Android users still hunting for the perfect news reader app might want to give the Sony Socialife app a whirl. This app, previously available only for Sony's Xperia handsets, can now be installed on any Android smartphone.
Over the coming weeks and months you'll be seeing some changes here at Android Community. The first of which involves a little re-shuffling of roles. While I have been writing here on the site for a little more than a year, as of today I am stepping up with a bit more in terms of responsibility. Allow me to introduce myself as the new Editor-in-Chief.
We had been hearing about a new app coming from Facebook. The app, dubbed Facebook Paper was expected to be released sometime in the coming weeks, and well, an official announcement arrived this morning. The app is called Facebook Paper and sits with a tagline of "Stories from Facebook."
Facebook Paper is edging towards reality. According to "two people familiar" with the goings-on at Facebook, the social networking giant has been seeking Editors for the news reader. Via the news of hiring Editors, we also get a glimpse at what could make Paper familiar, as well as unique.
Happy New Year! While the Android Community team will be enjoying some down time today, we did want to mention a few things. Aside from wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2014, we have to say thank you for 2013. After all, without you we would not be able to do what we do. We have a few posts planned for today that take a look back at the year, but quite honestly, we are pretty excited about the year ahead.
The holiday season is now in full swing. We hope that means spending some quality time with friends, family, and loved ones in general, but we suspect it also means many of our regular readers will spend some time helping that same group of people with their new gadgets. Or for that matter, their old gadgets that have been neglected over time.
If you have Google Glass, and are an RSS junkie, good news (pun!) is here. Winkfeed, a new app for glass, aims to keep you informed while on the go. The heads-up technology now gives you the heads up on news in a flash. It works, like all Glass stuff, via the Glass app available for your smartphone, then pushing the content to your eyeball.
Do you think one weeks notice is enough to quit? Two weeks is the standard, as you want to give those relying on you a bit more time to figure out how to live life without your presence. LinkedIn, the popular networking service, seems to think that one week is plenty, and recently gave their RSS users that timeframe to move on to another service.
This morning NVIDIA announced some pretty major news that they'll be supplying tons of manufacturers with an entire Android tablet platform. That being their often leaked 7-inch Tegra Tab. Instead though, this will be called the Tegra Note and sold from many 3rd party suppliers they use today in their GeForce PC lineup. eVGA, PNY, Zotac and more. We won't see watercooled tablets, but you can bet they'll still perform quite well.
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.