manager Stories December 8, 2014

Google Play Services 6.5 now available from Android SDK Manager

The latest version of Google Play Services for Android is now available to developers through Android SDK Manager. Google Play Services 6.5 features several new developer features for its Maps, Fit, and other APIs. Moreover, there is a new “lite mode” that allows developers to include a static map image in locations that would normally make it impractical or impossible to manipulate the map.

manager Stories November 3, 2014

Much like the five apps that Sony released last week for its SmartBand Talk, ASUS has today launched three apps for its upcoming ZenWatch Android Wear device (via Android Police). It’s kind of unfortunate, really, because Google made an app called “Wear” to do the kinds of things that these apps were made for. But along with Motorola (and the Moto 360), it appears the company has decided that it would rather have complete control over pairing and syncing its smartwatch.

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manager Stories June 27, 2013

Vine for Android adds support for front-facing camera, new upload manager, & speed improvements

Twitter’s Vine has pushed out an update for its Android app today that brings the video app to parity with its iOS counterpart. The update adds front-facing camera support as well as a new upload manager for all compatible devices.

In addition to these two new features, Vine for Android has also gotten some all-around speed improvements and support for more Android devices, although Twitter wouldn’t explicitly specify which ones.

The full Vine 1.2.0 for Android changelog is as follows:

  • Front-facing camera.
  • New upload manager for unsubmitted posts.
  • Improvements to settings.
  • Improvements to camera loading time and support for more devices.
  • Speed improvements overall.
  • Bug fixes and UI improvements.

You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

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