Tag Archive: World

Pebble’s place in an Android Wear world

Does a monochrome, non-Android smartwatch even have a chance anymore? We argue that Pebble indeed does.

Android Wear is the new hotness. Of that there is no doubt. Mini smartphones on our wrists, basically, running fully baked versions of Android, with a specialized user interface better suited for wearables. This is the future.

But it wasn’t that long ago that we were singing the praises of Pebble, the Kickstarter darling that raised $ 10 million, survived  [Read More...]

TWOW: Introducing The World Of Widgets

World Of Widgets

Much like Cliff Wade’s addiction for icons, I too, have an addiction. Widgets. I am addicted to trying out any type of widgets that appear either in the Play Store or throughout my travels on Google+ and Twitter. I’m not sure exactly why I have an obsession with the ability to add widgets to my home screens, but I always have, and I’m  [Read More...]

Google is releasing a trio of games to complement the World Cup, but this time the games aren’t hitting any app store. Instead, Kick with Chrome, which includes Infinite Dribble, Space Kick, and Shootout, will be debuting as web apps for the Chrome browser. With this mini game experience, you can load up the game on Chrome on Mac or PC, for example, and use the Chrome app on your smartphone to control the game.

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As many of us get our weekend World Cup viewing under way, the folks here at Android Central have put together our weekly roundup called Apps of the Week. This isn’t a soccer-themed list, though — we’ve pulled together an app that each of us here at AC have been using in the last week, no matter what it is. That means we get a nice diverse list of games, utilities, media apps and other odds-and-ends.

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Show your nations pride this World Cup time and play with balls!

Two years ago adidas launched a live wallpaper app for Android to help celebrate the Euro 2012 football championships. Now, it’s World Cup time and it’s back with a pretty sweet update that still lets you play with balls! The tournament is going down right now in Brazil – with the hosts kicking things off in style in the opening game – and this  [Read More...]

It’s time for the World Cup, far and away the biggest sporting event in the world, to kick off with today’s opening match between host country Brazil and visitors Croatia. There are a whole myriad of ways to keep up with scores, news and analysis from Brazil and each of the nations involved, but few ways to actually watch the matches live if you’re on a mobile device.

We’ve shown you how to add the entire  [Read More...]


With the World Cup starting today, you may want to tune in, but may not be close to a TV with a cable or satellite connection. Don’t fret, as this year you can tune in with your Android device with the WatchESPN app.

The WatchESPN app can even stream to your Chromecast, so that’s even better. All you have to do is sign-in with your  [Read More...]

Trove the world anew with Trover’s redesigned app


Looking for adventure? And whatever comes your way? If you were born to be wild, Trover’s newly refreshed travel app will help you find that instant adventure.

The app that lets you explore visually everywhere, has just redesigned its mobile app adding some new great features and giving it a fresh look. Unlike other social outlets that ultimately make it about you and interactions with  [Read More...]

Sony launches the Xperia FIFA World Cup Brazil theme

A day ahead of the kickoff ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Sony has unveiled an Xperia theme for the event. While the theme was leaked in its entirety last month, it is now officially available for download in the Play Store.

Google Maps lets fans tour World Cup stadiums

As Brazil prepares to host the FIFA World Cup, Google is doing its bit to helps fans virtually explore the country’s streets and stadiums. First up, Google Maps Street View tours of the country’s 12 World Cup stadiums are now available online, allowing fans to explore the venues that’ll host the tournament. And Google’s also giving fans the chance to virtually walk down Brazil’s painted streets — a Brazilian tradition that ties in with the World  [Read More...]