Saturday, November 2, 2013

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CyanogenMod 10.2 gets some stability, Hangouts like photos to the max, KitKat likes Google Now, and more!




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Headlines
  • Google WiFi Passport starts in Jakarta to help find and connect to surrounding wifi networks - prepay for WiFi time
  • Google Search results in Android to allow launching results directly inside app
  • Google Fonts lets designers test fonts on websites to see how they would look before application
Apps
  • Playstation App to release November 13 ahead of PS4 launch
  • Touchless Control for Moto X updated improves voice searching for phones and fixes some bugs
  • Pandora v.5 brings tablet optimized UI
Devices
  • LG G Flex - OLED curved display, 6” 720p display, 2.26ghz quad-core processor, 2gb RAM, 13mp rear camera, 3500 mAh battery, Android 4.2.2
  • Moto X & Sony Xperia Z Ultra get CM 10.2 nightlies
  • Google Glass hardware updated with earbud and slightly bigger design
  • Motorola working on Project Aura - modular hardware to customize devices
  • Pandora updated to work with Chromecast
  • HTC One to get Android 4.4 within 90 days
App Review - Xposed Module
Google+ Improvements
  • Hangouts - SMS integration, plan hangouts with dedicated landing page, Full screen HD calling, video filters,
  • Photography & Storytelling - full resolution photo upload, embedded word search for photos (no tagging needed), HDR scape in Snapseed, Auto Awesome eraser, Auto Awesome Movies
  • The Android Realm Breakdown
Android 4.4
  • Updated Phone app to search contacts, Google Apps directory and nearby places
  • SMS and MMS integration into Hangouts
  • Swype for Google Now and say OK Google for voice search, directions, etc.
  • Google Now can launch related app when available when clicking through search results
  • Now runs on most Android devices with at least 512mb RAM
  • Print natively to any cloud connected printer or to any printer with an app in Google Play
  • The Android Realm Breakdown
LG Nexus 5
  • 5” screen
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2.3ghz quad-core processor
  • 16 ($349) / 32 ($399) gb storage
  • 2gb RAM
  • The Android Realm Breakdown