Google have been on a roll with software updates. After having a pretty mild Google I/O that was aimed at developers, we're now seeing updates to many of their key applications for Android. Today Google Play Magazines has received a much needed update to the UI, which also brings it up to speed with Google Music and other recently updated apps.
Magazines have been officially launched in the UK this week. After a rather long wait all you UK users rocking a Nexus 7 or other Android goodies can now open the digital pages of Google's selection of Magazines. Over 100 titles are available at launch, according to Google UK, and as usual purchases are synced across all devices.
Google has just issued another quick update for one of their many content options available to Android users, and that is Google Play Magazines. Today Google's updated their Magazines app with tons of performance fixes, and support for Australia. Google's Play Store services and content is slowly but surely being released to the world.
as reported by our friends at SlashGear. Let that sink in for a second; an Android device embedded in a magazine. It sounds like something out of a scifi movie. The device has a 2.3-inch screen that displays commercials for upcoming CW TV shows. Commercials cover upcoming shows such as The Arrow and Emily Owens, M.D. After a couple of ads, it links to a live version of CW’s Twitter page. That means the device is connected the Internet at all times, and upon taking the device apart, it turns out there is a T-Mobile sim card installed. As far as the insides of the device, it is appears to be a gutted ABO 810, a budget smartphone running Android 2.2 FroYo. If a user were to go and buy a similar device it would set them back around $40. The device is chargeable and can be tinkered with by more adventurous users. Clearly, this ad is working. Android Community and almost every tech site on the Internet is talking about it, which is clearly brining CW the attention the ad is seeking. Does this mean we will see more ads like this in magazines? Probably. [gallery] [via Mashable]
Gamefly is, think "Netflix for video games" and you've got it right away. Like some game stores, Gamefly has launched its own gaming publication, which it's calling GameQ. Stop me if I'm going too fast for you. The magazine is available in digital format as an Android app, and it's a free download even for those who don't subscribe to the service.
Next Issue Media, and they've got some of the biggest magazine publishers in the US behind them: Hearst, Meredith, News Corp, Time Inc and Condé Nast. The format and pricing of the Next Issue service present a compelling front, so we decided it deserved a full review.
Google Currents was just updated today by Google bringing some much needed changes, not to mention international availability and support for over 44 languages. Being released back in December users have been patiently waiting for an update and additional support and today they killed two birds (or more) with one stone and have released a massive update.
The Economist has announced that it now has its app available for Android devices. The Android app comes after the iOS app proved to be so popular with 2.4 million downloads according to the publication.