Use Google Currents? So Do We!
Do you get your daily dose of news on Google Currents? If you currently do not, you may wish to give it a try. For those unfamiliar, Google Currents is an aesthetically appealing news client for Android (and *cough*iOS*cough*) that presents information from various sources in a magazine-like manner. Content is arranged in the form of Editions, which come from both select publishers and trending articles.
Today we are proud to announce that you can now catch up on the latest in mobile development news through our own XDA Edition. Here, you will be able to access all of our news stories in a convenient and mobile-optimized manner. And since the app syncs to allow for offline reading, we can’t think of a better way to spend those tough times when a cellular signal is just out of reach.
What are you waiting for? Head over to the XDA-Developers Currents Edition on your mobile device today!
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One new feature of "Android M" (speculation on potential names welcomed on the back of a postcard) which gained little attention at Google I/O so far was the introduction of a new, automatic backup feature for application data. Obviously, it's still early days yet, though you can download the developer preview (if you're brave!), so we can't be sure of the final implementation, but there are a few gotchas here that developers should be aware of. Automation The first is...
It has now been seen that Android M will receive a new app drawer as part of the stock launcher. The first four icons you will see in your drawer now will be automatically updated to represent your recently used applications. Whether or not this will be directly based on those apps seen in your recent apps menu or uses a combination of that and your most frequently used apps remains to be seen. Below this is the start of a standard...
The keynote we had all been waiting for has just ended and it's time to enjoy all the new Android goodies! Google announced tons of awesome new stuff today so there is definitely a lot to check out. Let us know which Google IO announcement you're most excited about and why in the comments below.