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Google has started rolling out an update for the Play Store app that brings with it partial implementation of the company’s new design language — Material Design.

The main page and the basic UI elements of the Play Store still remain the same but apart from that everything else has been given a beautiful revamp.

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Do you own an HTC One M8? If so, I’m pretty sure you’re aware of the integrated Quick Toggles menu which appears when you slide through your notification bar with two fingers. This feature presents you with shortcuts to the system settings, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. However, you may not know that you can manually select which toggles show in the menu and how they are arranged.

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HTC today made its default Sense 6 keyboard to Google Play, making it easier to rollout updates and fixes in a speedy manor. Don’t think that this means you’ll be able to try it on third-party devices, however; it’s strictly for those made by HTC.

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Google has just released and uploaded the official kernel files for both Samsung’s Gear Live (Sprat) and LG’s G Watch (Dory) to its Android Source Platform. For many of us, they’re not much use, but for developers they’re a godsend as they now have the tools to produce some awesome new features.

Image courtesy of Gizmodo

Image courtesy of Gizmodo

Apple’s Siri virtual assistant is getting better all the time, but Google Now still takes the biscuit, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Munster ran both virtual assistants through a battery of tests, and shared the results in a new research note, published Tuesday. He concluded that Android’s voice search correctly answers questions asked 84 percent of the time, while Apple’s Siri follows up behind with a still impressive 82 percent correct rate.

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