Android 4.4 may have already given way to 4.4.1, but the CyanogenMOD team — androids, bots and humans who never sleep — is pushing through Milestone builds of CM11, based on KitKat, for most of the Nexus family of devices. According to a blog post, “The AOSP-supported Nexus devices should have minimal to no device
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The Nexus 5 got all the attention yesterday when Android 4.4.1 began rolling out to fix some lingering camera issues, but the same build is now available for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE. If you put two and two together, it appears that Google is moving to fix additional baseband issues with devices
Action Launcher is one of the more unique Android launchers out there, but until recently you had to pony up $3.99 for the privilege. Now, Chris Lacy, of Tweet Lanes fame, has ended the long beta period for Action Launcher 2.0, releasing it as a free standard version with a Pro add-on. Not only that,
Good things come to those who wait, and Android users are reaping the benefits of this patience. This week alone, VSCO Cam and Cal have made the trip over from iOS, and we can now add the excellent word processing app, Quip, to that list.
Foursquare is one of the hardest-working companies in mobile, based on the number of platforms it supports and updates it issues. Just two months after the debut of iOS 7, the Foursquare team is at it again with a complete overhaul of its iPhone app, bringing push alerts to all users, improving the layout of
Over the next few days, Nexus 5 owners will receive an update that will change the way they feel about the phone. Barely a month after the release of Google’s latest, customers have been clambering for an answer to one of the device’s most vexing questions: why the heck does the Nexus 5 take such bad
Google has made good on its promise to integrate its mobile search results with third-party apps. When searching for a recipe, for example, Google will bring up results for websites but also for listings within All The Cooks, for example. Similarly, if you’re looking up a movie, it will display an “Open in app” button
Duolingo, the free-as-in-beer language learning app from the creators of Captcha and ReCaptcha, has received a design overhaul in its 2.0 version for Android. While the app only recently debuted on the platform, Duolingo 2.0 sports a clean, modern design that makes it easy to learn one of the six languages it supports, including Spanish, French,
Google’s former head of Android has a new focus, but it is in line with tenets of his former accomplishments. Andy Rubin, the man behind Google’s fast-growing mobile operating system, and who stepped down as Android’s chief earlier this year to pursue other projects, finally has a title. Rubin will be in charge of a
Any.DO’s popular Cal app, released earlier this year on iOS, has arrived on Android after an extensive beta test. The animation-happy calendar app offers semantic input (“Lunch with John at Moxie’s, 2PM January 4th”) and extensive social integration, Cal provides one of the best time- and appointment-tracking experiences on Android.