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Are you the kind of person who can stand to do work on the go? Perhaps your line of work actually requires you to put in some hours or perform a work-related task of some kind even though you’re not inside the office. Well, you are not alone. There are many others out there like you, and there’s one thing that you have in common with many of them: the need for a mobile office suite.
There’s no shortage of good mobile office suites on Android. The problem is, a lot of them cost money. Is there a chance that we’ll get to see a truly great mobile office suite for Android that is free?
The answer is yes. The team behind LibreOffice for the desktop is still actively working on a version that’s compatible with the Android operating system. Called LibreOffice for Android, it’s already in the pre-alpha development stage and should be ready in just a few short months.
LibreOffice for Android is actually available for download already through the official LibreOffice nightly builds web site. But the thing is, it is still in pre-alpha form as mentioned earlier. And although it is in one piece, it still hasn’t been put together quite right yet. There are plenty of bugs, as is normal, which are to be ironed out in later stages of the app’s development.
If you’re curious to know what exactly LibreOffice for Android can do in its current state, then by all means, check out the source link below and download the necessary APK files to get started with using it.
The Google Glass kernel source is apparently available to download for developers to start playing with it.
Karthik’s Geek Center reports that it has found the Google Glass kernel source “in a temporary location on Google Code” from where it should be moved to a more permanent location in the future. In case you’re interested in getting your hands on it, head on to the Source links below to get yours – you’re looking at a 68.9MB tar.xz file.
What’s interesting about the Google Glass kernel is that it has some NFC references in it, as the same source points out:
On digging into the Kernel, looks like it has got all the headers required for NFC support. May be Glass is NFC enabled? Or may be, since its running Android source, it has the NFC drivers by default?
However, there’s nothing to suggest that Google Glass will have any NFC-related features. In fact, NFC is not mentioned in the specs sheet of the product – and by now we also learned more details about the processor type, RAM and Android version Google Glass runs.
Getting back to developing for Glass, you should also know that Google Glass has already been rooted, with the process described as “easy” by at least one developer.
Meanwhile, Google said via Eric Schmidt that it will exercise some caution initially by pre-approving apps for Glass, with the process opening up in the future. The same Schmidt also revealed in a recent interview that the commercial launch of the Glass will only take place in about a year or so.
In case you happen to have a great Google Glass app in the works, drop us a shout!
When Microsoft Lync for Android was first released back in 2011, it was still stuck in the 2010 era of user-interface design. As you can imagine, it looks severely outdated now when compared with Microsoft’s other mobile applications. Fortunately, a much needed updated has finally been released by Microsoft. Today, Android users can finally download Lync 2013.
Lync 2013 for Android still works the same way as the original. Users are required to have a Lync account before using it, and some of its features might need an update to Lync server in order to work. If everything is in place, Lync 2013 will allow users to take advantage of quick and easy Exchange collaboration on the go.
According to the official Lync 2013 Google Play page, its key features include the following:
- View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, voice or video call.
- Connect to Lync Meetings with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
- Forward or simultaneously ring calls to your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number so you’ll never miss a call.
- Lync 2013 for Android provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.
To download Lync 2013 and start using it on your very own Android devices, then simply go on to the Google Play link posted as a source below.
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Due to the most recent advancements in the world of consumer electronics and technology, tactile buttons are slowly but surely going the way of the dodo. Touch-based control is where it’s at. And thankfully, tapping, poking, and swiping are not the best options for “touching” that human beings can do.
Indeed, there’s an innovative category of touch-based control called gestures, and it’s one of the better ways of performing actions on most modern touch-based devices. Android smartphones and tablets are of course no exception. So it’s a good thing that a new gesture launcher app has just become available on Android. And the best thing about it is that it can be downloaded and used for free.
We’re talking about Trigger, the latest gesture launcher made available for Android, which can be downloaded right now for free on Google Play. The free app is a limited version that lets users employ a maximum of six different gestures on their devices. Meanwhile, a premium version of the app with no such limits or restrictions can also be downloaded on Google Play. It costs .99.
Trigger will enable users to do all sorts of things with their Android-powered devices all with the use of gestures. Things like launching certain apps and performing certain actions will be so much easier, with the caveat that they will require memorization of a few new gesture-based actions. If you’re still not convinced that it’s worth the price, feel free to take the free version for a spin to see what it’s like.