Let’s give you your dose of mobile news before you head out for your weekend adventures! Both Google and Android plan big things for their developer conferences. Twitter is also making some odd changes.
Android TV has been long rumored, but today we are getting a possible announcement date! GigaOM’s sources claim Android TV is to be announced at this year’s Google IO, come June 25th.
Much like the failed Google TV, this would be a platform manufacturers can use to produce Android TVs. It’s said to have a strong focus in content, as opposed to applications. This means the user will be able to search for shows and then stream from any available service, instead of opening an app and then searching for the show.
This UI is being named Pano, and it uses a card system that allows you to easily navigate through your favorite shows and other content.
Opinion: I wonder if Google is really ready to unveil Android TV. We have seen very few leaks and not much of the service is known quite yet. And if it is announced, will they have a device to show? Could it be one of the Google IO freebies?
Apple is getting ready for next week’s WWDC, their yearly developer conference, and a new sign is showing us proof an upcoming iOS 8 announcement. Of course, this is one of WWDC’s expected announcement, but it’s always fun to get some proof.
Rumors say the new mobile OS version will highly focus on health, offering an app called Healthbook. It will monitor things like your heart rate, blood pressure, activity and sleep.
Opinion: I am looking forward to seeing what Apple has to offer at WWDC, but I sure hope it’s more than just health services. How about that iWatch, Apple?
Does Twitter look a little different to you? Don’t freak out, guys. Twitter has just changed its font, leaving Helvetica Neue in its past. The new font is now Gotham, and it is currently only visible from profile pages. The rollout should conclude relatively soon.
Opinion: There is already an uproar of complaints and unhappy users. This is to be expected, as most people don’t like changes at first. I personally don’t mind it.