Earlier today we reported that the latest YouTube app update allowed you to share and control YouTube videos on your Google TV directly from your favorite Android smartphone or tablet. Not only is this insanely fun, this is the start of something big. Remember last summer when the Nexus Q launched? Almost immediately the Android and Google TV community collectively wanted these features to come together to form something truly amazing. We wanted to embrace Google’s vision of being open. We wanted to take our content with us, anywhere. Thanks to the latest round of Google TV and Android app updates…
In addition to the Google Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 devices that were launched earlier today, Google has also released the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean SDK to developers.
Google has just released a pretty significant update to the YouTube app for Android that will let users push a YouTube video from their smartphones to their Google TV box. This feature is incredibly easy to use thanks to the inclusion of a “TV” button that is located in the YouTube app on your phone. This button is located just beside the traditional “share” button at the top of the screen.
The popular file syncing and sharing service SugarSync has gotten quite the update. Now on 2.0, though still in beta, the latest version boasts new design and many new features. You’ll see the changes on the desktop, Web and Android versions.
GoPro has officially launched an Android app. The app is available from Google Play and while it will support devices running Android 2.2 or later, you will need 4.0 ICS or later for best performance. In addition, the supported cameras are limited at this point in time.
A flaw in Samsung’s S-Memo app has been discovered, which potentially exposes Google credentials to root apps, being stored in the database in plain text.
Google Music update brings better offline listening using the recent played lists and gapless playback
Google Music has had its ups and downs, but users who do use it seem to generally like it. That is, except the inability to have a decent offline listening selection. Google Music seems to want to change that, as they recently released an update that gives improved offline listening.
Who doesn’t like free devices? How about free Nexus devices? We thought so. This week on Android Authority On Air, we dropped bombs on the Android world, detailing our Nexus 4 International Giveaway. You’ll have to listen closely this week as during the show, we gave away a special code that must be entered here for an additional chance to win the contest. You’ll also want to tune in later this week for a second chance as winning a Nexus 4. Besides contests, we covered the latest and great Android app updates this week. Verizon is finally killing VCast Apps….
While no devices are shipping running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean yet, one of the coolest features of the update is the quick settings control in the notification pane. While custom ROMs have had similar features for a long time now, Control Panel for Android brings this feature to all Android devices. The app provides access to 16 controls including WiFi, Bluetooth, Sound, Vibrate, Auto-Brightness, Auto Rotation, Auto-Time, Screen Stay On, Sound Effect, Haptic Feedback, Dial Tone, Screen Timeout, Ringtone, Volume, Ring Mode, and Brightness Level. Most of these options simply toggle a setting on or off, though obviously controls like volume…
Spotify Premium users on the Sprint network will be able to use carrier billing to add Spotify Premium’s $10 monthly fee to their Sprint bill, starting today.