May 04 2013 10:10 AM | skynet11 in Announcements
Steve Kondik once again took to Google+ to announce that CyanogenMod nightlies are coming for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S IV.
May 03 2013 06:00 PM | androiduser2008 in Announcements
Given Google's reputation for innovation, its annual I/O conference should have some major new secrets that will be unveiled during the event. Not all innovations are being kept under wraps until I/O, however. For example, the Gmail team recently announced a new feature on its blog: users can now add event information within an email message to Google Calendar without having to leave the app.
Apr 27 2013 01:15 AM | skynet11 in Announcements
As is often the case with Samsung devices, those based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 have a root tool available prior to release (except for AT&T customers, who may already have their devices). Dan Rosenberg, the @djrbliss who unlocked Motorola's Snapdragon S4-based RAZR series and Atrix HD, has added to his notoriety by rooting the U.S. versions (and various other versions around the world powered by the Snapdragon 600) of the Galaxy S IV.
Apr 25 2013 08:25 PM | skynet11 in Announcements
Google announced some interesting features that will be added to its Google Drive service Thursday, making it more amenable to collaboration and, dare I say, even social interaction. Two features in particular seem to stand out: when you collaborate on a shared document, you can see the avatars of the people you're viewing the document with (instead of just the names), and you can start a group chat with a single click.
Apr 16 2013 09:10 PM | skynet11 in Announcements
AOKP, the second-most popular AOSP-based ROM after CyanogenMod, has released its first Android 4.2-based milestone, while also achieving an important milestone: one million downloads. Personally, I've used AOKP since at least Ice Cream Sandwich build 17 back in January 2012 on my Galaxy Nexus (I now use AOKP primarily on my Nexus 7), so I remember its small beginnings. The growth has come as a surprise not only to me, but also to the team members I've talked to, including team leader Roman Birg.
Apr 12 2013 01:45 PM | mikelewis in Announcements
Social network client for professionals, LinkedIn announced on Thursday via a blog post its purchase of news aggregator Pulse. The move is designed to provide the network with capacity to publish content and provide an in-house means for users to share newsworthy items. The transaction is believed to come in at around $90 million (US).
Apr 04 2013 07:50 PM | phoenixgeek in Announcements
Today Facebook held its Android press conference for what many expected to be the reveal of an official Facebook phone built by HTC. The conference brought truth to the rumors, unveiling the HTC First, as well as the Facebook Home custom launcher, a social home screen for select Android devices.