Tag Archive: Revamp

LG to revamp its smartphone lineup with upcoming ‘Velvet’ flagship

This is, seemingly, the first in a “new product roadmap.”

What you need to know LG has revealed the name of its upcoming flagship. The phone will be called ‘Velvet,’ as the company ditches its numbered naming scheme. It’ll also feature a unique, ‘raindrop’ camera design.

After years of mostly being content with spitting out one midrange phone after another — even if they are consistently ranked as the best of the bunch — LG is finally  [Read More…]

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

The new changes are rolling out this week.

Google Fit has been in dire need of a major update for quite a while now, and less than two months before Google’s expected fall hardware event where we’re anticipating the company’s first Pixel Watch, our prayers have been answered.

Starting this week, a brand-new Google Fit will begin rolling out to users everywhere on Android, iOS, and Wear OS. There’s a lot to take in, but the biggest  [Read More…]

Nexus in 2017: How Google could revamp the brand for a new purpose

Strap in: It’s time for some wild speculation.

It’s been almost a year since we first learned that Google’s Nexus brand would be going away, replaced at the high end by Pixel, as the company ramped up its new hardware division.

But rumors continue to swirl around Google’s future plans for Project Fi and Android One. The former needs something to replace the aging Nexus 5X and 6P, and I’m not convinced a single Motorola phone is  [Read More…]

Verizon to revamp its data plans starting August 13, ditches phone contracts

Verizon Wireless will be making some big changes in both its device data plans and its smartphone purchase options, starting on August 13. On that date, Verizon will offer four data plans, with no more separate single-line or family plan options. The carrier will also do away with two-year contracts and their smartphone subsidies, with customers now offered the option of either paying for the entire retail price upfront or paying via a monthly installment plan.

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The Google Design website gets a Material Design revamp and lots of new content

The Google Design website has a new look today, and not surprising it uses much of the Material Design style found in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google first introduced the Material Design look for Android 5.0 Lollipop nearly a year ago for Google I/O 2014. Today, as part of its Google I/O 2015 conference events, the company launched a revamp of the Google Design website, which uses Material Design as its inspiration.

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Facebook’s Slingshot gets a revamp for version 2.0

It appears that Facebook isn’t ready to give up on its Snapchat competitor yet. The company announced version 2.0 of its Slingshot app today, which heralds a complete redesign of the way it works. The app essentially now works like Snapchat’s ‘stories’ feature, with photos sticking around for 24 hours. The twist is that users can choose to respond to individuals photos from the story.

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Fruit Ninja to get major revamp for Android in early October

Developer Halfbrick will release a major revamp of its classic arcade action game Fruit Ninja for Android in early October, which will include some big gameplay changes along with a new menu and user interface.