Chrome packaged apps to mobile, as well as desktop. The apps in question, which recently launched as “Desktop apps” in the Chrome Web Store for Chromebooks (or "Offline Apps" elsewhere), act just like web apps except they operate outside of a web browser, and don’t need an Internet connection. While we’ve long expected Google to bring Chrome extensions to mobile, this represents a new frontier in Google’s platform functionality.
CyanogenMod you likely understand the need for the GAPPS package. At the same time, you likely understand the frustration of those packages. They can be frustrating for a variety of reasons and it looks like the folks at Paranoid Android have taken this matter into their hands. Coming by way of the Paranoid Android Google+ page, we have the "Official 0-Day GAPPS."
Speedtest for Android lately, and now we've learned it should be arriving on the Google Play Store sometime this week. Nothing beats Speedtest when it comes to checking your mobile or home network speeds, but their UI has struggled to keep up with all the changes and increased sizes of Android devices.
Google has changed up their usual black navigation bar on their homepage, and replaced it with a brand new Android-style app launcher. The horizontal black bar for navigation to Search, Images, Maps, Gmail, Play, YouTube and more have all been moved to an app launcher menu. Blending the lines between Android and desktop even more.
Hugo Barra, Microsoft wishing they were cool and had a Google Now, and other things, we wanted to mention some updates. As usual, there's too many to mention but a few important apps received updates today. As well as some we figured you sports and NFL fans might want to check out.
Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. At the same time though, there's some concern about it only working with the Note III initially, and it not being able to run regular Android apps. However, Samsung's promised roughly 12 apps will be installed at launch, and we can look forward to tons more coming soon to the wearable device.
NFL is here, finally on TV, and what better way to get ready for kickoff than to check out a few Android apps to make following your team even easier. We know it's only preseason, but I'll take what I can get for now, and it certainly beats watching Baseball. From following your team with live video on a tablet, NFL Mobile, streaming highlights and more these 5 apps have you covered.