HTC did a great job with the camera tech on the HTC One (M8), but what else can be done? HTC wants you to answer that question, as they have released the initial SDK preview for the Dual Lens API for all third party developers.
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Google is pushing out an update to the Play Store Developer Policies in an effort to protect users and help shape the user experience. The update contains some new policies and some updated wording that addresses annoying trends we have seen in apps and helps maintain a positive, and family friendly, experience for users of the Play Store.
Sony has launched a new camera app with an interesting feature, while taking a photo, it listens to the world around you and automatically converts any recognized words into speech balloons within the image. The app is called Voice Balloon Photo and is available now for Sony’s Xperia devices running Android 4.4 KitKat.
Google is rolling out an update to Play Services, the collection of interfaces that Android developers can use to easily add new features to their apps.
How did Nokia port its MixRadio app to Android? Did Nokia re-write the app in Java? No, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android.
Tablet games focused Supercell led their clan to victory in 2013. The Finnish company behind the popular Clash of Clans and Hay Day is reporting some impressive financials for 2013, pulling in an impressive $892 Million.
Thanks to a new project called app_shell, Chrome apps may eventually be able to run independent of the Chrome browser and even the entire Chrome process.
Google is now bringing Chrome apps to the mobile world. The toolkit that makes it all possible is currently in beta, though fully usable for developers.