Over the past few weeks, test builds of Android 4.4.3 surfaced online, hinting that Google is readying a maintenance update. Sprint may be rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for the Nexus 5 starting today, as its support page indicates.
This week in your world of Android: the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) went on sale, Google teased some crazy Project Ara phones, the Play Store became a lot safer, Qualcomm introduced the chips of tomorrow, more details about the OnePlus One trickled out, new rumors about Google’s redesign surfaced, and the Heartbleed terrified the Internet.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
This week on Google Play Weekly we talk about the fake antivirus app, some huge Facebook Messenger changes, new Google Apps, and more Android apps news!
Google’s Chrome Beta on Android has a few new tricks up its sleeve. Admittedly, we’ve already seen these features on the desktop browser, but now possible on Android will be the ability to reopen a closed tab, fullscreen HTML5 video playback, support for some multi-window supporting devices and the ability to send some video to your Chromecast.
With Amazon throwing its hat into the media streaming ring, it’ll be interesting to see how it compares to the competition. Here’s a look at the Chromecast vs Fire TV!
On April 15th, Google will offer Glass on sale to any U.S. consumer for $1500, will its limited supplies last. The price will include shades or prescription glasses, for those interested.
Today Google announced it is expanding its “verify apps” scanning technology, allowing the service to continuously scan for malware.
Owners of Sonos sound systems can now play music straight from Play Music for Android, without having to switch to the Sonos app.
Yesterday Google released its Project Ara MDK, ahead of their first developer conference slated for April 15-16. While the guidelines are meant for developers, they also give a few more hints on what to expect from the platform.
Google has announced that it has updated the OpenSSL library on its servers (and we presume revoked the certificate keys) for Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App Engine. The search giant says that Google Chrome and Chrome OS are not affected.