During today’s Google I/O ‘15 Day 1 keynote announcement, the Google Developers team revealed the long-awaited Android M — we were even treated to a developer preview that you can run on your Nexus 5, 6, 9, or Player right now! There are some subtle changes to M as far as UI goes but there’s at least enough to show off. And that’s exactly what I plan to do. If you are unsure about what M will provide for you, I hope to answer some question with the gallery below and will make some remarks as time goes on. First off, again, not much has changed; the dev preview is stable as well. One of the big features that I plan on trying is ‘Now on Tap’.
If you have any question or requests, please leave them down below in the comments and we will get to them as timely as possible. Now what does that darn ‘M’ stand for?!
We’re at the point in the release cycle of LG’s newest flagship, the G4, where we know pretty much all we’ll know about it without getting our hands on one. Which pops the questions: “When will it be available?” and “What will I have to pay?”. Over the next few weeks we will be keeping an eye on carriers and other retailers for news about release dates and pricing info, and will relay it here for you guys.
If you’re a fan of space or electronic music and you’re looking for a new case for your phone, then check this out. Google and Skrillex are teaming up to bring some pretty cool science to your phone. Today Google announced that Skrillex has launched a satellite named Nanou into the stratosphere. Nanou has been tasked with taking photos of the Earth from high in the sky. Not only are Google and Skrillex letting you take a look at those pictures, but they’re also bringing them to your smartphone in the form of live wallpaper.
ASUS is no stranger to the mobile scene. They’ve had unique transformable tablets, phone-tablet duos, and even just your run-of-the-mill smartphones. Earlier in the year at CES, ASUS announced it’s newest flaghip the ZenFone 2, and after a few months, it is now ready to show its face here in the states.
It’s no secret that phone OEMs are trying to fit larger screens into smaller bodies. With phones like the LG G3 (and G4) and the new Zenfone 2, bezels are getting smaller and screens are getting bigger. One of the leaders in bezel-less devices happens to be Sharp whose Aquos Crystal showed us just how much screen, and how little bezel, a device could feature. Keeping with their bezel free mantra, Sharp has just unveiled two new phones that also feature a bezel-less display.
It’s not uncommon for manufacturer to have a main flagship and then create one or more offshoot variants to it with specific use cases or target markets. LG did it last with with the LG G3 and the Vigor, Stylus, and Vista variants and they seem to be continuing the trend this year. Late last night, LG announced the G4 Stylus and the G4c — new variants of the recently announced G4.
Earlier this year T-Mobile announced that they would be giving customers “data stash”, meaning customers got to keep unused data. Not too long after that, AT&T decided that they, too, would let customers keep their unused data as well. Today AT&T has announced that they’re going to be extending that same data rollover to some of their prepaid GoPhone plans.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about new and improved Google Now features. Not to say there haven’t been any (see: Shopping), I’ve just been too busy worrying about important stuff like, well, you know… food!