Nexus 4 surfaced running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and along with it came a brand new Google Play Store version 4.2.3 for us to check out. The Android 4.3 ROM is available now, and we've also got the latest Store available for download below for those interested. Read on for more details.
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Play Store web interface and along with the redesign came hints of Google Glass support. Basically if you visit the web version of the Play Store you are now able to choose Google Glass from the drop-down menu. While Google has yet to mention this change specifically, it does provide some evidence that suggests a merge may be coming soon.
we reported that the social network had announced the Facebook beta for Android app, which promised to be a (sorely needed) improvement offering better performance and other such statements we've heard before. It has been about a week, and an update for the beta app was just rolled out featuring a host of bug fixes while retaining the same version number.
Google finally unveiled and released the rumored White LG Nexus 4 to the Google Play Store. Giving users an option other than the plain black we've been enjoying since last October. Sadly a new version of Android didn't come with it, but a white bumper case did. However, today both the 8 and 16GB White Nexus 4's are no longer available for sale.
Facebook has begun pushing out another update to their Facebook Home replacement launcher today, but so far we have no clue as to what actually changed. This isn't the first update, but most new features have arrived through the official Facebook app, not the Home app itself. It still says version 1.0 in the Play Store, and there is no changelog. So your guess is as good as ours.
Google released the stock Android Jelly Bean keyboard to the Play Store for all users, it was quite the shocker. Offering their keyboard as an alternative to manufacture skinned models, or the likes of Swype and SwiftKey. For those who do (and don't) use the stock keyboard, we wanted to share a few tips and tricks that make it useful. Things like gesture typing, next-word suggestions, and even text expansion support.
widget. They're extremely popular, and a new one appears on the daily. Recently I've switched my attention to having a minimalistic look and feel on my homescreen. Just a few needed apps and a beautiful analog clock. And Minimal Clock was just what we were looking for.
Google is looking to increase its revenue from Play Store sales by altering the percentage that goes to carriers, and the percentage that it retains for itself. Google hasn't commented on the rumor, but according to the analysts, developers' income won't be affected.
Facebook app surely has its fair share of issues, and has been something of discussion for a long time in the Android world. With the new Facebook Home, their app was improved significantly, but it looks like Facebook isn't done with the improvements yet. They've just announced a Facebook Beta for Android. One that promises a faster, smoother, better performing app, but we've heard that before.