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Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your smartphone – find out how

Even if you have to wait for a while before trying the Android 6.0 Marshmallow sweetness, you can at least see what it’s like to launch an Android 6.0 device. There is a new Google Now launcher out there and you can try it on your phone right now! It has been extracted from the latest developer build of Marshmallow. It is now available to anyone with Android device, not just devs or Nexus owners.

 

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This is mostly a cosmetic change however, because most features dedicated to Android Marshmallow will not work. You will not get the vertical app layout but you will get some nice wallpapers. Even if you won’t actually get to see anything heavy marshmallow-like, you can get an idea of how the new Google OS will work for you.

 

You can get the launcher from the APKMirror website and you can take it directly to your device. You have to make sure that your device can install apps from unknown sources before proceeding further though. You can toggle this feature on or off from the Settings à Security menu.

 

In order to get the full Android 6.0 Marshmallow deal, we will have to wait until the official launch, but anything is better than nothing, right?

 

Source: Techradar

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Android Wear app updated on Lollipop devices only

Android Wear app is getting its update today, and it will only work on Lollipop. The design of the update is similar to that of most Android Lollipop apps, is not as material as others and it will only be implemented on Lollipop devices.

The differences you will see are rearranged options and different settings, but if you pair your Wear smartwatch with a KitKat smartphone, you won’t be seeing any changes at all.

You can download the update via apk signed by Google, which means the update is legit and has not been tempered with whatsoever. The automatic update can take a few days so if you don’t want to wait, check out the link HERE.

Filename: com.google.android.wearable.app-1.0.4.1580939-401580939-minAPI18.apk

Version: 1.0.4.1580939 (401580939) (Android 4.3+)

MD5: 1f23f0dc0458a8a1e58223eaed03f523

 

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.wearable.app”]

 

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Google Maps app gets material design overhaul – see what else is different

Google Maps app is receiving a big material redesign that will be rolling out these following days. Even if the new version of the app is not a complete overhaul, it does offer a few new and functional features such as Uber integration, which allows you to see the estimated pick-up time for an Uber along with an estimated fare based on the road you’re on.

 

 

A new feature is OpenTable integration, which allows users to reserve tables from restaurants with Maps info cards for free. The rest of the changes are design-oriented and they look pretty nice!

In case you are eager to test the new Google Apps, you can try downloading the APK signed by Google, which assures you it’s the real deal and not tampered with in any way. The APK is compatible with versions of Android 4.3 + and higher. Or you can wait for the rollout to reach your device.

Source: AndroidPolice

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Pocket update to v 5.7 – redesigned interface to match Android Lollipop

Pocket is updated to version 5.7 just in time for Android Lollipop. The app is an offline reading service that basically has no rival on the market at the moment. The app is consistent with the Android design and its newest update brings about a Lollipop allure. Even if you may have not received the update yet, stay tuned, you will get it soon enough.

The update isn’t a complete redesign, but it seems pretty ready for Android 5.0. The navigation menu is revamped and the icons are a bit updated too. Some new material animations were added and the status bar is now flat grey and not black whereas the multitasking menu gets a red hue.

The new app version looks very good on Android 5.0 and it keeps a distinctive feel while it keeps with the new aesthetics. In case you don’t want to wait for the automatic update, you can try the APK signed by Google HERE.

 

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro”]

 

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Google Admin gets first update in 2014 – see what changed here!

Google Admin gets its first update since 2013 and if you are the administrator of a Google for Work account, you’ll be interested to know what changed. Here you will find some new features related to the management side of business.

Among the new things you can do now is use the 4- digit PIN implementation that works on numerous devices at once. This feature allows you to have all of the spare tablets and or smartphones in a building secured with the same code that you can change regularly. In order to turn the feature on you have to look for the Ask for pin option found under Settings.

Google Admin update also facilitates the option to switch between multiple accounts; you will find the option at the top of the sidebar. Here’s the changelog:

  • Accessibility compliance
  • Sharper icons (reviewed)
  • Switching between multiple accounts
  • Optional 4-digit PIN  accessible to more devices
  • Bug fixes.

If you don’t want to wait for the official update, you can try the APK signed by Google where the cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe for download. The update is compatible with Android 4.0 and above.

Source: Androidpolice

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Inbox by Google allows existing users to invite three friends!

Google’s new reiteration of its email client, Inbox was a rather exclusive option for just a few individuals. Now, those individuals can make their friends’ lives happy by inviting three people to the service just by using the Compose button (or speed dial). We don’t know if every user has already received his three invites already, but official Google sources say everyone will get invites “soon”.

If you’re an Android user and don’t already use Inbox, you will just have to keep your fingers crossed and hope or bug your friends for one.

Inbox from Google is the new redesigned email system that people can get only by requesting an invitation or getting an invite from a friend. Google has been working on this project for a few years now and in this case, messages are considered tasks in a to-do list, which means that the system automatically groups different messages based on their content or on the filters you set up. You can ignore or dismiss bundles all at the same time, which means it will be easier for you to manage your messages, be they spam or important. The new system also includes snooze functions and reminders as well as a search box, among others.

 

 

Inbox by Google works automatically with Gmail accounts and presents mobile and web versions. At the time being, Google Play shows the app as being geographically restricted, which probably means the US is the only available location at the moment.

You can request an invitation by emailing [email protected], even if that won’t assure your win. If you don’t want to wait for the upgrade to reach your device, you can try to upgrade it manually by installing the APK found HERE.

Source: The Email Blog

 

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