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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly

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It’s Friday which means it’s time for another Google Play Weekly! In this week’s episode we talk about Android L stuff making its way into Nova Launcher. As part of Google’s Wednesday update, Google Wallet got updated and brings it a few big new features. You can now make your Android Wear watch face look like it’s something out of Star Trek. Google Play Music has begun rolling out to six new countries. Rumors have begun circulating that Amazon Instant Video will be coming to Android proper very soon. Now here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week….

Imagination launches the world’s smallest OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for Android and Android Wear

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Imagination Technologies has introduced a new PowerVR GPU that is targeted specifically at wearables, IoT, and other small embedded applications that require OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics. The silicon for the GPU takes up just 0.55 mm2 (post layout) on a 28nm manufacturing process. According to Imagination that makes it the smallest OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU capable of running Android and Android Wear. The PowerVR GX5300 GPU is specifically designed for ultra-low power, low area applications that require OpenGL ES graphic rendering. That makes it perfect for wearables. The current generation of smartwatches can only render graphics using software. However wearables that use the…

LG G Watch Review

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We take a an in-depth look at the first of many Android Wear smartwatches to come. Here’s our review of the LG G Watch!