The Google Play Store recently kicked off its 2nd year anniversary promotions in Australia. Today, the American Play Store has received the same set of deals.
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was revealed to come with plenty of software features, mostly pertaining to health and fitness. These features were extensively shown off by the company during its official announcement last week. But a new leaked screenshot from the smartphone now reveals the existence of an all-new ‘Driving Mode’ which hasn’t been spoken about before. This app appears to sport a voice guided feature as well so that the drivers are not distracted.
Although the newly announced Nokia X devices run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, they are quite different from a run of the mill Android smartphone. Instead of relying on Google’s services, Nokia has decided to go with its own unique UI layering and set of apps. And now, these services can be ported onto any Android device of your choice thanks to a developer over at the XDA forums. Last week, we saw the Nokia X Appstore leaking out in the same fashion.
Amazon has just announced the expansion of its virtual currency system, Amazon Coins, to the entirety of the Android ecosystem. Amazon Coins were previously limited to users of Amazon’s own Kindle Fire tablets, but now it doesn’t matter what kind of device you have.
Android users have a variety of third-party lock screens to choose from, which speaks volumes about the versatility of the platform. Today we can add one more to that list with the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Glance.
Glance is slightly different from conventional lock screens as it learns from usage and provides information accordingly, in addition to displaying notifications.
Sony hopes to take the hassle out of swapping your iPhone for one of its Xperia smartphones with its new Xperia Transfer Mobile app. The free tool helps you transfer apps, music, movies, photos, contacts, and more from your iOS device — or your old Android — to your new Xperia without the need for a computer.
Android’s software library gets bigger and stronger each and every year, and that’s no surprise given that it now holds the largest share of the worldwide smartphone market. And there’s never been a better time to be an Android user from a third-party software standpoint.
Not only has Android caught up with the quantity of apps on iOS, but developers are helping it bridge the gap between quality, too. Apps like VSCO Cam, Cal, and Yahoo! Weather are proving that Android software can be just as beautiful as its rivals, while things like Cover and Fleksy demonstrate the important of its customization options — and the benefits of using Android over other mobile platforms.
Picking a small selection of apps for a Best of 2013 roundup hasn’t exactly been easy, then. This list could have been significantly longer than it is, but we’ve tried to condense it down and cherry pick the apps that really stand out. So, without further ado, here are the best Android apps of 2013.
While the Galaxy Note 3’s massive display may not be for you, you may wish to run some of the handset’s built-in apps on your smaller Galaxy S4. Fortunately, there are developers out there who are hard at work porting them over, and you can download and install a number of them now.
You may already be aware that the Samsung Galaxy Gear is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but what you may not know is that it is actually capable of running regular Android apps — not just those specifically built for Galaxy Gear. It can even run Android launchers like Nova — as you can see in the picture above.
Gear Manager, a new Samsung app that will allow you to manage your Galaxy Gear smartwatch from your Android-powered smartphone, has appeared in a pair of leaked screenshots ahead of of the Galaxy Gear’s grand unveiling on Wednesday.
The app suggests Gear will connect to your smartphone via NFC and Bluetooth, and that it will have its own apps and a “find my watch” feature.