Android Community Weekly: February 25, 2012

February 25, 2012

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It's time for another weekly roundup of the top Android tech news for the week. With Mobile World Congress only a day away, we're sure you're dying to see what the near future of mobile devices holds. We've put together an article on what to expect, so it would be a bit easier to keep an eye out for breaking news. There still could be some surprises, but we'll just have to wait and experience the event for ourselves.

Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) was recently rumored to see an official release this summer, but we still hadn't known too much about what to expect from it. Now sources say we could see the inclusion of WebTop-style desktop modes, standard, built-in the 5.0. This seems like a valid claim, as we just saw Canonical bring Android and Ubuntu together. It is practically flawless, and for a better idea of how they work together be sure to check out this hands-on.

Early on this week, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 received its first official CyanogenMod 9 pre-alpha. And just days later, the CyanogenMod team finally brought us the official new CM9 logo and boot animation. The official CM9 nightly ROMs are also ready for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM. Their entire team has definitely been hard at work lately, and it shows.

Google Docs for Android was recently updated to include real-time collaboration, as well as a slightly improved user interface. Real-time collaboration is one of Google Doc's most unique features, and is why so many University classes rely upon it around the country. Another application now available is SlashGear v2.0 for Android. It brings the latest mobile version of our sister site SlashGear to your mobile device, right before MWC 2012. You're now able to 'offline' articles for easy on-the-go reading, so check it out!

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  • Raphael Blanchet

    So.. when the last 3 winners of the WIMM One will be announced?

  • Anoopkashyap 2011

     Nice  job by Google and Android again. Would be very helpful to many of us. Meanwhile, I’ve come across some new tools which looks very interesting and handy, for collaboration.
    One such tool is CollateBox . Just registered with this one found their video looks neat..Eagerly waiting for this one.

    • David John

      Thanks a lot Anoop. Thanks for the link, I jus registered with CollateBox looks very interesting tool to me. Mean while can u share some more insights about the product?