When it comes to checking the weather on your Android phone, the official Weather Channel app is one of the most popular ways. Search “weather” on Google Play; it’s the first app to come up, and it has the most reviews. Unfortunately, it’s never been the best at what it does. Despite its massive popularity, ... Read More »
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If I had to list which Android feature goes most underutilized in my everyday use, it’d have to be the lock screen, and lock screen widgets. I love what Google has done with widgets on the lock screen, giving users fast access to completely customized information, but until recently, I never gave it much thought. ... Read More »
Carbon for Twitter has been one of the most anticipated apps to come to Android in a long time. Once a webOS app with a ton of potential, Carbon for Twitter has finally made its way into the Google Play Store. So was it worth the wait? Is it good enough to dethrone well established ... Read More »
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Facebook still working to get employees on Android, releases internal Rage Shake bug submission tool
Back in late August of this year, we brought you a story on how Facebook was forcing its employees to switch to Android in order to get them to see just how bad the app was. We’ve seen nary an improvement to the Android Facebook app since then, but Facebook isn’t giving up.
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The Google Play store hit a huge milestone last week. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, there are now 700,000 apps available to download for Android. To celebrate, some of the staff here at Android and Me figured we’d let you know what frequently used app we think deserves to grace your device.
There are a lot of social networks out there. And I do mean a lot. Besides Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, there’s Tent.io, Identi.ca, Heello, Pinterest, Geeklist; the list goes on and on. It takes something special to stand out from the crowd these days. Enter: App.net, the micro-blogging, “real-time social feed without ... Read More »
It’s no secret that Android is still lagging behind the competition in terms of tablet optimized apps. With Google officially carrying an Android tablet on the Play store, it’s time for something to be done about that. Google has been working hard to emphasize how important it is to build dynamic apps that scale and ... Read More »
In Google’s vision of the future, your phone is your guide to the physical world around you. Information should auto-populate your device based on where you are, and what you’re doing. Google Now is the perfect example of how this philosophy can be implemented to boost productivity, while Niantic Lab’s new Field Trip application shows ... Read More »
In an attempt to keep Google+’s photography features robust and up to par with the competition, Google has announced that they have acquired the photo-centric company behind the 2011 iPad app of the year, Snapseed: Nik Software.
The partnership between Facebook and Instagram is deadly to the competition. A one-two punch that, for right now, ... Read More »
While the iOS version of Facebook may have gotten a much improved native app today, Android users are still stuck with an abomination of an app. There are constant complaints over just how terrible the Android app is, and what’s worse, Facebook knows it. So just how do they plan on fixing it? By forcing ... Read More »