Let me Share Latest Android News Roundup: The Android Operating System is incredibly popular; it powers many of the top smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets all over the globe. New devices that utilize Android are coming out all the time, and news relating to the OS and the devices that are fueled by it are constantly coming over the wire. The following is just a quick round up of some of the latest Android news.
Robin rumbles with Siri
Apple’s voice activated assistant for the iPhone may not be the most popular iPhone feature, but that doesn’t mean that many app makers haven’t been trying to create a direct Siri competitor for Android. There are many out, but Robin, the newest, may be the best competitor. Robin is no Siri clone, however, as the app is geared toward drivers. Robin’s main functions are related to things like navigation, avoiding traffic congestion, and finding parking spaces. There are other assistant-like features, such as reminders and other more Siri-like functionality.
Samsung Galaxy S 3 Specials
This is a powerful, top of the line smartphone, and many Android fans have been dying to get their hands on it. With current specials on this phone all over North America, it may be a good value on top of being an impressive device. In Canada, all potential Samsung Galaxy S 3 owners will receive 50GB free storage on Dropbox, there’s been a rumor that United States users might also be offered such a deal in future. Additionally, existing AT&T customers in the states who buy their Galaxy S 3 from Amazon.com or Target can upgrade this smartphone for less than $150. This phone should be out on store shelves in July 2012.
Dropbox adds streaming video
Dropbox is a remote storage and file sharing service of choice for many. Recently, Dropbox did an upgrade to its Android app, and users running Android Ice Cream Sandwich got a cool new feature. Android 4.0 users now can stream video. It is possible now to easily add movies and other video to their smartphones without being afraid that they might run out of all of their available storage space. Users can get the Dropbox app from the Google Play Store.
Foursquare Gets a Facelift
One of the most popular location-based social apps, Foursquare for Android has been updated to a 5.0 version. Optimized for all versions of the Android OS, the new Foursquare has a user interface that is primed for those running Ice Cream Sandwich. A faster and more fun application, it is a complete overhaul of this popular app.
New Angry Birds!
Angry Birds fans can rejoice! Then newest seasonal selection of this top game has come to Android. The game with such a cute name has now a secondary title - Piglantis. Rovio’s newest release features an under-the-sea, Atlantis-type environment that is filled with pigs for the birds to fight against. The game has thirty new levels to challenge new players and old fans alike.
Power control apps are often the biggest battery killers
Researchers from Purdue University have been looking at which apps drain Android batteries the most, and the results were a bit surprising. Some apps and games that show ads will kill your battery. Other apps that will suck the life out of your phone are a bit more surprising; phones that use wakelocks to control the phone’s power are big culprits. When the wakelock, which keeps your phone from going to sleep, is set in some weird and irrational way, or fails while dealing with different APIs, your fully-charged phone could die in about five hours. The whole complete article, which may or may not name power draining applications, will be out soon.
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