Tag Archive: Release


First beta release of Android O is available!

First beta release of Android O is available today!

It was only mentioned in passing during the Google I/O keynote, but the Android O beta is live!

You can sign up for the beta here, which will be available on the following devices:

Pixel C Pixel Pixel XL Nexus 5X Nexus 6P Nexus Player

We’ll have more details on Android O soon as we dive into the beta ourselves.

Click here to sign up for the Android  [Read More…]

Motorola’s alphabetical Moto product release road map leaks out

Over the weekend, we got the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Moto X (2017) which by the looks of it will be sold as the Moto Z4 when it makes a debut later this year. On top of leaking the Moto Z4’s logo, the prolific @evleaks also posted an image that was apparently […]

Motorola to release nine phones from C, E, G, X and Z lines in 2017

Motorola brings back old favorites and adds a Moto C line that offers “Unlimited Essentials.”

The latest leak from Evan Blass should get fans of Motorola phones excited.

In a leaked slide we get to see Motorola’s 2017 lineup, including the introduction of a new Moto C line. According to the photo, there are nine phones expected this year to cover everything from value shoppers to enthusiasts.

Motorola 2017 [via tip] pic.twitter.com/qahD9PIxrD

— Evan Blass (@evleaks)  [Read More…]

Oukitel looking to release a phone with a 10,000 mAh battery in June

There aren’t many phones today that features batteries larger than 4,000 mAh. The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, which recently launched in the US, is one of the exceptions to the rule with its 5,000 mAh juice box. But what if you could have double of what the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom brings to the table? […]

Where to buy the Galaxy S8 in the U.S.: Pre-orders start March 30, retail release on April 21

Here’s how, when and where you’ll be able to buy Samsung’s latest phones.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are going up for pre-order starting March 30, which precedes a full release on April 21 in stores and online. With the three week lag time that means you’ll have a little while to decide what size and color you want, but also lock in your order early so you can get it as soon as possible without hunting  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Is Android O a boring release?

The lack of new whizbang user-facing features in O is a sign of Android’s maturity, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see big surprises for non-phone devices.

The big Android story of the week was Android O. Based on what we know about O so far, it would appear to be one of those Android releases, like KitKat or Marshmallow that tunes things up, adds under-the-hood enhancements and builds on already solid foundations.

There are important features  [Read More…]

Gorillaz takes to Google Spotlight Stories for new VR music video ahead of album release

The future is coming on, is coming on, is coming on… in VR.

Gorillaz have a new album dropping on April 28, and they’ve taken to Google’s nascent VR platform to promote it. Partnering with Google Spotlight Stories, the new truly weird VR music video titled Saturnz Barz is available on YouTube VR with the some very interesting antics and — as always — some sick beats.

The VR video can be broken down into two  [Read More…]

Android O Dev Preview 2 won’t land until mid-May, with final release in Q3

Google is increasingly transparent about its software releases.

With the Developer Preview program, we get a super early look at what Google’s working on in Android O — the only downside is it takes several months then to get all of the information. With the release of Android O Developer Preview 1 we don’t have a complete look at all of Android O’s new features, but we do have a timeline for when updates to the Dev Preview program  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ Premium tipped for June release at £649

We’ll have to wait a while and pay a lot for Sony’s latest.

According to a listing at Amazon UK that has since been removed, Sony’s new top-end phone, the Xperia XZ Premium, will release on June 1 at a price of £649. Though the Xperia XZ Premium was launched back at MWC 2017 at the end of February, Sony wasn’t willing to give any sort of tips about pricing or availability — save for one mention of the  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield continues console ambitions with new Tomb Raider release

The NVIDIA Shield is becoming an even more compelling product with each new major game release.

Tomb Raider — not the 1996 original but the 2013 reboot — is now available in its console-grade entirety on the NVIDIA Shield Android TV. Square Enix and NVIDIA worked together to optimize the game for the nascent set-top platform, and for $ 15 you get the entire experience, optimized for the company’s Tegra X1 processor  [Read More…]