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Top Ten Android posts in August

What was hot on the Eyes on Android blog in the month of August? Here’s the answer. Find out what your Android-interested peers have been reading! Topics covered include Microsoft’s Sharks Cove, Droidcon London 2014, Microchip’s Bluetooth Smart, and Google Cardboard… Taking it in reverse order…

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Simpified sign-in rolls out with Chrome beta

Simplified sign-in is now being rolled out with the latest version of Google’s browser app, writes Google. When you are signed into the latest Chrome beta for Android, you won’t need to sign in again on other Google websites, such as Gmail, Maps, Calendar or the search…

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Android Roboto font evolves with range of platforms

“Along with the Material Design guidelines we released a new version of the Roboto type family. A lot of things have changed as we tuned the font to work across more screen sizes and conditions, from watches to desktops, televisions to cars.” So begins Christian Robertson, Android Visual Designer at…

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Audi drives Android Auto with models starting in 2015

Android Auto has yet to officially emerge but some news has emerged on this front, from Audi one of the (Google-friendly) Open Automotive Alliance founder members. Audi confirms it is bringing the Google Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay) software platform to its cars, available in models starting in 2015…

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KitKat take up jumps 30% - Android in July

Google has published its latest platform stats – based on active Android devices interacting with Google Play - and KitKat is the big winner. The latest version of Android – at least, until Android “L” emerges in the autumn – sees a large monthly jump, up 31.6% on June (from a 13.6…

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Automatic driving assistant makes its way to Android

An interesting one to note for those keeping an eye on the automotive space. TechCrunch reports on the arrival on Android of Automatic, a driving assistant that reports data about vehicles and the car owner’s driving habits…

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KitKat jumps 21% - Android in June

Google has published its latest platform stats – based on active Android devices interacting with Google Play - and KitKat continues to increase. Share for version 4.4 grows from 8.5% in May to 10.3 in June (a 21% increase). Looking at it from one angle, Android 4.x.x…

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