Google has finally revealed official name of Android N, and it is called “Android Nougat”. There were rumors that Android N will be called ‘Nutella’, even the tech giant poked people with this suggestion. In Google I/O, the company also launched a website asking for suggestions for the name of Android N from people across the globe. They even setup a naming format so that people could come up with names according to that format. Google didn’t wait for Google I/O 2016 to reveal the name, because this will give time to developers to improve the Android update.
Google has come up with a new feature in Google Maps which lets you navigate to multiple destinations simultaneously when you want to look for directions in your android. Before this feature, if you wanted to look for other destinations during an ongoing navigation trip on your android phone then you had to close that ongoing trip and then start a new navigation trip.
Google launched its mobile payment system- ‘Android Pay’ in Singapore on 28th June(Tuesday) , that makes Singapore the first country in Asia to get this service. Android Pay is already available in the US and the UK, this is a contactless smartphone payment system. The services can be used at any store in Singapore, which accepts contactless credit card system. Most android users in Singapore will be able to connect their credit cards with their smartphones and use it for transactions.
Now the entire library of Android apps are available to Chromebook users—but for now, just in the Chromebook Flip. After trying a few, my Flip is now one of my most useful devices. There are still some rough edges, but in the near future, you’ll have a much more reason to buy a Chromebook. Google has launched more than 15 million apps available for ChromeOS. Soon, Android support will automatically be added to most late-model Chromebooks. At the moment, only one Chromebook, the ASUS Chromebook Flip, can run Android apps. Others such as the 2015 Chromebook Pixel and thecAcer Chromebook R11 will be able to run Android apps in the next few weeks. Read More
Hyperkin toyed with gamers last year when it teased a peripheral that would play real Game Boy cartridges on your phone, but it wasn’t just kidding around — it’s making good on its word. The company is now taking pre-orders for a Smart Boy Development Kit that lets your Android smartphone play Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges. There is an Atmel 90USB646 chip in the device and is NTSC/PAL cart compatible. The device will also require Android 4.4.4 KitKat and above, with USB OTG support. Also, the kit is usable with 5-6inch devices. The Smart Boy is expected to ship by December 2016 and its pricing hasn’t been announced yet. Read More
Google will reveal the official name of the latest android OS currently known as Android N in a few weeks time. The news came in from a tweet and a post on Google+. The tech giant announced that it is accepting suggestions for the name. But even before that, the search giant was conducting online polls to finalize the name. There have been already many rumors regarding the latest android OS like a report says that Android N is internally known as New York Cheesecake. Read More
Samsung Electronics America and AT&T in partnership have revealed the new Galaxy S7 Active. The smartphone will be available at AT&T exclusively from this Friday. Read More
At Computex 2016, Asus introduced the third generation of their ZenFone series during their keynote. From the look of the device, it seams the wait was worth it. The first impression itself is good enough for people to go head over heels, irrespective of which of the three models are on display. Asus have launched three new models and they are: Asus ZenFone 3, Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra.
After months of speculations and rumors, Google has finally confirmed the Android VR dubbed “Daydream” at their I/O Developers Conference yesterday. As it was rumored earlier, Daydream will be accommodated with the release of Android N and the hardware and software will be released later this fall. The device would require a smartphone at all times around itself as the device would use the screen from the device as a display for the Virtual Reality Headset Read More