Google developing car-specific Android operating system
The automotive world is rapidly leaping into the next generation of infotainment systems. We already know that the CarPlay from Apple and Sync 3 from Ford are on the way. Even Microsoft has something up its sleeve. Google showed off its future concept for Android Auto earlier this year and promised that it would be available by the end of 2014. That didn't happen, but the technology giant has put a tentative plan in place for its challenger in this crowded field.
Kodak-branded Android smartphone to launch at CES 2015; tablet and camera coming later
Millions use their smartphone as their primary camera because it is always with them and sharing those photos is easy from your phone. Kodak announced they will be launching an Android-powered smartphone at CES in a couple weeks with a tablet and connected camera coming later in 2015.
Also: Kodak Is Making Android Phones Now Because Sure, Why Not I Guess?
Best Android Phones of 2014
Here we are at the end of 2014, a year that was full of smartphone launches. There’s a hard-fought battle on the high-end Android smartphone market and it’s getting harder and harder to choose a smartphone that fits your needs.
Cenatic to focus on open source reuse and certification
In 2015, Cenatic, the open source software resource centre of the Spanish government, will campaign to get enterprises to implement, share and re-use open source solutions. The centre wants to help companies select the right free software solutions. It will also promote sharing and re-use, and reinforce the network of free software service providers.
ROSA Fresh R5, Year in Ubuntu, and Fedora to the Rescue
Still a bit slow on the news front but yesterday, like a Christmas present, ROSA Fresh R5 was released. Simon Phipps offers his Open Source confessions and Phoronix.com reviews the year in Ubuntu. Also, William Moreno Reyes offers a few thoughts on his recent Fedora 21 Workstation install.
With applications able to run in the background and sync as they see fit, Android can rapidly eat through your cellular data allowance if you are not careful. While it’s fine to let the data run free on wi-fi, you’ll want to restrict your data usage when out and about.
It was an excellent year to be an Android gamer in 2014. More developers embraced the platform—which means not only more games, but also timelier releases. And the selection gets better and better by the week, with an array of excellent cheap titles and deeper-dive premium games that justify the added expense. Even the free-to-play market generated some serious winners this year.
Earlier this week, we told you about a massive sale Amazon was having that would let you download $220 worth of Android apps for free. Well that sale is now live and you can go right now to Amazon’s Appstore to get 40 Android apps that would normally cost a total of $220 for free right now.
Android Lollipop, while chock full of features and a fresh new UI, still doesn’t support Flash enabled videos online. A once killer Android feature, Adobe stopped supporting their Flash player for Android devices many moons ago, as websites too made the move to more mobile friendly format.
‘Tis the season of goodwill, apparently, and in an effort to spread a bit of festive cheer Amazon is offering up a bundle of paid apps and games for the princely sum of nothing.
The deal runs from December 24 through 26 and brings with it a not-to-be-scoffed-at saving of $220, with the Android apps ranging in price from 99 cents to a whopping $65.
Samsung is slowly starting to update its top Android handsets to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the Galaxy S5 having already received Lollipop builds in certain regions, and the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 also having been confirmed to be getting Lollipop updates in the near future. Now, GSM Arena discovered that even older Samsung devices will receive Google’s Material Design overhaul and other Lollipop features in the near future.
If you find an Android Wear device under your tree this year, the very first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you know how to control which apps are allowed to send you notifications. After all, if your wrist vibrated every time someone favorited one of your tweets, you’d get pretty annoyed very quickly.
For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, YouTube... these apps have been out for years, albeit regularly updated since their original releases.
Today’s the Christmas Eve and below you can find some of the best Android Games that you can play in case you’re on your way home or to a friend’s house. All titles are listed randomly and you can find RPGs, puzzlers, action shooters and others that should offer you enough entertainment before the end of this year.
Believe It or Not, Boeing's Super-Secure Android Smartphone Comes With the Best of BlackBerry
As it turns out, Boeing might actually be BlackBerry's best friend right now. You see, the ultra-secure Boeing Black handset will come with support for BlackBerry's BES 12 device management service. It's not much of a stretch to assume the Boeing Black might also feature BlackBerry's hallmark secure messaging system.