Many Android users weren’t too pleased to see the new Pebble appstore rolling out on iOS — and only iOS — earlier this month. The company had promised that Android users will get the same “very, very soon,” but almost ten days on, the update is still nowhere to be seen in Google Play.
Pebble’s lead software engineer, Kean Wong, has now taken to the company’s blog to try to explain the delay.
The official Flappy Bird might well be dead, but if you thought that was the last you’d see of it, you can think again.
Since the game’s creator announced it would be pulled over the weekend, countless clones have been popping up all over the place. Even the Pebble smartwatch has one called Tiny Bird, and it’s available now for free through the Pebble appstore.
Pebble today announced that its new appstore — announced at CES in Las Vegas last month — is now open on iOS and coming soon to Android. It’s already home to over 1,000 apps and watchfaces for everyone’s favorite wearable, and it’s built right into the Pebble app for smartphones.
Amazon has today announced that it is giving Appstore developers the opportunity to charge for HTML5 web apps in almost 200 countries worldwide. The changes will apply to both new releases, as well as those already available to download from the Appstore.
SwiftKey, one of Android’s most popular third-party keyboards, got a welcome update today that’s filled with bug fixes and performance improvements.
The version 4.4.2 release prevents the SwiftKey keyboard from crashing when loading languages and from jumping when unlocking a password-protected device, and irons out issues with SwiftKey Cloud syncing.
The BBC has updated its official BBC Sport app, introducing support for the iPad and Android-powered tablets. The new release also makes usability and stability improvements, and allows those on Android to listen to live radio — including Premier League commentaries.
Amazon has announced that it is giving away a bunch of awesome Android games for Thanksgiving weekend. The retailers Ultimate Game Collection includes favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog, Angry Birds Space, and Fruit Ninja — all of which are now free for a limited time through the Amazon Appstore.
The official CyanogenMod Installer app that hit Google Play earlier this month has been pulled by its developers. The CyanogenMod team says that the app violates Google Play’s developer terms, and so it was voluntarily removed to adhere to Google’s rules.
If you bought a new Kindle Fire HDX and you’ve decided you don’t like its user interface, or being locked into Amazon’s ecosystem, then you’ll be pleased to know it has now been rooted. This opens the device up to the possibility of custom ROMs, and the ability to manually install Android APKs.
Rockstar Games has announced that it is bringing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Android next month. The game will be optimized for touchscreen devices, just like Rockstar’s other GTA ports for mobile, with new control schemes and a reworked checkpoint system.
It will also have remastered graphics so that it looks better than ever before.