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

California, here I come. If you’ll be in or around San Diego on Monday, then you should stop off at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay for the ACLEA’s 51st Mid-Year Meeting. I’ll be speaking on Google’s innovations and LinkedIn — the Google presentation will be better than the LinkedIn one, I can already guarantee that.

In other news…

Chromecast is the number 1 streaming device in the United States. If you own a Chromecast then you’ll know why.


I’m posting this story as a reminder to show my 7 year-old who’s very much into rocketry.


Dennis Kennedy has this ABA Journal article on the must-have apps for lawyers. Spoiler: the post is a little lot lacking on apps.


Is Microsoft getting more into the Android game? Perhaps.


And in a similarly related story, Cyanogenmod wants to be less Android.


Smart unlock is available for Chrome OS stable build. I’ve previewed smart unlock and how to set it up on Chromebook. Spoiler: you’ll love it.


Tim Cook hates Android. Shocker.


NBC Sports will stream the Super Bowl via its mobile app, just in case you can’t watch the game on a television.


Android has the best voice recognition system of any mobile platform.


More iOS users open emails, but Android users seem to pay more attention to the email contents.


VPN is an important tool, here’s how to set one up on Android.


This is a decent review of sub-$100 earbuds.


I’m always on the lookout for a better camera app for my Nexus 5.


Here are four things that make iOS users jealous of Android users…but they’re mostly hardware related, so I’m not really sure that’s true.


What makes Lollipop so great? Take a look at this video for a clue.


And along a similar vein, here are 5 broken features that frustrate Lollipop users. Can’t say I disagree with any of these complaints.


Want to build an Android app? Apparently, you can finish one in a week.


love using Cloud Print and sending documents to my printers from any location.


Developers are seeing more profitability from Android games, which is good news for the future of Android app development. Don’t expect to see more lawyer-specific apps though.


Apple Watch is coming in April, but aside from some die hard fanboys on either side, don’t expect a big war.


I like my Android Wear smartwatch, even though there are some fixes to make.


If you have Marriott’s mobile app installed on your phone or tablet, you might want to remove it now.


And since we’re talking apps, here are 13 more to consider. I’m not a total fan of each suggestion, but you’ll find a few to enjoy.


How much do you agree with these reasons why Android is better than iOS?


If you want to buy a Nexus Player — and you shouldn’t — you can pick one up at Best Buy, Amazon, or any other retailer. I note they’re about $5 cheaper than anywhere else if you buy from Amazon.


Dual-SIM phones are rare in the United States and Canada, but more common worldwide.


And if you’re looking for a way to organize your tech on your bedside, check out this post. The TekTuk is $50 on Amazon.


And finally, the future is here:

future-wearables

Have a great week!

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

  1. Regarding “Android is better than iOS”, I replaced my old battery in my original Note by myself for about $20 (the cost of the new battery). I also use my Note 3 constantly as my TV remote. I always have my phone on me so I basically never lose the remote anymore!

    • There aren’t a lot of functions iOS can do that Android devices can’t. However, for the sake of argument, iOS (Apple) does a great job at creating a “one stop sho” device. And while Android devices as a while might be better than Apple’s products, I still have to own a couple to compete.

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