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Google’s new Project Treble could mean fast Android updates for everyone

If you are not the owner of a Nexus or a Pixel device, then you probably stuck waiting for updates months on end after Google officially rolls out a new build. But as you’d expect, the search giant is well aware or the state of things and not particularly happy with the situation. But starting […]

Project Treble is super exciting, but custom Android interfaces are here to stay

The future of Android updates is upon us … sort of.

For the Android enthusiasts among us, Google’s announcement of Project Treble felt like a message straight from the heavens. The new system, coming in Android O, lays the groundwork for Android devices to have proper separation between the core of Android and the necessary (and unnecessary) customizations device manufacturers need to apply before sending out software updates. Functionally, it means Google can update its own parts  [Read More…]

Google’s Project Treble will make Android updates faster for all devices

Google I/O is starting soon, but Google may have just pre-announced one of Android O’s biggest changes.

It’s just five days until the Google I/O keynote but the company can’t help itself: it has pre-announced what could be one of the most important changes to Android since its inception.

Called Treble, the project involves making it easier for Android manufacturers and carriers to roll out updates to their devices by creating a set of tests aimed at  [Read More…]

Google’s Project Treble will make Android updates faster for all devices

Google I/O is starting soon, but Google may have just pre-announced one of Android O’s biggest changes.

It’s just five days until the Google I/O keynote but the company can’t help itself: it has pre-announced what could be one of the most important changes to Android since its inception.

Called Treble, the project involves making it easier for Android manufacturers and carriers to roll out updates to their devices by creating a set of tests aimed at  [Read More…]

Project Fi Buyer’s Guide: Everything you need to know

Hate paying for features or data you don’t use? Project Fi might just be the carrier for you.

Project Fi is Google’s foray into the world of alternative carriers. Fi is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and leases coverage from Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and the Three network for overseas roaming.

Here’s everything you need to know about Google Project Fi.

Coverage International coverage Project Fi plans Best phones to use with Project Fi How to  [Read More…]

Project Fi vs. T-Mobile: Which is better for you?

Fi or T-Mo? Which should you choose?

T-Mobile is one of the Big Four carriers in the U.S. (along with AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint), and its casual approach to contracts and limitations is what draws customers in for the long haul. Google takes an even more cavalier approach to contracts and data caps with its Project Fi, leasing coverage from the bigger networks to bring you lower prices (usually).

Which is better for you? Let’s compare the two and  [Read More…]

What is the Android Open Source project?

Google makes money from Android by giving it away to everyone else.

Android is a free open-source operating system. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is free to download, free to alter, free to build into a product that can power just about anything. But it’s probably not something you’ve ever used when you picked up a phone or other gizmo that runs “Android”.

Android is not a thing as much as something you use to make  [Read More…]

What is the Android Open Source project?

Google makes money from Android by giving it away to everyone else.

Android is a free open-source operating system. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) is free to download, free to alter, free to build into a product that can power just about anything. But it’s probably not something you’ve ever used when you picked up a phone or other gizmo that runs “Android”.

Android is not a thing as much as something you use to make  [Read More…]

Mint SIM vs. Project Fi: Which is better for you?

It’s Mint SIM vs. Project Fi in this head-to-head comparison.

Mint SIM and Project Fi are “alternative carriers” or mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). They’re not the Big Four (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile), but they lease coverage from those networks and resell it to you for less. Plans are often prepaid and fixed contracts are few and far between.

Let’s compare Mint SIM and Project Fi to see how they stack up against one another.

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Google Talk is dead, Hangouts is the new Slack, Project Fi users are screwed and everyone hates Allo

It is impossible to go seven or more days without some messaging news from Google.

Google seems to understand that it needs to pare its messenger story down to a few apps that cover everyone’s needs (so it’s easier for people to ignore them all and use WhatsApp anyway). And, to some extent, that’s what is happening, but everything feels so chaotic and is changing before replacements are ready.

It just feels like Google has gone off  [Read More…]