BlackBerry has been coy about its mobile plans as of late, but there's little doubt the company is getting ready to give Android a shot with the Venice. This portrait slider has been leaking all over the place, and now we're getting our best look at the device yet with a 4-minute hands-on video courtesy of a Canadian phone retailer called Baka Mobile.
Did you visit Google Fit's website back when the service first launched? It was a bare bones affair. The screen was mostly gray, and you were presented with the same information you saw inside the app, only tucked away on the left side of the screen. There really wasn't much reason to pay it any attention, so we didn't.
We started hearing reports the other day that Google had thrown the switch to allow Citi cards to be added in Android Pay, but we were unable to get confirmation. Now the Android Pay site has been updated, and there can be no doubt. Citi is a go.
Welcome back to another week of the Android Police Podcast. To catch us live on Hangouts On Air every Thursday at 5:30PM PST (subject to change as per the calendar widget below), just head over to androidpolice.com/podcast. For the unedited video show, click here (warning: this week's video may contain long spots where Hangouts drops and the video cuts). As always, we'll take your questions at 530-HELLO-AP and also at our email address: podcast at androidpolice dot com.
On this week's episode: Amazon's newest Fire tablets and boxes, the Huawei Watch, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Android Pay, and more!
Hey, you don't have to explain to me why you want a VPN account. In an age where people are increasingly concerned about what companies do with their data, being compromised by hackers, and government surveillance, I'm not going to give you a hard time for wanting your privacy. Huh? You just want to torrent some stuff? Oh, well, whatever, sure, yeah, you can do that too.
If you're a Sprint customer and you've added Sprint Open World coverage, the carrier won't charge you any extra to place calls to certain parts of the world. You also get unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data when you travel to any of the "Included" locales. "Additional" ones cost 20 cents a minute.
Sprint has added 33 more destinations to the list, bringing the total up to over 60.
Jason Derulo is an artist who makes music and today his latest album, 'Everything Is 4', is free on Google Play. Here's the playlist.
As you can see it's the full album, however, it has been edited for the radio. So, if you enjoy your music without odd pauses and missing words you will have to shell out $8 for the explicit version of the album. On the plus side, you can listen to the free version of the album with your mom and grandma without being embarrassed. Yup, you can sit around the table for dinner with the matriarchs of your family and listen to tracks like, 'Get Ugly', 'Love Me Down', and 'Want To Want Me' with no fear of a naughty word making things awkward.
In a rare twist, Google was quick to update a changelog on the Play Store, and this one is definitely worth it. Some big improvements have been made to the Chromecast (Google Cast) support in the latest update to Play Music, including some stability improvements, gapless playback, and continuous playback after a caster leaves the area. On top of that, a look inside turned up evidence that Google may soon allow users to "gift" subscriptions to other people. If you just can't wait to get the goods, we've got a download link at the bottom.
It's highly unusual, but a changelog was posted right away with the release of the latest update.
Playing games is fun, but what about making them? The Weekly Humble Bundle can help you do just that for a very reasonable price. In addition to a pile of games (mostly Windows), you can get a license to the popular GameMaker: Studio Pro software with Android export. That would usually cost you $299, but it's only $12 via Humble Bundle.