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In this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss one of the core strengths of Android – the ability to customize the appearance of the operating system in just about any way you like. From widgets and live wallpapers, to icon packs, and custom launchers, it’s easy to give your Android device a full makeover. And even if you prefer the appearance of stock Android or an OEM layout, you can still add a few touches to make it truly your own.

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According to some short lived official Google support pages, Google are planning to release a Google Now widget that “displays a summary of your current Google Now cards, either on a home screen or on the lock screen.

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Widgets are among the easiest ways to keep tabs on the latest updates on your device, most especially if you are using a tablet. Any avid Android user can attest that the strongest point of Android has to be its widgets, which have made many iOS turn green with envy. The Google Play Store hosts widgets that help in many aspects of our daily lives, including daily weather forecasts, battery status, and social networking updates, just to name a few. Among the newcomers in the widgets camp is the Weather Neue widget app. Weather Neue roughly means “Weather News” in…

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Being an owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note, you may have encountered some little inconveniences when it comes to accessing a certain app when you need to use it right away. Because of the Galaxy Note’s rather wide screen, you’ll find it a bit taxing to tap and flip through screens just to launch an app. This is exactly why widgets were made. If you are not really a fan of widgets, you should try considering using some to make your life easier and more comfortable. With just a tap, you can launch an app right from your homescreen. We’ve…

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When Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was unveiled at Google I/O 2012, a lot of features and improvements were demonstrated for the audience. One worth mentioning is Google Sound Search, also know as Google Ears. This new feature is a widget that detects music playing in your surroundings and tells you what you are listening to. Google Ears is very much like SoundHound or Shazam, but with added features, the most convenient of which is that of being able to buy the Ears-recognized music directly from the Google Play Store.  Neither Shazam nor SoundHound offers this kind of access to the…