Today we are starting Android Weekly Review – a quick roundup of interesting Android news from all over the web for the past 7 days.
Android will use your Google Plus photo as Caller ID. Google Text-to-Speech engine released. Google Keyboard update available for download. Introduction to ART – the new Android runtime engine.
Android will use your Google Plus photo as Caller ID
Google has announced that starting the early 2014 Android dialer will be able to show your name and Google+ profile photo as caller ID.
- Read more: Attila Bodis – Google+
And in case you want to disable it, CNET has prepared a handy opt out guide.
Google Text-to-Speech engine released
Google’s text-to-speech engine comes preinstalled on numerous Android phones and tablets. This week Google’s TTS became available for download from Play Store and is now available for even wider range of devices.
- Download: Google Play – Google Text-to-Speech
Google Keyboard update available for download
An updated version of Google Keyboard that debuted last week with the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for download from Play Store.
- Download: Google Play – Google Keyboard
Introduction to ART – the new Android runtime engine
Android Police has published a detailed introduction to ART – the new Android runtime engine that was introduced in the Android 4.4 KitKat and may eventually replace Dalvik as Android’s default runtime.
- Read more: Meet ART, Part 1: The New Super-Fast Android Runtime Google Has Been Working On In Secret For Over 2 Years Debuts In KitKat