Google I/O is tomorrow. Oh, you forgot? Well, good fellow, you should probably call in sick tomorrow, because it’s going to be filled with awesomeness, once again. I know that as I/O approaches each year, many find themselves saying, “Oh, Google doesn’t have much on the horizon this year, so I/O might be a bore.” That, would be a terrible mindset almost any day when referring to Google, but that would be even terrible-er(?) this year. This may very well be one of the most jam-packed Google I/O events in years, if any of the reports, leaks, and whispers out of Google are any indicator.
I’m not typically into big, bold predictions, but there are some items in particular that I can’t wait (and hope) to see Google talk about. Let’s run through them in a quick preview to prepare for tomorrow! (more…)
The Android 5.1.1 factory image for the Nexus 6 on Sprint and US Cellular is now available for download and flashing. (more…)
In either a full blown app update or simple server-side change, the Google app is reported to become a bit more helpful and quicker in delivering the answers you are looking for.
Before the update, when you attempt a search such as “How old is Barack Obama?,” you need to hit Enter to complete the search in order to view the answer. Thanks to the update, your answer will appear directly below in the Search Suggestions, with no need to continue to the results page. (more…)
T-Mobile told us to expect the LG G4 today and they delivered. You can now purchase the LG G4 from the Uncarrier for $0 with equal monthly payments of $24.99 per month. In case you don’t have a calculator handy, that means you will pay $599.76 over that 24-month period.
Don’t forget that T-Mobile is tossing in a free 128GB microSD card, though supplies are limited. Also, T-Mobile has an exclusive on the brown leather version and they haven’t even upped the price on it over the standard grey plastic model. That seems like a deal in and of itself, especially since you could swap it out if you decide you don’t like it or it doesn’t hold up to the elements.
Be sure to read our LG G4 review if you haven’t already.
An update is set to roll out soon to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone owners who play Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Inside the update, the good folks at Mojang are bringing Player Skins, allowing players to customize their appearance inside of the app. Users can upload their very own skins for free, or can purchase bundles of skins for a small price. (more…)
Priced at 50% off of its original suggested retail price, folks can pick up an Innori 15,000mAh Battery Pack for just $30 on the DL Deals Store. With the Innori pack, users can charge their smartphone at least 5 times on a single charge, or charge two devices simultaneously thanks to the dual USB port. (more…)
In a blog post today, Microsoft announced an upcoming standalone Cortana app, the company’s personal assistant currently found exclusively on Windows Phone, for both Android and iOS devices. (more…)
The Nexus 6 and its whale self isn’t all that old, but it’s time to start talking about what’s next for the Nexus program. According to the crew over at Android Police, along with additional information to back up part of their claims in AOSP, we should expect two Nexus phones this year, one made by LG and another by Huawei. Yes, two phones! (more…)