Tag Archive: Experience


Why your carrier’s coverage map may not match your experience

Maybe it’s time for a new phone.

When you’re looking to switch cellular carriers, the most important factor is going to be how well the service actually works in your area. Sure, saving $ 10 a month is great, but not if it means your family and friends can’t get ahold of you. A good starting place is your potential carrier’s coverage map, since that will show the relative coverage in a given location.

But that’s not  [Read More…]

Android P features you’ll love: A better camera experience

Android P provides built-in support for multiple cameras and ways to help developers take high-quality photos in a jiffy.

Android P is going to make it easier to support almost any camera configuration with things like the new Multi-Camera API.

Android comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s one of the few consumer operating systems that allows a company to tailor the experience to their hardware platform and that’s a big reason it’s become so popular —  [Read More…]

Huawei’s new MediaPad M5 tablets focus on providing a great audio experience

The days when tablets used to be all the rage are gone, yet some Android OEMs remain in the habit of launching new slate models from time to time.

For example, Huawei this week announced the new MediaPad M5 series in the US. Consisting of three models, the new tablet family is available for purchase at Amazon and Newegg.

Customers will be able to pick between 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch versions both available in Space Gray. Alternatively, Huawei also offers a  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Experience Centers unleash the power of Alexa in real homes

“Alexa, do everything for me.” “Ok!”

The smart home is evolving. What was once the simple novelty of being able to turn off your lights with your phone is now becoming an all-encompassing ecosystem that can lock your doors, schedule your lights, play your favorite songs, and order you toilet paper all without getting out of bed. Amazon wants to do more than just provide the hardware you need to do all those things. It wants you to experience  [Read More…]

Google Home and Google Assistant finally offer the same experience

After years of feedback, Google has fulfilled its promise of a consistent Assistant across phones and Google Home.

Once upon a time in 2016, Google announced their next foray into a connected home and an AI assistant with the Google Home featuring Google Assistant. Google Home was shiny and offered hands-free commands that would work across a crowded room and give us control of our media and services, but they made an even more tantalizing proposition. Google  [Read More…]

Help Google improve Android by joining the User Experience Research program

Google wants you to join the User Experience Research program. In doing so, you’ll get access to unreleased products and new features, before they get released.

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The best way to improve your Google Home experience is to stop talking to it like a computer

Talking to computers just doesn’t feel natural.

In case you haven’t heard, voice control interfaces are the future. Whether it’s Google Assistant on your phone, an Amazon Echo in your kitchen, a microphone-filled remote for your TV or whatever, more and more of technology nowadays expects you to talk to it. And in the cases of some of these tools, talking is the only way to interact with the system. The problem is, it doesn’t always feel natural to  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Kindle Lite app offers the same great reading experience at a fraction of the size

The Kindle Lite app weighs just 2MB, and is designed to work on 2G connections in emerging markets.

Amazon launched Kindle Lite in beta at the end of last year, and the app is now formally making its debut in India. The app is tailored for entry-level phones with limited storage (such as Android Go devices), and takes up just 2MB and uses less resources than the full-fledged client.

Kindle Lite offers a similar set of  [Read More…]

FeelReal wants to add haptics and smells to your VR experience

How cool would it be to feel and smell what you experience inside the headset?

Immersion in the VR headsets of today can only get you so far. The lenses do a great job of filling your eyes, and some controllers offer haptics to help trick your hands, but there’s room for a lot more to make you believe you are actually in a virtual environment. The folks at FeelReal have made an accessory designed to sit  [Read More…]

World of Tanks AR Experience announced at GDC 2018

Get up close and personal with a Soviet T-44-100.

World of Tanks has become one of the most popular free-to-play games around, and in celebration of its big 1.0 release, developer Wargaming partnered with Google to release World of Tanks AR Experience, a brand-new augmented reality app that’s powered by Google’s ARCore.

Although you won’t be engaging in the same 15 vs. 15 multiplayer battles like in the main game, War of Tanks AR Experience is still  [Read More…]