LG’s Google-based smartwatch is going to make its global debut by the end of February, and if leaks and rumors are to be believed, they are priced at around $249, a rate which is quite affordable for a watch having such high end features. LG will launch the watch in two variants, silver and rose gold. The budget watch will be launched alongside the LG Watch Sport, a much more fully-featured smartwatch, whose pricing hasn’t disclosed yet. Read More
Google has recently introduced Instant Tethering for Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 Nougat as a part of the Google Play Services 10.2. When you have multiple devices logged into the same account and one loses a connection, it will automatically offer to share another device’s internet connection. This is an effort so as to automate the process and simplify the setting up of a mobile hotspot. Read More
Android fans in the US were left surprised with the rumor that leaked the launch of the budget phone, Android One, that has already been deemed successful in the Asian market. Google wishes to expand its Android One phone program in the US by mid 2017 and would promote this launch by funding a big ad campaign for this first US-based phone.
Android One is a low cost line of consumer electronics devices that run the Android operating system. It is a hardware and software standard created by Google for Android systems, and customers in the developing world. Google manages the design, development, marketing, and support of these devices while all manufacturing are carried out by partnering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Read More
Apple always intends to do something revolutionary with each of its product and eventually sets a trend. With 2017 marking the company’s 10th Anniversary, our expectations are high with the upcoming releases. There are steady rumours of Apple removing home button in iPhone 8. The phone will feature an edge-to-edge display that’ll make the iPhone look like a single piece of glass. This will bring about a major change in the way we use the iPhone. It is assumed to be launched around late autumn this year.
In 2016, Google displayed its vision for a more pervasive and conventional way of interacting with technology. This year, we experienced the company’s focus on more of hardware offerings and launch of top notch devices such as The Android Wear 2.0, Daydream View VR headset, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home Speaker, Chromecast Ultra and Google Wi-Fi router, were met with a good market response.
Google also announced improvements to Android by launching a new major update to the software, Android Nougat 7.1.1, which will be available for most of the android devices by early 2017. There was Google Duo as well, the FaceTime competitor, dedicated to a video-only experience, and not to forget Google Allo, the messaging app with a resident chatbot, the Google Assistant.
The ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google, has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder, and is now shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31. The company revealed that the move is a part of the ongoing unification of Cyanogen. With this, CyanogenMod will be killed though the company has also confirmed its next open-source initiative designated as LineageOS.
The latest reports on the Android Nougat operating system suggested that Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus will soon release the updated software for their respective gadgets.
Lenovo launched the K6 Note smartphone for the offline market, just a day after the official launch of the Moto M Smarthphone. The company has now made an important update regarding the Moto M confirming that the phone is now officially announced to get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. Motorola’s release of its Android Nougat update for its Moto lineup seems to have finally caught up with the Moto Z Play too.
Smartphone owners are curious and excited to see what Nokia Android phones 2017 has in-store for them. After many years of being dominated by Samsung and Apple, Nokia plans on going head to head with big tech brands with its new range of Nokia Android Phones in 2017.
Nokia’s re-entry to smartphone segment was confirmed with HMD Global licensing the Nokia brand for mobile devices. The Finnish company also confirmed that the first Nokia-branded Android smartphone will make its way in the first half of 2017.
Expense Manager & Money Saver by Gullak is finance App in the Google Play Store. This App is designed to give users a complete tracking of their expenses and income. It comes quite handy when you think of saving some money and would like to know where you can cut on costs and save whatever you can. Expense tracker is capable of keeping a track of all your income and expenses and also provide the data in a “Chart” or “Tabular” form as per preference. The App seems to be catered to the Indian market. Read More
The Google-Oracle lawsuit has been going on for years now. The suit involves Google’s use of a part of a programming language called Java, owned by Oracle. However, Google now has confirmed that it will let go of the parts of Android that are being disputed by Oracle and switch to an open source alternative instead. Read More