This week was all about rumors, as a steady stream of details about Samsung’s and HTC’s next flagships trickled out. We have a good idea of what to expect from the One M9/Hima, with key details including a 20MP camera, larger battery, and an iterative design. Samsung did a little better at keeping the Galaxy S6 under wraps, but we still got a few juicy tidbits about the phone’s design and specifications. In other news, the Snapdragon 810 was in the spotlight, WhatsApp launched its first desktop client and banned 3rd party clients, Google’s plan to become a carrier leaked, and Cyanogen’s CEO revealed his vision of a Google-free operating system.
In this week’s Google Play Weekly, we talk about rule changes in the Play Store, Microsoft using Android apps (maybe), Humble Bundle, LibreOffice, and more!
WhatsApp has now arrived to the desktop, but there’s a catch. The desktop experience is a web app that reportedly only plays nice with Chrome. You’ll also need to keep your phone on in order for the service to work.
In a move to deter unlicensed 3rd party clients, WhatsApp has begun instituting 24-hour bans of service citing several reasons including safety.
Join us this week as we talk about Microsoft Office for tablets, BitCoin Wallet, a new Need for Speed game, and more Android apps and games news!
Jan Koum, CEO of WhatsApp, has announced that the messaging service now has 700 million active monthly users, and is well on the way to the one billion mark.
Both Google and Apple are now installing encryption schemes with their latest software.
Today’s indie app of the day is Z-Art. This finger painting app has some fun features and WhatsApp integration. It’s also free with no in app purchases.
Overwhelmed by numerous messaging services? Snowball brings all your messages together in one Chat Heads-like interface. Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and more.
After missing out on purchasing WhatsApp, Google is planning to launch its own mobile messaging app in India and other emerging markets.