Nexus 4 users can now check out the delights of Android L.
After it was announced that both Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 users will have access to the Android L preview, it seems that the Nexus 4 is not far behind. Over at XDA, the L preview has been made fully available for all Nexus 4 users.
The installation process might be a little different to what you’re used to, but they’re easy enough to follow. Follow this link to the official forum thread and download source.
Via: XDA [sykopompos]
Experimental software Cider brings the Apple experience to Android
Experimental software Cider brings the Apple experience to Android.
Is this the future of your Nexus 7? Cider is a new program that enables users to run iOS apps on any Android device – and have access to all their Apple content.
A day where Android users can have full access to Apple’s App Store may be with us sooner rather than later. Six students at Columbia University have developed Cider, a piece of software that enables users to access a wide library of iOS apps across their Android devices. You can watch a demo video here.
Got a Chromecast? Here are some apps you need to check out.Stevie for Chromecast
Social media addicts will no doubt love the Stevie app. It brings together your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts into one place and creates a virtual TV show of each account for you to look through on your TV. On top of that, Stevie also brings together social media content from bands, magazines and other public figures and creates another TV channel where you can see what they’ve been up to or search for additional content using hash tags.
Download apps for your LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live in the new Android Wear section.
For those who have already pre-ordered either the Gear Live or G Watch, you’ll be happy to know that you can now find a new section dedicated to Android Wear apps.
As well as the official Android Wear app (that looks fantastic by the way), there’s also the likes of IFTTT, Contacts+ and Banjo.
The current selection is small, with around 20 or so apps available, but their are plans to launch more and more in the upcoming months.
Samsung are adding to their library of Android smartphones with 4 new budget devices.
Samsung is set to add 4 new devices to its range of Android smartphones, with each being touted as an affordable handset. Check out the specifications for each new device below.Samsung Galaxy Core II 4.5″ TFT display (480×800) 1.2GHz quad-core processor 768MB RAM 4GB storage (expandable to 64GB) 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front 2000mAh battery Weight: 138g Dimensions: 130.3x68x9.8mm Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 4″ TFT display (480×800) 1GHz dual-core processor 512MB RAM 1500mAh battery 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front Weight: 123.8g Dimensions: 121.4×62.9x11mm Samsung Galaxy Young 2 3.5″ HVGA TFT display (320×480) 1GHz single-core processor 512MB RAM 1300mAh battery 4GB storage (expandable to 32GB) 3-megapixel rear camera Weight: 108g Dimensions: 109.8×59.9×11.8mm Samsung Galaxy Star 2 3.5″ HVGA display (320×480) 1GHz single-core processor 512MB RAM 1300mAh battery 4GB storage (expandable to 32GB) No 3G network support
For news about these and phones and more, make sure to check out Android Magazine.
There’s everything from zombies to audio players in this week’s Google Play apps of the week.The Waking Dead: Season Two
The first season of the Walking Dead game proved to be a massive hit and the second one is as engaging as ever. Great storyline with plenty of twists and turns along the way.