As Google tries to have more control over Android, companies like Samsung will always try to find a way to have more control over their products. Tizen OS was created due to that need, and the first smartphone bearing the new OS was just announced: the Galaxy Z.
You hear about patent disputes all the time. All the major companies are suing each other, with Apple and Samsung being the most vocal examples the past years. But does that drive prices up for smartphones, or down?
Google Now is one of the most useful functions you can find in an Android phone, but I don’t think people really know the various useful things they can find out just by using their voice and asking.
If you have an Android device, you know Go Launcher EX. It’s one of the oldest launchers around, with great features and an even greater installed base. Right now at version 5.0, I found out a very cool promo that will allow you to get the Prime (read: paid) version for free!
The boys over at xda-developers have done it again. User MohhamadAG has released a module (requires Xposed Framework) that allows 3rd party launchers to add Ok Google support.