If the Nexus 5 wasn’t budget enough already. a new report has surfaced that suggests Google has partnered with MediaTek for a very low-priced Nexus smartphone.
With Nokia lining up their budget Android handsets aimed at developing markets, it’s expected that the MediaTek processor will power the Nexus device that could sell for only $ 100 in order to further spread the Nexus brand.
Whilst [Read More...]
A quick heads up to any Brits looking at getting a Chromecast soon that Google is throwing in a little Play Store credit for good measure. Currently advertised in the UK Play Store, if you buy and set up a Chromecast by July 15 Google will give you £4.99 towards a movie rental from the store.
Given some of the current rental prices in the British store, £4.99 could get you one movie with enough change [Read More...]
Anyone interested in trying out Glass without shelling out the full $ 1500 for the privilege will be interested in hearing about this offer that Google is extending to potential Explorers. For a $ 50 deposit, Google will ship you four non-functioning dummy units from the Titanium series frames in charcoal, tangerine, shale, and sky paint jobs. Apparently these are returned Glass units that have had all the working elements stripped out of the devices. This [Read More...]
The official Android game for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit the Play Store today, offering plenty of web-slinging and smart-alecky heroism. The storyline expands on what’s in the movie, and has tons of unlockables, like the Symbiote Spider-Man costume, and butt heads with villains like Venom and Kraven the Hunter. There’s original voice acting throughout (though I haven’t been impressed with it in past games) and an open world replete with [Read More...]
A little tip worth pointing out for new Samsung Galaxy S5 owners, that the “OK Google” hotword works out of the box in the new Touchwiz launcher. It may seem obvious to some, but having spoken to a few people in the past couple of days that didn’t know about it, it’s worth highlighting.
So, without any additional downloads, once you fire up your Galaxy S5 just say “OK Google” while on the main homescreen. From [Read More...]
The Google Glass XE16 update that started rolling out earlier this week is now available as a factory image, for those interested in tinkering with the software on their Glass (or had been tinkering and broke it back enough that you need to start fresh). Photo replies in Hangouts and Bluetooth 4.0 LE are the biggest additions in the XE16 update, which also upped the base OS to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone endeavor, will be here before you know it. Just a few days ago, they held a developer’s conference for Ara, and gave us some great insight as to what’s to come. During the conference, Google unveiled a contest to Ara developers with a $ 100,000 grand prize. The two runners-up will receive all-expenses paid trips to the next Ara [Read More...]
Sony has moved its Xperia keyboard into the Google Play Store, but you still won’t be able to get it if you’re not using a Sony device. Sony‘s move echoes the actions of Google, who has been steadily moving more and more core app elements of Android — from the Google Keyboard to yesterday’s Google Camera — into Google Play. Sony’s likely done so for the some of the same reason as well: they can update [Read More...]
After yesterday’s open-to-all Google Glass sale, Google seems to have run out of the expensive headset. The Glass Explorer program, which previously was open for anybody to sign up (and then maybe be admitted by Google at a later point) is now closed.