Category: Android News


Google Translate adds support for ten more languages

Google has added support for 10 more languages to Google Translate, allowing an additional 200 million people to translate text to and from their native languages. Support for the 10 new languages is now live on the Google Translate web portal, and Google says that support will reach mobile apps shortly.

Google Fit update brings support for over 100 new activities, improved step detection

The Google Fit app snatched an update today, and it brings a couple of new, nifty features. Along with the usual helping of bug fixes, the update also contains support for manual entry of over 100 new activities and experimental step detection when your Android Wear watch is disconnected from a paired phone.

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Microsoft expands its MSN apps to Android

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Under new leadership, Microsoft has switched their approach from keeping their software locked into their own platform, to offering its products on Android and iOS.  The first big release from Microsoft was the Microsoft Office app for iOS and Android earlier this year.  Microsoft announced today that their MSN branded apps will go beyond the Windows phone platform, and will now be available on Android  [Read More…]

VoLTE arrives on Droid Turbo in Advanced Calling update

Verizon has announced today that it has begun rolling out an update for the Droid Turbo. If you had your heart set on Lollipop, it doesn’t appear that it’s coming with this update. Rather, it will bring Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0, which enables VoLTE and simultaneous voice and data.

Runtastic Butt Trainer

Runtastic Butt Trainer

 

Tis the season to be to give gifts and eat. However, there are many of us looking to drop some of the extra pounds once the holidays are done. Or we can always get a head start on our New Years Resolutions.  But not really a gym kind of person?

Runtastic Butt Trainer provides training sessions that can be downloaded onto your  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new Google Play app released without Appstore or Instant Video

Amazon has quietly hidden a Google Play Store app they had released in September which included integration with Instant Video and their own Appstore. In turn they have released another app dedicated exclusively to shopping for physical goods. A change in Google’s Developer Distribution Agreement is what has caused the shuffle, according to a statement from Amazon. You can still find the old Amazon app through a direct link, but it won’t turn up on searches.  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 3 brings Android 5.0 stylings, performance

Premium features will require a new in-app purchase, but they’re well worth it

Chris Lacy’s Action Launcher has been one of our favorite alternative launchers of late, thanks to its speed, design and innovative options for widgets and folders. Today marks the release of Action Launcher 3, a top-to-bottom redesign of the app that moves the codebase to Android 5.0 Lollipop adds some new visual features and streamlines some old favorites.

Action Launcher 3 also blurs  [Read More…]

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review

Android Wear gains standalone GPS in a watch that mostly favors function over form

When it comes to smartwatches, you can sort of break things down into three camps. There’s the rubber strap crowd — functional, but not all that stylish. There’s leather, which classes things up a good bit but doesn’t necessarily work on every watch. And then there’s those who prefer a steel bracelet.

I’ve very much found myself in that latter group.  [Read More…]

Logitech offers new keyboard folio case for Verizon Ellipsis 8

Verizon‘s super-affordable Ellipsis 8 now has a solid cover and Bluetooth keyboard folio available. The Logitech Type – V has all of the important Android shortcut keys available, a hole in the back for the camera to keep taking pictures with the device camera, and added protection against everyday bumps and scratches.

Facebook brings Trending to mobile apps

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Facebook this week announced it will bring its Trending feature to Android and iOS apps. In other words, it will be easier for mobile users to explore stories from a variety of sources. Check the Trending tab and you’ll find conversations organized in five different manners.

Articles shows you how news organizations are covering the story. In the Story shows you posts from people who are  [Read More…]