The Droid Turf Weekly Recap includes all the major headlines in the Android Ecosystem over the recent week.
SwiftKey is known for their super customizable keyboard, which can be set on both Android and iOS devices with a download of the app and a small tweak of a setting. Starting today in honor of the holiday season, SwiftKey is offering 100 premium keyboard themes absolutely free! The deal is eligible on both the Android and iOS mobile platforms.
Facebook Messenger now lets you launch and play mobile games with your friends right in your conversations. The latest feature known as ‘Instant Games’ began to roll out on Tuesday and allows users to challenge friends in top titles such like Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Track & Field, Words With Friends, and several other competitive score-based games. All games can be launched directly from Messenger without having to download or install them first.
Streaming video services have risen in popularity over recent years. Their flexibility, availability and lower cost have made them a viable alternative to a cable service. However, video streaming eats up a lot of data in a short amount of time. A few services have added a download feature to help users conserve data during plane rides or times when data connection is poor. Netflix being the latest.
Google’s Android Developers team wants their to be only honest reviews left for apps, which is why they have been working to implement changes. The latest change is a new method that will help spot false or fake reviews left on the Play Store.
LeEco is increasing its presence here in the U.S. starting today. The company is now selling a handful of its products in U.S. retail stores such as Best Buy, Target and others. Some of these LeEco products include smartphones, TVs and accessories.
Amazon Echo first released a near three years ago. Since then, the company has opened its Alexa voice assistant platform to third-parties. They have also released new Echo speakers of their own such as Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. Due to the arising of still competition from Google Home and others entering the market, Amazon is looking to take the next step forward to stay in front of the game. That next step may just be a next-generation Alexa-equipped speaker with a touch screen.
Just yesterday, Google launched a screen saver app for Mac computers called ‘Featured Photos screensaver for Mac’. Included are thousands of original high-quality wallpapers made by “talented photographers” who share their work on Google+ daily.