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

Kiss Apple and Samsung’s patent feud goodbye, at least if you’re in a country other than the United States. The two agreed to dismiss all international lawsuits and continue fighting on “native soil.”

In other news:

  • This post points out that a multi-user feature might be available in Android L when it’s officially released. Of course, multi-user support is already available, though spotty depending on the device.
  • More mobile users surf the internet via Android devices than any other mobile operating system.
  • Not keen on your family’s leftovers? Perhaps you’d like to try someone else’s meal.
  • iDevices makes a ton of cool products for Apple devices. Android users can connect to these devices with the new iDevices app.
  • Here’s a great look at how Apple and Android phones will spark an economic revolution.
  • If you use Uber, here’s a new way to share the cost.
  • Thankfully, in-flight calls might restricted.
  • Everyone’s favorite video tech guru, Marques Brownlee, shows off Android Wear.

  • Google Now Launcher is available for any device running Android 4.1 or higher.
  • I didn’t expect Google to update Android L before the Fall release, but an update is here. And just when I was about to revert back to Android 4.4.4.
  • The Android L update coincides with the release of the Google Fit SDK.
  • Android Device Manager can now tell your thief to return your device, and you.

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  •  Lawyerist has a great post on sharing files digitally with clients.
  • Amazon’s discounting their line of Chromebooks. Now take $20 off.
  • Want to take better photos with your Android phone? Try these tips.
  • And finally, check out this video on Google Sheets.

That’s it for this weekly news round-up.

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