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Google Glass KitKat update coming this week

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The biggest news about the update is that KitKat is coming to Google Glass, bringing with it under the hood changes and massive improvements to battery life. Also now that Glass runs Andriod KitKat, developers can write Glassware apps using the Android SDK.

Other changes the update also includes:

Photo bundles — Your pictures will be sorted as bundles, making them easier to navigate through.  [Read More...]

Google has let loose a small teaser about the upcoming Google Glass update, and it looks to be a great one. For starters, the platform version is moving to KitKat, and away from the current Android 4.0.3 builds. This will bring better battery life, makes things easier to update, and open up a lot of new SDK features for developers. But that’s not all we’ll be seeing.

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Today is the last day of Sphero’s National Robotics Week sale, where you can get a Sphero 2.0 for $ 30 off. Normally $ 129.99, the discount brings the robotic ball that you can control with your iPhone or Android device down to $ 99.99. That’s still a little pricey for what is essentially a toy, but it’s a fancy robotic one. In addition being able to roll around at speeds of up to 7 feet  [Read More...]

The best apps we have installed and are excited about this week

The weekend is a leisurely time where we all pull out our phones or tablets and find a new app or two to keep us entertained or productive. For that reason, we run an Apps of the Week column every Saturday afternoon to let everyone know what the writers here at Android Central are installing on our own devices. We highlight our favorite games,  [Read More...]

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse sends news that it’ll begin stocking Sony’s new Xperia Z2 in limited quantities from next week, ahead of the handset’s general availability on May 1. The 5.2-inch Z2 sells for £549.99 outright, and is also available on 24-month contracts through EE, T-Mobile, Orange, O2, Vodafone and Talkmobile from between £38 and £53 per month. For a “free” Z2, you’re looking at £42 per month — a 3GB deal on Vodafone with £100  [Read More...]

Google I/O registration pushed back a week

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Originally scheduled for today, the Google I/O registration system has been pushed back a few days.

Seemingly having issues with the system, Google I/O 2014 registration will now run from April 15th till April 18th.

Google I/O runs from June 25-26th 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with tickets costing $ 900 per person, or $ 300 for a student.

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Google I/O registration pushed back a week

Looks like Google still has some work to do on the Google I/O registration systems, as it’s pushed the four-day registration window for this year’s developer conference back to next week. Originally scheduled to go live today, I/O 14 registration will now run from April 15-18, so bear that in mind if you were planning on putting your name into the hat today.

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Kicking off another month of great app picks

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time to kick off another great set of Apps of the Week columns. Just as you know, we bring together an app pick from each of the Android Central writers and put them on display together as a recommendation of what we’re currently using. They may not be new, flashy or top-of-the-line apps, but we think it  [Read More...]

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently-upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but I’ll make exceptions  [Read More...]