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Nexus 10 users looking to manually update their tablets to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version – KRT16S – should know they can already download the latest firmware.
Earlier today, we told you that all KRT16S builds for all versions of the Nexus 7 tablet – including cellular and Wi-Fi models for both the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 editions – are available for download, allowing users to manually update the firmware on their tablets from various KitKat or Jelly Bean builds to Google’s latest Android 4.4 release.
The same goes for the Nexus 10, which can be updated either from JWR66U or from KRT16O to KRT16S. Droid-Life reports that the Nexus 10 over the air (OTA) update may already be available to some tablet users, so better check for updates on the device before going for a manual install:
In case you opt for the latter, check out our detailed how-to post on how to install KitKat on Nexus devices, and don’t forget to grab the appropriate download from the two options listed above!
Download: Android 4.4 KitKat Google Search 3.1.8 app update rolling out, helps with Google Experience Launcher unofficial installation0
Google is rolling out an update for its Android search app, bringing it to version 3.1.8, (the KitKat Google Search app version,) thus indirectly helping users enjoy a better experience when unofficially installing the Nexus 5-exclusive Google Experience Launcher.
Google Search 3.1.8 brings several improvements to devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later, including new design and features.
As listed by Android Police, you can expect “an updated UI, new refresh animations,” a fix for the “wonky” Google Experience Launcher layout on tablets, but also new Google Now cards including a Website update card, News topic card, What to watch card, as detailed by Google:
If you’re a fan of a particular blog, the Website update card can bring you things like the latest post so you’ll never miss a story, and the News topic card brings you fresh articles from the web on topics you care about. The What to watch card gives you Movie and TV recommendations when you’re staying in.
Other features include Waze-based traffic incidents for Maps, repeat reminders, rugby scores and updates for in-store package pickups.
The most important feature – at least for some people – is the Google Experience Launcher, and it’s not official. While the launcher is not included in Google Search 3.1.8, the app update makes it easier to use it for those people interested in running it on devices other than the Nexus 5.
We’ll remind you that the new launcher on the Nexus 5 is actually part of the Google Search app, but Google will not bring it officially to other handsets that will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, no matter whether they’re Nexuses or not.
Even so, the Google Experience Launcher is unofficially available to download and install on Android smartphones and tablets (and has been available for a few weeks now), but in order to enjoy a better launcher experience, you should update your Google Search app to 3.1.8 before side-loading the launcher’s APK – not that we’re advising you to install unofficial APKs on your devices.
The Google Search 3.1.8 APK is available for download by either following the links below, or updating the app directly on your devices.
Are you getting Google’s new launcher as well?
For those of you patiently waiting for iGrann to release their third party native Instagram client, that moment is finally here. Earlier today, the developer took to the forums to announce that not only has his version been upload to BlackBerry World for approval but that those wishing to test it as a beta can download the bar file.
As of now this is a limited version of the application. For instance, you can upload images with the native BlackBerry
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More than a month after releasing the iOS version, Rockstar Games has launched the Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) iFruit companion app for Android devices.
Available as a free download from the Google Play Store for devices running Android 3.0 or later, the app lets users interact with their GTA V world straight from the smartphone and/or tablet:
iFruit hooks directly into your experience of Grand Theft Auto V with some fun activities to further postpone the need for real social interaction.
The app offers access to GTA V news, the Rockstar Games Social Club, LifeInvader and other Rockstar Games apps.
Most interestingly, iFruit lets you customize your GTA V ride straight on your mobile device. Customizations include “personalized plates,” but also paint jobs for various parts of your car and overall improvements for others.
Lastly, a Chop the Dog feature / in-app game lets you virtually take care of Chop, the dog, the dog of Franklin. Dog activities will result in better Chop performance inside the game, assuming you treat him nicely on a regular basis:
- He will be more helpful and responsive to Franklin
- He will perform tricks such as sitting, begging and giving paw if properly trained through the app
- He will sniff out the nearest hidden items when the player takes him for a walk
- Earn enough credits through walks and proper caretaking and exchange them for new collars for Chop
The app currently has a 3.3 star rating out of around 1,200 reviews. Have you tried it yet? What do you think of iFruit?
The Moto X is just full of surprises. First it shows us that a device with last years’ hardware really can be meaningful, and now they’ve gone and packaged an app somewhere in the device which is only now peeking its head out. We were surprised to find they had been working with Pixar to bring something fresh to the device, but it may be more than a one-off collaboration.
Moto X users are seeing prompts for an “update” to the Motorola Spotlight Player. The update seems to be more of a request to download, since you’re actually redirected to the Play Store to grab the app. Once downloaded, you’ll see it pop up in your apps list.
Right now, the app doesn’t do much, but it definitely hints at there being a lot more in store than a game. For now, you’ll simply get the assurance that no ads will be forced upon you. There is a screen which looks as though it’s going to be your go-to for all things Spotlight, but we still don’t quite know what that is, or could be.
We’re pretty sure there’s a game coming soon, which you can see teased in the video below, but beyond that we’re lost. Motorola will only say they’re working with “Oscar-winning artists” for content, so it should be exciting. We’ll just have to wait for the 29th to roll around so we can see what Motorola has in store for us. If you just can’t wait, head on over to the Spotlight Stories website and get more clues.
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After having been discovered a few days ago, the new Google Play Store Android app update (version 4.4.21) is available for download, bringing a new user interface to Android devices.
The new UI replaces the old navigation with a slide-out navigation menu that’s meant to make it easier for users to discover and manage Google Play Store content on smartphones and tablets.
The APK measures just 5.84MB and is already available for download (check out the Source link below) and manual install, but Google is also expected to push the download to your devices in the coming weeks.
Android Police notes that the APK “is signed by Google and upgrades your existing Play Store. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered in any way.”
In addition to the new UI, other changes have not been observed. Last week’s report also said that the Google Play Store app will get a “more drastic card-heavy UI,” but that hasn’t happened just yet.
Dropbox to Chromecast Android app by Koush streams content directly from Dropbox, not available for download yet0
A new Android app for the Google Chromecast lets users stream content from Dropbox directly to the TV hooked up to the dongle.
The developer of the app is the same Koushik “Koush” Dutta, who has recently shown us an application that lets you explore the gallery from an Android device on a TV screen via Chromecast.
The new unnamed app – it’s currently described as Dropbox to Chromecast – isn’t available for download just yet. The developer revealed with his previous app that, as per the terms of the Chromecast’s beta SDK, he couldn’t share APKs for these apps at this time.
However, you can see the app in action in the following video. What the app does is pretty simple: it lets you share content from your Drobox account via Chromecast directly from your Android device.
While this isn’t exactly playing locally stored files, as it basically uses the Dropbox cloud to stream videos, it’s still a neat trick that expands the things you can do with the device – assuming you have access to the app though.
There are plenty of other Chromecast tips and tricks you should check out, and we have a video on the matter for you (also embedded above).
Just over 24 hours ago Motorola and Google announced their all new smartphone, the Moto X. For many it was an exciting unveil and quite the handset, although we know many of you aren’t fond of the price. However, you might be fond of the system dump with all those new goodies under the hood, not to mention the Moto X wallpapers.
The phone is in the hands of a lucky few at the moment, but won’t be arriving for regular folks until later this month. The end of August is when we’re expecting almost all major US carriers to announce and sell the phone. In the meantime though, if you’d like to make your current device look a little fancy we have all the wallpapers ready for you now.
Over at the AndroidCentral forums there’s an entire system dump, as well as all 16 wallpapers that come stock on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered smartphone. Oh and don’t forget the camera app leaked last week.
If you like the split color wallpaper above, or any of the wallpapers you’ve seen from press photo’s our own hands on, or a few of those recently released Moto X TV ad spots, hit the download link below and get them now. Question of the day. Who will be getting the Moto X?
Download: Moto X Wallpapers
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It seems like the Moto X hype train can not be stopped. Just when we thought that the release of a new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean had stolen a little bit of the limelight, the Moto X has roared back into the spotlight.
Android Police have gotten their hands on the camera app for the Moto X and shared the APK for all of us to enjoy. In this build, the application is almost fully functional although the double-flick wrist gesture is obviously not working. You can tap anywhere on the screen to take a photo and hold to take a burst of photos (there doesn’t appear to be a limit on the amount of photos you can take in burst mode).
Panorama mode crashes, and HDR and Slow-Motion mode are both disabled and can’t be enabled, but other than that the camera works perfectly. The whole UI is very minimalist, and lacks the customizability that other camera apps like Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense camera apps provide.
Unless you are using a Motorola phone, the app won’t replace your current camera app.
Unless you are using a Motorola phone, the app won’t replace your current camera (if you are using a Motorola phone it simply won’t work) and will simply install as its own app (unfortunately it uses the same name and icon as the stock Android camera app so there may be some confusion).
Check out the gallery below for screenshots, and if you’re impressed then click here to head over to Android Police’s links to download the APK.
What do you think of the Moto X camera app? Has the camera app convinced you to buy the Moto X?
If you are among the many people who use Opera as your preferred mobile Web browser for Android, then we’ve got some great news for you. Today, Opera announced the release of Opera for Android version 15, only a few weeks after the earlier release of its predecessor, Opera for Android version 14. This new version of the Web browser offers several new features and fixes, not to mention Chromium 28 running quietly under the hood.
Opera 15 is billed as the “best all-in-one app for Android” on its Google Play Store page, and its makers recommend its use on all devices that can support it (otherwise, Opera Mini is the suggested alternative). So what exactly does Opera 15 bring to the table?
According to the official announcement, Opera 15 comes with faster startup-time, improved app animations, updated translations, a better cookie-cleaning mechanism, and overall improvements and bug fixes to fullscreen Web pages. There’s much more to it, of course. Essentially, it’s a more efficient version of everything else that came before it.
Opera 15 also has a couple of standout features. Firstly, there is now a new “open in private tab” option available in the context menu. And secondly, users may now take advantage of the new donwload manager, which gives more control over the download process — particularly in specifying where downloads are saved. An option to easily download video files that are supported by Opera is now available as well.
As always, Opera 15 is available as a free download to all Android users, and it even has a small apk file now as part of the latest batch of improvements. If you’re thinking of trying it out for yourself, check it out via the Play Store link below.
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