Sprint ID Brings Branded Themes and App Packs to Android
Oct 6, 2010, 4:10 PM by Philip Berne
Sprint today unveiled its new Sprint ID software. Sprint ID slightly tweaks the basic Android interface, though changes are not as extensive as HTC's Sense or Motorola's Motoblur interface designs. Sprint ID packs let users swap applications, wallpapers, ringtones and more. Downloading a new pack also downloads accompanying applications, though applications can still be downloaded or removed at will, separate from the ID Packs. Sprint ID users can store up to 6 different ID Packs on their Android phones, and Sprint offers software to let users choose and download new packs and swap among the 6 packs stored on the device. Packs include branded options from Electronic Arts and Yahoo, and will soon include packs from Oprah and MTV networks. Sprint ID will not be available on all Android devices, instead Sprint is aiming for mid-level phones, like the three new Android devices Sprint announced today.
Hands On with Android P
Google made the first public beta of Android P available today and it packs a ton of new and useful features. Android users will soon be able to take advantage of spiffy swiping gestures, screenshot editing tools, advanced battery life tools, improved do not disturb mode, a more powerful Google Assistant, and more.
Google Debuts #myAndroid Homescreen Picker
Google recently launched a new web site that lets people configure and design their home screen experience. The tool is meant to help those who might not be fully versed in all the different options available within Android to create a home space that works for them.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Google, Sprint Deploy RCS on Android Phones
Google and Sprint today said some of Sprint's Android phones now have access to RCS-based messaging features. Google added Rich Communication Services, powered by its Jibe cloud platform, to its own Messenger SMS application.