Android – Christian eBuddy Blog http://blog.christianebuddy.com Christian eBuddy Wed, 25 May 2016 06:27:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Google asks the Internet for N-words — what could possibly go wrong? http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/google-asks-the-internet-for-n-words-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/google-asks-the-internet-for-n-words-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/#respond Wed, 18 May 2016 19:58:01 +0000 http://techcrunch.com/?p=1324276  What’s worse than asking the Internet at large to name your product? Telling them it has to start with N. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the stupefying magnitude of Google’s naiveté here. Read More]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/google-asks-the-internet-for-n-words-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/feed/ 0 Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/android-wear-2-0-gets-a-keyboard-standalone-apps-activity-recognition-and-a-new-ui/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/android-wear-2-0-gets-a-keyboard-standalone-apps-activity-recognition-and-a-new-ui/#respond Wed, 18 May 2016 18:21:45 +0000 http://techcrunch.com/?p=1322345  Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform launched more than two years ago and it’s now supported by more than a dozen brands and runs on more than 100 watch designs. Today, the company took the wraps off version 2.0 of Android Wear, the biggest update of the platform yet. Google will release the developer preview of Wear 2.0 at I/O, but it’ll take until the fall before… Read More]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/android-wear-2-0-gets-a-keyboard-standalone-apps-activity-recognition-and-a-new-ui/feed/ 0 Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/microsoft-offloads-nokia-feature-phone-business-to-foxconn-for-350m/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/microsoft-offloads-nokia-feature-phone-business-to-foxconn-for-350m/#respond Wed, 18 May 2016 10:40:34 +0000 http://techcrunch.com/?p=1323938  Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner Nokia said it has inked a deal to license its brand to HMD Global, a new Finnish company run by ex-Nokia and Microsoft devices staff, to “create a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile… Read More]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/microsoft-offloads-nokia-feature-phone-business-to-foxconn-for-350m/feed/ 0 ‘Pokemon Go’ field test signups are now live http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/pokemon-go-field-test-signups-are-now-live/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/pokemon-go-field-test-signups-are-now-live/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 03:36:00 +0000 http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/16/pokemon-go-field-test-signups-live-now/ Pokemon Go, the mobile app that allows users to travel the globe on their own Pokemon journey, is finally open for registration for United States users. Niantic Labs' field test is available to sign up for right now, with users being chosen to try ou...]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/pokemon-go-field-test-signups-are-now-live/feed/ 0 Google Play makes it easier to test Android apps http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/google-play-makes-it-easier-to-test-android-apps/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/google-play-makes-it-easier-to-test-android-apps/#respond Mon, 16 May 2016 05:36:00 +0000 http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/16/google-play-simplifies-beta-tests/ It's not too hard to beta test an Android app, but the process still tends to involve jumping through a few hoops. You might need to visit the developer's website, for instance, or join a community. Thankfully, it's about to get downright trivial i...]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/google-play-makes-it-easier-to-test-android-apps/feed/ 0 Making wearables more useful and smart homes less of a chore http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/making-wearables-more-useful-and-smart-homes-less-of-a-chore/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/making-wearables-more-useful-and-smart-homes-less-of-a-chore/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 17:56:24 +0000 http://techcrunch.com/?p=1321952  Wearables might be set to get a whole lot more useful in future if research being conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group is indicative of the direction of travel. Read More]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/making-wearables-more-useful-and-smart-homes-less-of-a-chore/feed/ 0 More evidence points toward Android VR unveil at Google I/O http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/more-evidence-points-toward-android-vr-unveil-at-google-io/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/more-evidence-points-toward-android-vr-unveil-at-google-io/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 13:57:54 +0000 http://techcrunch.com/?p=1321961  According to multiple rumors and a newly spotted placeholder on the Google Play Developer Console, it seems that Google will be unveiling an Android VR headset at Google I/O next week. Android Police first spotted the placeholder, which is currently just that — you can’t click into the link like you would be able to with the Android Wear, Android TV, or Android Auto. Last week,… Read More]]> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/more-evidence-points-toward-android-vr-unveil-at-google-io/feed/ 0