Saturday has arrived once again and that means another look back at the week in Android. We saw announcements coming from a wide variety this week. The list included everyone from Google and Facebook, to T-Mobile, OnePlus and more. And along with the news, we also had a few highlights coming from the Android Community team.
Google Glass continued getting attention. This week we saw Kit Kat rollout and Google also opened the Explorer program which allowed those without an invitation to spend $1,500. There was also a bit about Google shipping dummy Glass units out to hopeful Explorers so they could see what they would look like without having to dent the credit card. Of course, we jumped in on the Google Glass fun and shared five of our favorite IFTTT recipes.
There was more on the OnePlus One, but as we’ve been seeing teasers for some time — that come with little in terms of surprise. The talk included pricing and availability, the invite system and even some sample images. Naturally, we are curious to see how this will all go down. Remember, the OnePlus One will be arriving on April 23rd.
- Google released the Chrome Remote Desktop (formerly know as Chromoting) and the Camera apps. If you have any questions about the latter, make sure to check out the piece Nate did the day it arrived.
- Nate also compared Google’s Lens Blur against HTC’s UFocus.
- T-Mobile did away with overages and taunted other carriers to do the same.
- Chromecast officially got YouTube live streaming.
- Flickr was updated to version 3.0 which had many comparing it to Instagram
- Facebook pushed something called Nearby Friends which seems to be about meeting up while out and about.
Last but certainly not least, JC had a solid piece about storage — cloud vs. local, which was spurred after a team piece we ran last weekend. Speaking of team posts, we have another coming up and this time we are taking about how we spend our offline time.