A little more than a month ago, the world weeped as Flappy Bird made an exit for both Android and iOS devices. Spawning countless clones, it almost feels as if the game never left, but none of the copies could ever match the world’s most
beloved hated game. (more…)
It’s not just you.
Update: And it’s back! Maybe.
Update 11:20AM: Definitely not all the way back.
Update 11:21AM: OK, try now.
Update 11:35AM: And back down for maintenance. Weee!
Update 11:43AM: I’m done updating. Twitter is clearly struggling today. It’s hard out here for a Tweet.
A few weeks back, a report surfaced suggesting that Google would unveil a wearables platform some time in the month of March, with a device potentially arriving a couple of months later at Google I/O. That report is now at least half correct, as Android head Sundar Pichai announced today during an interview at SXSW that in two weeks time, his team would launch a new wearable SDK for Android. (more…)
There is no denying that Android and the mobile world are in the midst of a wearable technology craze, with every OEM trying to figure out what makes a smartwatch look and function well. Samsung’s Gear watches or Razer’s Nabu project are taking it into the futuristic realm, but why not try and keep it closer to the timepieces that we already wear on our wrists? Gábor Balogh thinks it is possible. (more…)
Pebble finally released version 2.0 of their app to Android this morning, bringing with it the watchapp directory, a listing of prior notifications to your device, a watchapp locker, and a completely revamped app interface. This is the big update we have been waiting for that developers have been testing in beta for some time. (more…)
Google Play Games received a sizable update to version 1.5.08 this afternoon, bringing with it the ability to see who’s playing in other games. You can also see invitations for multiplayer games or quickly search for “something fun” to play in Find Games. And that’s about it for now.
We have the .apk file for you below if you’d like to sideload it before the staged rollout hits your device. (more…)
With the Nexus rumors for 2014 already warming up quite nicely, it’s time to see which OEM our readers would want to make the next Nexus smartphone from Google. We know plenty of folks would love for the new Motorola create a Nexus device, and if rumors are anything, that could very well happen. Unfortunately for Moto fans, the same “rumors” are now pointing to LG making the next Nexus phone.
Alas, that is the beauty of rumors, and nothing is ever confirmed until an official announcement is made. With the Nexus 5 being released back in October, we still have quite some time before we see what Google actually has in store for this year.
We have seen Google take quite a stance with the launch of Google Play Edition devices over the past year, with a total of five different devices becoming available, all from different OEMs. Is GPE the future of the Nexus program? Potentially, but that’s a story for another day.
Let us know below which OEM has your vote for the 2014 Nexus smartphone.
According to business sources of Gizmodo Germany, who spoke at MWC last week, Google has selected LG for the third year in a row to create the next Nexus smartphone. Previous rumors indicated that the Nexus program was actually coming to a close in 2015, and that Lenovo, the new owners of Motorola, would be the last company to create a Nexus phone for Google. (more…)