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.
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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 »
Several days ago we found that any time now, Google Play gift cards should be available for purchase. That day has finally come, with Google opening an official gift card landing page listing several select retailers where gift cards will be initially available.
Available in $10, $25 and $50 denominations, Google ... Read More »
The makers of BlindType have just released a working demo of their latest project on iOS, and it’s coming soon to Android. The new alternative keyboard is called Fleksy and it boasts many of the same features BlindType once did.
BlindType, the keyboard replacement app, is sort of a legend among Android users. Back in 2010, BlindType ... Read More »
Madfinger’s decision to move their popular zombie shooter game Dead Trigger from $0.99 to free was met with both cheers and jeers. Anyone looking to download the game for free from Google Play couldn’t have been more happy. Those who had already purchased the game felt like they had been cheated, which Madfinger ... Read More »
Last September, I took a look at Samsung’s home screen replacement called Pure Breeze Launcher. At the time, I went easy on them. It was pretty bad when it first came out, but I praised Samsung nonetheless for “thinking outside the box” (ugh). But that was then. And this is now. Pure Breeze ... Read More »