Tag Archive: Come


Do updates come to Amazon Prime Exclusive phones at the same time as other models?

The short answer: It depends.

No one could blame you for looking into Amazon’s Prime Exclusive range of phones. They’re the same phones you’ve probably been eyeing anyway, with a reduced price in exchange for putting up with a few pre-installed Amazon apps — don’t worry, the vast majority of them can be either uninstalled or disabled.

Aside from the bundled Amazon services, there’s no difference in the software experience of a Prime Exclusive phone compared to  [Read More…]

Google Assistant music controls are now everywhere, and it’s a geek’s dream come true

I had precision playback control once, and how I’ve longed to have it once again.

I was the person who always had her headphones snaked up her shirt. I was so attuned to the click wheel on my iPod video — and my iPod mini before that — that I could fast forward and rewind my music without even pulling it out of my pocket with almost frightening precision. I don’t miss much from my iTunes days  [Read More…]

Future Chromebooks may come with eSIMs and Project Fi support

This would allow Chromebooks to stay connected even without Wi-Fi.

As excellent as devices like the Pixelbook and Samsung Chromebook Pro are, there’s one thing that’s been missing for quite some time — LTE support. According to new code found within the Chromium Gerrit, that could be changing in the near future.

Spotted by XDA Developers , something referred to as “Project Hermes” is described as follows:

Hermes is the codename for the project of implementing eSIM  [Read More…]

Google’s mid-range Pixel phone to come out next year with a Snapdragon 710

HMD Global will also release a Snapdragon 710 handset at the end of this year.

Google’s big hardware release this year is expected to be the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this October, but starting next year, we could see a mid-range Pixel added to the lineup.

According to Roland Quandt on Twitter, Google’s currently working on a “mobile device” that’s powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 710 processor and is scheduled for a release at some  [Read More…]

6 features from iOS 12 that need to come to Android

Good ideas are good ideas.

The WWDC Keynote just wrapped up and we got to see everything we are supposed to see about iOS 12.

We’re Android folks ’round these parts, but that doesn’t mean we can’t recognize a good thing when we see it. I’m all for letting company executives and ever-faithful fans fight about who copied who and who did it better and everything else as long as it means my phone can do something  [Read More…]

Android Things is the smart home’s saving grace and it can’t come soon enough

Android Things could be what it takes to make all these smart things be simple things, too.

In an article gushing over my Logitech Harmony remote I mentioned that I had a horrible mish-mash of smart “stuff” in my house and tying it all together was a pain. That prompted a conversation where someone reached out to me with a really great question that I had a tough time answering: Where should I start if I want  [Read More…]

Female health tracking and quick replies come to the Fitbit Versa and Ionic

A new update is rolling out to the Fitbit Versa which brings female health tracking, along with the ability to quickly reply to messages directly from your smartwatch.

The post Female health tracking and quick replies come to the Fitbit Versa and Ionic appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Future Volvo cars will come with Google Assistant, Play Store, and Maps

Android Auto will also support group messages via RCS.

Right ahead of all the madness that will soon descend from I/O 2018, Google’s announced a few new goodies regarding Android’s presence in the car.

Building on a partnership it established with Volvo last year, Google says it’s working with the company to ensure that future Volvo automobiles come with the Google Assistant, Play Store, and Maps built-in by default.

Additionally, Google says it’ll have some new Android  [Read More…]

Multiplayer lightsaber battles come to Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Grab a friend and two headsets for nonstop duels.

Star Wars fans screamed in delight following the release of Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR headset last year, and those screams are about to get much louder following its latest expansion. Starting today, Jedi Challenges will allow you to go one-on-one in local multiplayer lightsaber battles.

Assuming you’ve got access to two of the Jedi Challenges headsets, you and a friend can engage in lightsaber duels like  [Read More…]

TCL’s new Roku TVs come with an enhanced voice remote, Dolby Vision HDR and more

A budget option with tons of premium features.

TCL has had some great success with its Roku TVs, and the company has just announced the 6-series, which is its latest and greatest models. Following in the P6-series footsteps, the 6-series builds upon the successes and makes the new models an even better value. It has the latest versions of the Roku OS built-in, which is even easier to set up, and super simple to use. Additionally, the  [Read More…]