If you managed to miss all the news that happened in the world of Android today, don’t worry because the Android Community Nightly has you covered. We’ll round up everything from today that mattered most and neatly take care of your Android news addition. Today was a mild day full of Samsung news, and a few interesting updates from Google. Read on for the full days breakdown.
Today we’ll start off with what we’re most excited about, and that is Google I/O 2013. Google announced the dates for IO, and it’ll take place May 15-17th and we’re expecting tons of awesomeness. I have a feeling Google’s Project Glass will be a big part of the show this year. In software news we got a few interesting bits worth pointing out. The developers behind the wildly successful Cut The Rope announced a new game called Pudding Monsters. RockStar Games teased Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which lands on Android this Thursday. Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4 is coming soon, and the new and improved Beautiful Widgets 5.0 is available today.
There was plenty of hardware news, all starting with Toshiba’s new mid-priced Excite 10 SE quad-core Tegra 3 tablet — but it’s nothing special. Speaking of tablets, Nabi announced their Tegra 2 Android 4.0 kids tablet for the holidays set at just $99. While we’re talking about hardware lets mention Samsung. Their S Pebble music player is now coming to the US as the Samsung Muse music player, and apparently they’re selling a Pico Projector built with Samsung Galaxy smartphones in mind.
Verizon Wireless wants to collect our data in return for “rewards” and targeted ads — something I’ll opt-out of as soon as possible — and Android distribution numbers came out again, with Gingerbread still leading the pack. Google opened a private area on the Play Store for companies, Facebook Messenger now works on all Android devices even if you don’t have a Facebook, and Apple is trying to patent wireless charging. To wrap things up the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch slate is getting Jelly Bean, Samsung’s working on a Cortex-A15 based quad-core for their Galaxy S4, and the Google Wireless phone company was almost a thing — almost.
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