This week in your world of Android, KitKat rolled out to Nexus devices, while Samsung had problems with Jelly Bean, the incredibly cheap Moto G landed, Google Search got smarter, we heard news from the CyanogenMod team, and the Apple vs Samsung retrial kicked off.
This was a busy week in the world of Google Play. Check out the latest stories of the week from 11/09 to 11/16 2013 and 5 more Android apps you can’t miss!
New KitKat-based custom Android ROMs are available: OmniROM 4.4 for the Galaxy S3 I9300 and CyanogenMod 11 for the Nexus 5, although neither version is final.
Can Google really drive smartphone prices down? The Moto G and the Nexus 5 are great devices for the money, but how long can Google keep selling at cost? Will the Moto G change anything in the mid-range market? Will Samsung even feel the pinch?
Just in time for the holidays, Acer has now introduced a slightly cheaper version of the Acer C720, priced at just $199.99. Keep reading for more details!
Chrome 31 packs some neat new features, under the hood improvements, and a patch to close an exploit found at yesterday’s Mobile Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo
The Moto X is only available in some markets in the Americas currently, but the device may eventually make it to the rest of the world, as hinted by a Motorola marketing executive.
Facebook isn’t alone in its interest for the messaging service Snapchat. Google reportedly offered to buy the startup for $4 billion, but it was turned down.
The Android 4.4 KitKat factory images and drivers for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all models) and Nexus 10 are officially available for download.
Nearly two weeks after the arrival of the Nexus 5, the black 16GB model is now listed out of stock. All other models are still available though shipping times vary by model, with the 16GB white version shipping in 4-5 weeks.