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.
Reports emerged over the past week about adware and malware peddlers buying popular Chrome extensions and turning them into data-collecting or ad-injecting tools. Google removed two of these extensions, but the problem runs deeper.
With video resolutions getting higher, more and more people are looking for ways to watch their mobile content on the larger displays of televisions. Today, we’ll be talking about two devices that provide this functionality. Here’s our comparison between the Google Chromecast and the Belkin Miracast. Let’s get started!
Would it really benefit Samsung to break away from the Android platform? Is Tizen just a plan B? Are Samsung and Google headed for a battle? These questions and more are explored inside.
A teardown of the new YouTube app for Android reveals a KitKat feature is coming to the app for older versions of Android, and that Google is all too aware of app teardowns. Read on for more!
Are you worried that Google is using your data in potentially nefarious ways? Or is it privacy a concept we all need to leave behind, a relic of a slower, less connected world? Even if you don’t give your data to Google, what options do you have if you want to live a modern digital lifestyle?
Google’s “Chromoting” remote desktop app has shown up alive and well on a Chromium bug report, but we’re still no closer to knowing when it will be finished.
Google is developing an API that will let app developers use data collected by fitness sensors in Android devices. apps could utilize the API to generate reports and graphs or to suggest changes to your workout routine without having to access hardware sensors directly.
Google’s latest moonshot is a smart contact lens that diabetics can use to monitor their blood sugar levels.