Developer taps into Snapdragon 800′s always-listening core, give Nexus 5 Moto X-like Touchless Controls
A post on Google+ blew up after the developer of a popular custom ROM showed off a proof of concept where his Nexus 5 effectively mimicked the always listening “Touchless Control” function found in the Motorola Moto X.
Not sure if unexpected (or just refreshing?), but Microsoft has released an open source Office 365 SDK for Android. What does this mean? Well, now developers can start building Android apps using the SDK to pull data from Offiice 365.
Another statement by T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter hints that Sprint merger is inevitable. In regard to further industry consolidation, Carter say it isn’t even a question of “if” but “when.”
It was back towards the tail-end of December that Sony began updating many of their flagship devices to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, introducing something many have been begging from OEMs for years now — native theme support. According to Sony, we can expect Xperia Themes to get more robust in future updates.
Last week, little-known retailer SabrePC began listing the ASUS Chromebox for pre-sale, but it seems the company jumped the gun a bit as they took it down shortly afterward. It seems ASUS has given everyone the green light by now, though, as three leading online retailers have decided to list the device for pre-order.
Samsung Galaxy S4 users on T-Mobile are in store for a treat today, as the company has started rolling out the upgrade to Android 4.4.2. That brings us up to baseband version M919UVUFNB4, which doesn’t really bring us a whole lot of changes.
Over the weekend, Rovio uploaded a teaser video to their YouTube channel, showcasing knights armor with their trademark red bird inside.
Rooters and ROMers beware: TWRP 2.7 is here, and it wants to eat your lunch. The custom touch-based recovery by TeamWin will do so with a multitude of new features, including new graphics rendering changes to make for a smoother user interface and experience, mouse support via USB OTG and more.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a nasty bug plaguing those who are running Android 4.4.2. According to a lengthy issue tracker over at Google Code for issue #60058, a process that controls a device’s camera can erroneously begin using up to 50% of your CPU’s power at any given time, directly affecting battery life. Thankfully, Google is already on the case to provide a fix.
According to Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai, Chromecast sales have crept into the “millions” range, though he wasn’t interested in giving us any exact figures. Either way, hitting over a million units is significant, and Google won’t want to slow down at this point.
OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus One’s battery will have 3,100mAh in terms of capacity. We don’t know which technology they’re using, but we imagine it doesn’t make much of a difference to the end-user either way.
Hope you stamped your ticket for this All New HTC One hype train, because it’s about to be full steam ahead with the launch of the 2014 flagship looming. HTC has released another Technical Translations video, this time not-telling us about the next generation camera mounted onto the back of this thing. We also have some new wallpapers and sounds to download!
Google’s Sundar Pichai announced at SXSW Interactive that Google is working on a wearbles SDK. The tools will allow developers to harvest data from sensors embedded in smartwatches, smartbands, or even your jacket. With the SDK, Google plans to outline their stance on wearables and how they see the market evolving.
Today, @evleaks is giving us yet another look at the all HTC One, this time as it appears snugly inside its all new flip cover. The case looks similar enough to last year’s model, only now it will apparently feature small Lite Brite-styled holes on the front to display information.