Tag Archive: Future


Vivo NEX hands-on preview: One step closer to a bezel-less future

Here’s a look at the next evolution of smartphone hardware.

Vivo isn’t a name we hear about in Western markets, but it’s a huge force in India and China — and most of us were introduced to the brand when it showed off a crazy concept phone at MWC 2018. It had tiny bezels, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a pop-up camera and all sorts of futuristic tech. We thought there was no way this would make it  [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…]

Mobile gaming is influencing the future of the gaming industry as a whole

Mobile gaming — and by extension the entire gaming industry — is at a crossroads.

Mobile games have always carried a stigma of compromised quality amongst the larger gamer community. In the ongoing PC vs Console debate, mobile games are all too often relegated to a lesser category altogether from PC and console equivalents because they’re “too casual” or simply not considered to be “true games”. For some time, these were valid critiques because so many mobile  [Read More…]

What YouTube Music means for the future of Google Play Music

Slow your roll and let’s think practically for a minute here.

Ever since YouTube Music and YouTube Premium were announced, I’ve seen Google Play Music subscribers freaking out about whether to cancel their subscriptions. I’ve seen YouTube Red subscribers users kicking and screaming about not getting the new YouTube Music yet and then kicking and screaming about it being broken. I’ve seen a whole, whole lot of people who are even more confused about this than they  [Read More…]

Upcoming Pocket Casts update shows the future of app design for Android

The new look is coming to Android and iOS.

Pocket Casts has found itself in the spotlight over the past few days following its controversial acquisition by an NPR-led radio group, and this has caused a lot of loyal users to fear that development for the app will go down the drain. Thanks to a tease of an upcoming update, however, I think we can safely put those fears to rest.

Google recently shared a few partner  [Read More…]

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…]

The future of Android TV is less hardware, more YouTube TV

Take the Chromecast and make it smarter, maybe with a remote control for those in need.

We’re rapidly approaching that time of year where we hear more about what Google wants the next stage of its platforms to look and feel like. While all eyes are focused on the next flavor of Android on phones and tablets (and maybe even Chromebooks) you can bet Google is going to continue its efforts in the living room. While Google’s  [Read More…]

This is what the future holds for Android TV

Android TV’s currently in a rut, but Google can still save it.

When you think of smart TV platforms, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably conjure up images of Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. These four platforms have proven to be the top dogs for consuming media on the big screen, and despite Android being the world’s most used mobile operating system, it’s still failed to attract a similar audience when  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Firefox Reality browser, the VR future of the internet

New ways to browse.

Anyone who’s browsed the internet in VR understands that new ideas are needed to keep it fresh. Simply moving the 2D windows into our headsets creates something functional, but it’s nowhere near optimal. Mozilla hasn’t been sitting back, creating the likes of WebVR, a browser add-on that transforms it into a VR platform for Gear VR, Daydream, Cardboard, and the PC-based VR systems.

Now, with Firefox Reality, a browser designed from the start  [Read More…]

What’s an eSIM and why is it important for the future of mobile?

eSIM is becoming more common, and you should know how it differs from traditional SIM.

Pretty much ever since modern smartphones have been available to us, we’ve been dealing with the small piece of plastic inside known as a subscriber identification module (SIM). When you get a new phone, your service provider likely pops in a SIM and you go on your way, or you switch it over yourself from your old device. While SIM cards are  [Read More…]