2.5 Stories September 18, 2014

Pebble 2.5 firmware lands w/ support for Emoji, new Compass app, more

Pebble has launched version 2.5 of its smartwatch firmware, packing a bunch of great new features. The company says that the firmware brings the ability for the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches to display Emoji, replacing the previous small white boxes that are all too familiar across platforms without Emoji support. The company is also launching the Compass app that they promised long ago, which can be picked up on the Pebble appstore.

Additionally, the app includes some interesting new abilities for users who have recently upgraded to iOS 8. Notably, the update now allows iOS users to dismiss notifications by┬áclicking the X button to dismiss one, and holding it down to dismiss all. Pebble also says that the app should stay live in the background more often on iOS, but the company says that users should make sure not to disable “Smartwatch Proximity.”

The smartwatch should have improved Bluetooth and notification reliability compared to previous firmware versions, and Pebble says that 2.5 also fixes a plethora of bugs.

2.5 Stories September 29, 2011

Skype pushed out version 2.5 of their Android app that sees video support added to an additional 14 devices (full list below) bringing the total to 41.

Other enhancements in the update include landscape support and the ability to zoom in on video calls, improved bluetooth support, and the usual bug fixes and performance improvements that will “boost the user experience of Skype for Android”. You can also now edit and delete instant messages.

As part of the announcement, Skype noted the app will come pre-installed on various Motorola smarpthones and tablets including the Xoom and Atrix.

You can grab Skype 2.5 from the Android market now. Full list of newly supported devices below, or get a full list from the Market. expand full story

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