This week in your world of Android: Google acquired thermostat company Nest, the Moto G GPe launched, we heard credible reports of the Galaxy S5, KitKat hit the Note 3, Google announced its smart contact lens project and a new augmented reality game, Nokia’s Android UI leaked, and Google Now made it to Chrome Canary.
Samsung’s alleged new UI leaks again with Google Now-like predictive cards
If you run Chrome Canary, you can enable Google Now for your browser right now by setting a few flags in the settings page. Google Now for Chrome will show weather, sports scores, commute traffic, event reminders cards, and more.
Remember Aviate Launcher? Yahoo! just acquired them
Marissa Mayer has been acquiring companies of all sizes ever since she became the CEO of Yahoo! in July 2012. The latest is Aviate, an Android launcher that predicts which apps you are going to need at any given moment and puts them front and center on your homescreen.
Yahoo Siri competitor is a prototype from Robin Labs
Turns out the Yahoo Google Now and/or Siri competitor for Android that was floating around earlier today didn’t come from Yahoo!, but it is a real prototype built by a startup called Robin Labs. Read on for more!
[Updated] Yahoo Google Now / Siri like voice-controlled assistant may be in the works