The industry is moving forward as Flappy Bird makes an epic return, the Google Now Launcher becomes available to most Android users and unlocking cellphones becomes legal.
Flappy Bird is back, guys! There are some “buts” to be mentioned, though. The app is only available via the Amazon App Store so far. If that wasn’t limiting enough, it’s also only supported by the Amazon Fire TV.
Dong Nguyen also made some changes to the game, and even the name is a bit different. Flappy Bird Family is back with “new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard”.
Opinion: The new features do seem exciting, even if they break the simplicity of the game a little. I am especially excited to try multiplayer mode.
The Google Now Launcher is one of the cleanest and sleekest launchers around, but it stayed quite exclusive until today. The application has received an update in the Google Play Store, making it compatible with all devices with Android 4.1 and above.
The launcher will work just as expected, offering the ultimate Google experience. It’s the closest you can get to the stock Android experience without rooting or heavily modifying another launcher.
Opinion: I have installed the Google Now Launcher on my HTC One M8 and it works like a charm. Give it a go and let us know how it worked for you.
The decision to make unlocking smartphones legal was made last week, but today marks a new era as President Barack Obama signs the bill that will bring your device mobile freedom. As of today, you are legally allowed to modify cellphone firmware in order to rid your devices of network restrictions.
Opinion: The bill is to be revised every 3 years, so this is not quite the permanent solution. You can unlock away with no fear of legal repercussions, though.