According to a report from Re/code, HTC has upcoming plans for its proprietary software and applications currently found on the latest One line of devices, plans that involve Android phones from all other OEMs, believe it or not.
When speaking with Drew Bamford, head of the HTC user interface team, it was stated that HTC’s Zoe application would hit Google Play for all other Android devices this week, given that they at least run the latest version of Android. This means anyone rocking a Galaxy S5, LG G3, Moto X or any other top Android phone can soon utilize one of the features that differentiated HTC’s lineup from the rest. (more…)
Google updated its Android distribution numbers this afternoon, showing a jump for Kit Kat from 17.9% in July to over 20% (20.9%) in August. While Kit Kat has climbed, the numbers show devices running Jelly Bean (54.2%) and Ice Cream Sandwich (10.6%) on the decline. Those running Gingerbread and Froyo haven’t moved much. Actually Android 2.3 saw a slight jump to 13.6% from 13.5%, which is odd.
You can see last month’s numbers here. (more…)
Think about this situation – you are cruising through Twitter or Google+ and see a link to a story that you want to instantly share with a friend via Pushbullet. How would you go about doing that? Normally, it would require you to tap that link, wait as it opens in a browser, and then find the share button, before choosing Pushbullet as the app to share through. TapPath is an app that wants to reduce all of these steps. (more…)
Are you launching a product in 2014? If so, there is one criteria you must meet before making it available – the product name must include the word “One.” It doesn’t matter how you go about it, just don’t forget. You could use it in the name as a multi-tasker, to both represent the product and help teach young ones simple math. You could do something really brilliant, that would certainly make all sorts of sense to non-techies, like tie in the codename of your product to the word “One.” You could even go numerical and add a +1 on to the end of it. But again, this is key to your product launch, even if it doesn’t mean success.
New Bluetooth speaker maker OM/ONE clearly got the memo. Introduced today via crowd-funding campaign, the OM/ONE is a levitating orb-like Bluetooth speaker that is actually pretty sweet looking. It runs $179, comes in either black or white, and could be delivered by December of this year. (more…)
A minor update (v220.127.116.11928916) showed up for the Google+ Android app last night that most would probably assume only introduced things like stability improvements and bug fixes. If you assumed that (like I did), you were wrong (maybe). Once updated, some users (including me) are seeing a Cast button for casting your G+ stream through Chromecast. (more…)
According to the newest set of prohibited items posted by Manchester United, large electronics (tablets, laptops) have been banned inside of the club’s UK stadium.
As most of us may know, whenever we are at sporting events, many people use tablets to take pictures and selfies, ultimately obstructing the view of other fans. Whether this is exactly what MU is trying to stop, they did not specify, only citing public safety. (more…)
This morning, the official Box cloud storage application for Android received an update through Google Play, one which brings new features, enhanced functionality, and more.
While there are plenty of new things to talk about, the main highlight of the update is Box Notes. Released for iOS not too long ago, Box Notes allows users to take notes through the web interface of Box or on the app, while also allowing other Box users to collaborate on Notes through whichever platform they are on. Think of it as Google Drive, except with Box, you have access to your files through their platform and can work seamlessly throughout their realm of servers. (more…)