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Google wins legal fight with Oracle, jury rules for fair use of Java in Android

A jury has ruled for Google in its court fight against Oracle over the use of the company’s Java API in Android. The jury agreed with Google’s view that Android’s use of Java was covered under the fair use clause.

CNBC posted the ruling on its Twitter feed:

BREAKING: Jury rules in favor of Google on fair use in Oracle court battle.

— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) May 26, 2016

The verdict is  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 is an all-metal phone with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and up to 6GB of RAM

Since debuting the original Axon in mid-2015, ZTE has introduced several other Axon-branded devices. The latest model announced today is a new flagship called the Axon 7.

The Axon 7 is ZTE’s latest Android flagship, running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display. The front of the Axon 7 is also home to dual speakers and an 8-megapixel camera. Meanwhile, the backside of the 7 is home to a 20-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus,  [Read More…]

Acer’s Liquid Zest Plus with 5000mAh battery will retail in July

Acer unveiled the Liquid Zest Plus last month in New York, and the manufacturer is now announcing that the phone will make its debut in North America in the month of July for $ 199. The highlight of the phone is a massive 5000mAh battery, which according to Acer will result in a battery life of three days.

Other specs on offer with the Liquid Zest Plus include a 5.5-inch 720p display, quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC  [Read More…]

Watch all the sessions from Google I/O 2016 right here

There was a lot to like about Google I/O 2016, with the search giant unveiling new products, apps, and technologies. While the keynote had a slew of consumer-centric announcements, I/O is primarily a developer conference, with a focus on providing developers the tools and resources they need to build the best apps and services possible.

Google has now collated all of the developer sessions from the three-day event — which include a deep dive into its latest  [Read More…]

Chick-fil-A’s emoji keyboard helps you express your love of waffle fries

The Chick-fil-A fast food franchise has launched its own mobile keyboard, allowing people to use over 20 emojis, stickers and GIFs on a variety of messaging apps.

Yes, you can send out images like waffle fries, chicken sandwiches, nuggets, drinks and much more to your friends via text. The Chick-fil-A Emojis app is compatible with WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, Skype, and other messaging apps, along with old-fashioned SMS text messages.

You can download the  [Read More…]

First 2017 Acura NSX rolls off the line (and it’ll get Android Auto!)

The first 2017 model Acura NSX rolled off the assembly line this week in Ohio. And let’s be perfectly honest here — most of us probably don’t have $ 156,000 to shell out for this little slice of heaven. But if you do, know this:

You’ll be able to run Android Auto on it.

The first serial production 2017 Acura NSX. (Credit: Acura)

That news was tucked into the initial press releases, but Google this week updated  [Read More…]

Get a free RE Camera when you buy an HTC 10 this Memorial Day weekend

HTC has you covered with some interesting deals for Memorial Day weekend, with the manufacturer offering up a free RE camera when you purchase the HTC 10. It’s no $ 100 off promo like we saw when the HTC 10 launched, but it’s reason enough to hop on a purchase if you were even vaguely interested in HTC’s quirky little camera.

Alongside the offer of a free RE camera when you buy an HTC 10, the company  [Read More…]

Samsung unveils amazing Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition for all of the Batman fans out there

Just a handful of hours after originally putting out the Bat Signal teasing an upcoming announcement, Samsung dropped a new collaboration for a special edition phone: The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition.

Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Samsung release a special edition of one of its phones in collaboration with another company, but this one is quite a bit darker (and more awesome, if we’re being honest). The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition is completely  [Read More…]

Zagg’s Glass Curve screen protectors now available for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

If you’re looking for a good way to protect the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, Zagg’s Curved Glass screen protectors are now available for purchase.

The Curved Glass screen protectors from Zagg offer up protection for the full front of either device, with tempered glass running from the bezels to the screen itself. Zagg says that the protectors also feature easy application tabs, which should make fitting the glass to your screen  [Read More…]

Memorial Day Sale! Buy an HTC 10 and get an RE camera

Starting today, HTC is holding a special Memorial Day weekend sale. Customers who purchase an HTC 10 will receive an RE camera for 60% off, plus 40% off accessories. Offer ends 11:59 PM PT on 5/31/2016. HTC 10 Features Dimensions & Weight: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm, 161g Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow