Tag Archive: Support

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM speakers gain Alexa support

Logitech’s Ultimate Ears announced its BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM flagship speakers now come integrated with Alexa support. Users will need to download the latest UE Boom app from the Google Play Store in order to be able to start talking to Alexa. The update is currently available only for Android users, but owners of the […]

Nextbit ends all Robin support, effective immediately

And so, the short life of the Nextbit Robin has come to an end.

Six months on the dot since it announced it was being acquired by Razer, Nextbit has ended support for its one and only phone, the Robin. Interestingly, this runs contrary to its initial stance that it would end warranty support after six months but continue to send out security updates through February 2018. It seems as though that isn’t in the cards anymore.

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Galaxy S8 Daydream rollout begins as Google promises support on 11 phones by end of year

As Verizon’s GS8 gets its Daydream VR update, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says a total of 11 Daydream phones will be available by the end of 2017.

It was promised back at Google I/O, and now the Samsung Galaxy S8 has started receiving firmware updates to enable Google’s Daydream VR platform. As spotted by 9to5Google, the update is hitting Verizon models first in the U.S., and also brings the option to hide the navigation bar — a  [Read More…]

HTC U11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a venerable portable Echo

HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering.

The HTC U11 launched in June with Google Assistant as its primary artificial intelligence service, though the promise was that at a later date we’d receive Amazon Alexa as a secondary choice. Now the time has come — with a new software update and an app install, you can use your U11 almost identically to the way you’d use an Amazon Echo sitting on your kitchen counter.

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Google Play Movies & TV launches support for HDR

High Dynamic Range is all the rage these days when it comes to watching movies. Companies like Amazon and Netflix have supported it for quite some time, and now Google is now offering support, too.

Today Google announced that it now supports HDR playback in Google Play Movies & TV. It’s available to start in the United States and Canada, and Google says it’s available via the Chromecast Ultra as well. You’ll also need a TV that supports HDR to see any  [Read More…]

Which countries support Google Home?

Google Home is slowly rolling out internationally. Is your country next?

Google Home has been helping out Americans with scheduling, playing music, and bringing their connected home together since November of 2016. While this accessory started out in the States, it’s been slowly rolling out across the world. The United Kingdom and Canada are the two newest additions, but there are definitely more to come.

We’ve got the details for you here!

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Why all phone launchers should support icon packs

Icon packs are a wonderfully easy way to jazz up your home screen.

There’s a reason icon packs are supported by most third-party launchers and a growing number of manufacturer launchers. The problem with those manufacturer launchers supporting icon packs is that they’re only supporting their icon packs, but not those sold by Google Play. Samsung’s launcher only supports icon packs from the Samsung Themes store. HTC’s launcher only supports icon packs from the HTC Themes store.

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Android Pay adds support for another 72 US banks

Android Pay is constantly expanding support and has just added another 72 US banks to the list. It was only last week that 60 banks were added to the list of supported banks for Android Pay and now we see a further 72. The full list of the new banks who have added support for […]

Project Fi to soon support new ‘mid-tier’ phone from a Google partner

We could see an expansion of device compatibility on Project Fi soon.

One of the only big frustrations with Project Fi is its limited device selection, which requires that you purchase or bring your own Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6 to the service. And even though it kind of works in unlocked phones, Project Fi has never explicitly supported any other phones.

But then, there was this Twitter response to some complaints about not  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo may land in India this year with regional language support

You’ll be able to converse with Alexa in three regional languages.

Amazon is investing over $ 5 billion in its Indian unit to turn the website into the largest e-commerce portal in the subcontinent. The retailer rolled out its Prime subscription service in the country last year, and introduced Prime Video a few months ago. Now it looks like Amazon may bring its Echo lineup to India by the end of the year.

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