Netflix updated their Android app today in the Market and I must say, I’m a little puzzled by this one. While I don’t actually subscribe to their service or use their app, I could have sworn some of the “new additions” were already there in the last version. Hmmm.. Well, whether it was just your typical bug-fixes or new features, Netflix did in fact update their app today, listing notable changes as Android 3.x support and support for CM7. Kinda neat to see a big company like Netflix officially supporting the Android modding community like that. Also thrown in was support for subtitles and alternate audio which means you can now watch those weird foreign movies like “Old Boy” without poor dubbing! And all from your handy smartphone or tablet. Woot!
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You can pre-register for both Allo and Duo right now. Pre-registering means you will be notified on your device when the app is available to download. If you want to be first to know when Allo and Duo are available, this is the way to do it.
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Notifly is an app that allows you to respond to messages on the fly (get it?). It provides a handy pop-up text window so you can respond to messages without leaving your current app.
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Android Auto is one of the better, but less widely used features, hidden inside Android. This is because the driver-friendly UI required a compatible head unit to work, but soon you’ll be able to open and use it like any other app.
Motorola is planning to unveil a new super thin RAZR smartphone and their latest teaser video all but confirms it. Take a look.