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Rovio Stars “Tiny Thief” now live on Google Play

tinythiefIt seems not too long ago that Rovio burst through the scene with the release of Angry Birds and making it a worldwide phenomenon. Now, it seems they're changing the pace a bit and are taking off the developer hat for a bit and putting on the producer hat. Under their new publishing unit, Rovio Stars, they've released their latest title Tiny Thief....

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Opera for Android version 15 now available for download from Google Play

Opera for Android If you are among the many people who use Opera as your preferred mobile Web browser for Android, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, Opera announced the release of Opera for Android version 15, only a few weeks after the earlier release of its predecessor, Opera for Android version 14. This new version of the Web browser offers se...

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Google Maps update with new offline maps option pushed out after public backlash

Offline Maps Update Less than a couple of days after the most recent Google Maps update for Android comes yet another software revision, this time to re-add an old feature that was found to be “cleverly hidden” and only accessible via a mildly interesting easter egg. Users were outraged when it was discovered that the latest version of Google Maps for And...

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Tiny Thief coming to Google Play on July 11th, first Rovio Stars game for Android

Tiny Thief Back in May, Rovio announced plans to start publishing third party games alongside its own titles under a new brand, “Rovio Stars”. Apple iOS users have already seen the first fruit of this effort, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. Now it is Android’s turn. On July 11th, Tiny Thief (from 5 Ants) will arrive to Google Play. Tiny Thief is a puzzle ...

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

HTC One Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime today. As you probably already know, the Google Edit...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z Android 4.3 The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Tay...

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Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

HTC One Google Edition The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18. PN071 is the model number of the HTC One, and that “G” most likely descr...

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Google Glass FAQ page leaves the most important question unanswered

Google-Glass-logo.jpg&q=90&w=640&zc=1 Admit it: whether you want them or not, you’re curious about Google Glass. What do they do, really? Are they heavy? Is Google concerned about privacy? It’s such a radical shift in technology, we’re naturally curious. Google is cautious to implement Glass, so those who have actually worn a pair are a rare breed. Even though I had them for a n...

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Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs

gs4 gpe vzwIt was just last week when we saw the arrival of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition smartphones, and it did not take too long at all before the community decided to flex their programming muscles and put the proverbial thinking caps on to figure out a way to port the Google Play Edition software over to existing handsets, and these effor...

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Get some Google Edition perks for yourself.

google play editionThe Google editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One came with a few nifty features and updates when they were made available for public purchase a few days ago. This includes an updated camera app (different even than Google's own Nexus 4) and different live wallpaper. Well, here's how you can get them for yourself! Want to emulate the new ...

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Warning: Google Editions are not Nexus devices!

google editions galaxyWe were rejoicing when we heard the news about the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung S4. However, all that sparkles is not necessarily gold. One of the main reasons why pure android was being celebrated as coming to these high end devices would be the hopes that Google would take over the control of OS updates away from the manufacturers, ...

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“Normal” Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be convertible to Google Editions

htc one google edition transformationIt has been two days since we've been able to get our hands on the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. These pure android models come with no manufacturer ROMs installed and comes close to the Nexus 4. However, these are only currently available in North America with no international release date confirmed. Well, fret not, for new...

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Radiangames The Bombcats: Special Edition arrives on Google Play

bombcats You have to love it when a company like Radiangames unleashes the beast on Google Play. They dropped a game from their catalog each week since Slydris was released, and this week is no different as we’re getting Bombcats: Special Edition. Some cats like to crawl all over you and beg for attention, others are kind of pissy and don’t even like to...

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HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Now Available in the US

Google Edition Good news for Android lovers everywhere and especially here, in the United States, as from today you can grab the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition from Google Play. Both of them are high end smartphones and they run on pure Android, without the in-house user interface, as it was originally promised some time ago. If you are lucky eno...

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HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Now Available in the US

Google Edition Good news for Android lovers everywhere and especially here, in the United States, as from today you can grab the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition from Google Play. Both of them are high end smartphones and they run on pure Android, without the in-house user interface, as it was originally promised some time ago. If you are lucky eno...

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Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices

Google+ Google+ has been updated with a host of useful features, including syncing of notifications across devices and improvements to the Android app.According to a post shared on Google+ by Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google, Google+ is now syncing notifications across your devices, thus solving a potentially annoying issue. Namely, if you dismis...

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The consumer version of Google Glass should be priced lower, much lower

Google Glass VisionIf you were planning to buy a pair of Google Glass, but the $1,500 price tag was just too much for you to swallow, fear not, because it looks as if Google Glass will be released to consumers at a much lower price.After the guys and gals at Catwig performed a teardown of Google Glass, we began to realize that Glass wasn’t stuffed with little magic...

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iTunes Radio: No competition for Spotify or Google Music Service

iTunes radio teaserIn the keynote presentation at WWDC 2013 iTunes Radio was presented alongside iOS 7, Apple's answer to streaming services from Pandora to Spotify, Deezer to Google Play Music All Access. Does iTunes Radio offer more than most of the already established services? Let's take a look into it and compare it to Spotify and Google Play Music All...

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New Google Play Store shipping options available: Ground and Saver

Google Play StoreTwo new shipping options are now officially available to Play Store users interested in buying Google hardware, just as previously rumored.Ground and Saver shipping options have been quitely added to the Google Play Store checkout shipping options, allowing you to save cash on your orders. The downside is that you’ll have to wait a while longer t...

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Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

google maps ios iphoneWe heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that attitude is clearly working. Things like Google Maps are ...

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Google reportedly purchasing Waze for $1.3 billion

Google purchasing WazeWaze, the popular GPS and social app, has been courted by many top tech firms lately. Apple was said to have made an offer of around $500 million, which was later denied by Tim Cook. Facebook and Google have reportedly been in a bidding war of sorts, with Facebook having recently pulled out of negotiations. The turning point for Facebook was their ...

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Our sources: three Google Edition phones and one X Phone are coming this year

sony xperia z vs oppo find 5 xperia z back aaA source with knowledge of the matter told Android Authority that one other “Google Edition” phone is coming this year, along with one X Phone.Much ink has been spilled in the last few days over the so called Google Edition phones. The announcement of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One with the Nexus user experience has sent shockwaves throughout th...

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Sony Xperia Z the latest to get a Google Edition?

sony xperia z htc one teaserNew information revealed this weeks might bring another contender to the market of Google Edition phones, embracing the ranks of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. AndroidGeeks has revealed an inside Sony source that indicates the Xperia Z will be getting the Google treatment next. ...

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Google Glass Photo Update Introduces HDR And Caption Functions

google glass hdr You know for sure that Google Glass is a device that is guaranteed to split opinions right down the middle, especially when it comes to privacy issues. We do know that Google has already banned porn apps on Google Glass, and this time around, Google has introduced a Glass update that intends to increase the photography functions on its wearable...

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New Play Store web version is currently being tested at Google

Play Store web version Chris YergaGoogle has been making a lot of changes to apps lately. We expected changes for various mobile apps, but when those changes bleed into the desktop, it’s worth note. Rarely do desktop apps or services follow the pace their mobile counterparts set.The Play Store has gone through many changes in its lifespan, even suffering a name change not too lon...

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Google Glass facial recognition apps not allowed until “strong privacy protections” are in place

Google GlassPosting on its Project Glass Google+ page, Google revealed that it won’t allow Google Glass apps that use facial recognition features for the time being, as long as “strong privacy protections” aren’t in place.The news is not unsurprising considering the on-going privacy-related debate we’re witnessing in connection with Google Glass. Eve...

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Google Glass Forbids Apps Using Facial Recognition Sofware Until Further Notice

google glass Google said no to Facial Recognition Apps for its Google Glass gadget today, in an official company posting on Google+ social network. Well, at least until they will have protection in their device, in order to prevent its user to abuse someone else's privacy. I am not sure how they will manage to sort that thing out, but we will see soon enough...

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HTC may allow current HTC One users the option of Google Experience

htc one googleIt was just recently announced that pure Android will be coming to the HTC One this June and already it seems that HTC will be allowing it's current users of the device the option to experience it as well. ...

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