LG has confirmed a white variant for the popular Nexus 4 smartphone.
The bargain priced LG Nexus 4 is finally making its long awaited debut in white. LG has only just confirmed that the device will be rolling out internationally from May 29th, but no confirmation on whether we’ll see this variant available directly from the Google Play Store.
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We’ve got some brilliant apps for you to check out this week, including a revamped version of Sonic The Hedgehog and a replacement for the stock messaging app in Textra SMS.Clueful
If security is of paramount importance to you, then Clueful is a useful tool to have. It scans every app on your device to make sure it’s not only safe to use, but that its permissions are suitable for your needs.
Samsung’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega is confirmed for a UK release.
Samsung’s biggest phone ever, the Samsung Galaxy Mega is set for a UK release. The 6.3-inch behemoth is currently available for pre-order from Clove Technology for the princely sum of £459.99.
For your money you’ll be getting your hands on a phone packing a massive screen, Android 4.2.2, 1.7GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. The Mega is also going to be 4G enabled, meaning that some people will be able to get blistering download speeds.
Let us know if you plan on getting your hands on the Mega, or if it’s just way too big!
The Chrome browser has been updated with the Google Now voice search feature.
Google has been radically evolving their voice search service recently, with Google Now including more cards than ever before. In the newest update to the Chrome browser, Google has now added a Now styled voice search for users to explore. A demo at the recent Google I/O keynote displayed a full voice search using the new service, but what has currently added to the Chrome browser is rather basic compared to the demo.
If you want to try out the new voice search you’ll need to update your browser to the 27.0.1453.93 build. To update, juse open the Settings menu within Chrome and go the About Chrome section. Here the browser will check for updates and prompt you to restart it. Once you’ve updated it successfully, you can then press the microphone in the search bar to begin your voice search.
Although this week has been dominated by Google I/O, there are some brilliant apps making waves on the Google Play store.Carmageddon
The original PlayStation classic has made its long awaited debut on the Android platform and my word is it brilliant. Destroy as many cars as possible and collect points along the way. It’s completely over the top and violence is at a premium here.
Google I/O showcased some fantastic new apps and features. Take a look as we round-up the news regarding Play Music All Access, Hangout, Play Games and the Galaxy S4 running stock Android.
If you managed to sit through the entire Google I/O keynote yesterday, then hats off to you. The event showcased Google’s plans for the year ahead and there’s never been a better time to be involved in the tech industry. But what does the event mean for the Android platform? We’ve put together a quick guide to everything new and exciting that will appear on your phone soon enough.Play Music All Access
As well as having a complete redesign, the Play Music app will now include its very own streaming service to rival that of Spotify. Although the All Access service will only be initially launched in the U.S for $9.99 per month, or $7.99 for early adopters, it’ll enable users to gather their various music playlists in one place. Google has been quick off the mark getting many big name publishers onboard to make it something that both Spotify and Rdio will really need to keep an eye on.Hangouts
Another area in which Google has looked to make big changes to is with its various messaging platforms. Hangouts looks to bring all these together, providing a single place to stay in contact with everyone. The app itself lets people share messages, photos, videos and video chats across Android and iOS devices. The downside to the app is that it doesn’t support SMS messaging, as of yet, but it’s an area which Google are looking to cover soon enough.