Category Archives: Google
First Google gave some leading developers the ability to reply to user comments on Google Play last year, but now it looks like the company is letting more developers to use this feature. It’s still unclear when all developers can use that feature, but a spokesperson told to The Next Web that this feature is gradually expanding to additional Android developers. Developers can also reply once to a comment and Google outlines a few straightforward posting guidelines — namely, developer should “make it clear and relevant,” “be nice,” “don’t solicit or promote” and “keep it clean.” Users will also receive an email when developer reply to the comment.
ASUS enters the Google TV competition with it’s latest innovation, Qube. Qube is Google TV device that lets users access to Android apps, movies, TV and more, and it can be controlled via smartphone or tablet app. It also allows user to use motion control and voice search features, ASUS claims that Qube is the first Google TV device that lets user to do that. Qube with Google TV also includes 50GB of ASUS WebStorage as standard.
Qube with Google TV
ASUS WL-330 NUL Pocket Router
· Marvell Berlin G2 chipset
· Android Honeycomb 3.2 platform
· 4GB flash storage with 1GB DDR3 RAM
· 124 x 124 x 124mm
Google TV is going to be huge in CES2013, which starts next week, as the company wants to make it’s platform more mainstream. Google announced on Friday a number of of upcoming partnerships and upgrades, including products from Hisense, TCL, ASUS and more. Existing partners, LG, Sony and Vizio, among others, will show their latest Google TV platform.
More interestingly ASUS is going to introduce a device known as Qube, which is going to be similar to “Roku dongle.” It’s not surprise that ASUS is partnering with Google in order of doing “Qube”, remember Nexus 7? It’s been highly popular and maybe ASUS’ Qube will be as popular too. Check out more teaser photo from ASUS after the break.
There’s no LTE support for Nexus 4, but it seems that i doesn’t matter much, as the device is sold out in Google Play. In a thread in XDA-developers forum, the users has used serial numbers to see where and when their device was made, and give us a clue how many devices Google actually has sold. In that serial, first three letters produced tells the year, month and country where the Nexus 4 was made. Example, 212K, device was made in the 12th month of the year 2012 in Korea.
By using this system users were able to provide roughly how many devices were being produced per month, 70,000 in October, 90,000 in November, and 210,000 in December. There’s still many Google Play customers waiting their devices, but as you can see from the numbers Google and LG are trying to cope with the high demand, and manufacturing more and more Nexus 4 smartphones.
It’s been rumored for a while now, that ASUS made dock for Nexus 7 would be launched in Europe and U.S. There’s now some good news for all you Nexus 7 owners. According to report from dutch site AndroidWorld.nl, ASUS made dock for Nexus 7 will arrive in mid-January to Europe with price tag of 29.99€. In U.S B&H Photo, started to accept pre-orders in im December, is now showing expected availability date of January 10th.
Nexus 7 dock connects to the device with pogo pins and allows it to connect to other devices through microUSB and headphone jack.
Apple has done it already, and by that i mean picked best apps for 2012, and now it’s time to Google’s announce best Android apps for 2012. Not all of the app were launched in 2012, some apps got huge updates boosting their functionality and allowing them in the top Android apps list of 2012. There’s not much surprises on the list – Evernote, Pocket and Pinterest are all in the list. Check out the full list after the break.
Google is working with Motorola to design it’s own ‘X Phone’, according to report from WSJ. The new device would not replace Motorola’s Droid line-up, instead it’s going to be all new device. The of the project is said to be former Google product manager, Lior Ron. Ot’s also believed that the new ‘X Phone’ will provide high quality camera and photo software.
Other new technologies that are said to be explored are bendable display and ceramic case for durability. There’s no information about the design of the phone. It’s also reported that ‘X Phone’ is going to use image and gesture-recognition software, made by comapny’s recently purchased Viewdle.