Tag Archive: Devices


Google’s now forcing OEMs to update devices with ‘regular’ security patches

Good move, Google.

Google I/O is always home to a lot of announcements, and while the biggest ones usually come from the opening keynote, there are little nuggets to be found throughout the smaller breakout sessions over the week.

As spotted by 9to5Google, there was one particularly interesting statement that came out of Google’s “What’s new in Android security” talk.

During it, David Kleidermacher, Android’s head of security, said the following:

We’ve also worked on building security  [Read More…]

Here are the devices that support the Android P Beta Program

Google has opened the new beta program for Android P. Not only will you be able to download this on your Pixel, but there are some non-Google devices joining the program.

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Android Things 1.0 aims to make it easier for devs to build IoT devices

Android Things addresses long-standing security vulnerabilities in IoT devices.

Back in 2016, Google introduced Android Things as a lightweight platform for developers to create IoT devices, and now the platform is getting a formal release. Android Things 1.0 is now ready for use on consumer products, and has picked up compatibility with additional SoMs (system-on-modules) based on the NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624, and MediaTek MT8516 platforms.

Reference designs will be available in the “coming  [Read More…]

How many connected devices are in your home?

There’s plenty of home tech these days, but not everyone finds it all that useful. Where do you stand?

Smart home accessories are becoming more ubiquitous every year, and these days you can find them everywhere from specialized stores like Best Buy to more broad locations like Target and Walmart. Some home tech, like connected security cameras and smart thermostats, offer immediately obvious benefits for home security and automation. Other gadgets like smart lightbulbs seem a bit  [Read More…]

How to use a Samsung Galaxy S9 with two Bluetooth devices at a time

Samsung’s brought some Bluetooth magic to the Galaxy line with Dual Audio.

We’ve all tried to share what we’re listening to with someone. We’ll split earbuds with our partner while watching a movie on a flight, and it seems romantic, right? Then reality sets in, and it’s just awkward. It’s cramped. It’s also gross because you’re sharing nasty earbuds.

There’s a better way to share your listening, and you can both have your own headphones for it.  [Read More…]

Amazon launches the Echo Spot in India, discounts all Echo devices in the process

The Echo Spot has an introductory price of ₹10,499 ($ 155), after which it will retail for ₹12,999 ($ 195).

Amazon introduced the Echo family in India at the end of last year, and the company is now launching the Echo Spot in the country. The Echo Spot has an introductory price of ₹10,499 ($ 155), after which it will retail for ₹12,999 ($ 195). The device offers the same great functionality as other Echo devices, but  [Read More…]

Android P will remember volume levels for individual Bluetooth devices

Per-device volume levels will finally be a thing 🙏

There’s a lot to look forward to in Android P, and during next month’s Google I/O conference, we should get even more info on what to expect from the new software later this year. We already outlined some of our favorite features found in Android P so far, but it looks like another recently discovered one will make using Bluetooth speakers and headphones much more enjoyable.

As it  [Read More…]

Android Oreo on 4% of all devices, April 2018 distribution numbers show

Android Oreo is the latest system update to Google’s OS, but its trickle-down effect is slow. New April 2018 distribution numbers place Oreo on 4.6% of all Android-powered devices.

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The five best cheap Android devices you can buy right now (April 2018)

Are you looking for a brand new Android phone? Are you on a tight budget? Check out our list of the five best cheap Android phones you can buy right now.

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These discounted Poweradd chargers let you keep your devices powered up around the world

A must-have for any traveler.

Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day has the Poweradd international travel adapter kit for $ 16.49. Normally this kit hovers around $ 26. Today’s deal is the lowest price in almost a year.

This adapter kit comes with two power outlets, two USB ports, and a micro USB connector. On the back of the device is a place where you can easily replace the plug based on where you’re traveling.

The  [Read More…]