Category: Android News


Get This Look: Google Now Homescreen

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

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Google Shopping Express heads up the PCH to northern California

Google’s attractive overnight delivery service, Google Shopping Express, is expanding into northern California. Berkeley, Concord, Danville, Dublin, Fremont, Oakland, Pleasanton, Richmond, and Walnut Creek are just some of the new areas included in the expansion. Over the next couple of months, Google is hoping to get the service right up to the Oregon border, and down to Fresno. Local stores like Blue Bottle Coffee, Costco, Google Play, Office Depot, Staples, Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods are  [Read More…]

Instagram adds bunch of new editing tools

Instagram 6.0 has hit the Google Play Store today, bringing with it some new photo editing features. The features include the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth. In addition, you can now selectively add filters to your photos, controlling the intensity of the change. The new features can be found when adding a filter by selecting the new wrench icon.

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Any Sprint customer, even those with old phones, can enroll in insurance this month

Normally the offer is off the table the instant you walk out the door with your new phone, but for the month of June any customer on Sprint will be able walk back in that door of no return and purchase insurance for their device. The offer doesn’t change the price or service at all — it’s still $ 11-a-month for the Ausurion-provided loss/theft/damage replacement, or $ 13/month for Total Equipment Protection Plus which adds in  [Read More…]

Rogers and Vodafone strike up 4G roaming agreement

Canadian service provider Rogers has struck up an exclusive agreement with multinational giant Vodafone for 4G roaming. Whether or not that means LTE or HSPA+ is anybody’s guess. The deal will also connect Rogers to equipment providers that regularly work with Vodafone to help build out the Canadian network.

Touch-friendly version of Office reportedly headed to Android before Windows 8

A new report from ZDNet, citing unnamed sources, claims that Microsoft plans to launch touch-first versions of its Office apps for Android devices before the company releases similar apps for the Modern UI used in Windows 8.

Save $100 off a contract-free Moto X this week

Looking for a new phone? Then you might want to get the Moto X from Motorola this week. Head to Motorola’s website and you’ll see a deal they have set up to run from June 4 to June 5. Buy a Moto X on one of those two days and you’ll save $ 100 off!

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Android developers shed light on designing apps for Android Wear

We’re all still excited about the prospects of Android Wear, and a few new looks on what it’s like to create apps for the new wearable platform are building the anticipation. Taking to the Android Developers Blog, design and developer advocates Roman Nurik and Timothy Jordan walked us through the process of designing an app for Android Wear. Using the example of making an app that creates walking tours (adapted from an idea for Glass), Roman  [Read More…]

Our ‘Anything But Apple’ contest winner is…

Yesterday was the first day of Apple’s WWDC conference in San Francisco. There were a ton of announcements during the keynote — check out iMore’s coverage for more on that — that may or may not have been of interest to you, but all that aside, we have a contest winner to announce!

#MobileFit Month Kickoff Show!

This week the Connectedly show was highjacked in honor of #MobileFit month here at Mobile Nations. We’re going healthy for the month of June, and we’re getting things started with this kickoff show.

I was joined by Kevin, Phil and Sam for this episode where we talked all about #MobileFit month, Fitbit and some of what you’ll be seeing from the Mobile Nations sites in the coming weeks. There are plenty of great things in store including some  [Read More…]