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Google makes changes for Developers, offers app translation and cloud solutions

Google has rolled out a few changes for Android Developers today, and they could end up making the experience much better for everyone. By offering more cloud solutions for Developers, which allows them to focus more on designing and building great apps, Google takes a lot of the laborious tasks off their hands. Increased language support for Android apps also helps Developers reach a broader audience.

Pebble talks numbers and SDK v2.0

Pebble began teasing some updates earlier in the week. Basically, they announced an event that is scheduled to take place at 10AM PST on November 6th. And while that event is just getting underway, it looks like the bigger side here is going to be for iOS users. The folks at Pebble have said the smartwatch is now fully integrated with iOS 7 and that it works "seamlessly" with Notification Center. But along with the iOS 7 news, Pebble has also shared some numbers and some details on version 2.0 of the SDK.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition expected “soon” for Verizon

It looks like Samsung is getting ready to offer a Developer Edition Galaxy Note 3 with Verizon Wireless compatibility. The handset was initially discovered by xda user oneandroidnut when he visited the Samsung support pages to register his non-Developer Edition Note 3. And well, a little further digging on the Samsung site revealed the teaser page, which simply lists the handset as coming soon.

Google’s AOSP leader Jean-Baptiste Queru hired by Yahoo

The entire Android community and Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has suffered a great loss this month, as the lead technical engineer known as Jean-Baptiste Queru left the team last month and has now been hired by Yahoo. We all know him as JBQ, who's done fine work managing Android's source code, but now he's no longer with Google.

Dynamic Keyboard hands-on: keys that change as you type

Earlier this week we found a neat new 3rd party keyboard for Android called Dynamic Keyboard. The promise was a dynamic and fluid typing experience that will predict words, and the keys will dynamically change and increase in size along with prediction. Allowing for a faster, more accurate typing experience. Well, we have the app so check it out below for more details.

Phonebloks reveals a modular smartphone concept

Imagine being able to truly customize and upgrade your smartphone. We're not talking about colors like the Moto X, but actually changing the battery size, add a newer faster processor or more RAM and storage, or a better camera as technology improves. That's exactly what the Phonebloks smartphone wants to do. Getting it done is another task entirely. It's almost a smartphone made out of legos. Check it out below.
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