Android

Reader for Gmail lets you listen to your unread mails

Have you almost gotten caught by the police because you had to read an important email while driving? Or do you have to pull over every once in a while because you’re waiting for a very important email from a client? Or maybe you’re just too busy to sit down and go through unread emails? These are just some scenarios when a voice assistant will really come in handy. Reader for Gmail wants to be that app that will virtually make your email life easier.

Google Maps 8.2 features voice action, biking elevation

It was at the end of May this year when we saw that last significant update of Google Maps, bringing back Terrain View to the app – but today we’re seeing a bunch of new stuff being rolled out by the mothership to its primary maps software. Version 8.2 of Google Maps carries some nifty updates that should make outdoor ad biking enthusiasts happy, as well as some voice actions added into the app while in navigation.

Travel through Westeros in the Game of Thrones mobile game

Since Season 4 ended last month and the new one isn’t coming to the small screen until next year, you’re probably scouring through the Interwebs for something to fill that Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your heart. Well, look no further than your Android phone as the award-winning game based on the TV series has finally made its way into the mobile world with Game of Thrones Ascent.

Hitman GO update turns you into TSA’s worst nightmare

Apparently the diorama style of Hitman GO made Square Enix enough money to warrant even more board game levels. The publisher pushed out a major update to the game a few weeks ago but it seems to have gotten stuck in security check over at iOS. Today, however, the update is finally hitting Google Play Store and owners of the game can finally continue moving pieces around.

goTenna lets you message from remote locations

Hiking. Camping. Going out of town. Gone are the days when you can just leave your mobile phone while doing any of these activities. Even if you don’t have data connection in the area you’re going to, you still need to have your smartphone with you, whether it’s for productivity or even just simple messaging. A new device called goTenna wants to make sure you can at least have messaging capability wherever you are.

cPulse LED Case lets your phone be a smart lighting device

Did you ever look at your Android phone’s backlight (that sometimes blinds your eyes when you’re in the dark) and think to yourself: “Wouldn’t this be so much better if this was LED light?” Well, some tech guys from France thought of the exact same thing and came up with cPulse, the world’s first smart LED lighting case. It can turn your phone into a cool LED lighting source, unlike any other in the market right now.

Android Wear to get API for making custom watch faces

Despite having its official release and even official devices, Android Wear might still be a bit raw, untested in the wild at the very least. So it isn't surprising to learn that not everything is set in stone yet, even when it comes to the tools that developers need. The Android Wear team has just revealed that they are working on API that will make it easy for developers to create their own custom watch faces.