Android app

Cover for Android offers the promise of a contextually aware lockscreen

Full-on launcher replacements have been a fairly popular topic amongst Android users lately. We have seen two launch in private beta status recently and it looks like we are now getting a look at a lockscreen replacement. This one is called Cover and while not yet available in the Play Store, it is said to be coming soon. Perhaps more important here, Cover brings the promise of being able to learn when and where you use different apps.

Pebble Locker app: PIN locks your phone upon Pebble disconnect

The Pebble smartwatch has a decent amount of functionality straight out of the box, however there are more than a handful of apps available by way of the Play Store to expand upon that. We have taken a look at some of these in the past. One app was Canvas for Pebble which allows users to create dynamic watchfaces. Today though, we are looking at an app called Pebble Locker. And as the name implies, this deals with locks. In this case, the lockscreen of your phone.

Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout app arrives for Android

Another Runtastic branded app has landed in the Play Store today. This latest is called Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout and brings the promise of giving you a "six pack trainer in your pocket." Perhaps key here, this may be an app to consider by those who are motivated, but not quite motivated enough to make it to the gym. The Six Pack Abs Workout app includes some pre-set workout plans that make use of some basic exercises.

Aereo for Android app release confirmed for later this month

Despite some earlier reports suggesting an Aereo app would be arriving in the Play Store in September, it looks like a release has been confirmed for later this month. The details are coming by way of Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia, who has said Aereo will arrive for Android (as a public beta) on October 22. The app will be available by way of the Google Play Store.