A teardown of Google’s latest Project Fi .apk reveals that we may see group sharing coming to the network in the near future. The teardown revealed specific bits of code that all but confirm the presence of several new features that would enable group management. The highlight of what we saw is the “Administrator” abilities, which allows
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Google has hung up on the notion of modular smartphones, at least for now. Indeed, Project Ara has been halted, according to sources cited by Reuters. Project Ara, which has been kicking around for a few years now, was a concept which would allow for users to purchase modules for their phone based on needs or
Google is giving smartphone owners yet another reason to consider a Nexus as their next device. This week finds Google rolling out Wi-Fi Assistant technology to Nexus phones running Android 5.1 or later. Once deployed, these smartphone users will be able to better leverage hotspots for data instead of relying on a cellular connection. Moreover,
Going beyond reminders and into project management.
Google’s advanced Inbox email app has picked up a sizable update with features that tie into some of the most-used project management services like Trello and GitHub, as well as new integrations with Google Alerts and Google Drive.
With the Trello integration, Inbox will now automatically group and update your Trello notifications so you simply get a summary of what’s [Read More…]
Sometimes it’s better to find the right deal than go straight to a “cheap” phone.
A few weeks ago, my mother’s scratched, cracked and generally destroyed Moto X 2014 finally gave up the ghost — the screen turned off, and it wasn’t coming back on again. Being that she bought it at a discount already, it wasn’t worth paying upwards of $ 150 to have the screen replaced. Instead, she sent me looking for the best [Read More…]
Oh, you’ll have to pay extra for roaming data outside the U.S — the question is how much.
The editors here at Android Central tend to travel a lot for this job, and that isn’t limited to staying in our home country. And when we travel, we need to have our phones with us and connected to data — that’s kind of what we do. We’re no strangers to dealing with roaming internationally, and thankfully for [Read More…]
Traveling abroad as an American comes with a choice: hop from hotspot to hotspot and hope you can get decent enough speeds to actually use your phone, buy a sim card in the country you’re traveling to and use the local network, or incur massive overages (unless you’re on T-Mobile). Well, Project Fi is making
Networks, when you think about it, come down to one thing: coverage.
If you’re not covered where you live, work and travel … well, nothing else matters. But in partnering with three U.S. carriers — Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular — Google’s Project Fi definitely has an interesting advantage. (And remember you also have calling available over Wi-Fi when you need it.)
But the question stands: Will you have Project Fi coverage where you live? And, of course, there’s a [Read More…]
Google’s own carrier offering definitely has some appeal.
If you’re an Android enthusiast, you’ve likely already heard of Project Fi. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily know everything about it, so we’re here to give you the high-level look at the carrier option that comes directly from Google. Namely, just what the heck it is, how it works compared to other carriers and maybe a [Read More…]