Category Archives: Android


Yahoo Acquires The Android App ‘Aviate’ (video)

Yahoo announced yesterday at the company’s CES press conference that it has acquired Aviate, the contextually-aware launcher replacement for Android devices.

Aviate, which raised a $1.8 million round of funding last year from venture capital firms, has generated a lot of buzz for evoking Google Now in the way it adjusts home screens depending on location and time of day. While at a workplace, for example,

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Take A ‘Street View’ Tour Of The Moto X Texas Facility (interactive video)

Motorola’s “Assembled in America” label for the Moto X is the result of their Texas facility, which is responsible for the Moto Maker and carrier versions of the Moto X. From the Street View tour you can see that the massive building is wide open, with stations comprised of massive bin collections with individual parts.

The Moto X is assembled, personalized, and shipped from this facility, where it supposedly arrives in a matter of days. The tour itself only gives you the ability to wander around the upper balcony of the facility, but from there you can zoom in on just about everything and see what is going on.

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Introducing Loopr Task Switcher App For Android (video)

Android: Multi-tasking is one of the things that makes Android tablets better than the iPad. There are already apps like Task Changer to switch between apps quickly, but Loopr makes it even simpler with a hotspot on your screen that activates a task switcher.

You can configure the area for the hotspot on either side of the screen, along with the number of seconds your finger needs to be there for Loopr to open. It pops up as a half-circle of app icons (with their names) that you can cycle through and switch between without ever lifting your finger.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Inch Tablet Incoming

SamMobile has obtained exclusive confirmation of a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 inch tablet. The tablet will feature a 12.2-inch display with 2560×1600 pixel resolution, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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The Moto X Finds $399 New Off-Contract Price Point

Motorola is starting 2014 the near year right by dropping the retail price of its flagship Moto X Android smartphone to $399.  The Moto X is the new Motorola’s flagship device for mid-2013. It’s an 4.7-inch handset with a curved back,  powered by Motorola’s unique “X8″ processors, with a 720p RGB AMOLED display and a 10-megapixel “ClearPixel” camera.

Moto X brings new always-on voice features to the table, allowing you to initiate calls, check Google Now and perform other tasks with out powering on the screen. In addition, a new notification system allows the phone to pulse icons on the screen, showing you exactly what’s waiting for you.

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Carbon For Twitter App Receives Big Update

Carbon for Twitter is one of the last great non-official Twitter apps and today it got a huge update with a shiny new redesign.

The update brings a shiny new interface as well as a host of new features. The app now includes a Do Not disturb mode, the ability to tap images in the timeline, and Vine videos now loop and play in full screen mode. The update is rolling out to the Play Store now.

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Moto G Android Smartphone Already Receiving KitKat Goodness

While the Moto G launched just earlier this month with Android 4.3, Motorola isn’t wasting any time keeping the device’s OS up to date – they’ve just announced an Android 4.4.2 OTA for the company’s super cheap entry-level handset, mere weeks after the phone itself was unveiled. Here are the changes Motorola’s touting as part of the update:

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