Weekly News Round-up: What You May Have Missed in the World of Android

Updates are the news of the week. Specifically, updates from Google. It seems they’re pushing out many of the changes discussed during Google I/O 2013 in the past couple weeks, and I’d expect even more. Hangouts, Gmail, and Chrome Beta were a few of the Android apps to receive updates this week. In other news:

  • BlackBerry Messenger is coming to Android, sometime. The rumor was June 27, but that’s being pushed aside by BlackBerry execs who say a U.K.-based tweet from T-Mobile specifying a US release date isn’t true. Too bad.
  • Evernote updated its app with reminders. They’re cool, just like Evernote.
  • If you’re having Gmail trash can withdrawals, check out this post to bring it back. Don’t forget about my how-to posts here and here.
  • Comic book aficiandos will want to check out this post from Lifehacker on the best comic book apps for Android.
  • might be one of the thousands of people in line to see The Internship movie. CNN has discusses why Google loves the movie.
  • PC World shares 15 great Google Chrome experiments.
  • Google’s bragging about it’s predictive capabilities. Apparently, it’s a box office success-predicting machine.
  • The “Google experience” is finally becoming a reality for Android users. Google’s taking control of devices and offering Google versions of the newest released phones. That means less crapware, near-instant Android updates, and an overall more satisfied user.
  • And finally, I’ve been there, done this. Unfortunately, I didn’t have YouTube or Google Search.

Have a great week!

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Jeff Taylor

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