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Android Wear fellas
 
Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables

Today we’re excited to extend Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. We’re already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year. If you’re a developer, check out developer.android.com/wear to download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon.

Check out our blog post to learn more: http://goo.gl/82RHsF
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What can I say? Guy knows his tech, and his video production. Well deserved.
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With the release of KitKat, not only did a few icons and applications change, the entire environment shifted. Android is becoming easier to use; something that “just works.” As previously mentioned, we’ve decided to take a new approach to the ParanoidAndroid ecosystem due to these changes. One of the “flagship” features of PA has been Pie, a simple, straight-forward replacement of the navigation bar that optimizes the screen space available to the user. Due to the introduction of immersive mode, we were faced with a challenge. The soul of what Pie was in Jellybean didn’t belong in a KitKat world. So, we decided to redesign both the functionality and style of Pie while maintaining a familiar feel. After countless late nights and internal debate, we are happy to announce the following.

* Pie has been redesigned to match the KitKat design philosophies, with new typography and cleaner animations. 
* Pie is now fully integrated into the core user experience with the introduction of on-the-spot preferences. Gone are the days of sorting through endless settings, it can now all be configured on the fly.
* Pie gives you all your status information at a glance, when your status bar is hidden, allowing you to get the full immersive experience without missing out on important information.
* Pie now integrates the stock google now gesture. Your cards are never more than just a quick swipe away.
* Pie no longer features access to the notifications and quick settings panel. Immersive mode means there is always quick access to the status bar. 

Hopefully, these changes improve upon your experience. 

So... care for a slice? Nom nom nom

Change log: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2583582
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And with my #Nexus5 on island this coming Thursday, I can see an unboxing , #rooting and #flashing all in one go.

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RSVP, set a reminder, and don't miss a moment: http://on.fb.me/1e7FalG
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Before and after checking web for health information [comic] http://ow.ly/2F4Vqh
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PA Team, these guys are the real deal
 
Peek seems so natural with respect to how one uses their mobile phones. You don't always need to have a full look at the notifications you receive while you're doing something like walking down the street or even driving. Peek allows you to have a look at what you receive almost instantly, without making you unlock your device and go through your notifications. It's just so simple, yet beautiful.

More on how Peek works -

Sensors are fully disabled when screen is on. When you turn the screen off, it will start polling both gyroscope and proximity sensor values. If it detects using the gyroscope sensor that device is lying on a table, it disables proximity polling. If it detects with proximity sensor that it is in your pocket, it disables gyroscope polling. This way, we save some battery from the beginning. Later, when you receive a notification, it enables a partial wakelock (CPU on but at low frequency), and starts listening for movement, either from getting it out your pocket or lifting off from the table. If it detects those events, it will turn on screen and show the notification. Wakelock timeouts on 10 secs, so if you receive a notification and there is no movement in that time, sensors will stop polling after that time, disabling peek interaction until a new notification comes.

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Sad but very, very true. Lol
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A few months ago we introduced an experience on Nexus 5 that made it easier to access all the goodness of Google Now directly from the home screen. Today we’re making that same experience available to more devices when you install the Google Now Launcher on any Nexus or Google Play edition phone or tablet running KitKat.

Google Now Launcher gives you quick access to Google Now, while keeping your apps right where you want them. Just tap home and then swipe right to access Google Now cards that show you just the right information, at just the right time. And anytime you see the search box at the top of your screen, you can say “Ok Google” (if you’re in the US, UK, or Canada), or you can tap the microphone button to trigger voice input. From there, you can ask a question, or tell your phone what to do, like send a message, get directions, or play a song. If you'd rather type your query, tap the Google search box, which now loads faster than ever.

Google Now Launcher also gives you a beautiful, immersive, and simple experience. The full-screen, larger viewing area lets your wallpaper pop from every pixel. And of course you can place your favorite apps anywhere you like.

If you’ve got a Nexus or Google Play edition device with Android 4.4 KitKat, try Google Now Launcher today by getting it from the Google Play Store here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.launcher
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More than 5 years supporting the design, implementation and administration of medium to large-scale computer networks and environments. Well rounded IT background in infrastructure management and administration of production and conversion processes in the printing and imaging arena. Currently pursuing graduate studies in Computer Science with a focus on Cyber-Security and Distributed Networking.


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