Somewhat different from what was reported this morning, the New York Times is saying that Facebook has much bigger plans than just a home replacement for Android phones. According to their source, a Facebook employee who was briefed on what is coming, Facebook is set to launch a Facebook “operating system” of sorts, based on […]
In a post on HTC’s official blog that described the new Sense 5 experience, the company made an interesting claim involving Android and widgets. According to their research, widgets aren’t actually widely used by most. In fact, their study shows that if they are used, that consumers typically place weather, clock and music widgets on a […]
Anyone in need of super quick access to their dialer, Simple Dialer Widget is for you. By installing this, you can place a dialer directly on your homescreen, which also brings access to your recent calls, full contacts list, and a shortcut to your full phone application. On top of that, you can even place the […]
Yesterday, an update was pushed out to the AccuWeather for Android app, bringing a completely redone UI for both smartphones and tablets. On top of a spanking new UI, multi-location widgets have been added, users are given the ability to create custom forecasts, and push notifications for severe weather warnings are a go for tablets.
The first TouchWiz version of Android 4.2 has leaked today over at SamMobile for the Galaxy S3, giving us a look at how Samsung plans to incorporate the new features that came in the newest version of Jelly Bean. At first glance, it’s most definitely still TouchWiz as you know, but Samsung did manage to […]
Not too long ago, Beautiful Widgets was updated to version 5.0, bringing a completely new look, feel, and features to the application. Today, it has been bumped up to 5.1, which brings even more goodies that continually make this the ultimate widget app for Android. To kick it off, they have introduced a new feature called Lifestyles. […]
Over the weekend, a new WidgetLocker beta was released for users, bringing new lockscreen options and functionality. For starters, users can now have a bezel on both sides of the device, which will allow for the placement of app shortcuts and also a camera shortcut, much like you see on Android 4.2. Shortcuts can be customized, much […]
It took me a while to come around to the idea, but I’m ready to admit that I’m a fan of lock screen widgets in Android 4.2. Introduced back in October, I originally thought, “What’s the point? Can’t you just unlock your device and then get to home screen widgets? This seems redundant.” And now, […]