Sometime before the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was introduced last March 14th, an earlier rumor came up about the Orb, which is a photo application that offers users plenty of special effects and features for use in sharing. Furthermore, prior to release, the S 4 was initially reported to feature the Orb but didn't, when it came out last week.
According to insiders, the Orb will eventually appear on the Galaxy S 4 when the Android 5.0 comes out. No official word yet about the date and the release as such, but we are almost sure that the 5.0 will indeed already come out in the near future.
If we are lucky, then maybe with the way that Android is coming up with a new version every May or July (Froyo, Honeycomb and Jelly Bean all came out mid-year), then it might be safe to expect the Android 5.0 to be rolled out in roughly 2-3 months. Here's to hoping Android 5.0 will come out soon!
Google has just updated its Play Movies & TV app to include what it calls "Info Card" search, giving you information about the movie you're watching when you pause.
If you're using the app on a tablet, you can now pause movies. You'll also find that Google's Knowledge Graph has been added to the app with power of facial recognition. Now, instead of pulling up cards with information from the a movie's metadata, Google is using facial recognition to pull up info on actors and Sound Search to pull up the music played in a movie.
What's in this version:
- On tablets, press pause to discover actors, related films, and even what song is playing. Look for movies with the info cards badge. US only.
- Search across your library and the Play Store for movies & TV shows.
- Receive notifications for new TV show episodes if you've purchased the season.
- Select the "refresh" option in the overflow menu to checks for any updates to the library.
- Now available in India!
Google had been expected to update its own tracking service, referred to as Android Device Manager with the remote locking feature. The newest security choice is now available on the ADM dashboard and you can remotely locking mechanism your smart phone from the web user interface.
The newest feature allows you to lock your smart phone with a new security password that modifications any previous screen unlock setting. Of course, you can totally reset the password once you find your own lost or even stolen Android device.
The update is going to be added instantly to the Google Settings application and you need to enable the "allow distant lock and factory reset" option to be able to utilize it from the web interface.
Google has now taken to their official blog to offer up a few more details regarding all the new photo features unveiled today. In the info, Google also clarifies that while most of the features are widely supported by just about any Android device, Auto Awesome Movies will only work on "certain devices with Android 4.3+".
Just take videos and photos with your phone as usual, and Google+ will automatically make you a beautiful short movie, complete with effects, transitions and a soundtrack. You can share the video as is, or dive into the editing process to customize even further.
Check out all the features at the link below