In Brief: Android-related things worth knowing today
In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. If you have something that you think is worth a mention on AndroidGuys, be sure to reach out to us via our contact page.
Belkin announced this week that Android devices are now compatible with the most current and future WeMo devices. In other words, products such as the WeMo Light Switch, WeMo Switch and WeMo Switch + Motion can be controlled from anywhere via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks.
Scosche announced the availability of four new colors of the boomBOTTLE wireless speaker for streaming music while biking, hiking, camping and more. Blue, Green Yellow and Pink designs now complement the previously launched Grey model.
Have you had a chance to look at how stunning Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne looks for Android? Demonstrated at the Android 4.3 unveiling, it is one sharp-looking game that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
New startup JuiceBee is looking to Kickstarter for some help in its innovative 2-in1 USB Device Charger and Battery Backup combo. The device packs a 3000mAh battery backup that will fully charge your smartphone from 0% to full with power left over.
Swiftkey recently introduced a new service for its users which automatically configures a user’s keyboard based on previously created vocabulary, enhanced predictions, and language profiles. Pretty sharp stuff, it’s called Swiftkey Cloud because… well you can probably tell why.
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Google has just deployed a huge update to its Map application which brings offline mode, lane assistance, and Uber integration. Updated for both Android and iOS, the new Maps app