CyanogenMod who recently launched "Privacy Guard" which blocks your info from all apps, and now it appears they'll be putting their efforts into a secure and encrypted messaging service for Android smartphones and tablets.
Samsung had previously announced the upcoming availability of the Developer Edition GALAXY S 4. This model had been expected for AT&T and Verizon Wireless and as of today it looks like the availability has arrived for one of the two carriers. That carrier is Verizon Wireless and the handset is priced at $649.99 and arriving with the ability to unlock the bootloader.
Qualcomm. Their Snapdragon 600 series is an extremely impressive quad-core chipset powering all of today's most popular handsets, but now we're looking at what's next which is what many are waiting for, and that is the 2.3 GHz quad-core 800 series.
Apple announced and revealed their all-new and completely redesigned iOS 7. A lot of people love it, some don't, and obviously this is just the early beta stages of their new mobile OS. However, this morning a popular and well received iOS hacker and jailbreak master didn't have very kind words to say about the new OS. In fact, he's considering switching to Android.
Google I/O is one of those coveted experiences and developer conferences that tons of you want to enjoy. Whether you're a fan or developer of Android, Chrome, YouTube, and more. While sadly not everyone that wants to attend gets to (tickets sell out fast) Google always posts the events online. They were nice enough to live stream the sessions, and now have posted their annual round-up highlight video.
Google Glass is still very much in the early stages, and obviously a developer platform with tons of features we may or may not see on the final product. Now that the wearable technology is getting in the hands of thousands of developers we're learning a few more tricks. Things such as wink options to snap photos, and even an "always-on" listening mode that makes using Glass much easier.
GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone was finally released for Verizon Wireless, about a month later than the rest of the US carriers, and now we've learned they'll also get a developer friendly model. If you were like us, and sad when the GALAXY S 4 'Google Edition' was only announced for AT&T and T-Mobile, this news should make you happy.
announced the v3.0 release of the Google Play services back in late-February. At that time there was talk of v3.0 adding the ability to sign in to apps using your Google+ account. That feature was set to compete with Facebook Connect, which is another service that allows the user to login without having to create an entirely new account for each service they use.
PayPal has announced the availability of a new Android SDK. This release is aimed at developers and PayPal notes that it will be able to offer "everything a developer needs to accept both PayPal and credit card payments." On the flip side though, while the release of the SDK is for developers, it should also serve to improve the payment process for a user looking to pay through PayPal. While there isn't any timeline as to when this will show up in apps, the SDK will be available beginning on May 15th.
Play Store. This time around the update is dealing with app reviews and it is one that should help to improve communication between the developer and the end-user. The level of communication will likely vary from app to app and developer to developer, however moving forward, developers will be able to directly reply to Play Store user reviews.