, “full deployment” of Android 5.1 to the US Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition” has begun.
The update is available to those on builds 22.21.11.victara_tmo.tmo.en.US and 23.11.14.victara_tmo.tmo.en.US. For those of us on that really early build of 23.1.28, well, who knows if we’ll ever see an update. (more…)