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This week’s sidebar poll: Do you track your fitness on your Android?
7/21/2014 6:20:12 PM

Android can help you get and stay healthy if you want it to

These days, it seems like every consumer electronics company is involved in fitness and health. While this is a good thing, it also means that we’re inundated with gizmos and gadgets to help us get fit and stay healthy. Of course, the best fitness gadgets are the ones you’re going to use all the time, which is why our Androids can be important here. Chances are, your phone, or your watch, is always on you.


Chrome OS update for Chromebooks delivers better touch support
7/21/2014 5:07:58 PM

Google has just rolled out an updated version of the Chrome OS for a variety of Chromebooks for different manufacturers. While there are several notable features and the usual bug fixes, better touch support is probably the most noteworthy component of this update. The update brings the build number up to 36.0.1985.126.


Here are our Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch winners!
7/21/2014 5:01:34 PM

Android Wear smartwatches are the new hot thing in wearables, and the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch are the first ones out of the gate. Of course, we had to give them away, because we love to spread nerdy goodness around as much as we can! So, let’s just cut to the chase and see who the winners are, shall we?


Yahoo scoops up mobile analytics firm Flurry to strengthen their mobile products
7/21/2014 4:36:42 PM

Yahoo has been on a mission to strengthen their mobile products for a while now and to push that envelope even further, the company has now announced they’ll be acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry after having reached a definitive agreement. Flurry, was started in 2008 and today has reached over 170,000 developers across 1.4 billion devices monthly with their services being offered to pretty much every mobile operating system out there one way or another.


Views update brings comments and +1s to photo sphere shares on Google Maps
7/21/2014 4:31:22 PM

Google announced that it updated the views inside Google Maps to make it more interactive for viewers who love to see photo spheres. Now, with the update, you can add your +1 and comments to a photo sphere to let the photographer know how much you appreciate their images.


Android Wear source code uploaded to AOSP
7/21/2014 4:25:46 PM

In a message posted on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi has announced that GPL projects for the software running on both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch have been posted to the appropriate places in the Android source tree. Interested developers can find them under the tag android-4.4w_r1, and we’re told that there are very few changes since the KitKat 2.2 maintenance release. As of now, we don’t see any specific repos for the Gear Live or the G Watch, but some very important portions (such as /system/core) are available.


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