Uber has finally delivered an app for the Android Wear 2.0 after a promised 21 month developing period. Users can now access the application and book their rides directly from their wrists. Support for the Wear app was announced at I/O 2015, Google’s annual developer conference. Read More
Nokia is set to reveal several new handsets as it marks its return to the smartphone market following its short-lived dalliance with Microsoft. The Nokia P1 could be the company’s most powerful device to be launched. The newest and most eye-catching Nokia Android-powered handsets are just weeks away from being launched at Mobile World Congress later this month. Read More
Google’s Android Wear 2.0 has finally made its way to the markets after a long wait. It features a standalone Android Play Support and bring on-watch Google Play Store with an integration of Google Assistant. The tech giant has partnered with LG and brings two all new watch segments for the users with an enhanced Android experience, LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport, running on the Android Wear 2.0. Read More
The Lenovo Yoga Book now has a successor, the Yoga A12 convertible tablet/laptop, a budget variation of the former, featuring a Halo Keyboard with a larger display, stripped down specs, and a rose gold color option along with the standard grey. The 360 degree hinge allows the device to flip like the Yoga Book.
It will be available on the Lenovo website starting 8 February 2017 and is fairly priced at $299. Read More
After 5 years of ruling the brand market and establishing its reign, Google has taken over the company’s position and is now the world’s most valuable brand. Google ranks top with a $109.5 billion monetary value, a 24 percent increase compared to last year. Apple, meanwhile, declined to $107.1 billion compared to $145.9 billion last year. Read More
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
The annual Google Developers conference will be held on the 17th of May to the 19th of May at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, as officially announced by Google on twitter. Google had put its new I/O website online today but is yet to add any sort of information for on it. This year marks as the 11th year of the Google’s conference and third year of it being held at Shoreline Amphitheater. 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
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.