Jawbone has finally introduced official support for its Jawbone UP24 Wristband. Though the Jawbone Up app has been available since last year, it was incompatible with the UP24 band. Now, Android devices with Bluetooth Smart can connect the band and begin tracking and synchronizing activities.
HTC obviously isn't excited when its phones leak, but the company says that's just a sign of excitement for its products. How will that affect its position as a premium Rolex of smartphones in the run-up to the All new HTC One debuting in two weeks?
The upcoming All New HTC One will try to change its photo approach once again by introducing Duo Camera, a camera that uses two lenses to provide more camera effects like refocusing and bokeh.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 on T-Mobile is becoming the Galaxy S 4 with Android 4.4 thanks to an update going out in stages right now. T-Mobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S 4 is receiving a 388 MB update delivered through an over-the-air update or the Samsung Kies software for PC or Mac OS. The phone has the improved stability and slight performance gains that comes with Android 4.4, as well as new messaging options, camera settings, and wireless printing.
There have been several rumors since last year that Google will release a smartwatch and version of Android made for wearable devices. Android SVP Sundar Pichai has confirmed that the latter half of those rumors are true because Google is set to release an Android wearable SDK in two weeks.
Samsung has yet another music streaming service to deliver the latest hits to smartphones. In addition to its internal music app that ships with every phone and its former Music Hub powered by 7digital, Android's leading manufacturer today unveiled Milk Music, a Slacker-powered streaming music app that is exclusive to Galaxy devices in the United States.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro has a desktop-inspired interface thanks to tools like Multi Window and the new Magazine-style layout. The Android tablet with a 12.2-inch HD display also has a laptop-inspired price.
Motorola is going back to school in the latest update to its MotoMaker customization site. Moto X buyers can now choose from nine new back colors or three new accent colors to get more options for personalizing the device. Motorola pitches the new colors as a way to get combinations related to American universities.
Though the Moto X can prompt Google Now even when the phone is off, the Nexus 5 can only do it on the home screen. A new video shows that the Nexus 5 is capable of having always-on listening just like the Moto X; Google simply chose not to include it.
Google Play Music has a new feature that allows users to create radio stations based on their current playlists. The new radio station tool appears to allow for a shortcut to having a more diverse and accurate station than the typical artist or song based tools that take time to learn the best songs to play based on feedback. A quick comparison of my DMX stations shows the playlist-sourced station did a better job playing the hits. Users can create a station by navigating to Playlists and tapping the column of three circles and selecting "Start radio." The tool works only with handcrafted playlists, so auto-created playlists for Recently added, Purchased, or Thumbs up will not work.