After launching last year in the US, Google Play Store gift cards are finally available in the UK.
Samsung have sent out invites to an event taking place on March 14th, with the tagline ‘get ready 4 the show’. You guessed it, this is the event where we will finally see the Samsung Galaxy S4. The features of the company’s next flagship device are still unknown, but no doubt there will be lots of minor software and hardware upgrades to keep the phone at the top of the competition throughout this year.
After being in a beta stage for a number of months, SwiftKey 4 has finally arrived on the Google Play Store. The most exciting feature in the updated keyboard is Flow, a gesture way of typing very similar to Swype.
Google Now is probably one of the best features of Android at the moment, and it’s packed with little features which could be useful at any time. I just found out about this feature yesterday, but it’s extremely useful and eliminates the need for a lot of popular applications.
Earlier today, HTC announced their latest flagship device in New York, the HTC One. The the device is the successor to the still impressive ‘One X’ line of devices, and HTC really went all out to ensure that this is the phone to beat over the next few months.
If you were to walk into your local phone retailer right now, you’ll probably notice that, with the exception of only a few devices, most smartphones follow the same design trend of a slightly curved body. It’s a great design idea which means people can hold it very easily and comfortably, but it’s beginning to get old.
This B1 Phone is a concept created by Philip de los Reyes, which ‘takes advantage of the rectangular nature of phones instead of fighting it’.
I might just be the biggest fan of Google’s advertising campaigns, but I’m always keen to see how others would market their products.
This project I just came across was created by Junichi Tsuneoka who was hired to ‘design a series of posters capturing the many different Google services but with a common aesthetic’. I’d say he does that very well, it’s just a shame we he only created four of them!
Glovebox for Android is an application which replicates the app drawer function of Ubuntu OS, which allows you to access pre-defined apps by swiping to the right.
As I covered yesterday, an update to the Google Search app for Android brought a number of new features, including widgets for the home and lock screen. However I was unaware that, in some places, the image at the top of the Google Now app is replaced with the Doodle from Google.com.
Google have just rolled out an update to Google Search, enabling a number of new features for Google Now, including the widget which was leaked earlier this week.