Android

Rovo89 chimes in on Android Lollipop woes for Xposed

It is somewhat curious and at the same time disappointing that each release of Android alienates power users more and more while getting better and more secure. Such is the case of rooting, which is becoming more complex, in particular thanks to Android adopting the rather robust SELinux security framework. But unlike Chainfire, who is rather optimistic about the chances of rooting in the future, Xposed Framework developer Rovo89 isn't as confident. Long story short, fans might have to wait a while for it to come to Android 5.0, if it will ever at all.

Chainfire details root issues in Android 5.0, gives quick fix

With the latest Android 5.0 now out of the bag, many are quite eager to have a taste on their device. One subset of the Android community that might not be excited to have a taste of Lollipop are power users who live and thrive with rooted smartphones and tablets. The reason is that in the attempt to make the Android platform more secure, Android developers may have, unintentionally or not, left root devs and users out in the cold, an issue that SuperSU developer Chainfire tries to explain in more detail.

Google Glass, Android Wear notifications can’t run simultaneously

Having a pair of Google Glass could be the coolest thing today for geeks. It’s probably the best wearable tech device right now but since it is a first release, the Glass has limited features. A recent update to the MyGlass app brought bug fixes and notifications can now be sent from the phone to show on the Google Glass display screen. While the latter is a helpful feature, it disabled notifications on an Android Wear device. This means you cannot use Android Wear and Glass for notifications at the same time.

Leaks reveal GPS-sporting Fitbit Surge to be released soon

Last week, we reported on leaked marketing images and specs of the two new Fitbit products set to be released in the next few months. There's apparently a third one in the offing, and this one might just be the flagship product for the fitness band. The Fitbit Surge seems like it's meant for "serious athletes" as it has features like a built-in GPS that would benefit those who want to better track all their fitness-related activities throughout the day.

Sony PS4 Remote Play coming to Xperia Z2, Z2 Tablet

Those who’ve been dreaming of having PlayStation 4 Remote Play on their Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablets can finally sleep at because the previously exclusive feature on the Z3 series is coming to other Xperia models. No formal announcement from Sony has been made yet but there’s a reference over at an Xperia Loung app page saying the functionality will be available on the Z2 and Z2 tablet starting November 2014.

Verizon site CSS spills the beans on Motorola’s Droid Turbo

Verizon and Motorola’s chief secret keepers are probably pulling their hair out right now, wondering how is it that they would be able to keep secrets in the Internet age. I bet they’re also wondering what sort of people have the time to check out a website’s live CSS to smoke out an upcoming product. Our answer to them would be this – the sort of people who do exactly this.

Google’s Nexus Player now approved by FCC, no pre-orders yet

At first there was that awkward moment when the Nexus Player – a breakthrough product being the Google’s first set-top box – was hastily taken down from the Google Play Store because it was lacking FCC approval. Now the FCC has finally given its thumbs up for the product, but the Nexus Player is still unavailable for pre-orders at this point.

Sony releases F2P Fat Princess: Piece of Cake on Android

Sony has just released its Fat Princess: Piece of Cake game for Android, a free-to-play match three game that you should be able to take to immediately. It’s a classic “match three” game in the tradition of “Bejeweled” so there is no learning curve here to speak of, just another cute and fun time waster on your Android device.
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