Tag Archive: Optimized

Microsoft Launcher gets optimized local search results in new update

Local results are easier to access in Microsoft Launcher following a recent update.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher has been updated to version 5.8. The update brings an optimized search experience that makes local results easier to access. The update also allows you to add new apps to the home screen automatically.

Microsoft Launches has a new update available. The update brings the app to version 5.8, and it adds a few handy features (via  [Read More…]

OnePlus TV will come with ‘optimized’ version of Android TV, QLED panel

The OnePlus TV will go up against the likes of Samsung and Sony and not budget players like Xiaomi.

What you need to know OnePlus TV will run an ‘optimized’ Android TV skin with seamless connectivity with OnePlus phones. The TV will feature a QLED panel and will work as a giant smart display. OnePlus is positioning its TV against Samsung and Sony, and it says the pricing will be on par with other premium TVs.

The  [Read More…]

Changes to Google Play Store will require apps to be optimized for newer Android versions

Android security depends on secure apps and Google has some big plans.

Google has made some significant announcements on its Android Developers Blog centering around some new policies developers will need to follow to continue publishing to the Play Store. Google says that starting in August 2018 all new apps submitted will need to target Android Oreo, and in November 2018 updates to existing apps will need to do the same. In addition, starting early in 2018 there will  [Read More…]

The Snapdragon 820 is now optimized for Google’s Tango platform

With the PHAB 2 Pro, Lenovo announced the first consumer-ready phone with support for Google’s augmented reality Tango platform. The PHAB 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC, which features software-level optimizations to be fully compatible with Tango. Qualcomm has announced at MWC Shanghai that it is expanding Tango support to its flagship Snapdragon 820 SoC, as well as future SoCs in the Snapdragon 800 and 600 tiers.

From Qualcomm:

As we’ve noted, the Snapdragon 652 offers  [Read More…]

Microsoft Translator optimized for Android tablets, launches on Amazon’s Fire tablets

Microsoft has released its Translator app for Amazon’s line of Fire tablets via the Amazon Underground store. Also, the regular Android version of the app has been optimized for tablet use.

For those folks who are unfamiliar with the Microsoft Translator app, here are some of its features:

Speak or type to quickly translate into over 50 languages Have real-time conversations in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish Download  [Read More…]

HTC plans to bundle and sell its Vive VR headset with optimized PCs

HTC has already started pre-orders for its HTC Vive virtual reality helmet for the price of $ 799 in the US. However, the company also plans to sell the Vive bundled with PCs that have been made to run the headset as well.

Buried in a chat with Fortune that mostly talks about a temporary glitch that caused some initial Vive online shoppers to think the headset was sold out (that glitch was quickly corrected),  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear VR gets its own optimized web browser

Samsung Internet for Gear VR is a new web browser for the virtual reality headset that allows you to browse the web in a fully immersive environment. The app will allow you to browse the web and enjoy a variety of content without the need to download a bunch of additional stuff to your phone.

Google Play site gets a mobile optimized version

Although most Android users have never really complained about the site, considering they have the app to use, not everyone using a mobile device has had access to a nicely formatted for mobile Google Play Store. Everyone visiting the site previously from a mobile was met with the desktop version and while that’s fine for when you’re on a desktop browser, it made for getting around the Play store on a mobile cumbersome.

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Tegra optimized title Smash Hit now available in Google Play

Smash Hit

Mediocre Games’ latest title is addicting fun

Tap the screen to throw a ball. Break crystals and glass obstacles with said balls. Now, do it fast and try not to waste your limited supply.

That’s the simple, but plesantly addictive new title Smash Hit from Mediocre Games — the folks who brought us Sprinkle and Granny Smith. Like their previous titles, Smash Hit isn’t defined by complicated control schemes or exhaustive storylines,  [Read More…]

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II coming to Android in 2012, optimized for Tegra devices

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II coming to Android in 2012, optimized for Tegra devices

SEGA has just announced that it’s iconic character Sonic the Hedgehog is returning to Android in an all new game. And it’s coming back in a  [Read More…]