18
Nov
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Tonight, TouchType Ltd. released a much-anticipated update to SwiftKey X, the text prediction authority among replacement keyboards. The update brings a ton of improvements, from UI tweaks to performance and language changes, and even prediction enhancements. Perhaps more important than all of that, however, is the fact that SwiftKey X 2.2 has full Ice Cream Sandwich support, and an enhanced multi-touch framework, keeping the keyboard replacement ahead of the curve.

Specifically, the update brings the following changes:

    • Full language localization for major European languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portugese)
    • Intelligent typing support extended to 35 languages, including Arabic and Hebrew
    • Enhanced multi-touch framework for faster typing
    • Prediction and correction enhancements thanks to a more efficient Fluency engine
    • Graphic enhancements, including a better settings menu, alternative character selection and sharing features
    • Enhancements to the keyboard to change the height in both portrait and landscape modes
    • New Dvorak and Colemak layouts for those who wish to depart from QWERTY
    • Reduced memory use
    • Full Support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

    If you aren't already a fan of SwiftKey X, these enhancement should go a long way in convincing you.

    17
    Nov
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    Today brings more good news for Google TV owners with the release of the cloud-powered Google Music app. As Jurek Foryciarz, Product Manager of Google TV puts it:

    The app syncs with your Google Music account in the cloud, so there is no need to stream from a computer or download songs to the TV. Simply download the Google Music app for Google TV from Android Market, login with your account, and enjoy your entire music library through your HDTV and home theater system.

    17
    Nov
    hi-256-0-2cc0d5b8833130440fd41574589350ceca5710a5

    If you've been envious of some of the awesome new games rolling out for Tegra devices, then you'll be happy to know that two popular Tegra-only titles - Shadowgun and Sprinkle - have just been updated to bring compatibility to non-Tegra devices.

    Shadowgun, a futuristic action-shooter, is probably one of the best games for Android to date, sporting insanely good graphics, a decent storyline, and compelling gameplay. This is one game that should definitely be a welcome addition to any gamer's catalog.

    16
    Nov
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    The Google Music 4.0.9 update (remember the pre-release version 4.0.1 we leaked last month?) is live in the Android Market. The app now integrates with the new Music-enabled Market and has a brand new, much improved ICS-like UI.

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    Update: For those outside the U.S., here are some download mirrors:

    Note: If you are using the leaked Music v4.0.1, you will need to uninstall it first, as it was signed with a different Google key.

    16
    Nov
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    Galaxy S 4G owners, the wait is finally over - Gingerbread is officially available for your device. Samsung threw a couple more fixes into the mix as well, like a Google security patch (vague, I know), camera enhancements, and Wi-Fi enhancements.

    Unfortunately, this one won't be coming to your device over-the-air, so you'll have to install Kies Mini and grab the USB cable in order to pull it.

    The entire process seems to be pretty cut-and-dried, so it should go off without a hitch.

    15
    Nov
    hi-256-0-04e29df122ecc204538e734c774143ec8c79add3

    While Netflix has had support (whether legit or not) for Android tablets for quite a while, there is one thing that can definitely be said about it: the interface was crap. Sure, it worked out great on the phone, but a lot of valuable screen real estate and key components of Android 3.1+ were going to waste on tablets. I guess the Netflix team realized this, because an update has been pushed to the tablet interface that fixes most of the aforementioned issues.

    15
    Nov
    ToshibaThrive_04

    Thrive owners, grab your slate and start checking for updates -- Android 3.2 is now available. The bump in Android version is the nuts-and-bolts of this update, along with improved screen rotation speed.

    The changelog also notes that the YouTube and Android Market widgets may disappear after installing the update due to "a change in the application naming convention," but they can simply be added back.

    So, hit the update app, cross your fingers, and hope it all works out better for the Thrive than it did the Galaxy Tab 10.1

    [via Android Central]

    14
    Nov
    htc-droid-incredible-e1

    Update: We're getting reports that this should be rolling out in full-force now. Anyone get theirs today?

    Update 2: We're hearing that a lot of people are still without the update, so we pinged HTC to make sure everything is rolling as planned. Everything is right on schedule, so just sit tight -- it should be hitting your device anytime now.

    Update 3: After months of silence, it seems the beast has awoken, and the update is rolling out yet again, with the same version number 4.06.605.3.

    14
    Nov
    hi-124-5

    The YouTube app just received an update to bring a few new features, including a +1 button, "watch later" queue, and the ability to upload while editing video info, along with one unexpected issue. The app description now says it's for Android 2.2-2.3.3, and, as a result, isn't showing up on devices running other versions, including Honeycomb tablets. Despite this, I was able to pull the update on my Incredible running CM7 (Android 2.3.7), although Artem couldn't even see YouTube in the Market on his stock rooted Epic 4G Touch (Android 2.3.4).

    11
    Nov
    final-home

    Logitech may have said that launching the Revue was "a mistake of implementation of gigantic nature" and that it has chosen to ditch Google TV entirely, but it has, thankfully, decided against reneging on its promise of one more software update. And, yes, said software update is exactly the one that was shown to us back at the end of October: the one that brings an updated, usable interface and - drumroll please - Android Market integration.

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