Android devices

Send directions to any place from PC Google to your Android device

In a vague sort of way, this works against the very concept of GPS but what the heck…..Search engine Google now allows users to send directions on their Android devices to any geographical location from their computers so that they can have the walking/driving directions available on their devices even before leaving their offices or homes.

Reports: Lifehacker Australia, Android Central, Android Police


Microsoft CEO says 100 mln Office downloads on iOS & Android devices

IT major Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has said his company had seen over 100 million downloads of Office on iPhones, iPads & Android Tablets. He told analysts in a conference call after Microsoft announced its Q3 results yesterday that the core aim of the company’s mobile first strategy was to ensure that the service end points were on every mobile device. Buoyed by growth in Cloud-based products & mobile, Microsoft saw year-on-year revenue growth of 6% to US $21.7 billion, during its fiscal Q3 2015.

Reports: The Verge, Mobile World Live, Digital Trends


Google introduces auto-lock feature in Android OS as extra device protection

Google has added a feature to Android that could keep your instrument safe from misuse. It has released a device security feature called ‘On-body’ detection. This uses the smartphone’s accelerometer to understand if the phone is in a user’s hand or in the pocket. If the feature detects that your phone is not in one of those 2 places, it will automatically lock.

Report: BGR, AndroidAuthority (Blog), Stuff Magazine, TNerd.com