Google’s first iterations of Android Wear have been on people’s wrists in the form of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live since Google I/O ended. Like clockwork, the guys from iFixit have gotten their hands on a few devices, so they could tear them down to show us what exactly goes into the two new smartwatches in case you ever had to do some repairing yourself. We also like seeing the insides of these products, especially new-to-market tech like smartwatches. (more…)
Back in May, details dropped of an NVIDIA tablet that was being worked on behind closed doors under the codename “Mocha.” Well, a few days ago, an NVIDIA tablet made its way through the Global Certification Forum, but under the SHIELD brand name.
There was a sparse amount of information listed for this device other than the company name. GSM bands listed point to it being functional on AT&T and T-Mobile, but no CDMA. There were LTE bands listed in this certification, but without more details, we can’t be sure if those are meant to be used in the US or elsewhere. (more…)
As if it wasn’t awesome enough for Telltale Games to start releasing its great The Walking Dead games on Android, we have now been blessed with the launch of The Wolf Among Us, as well. The game, based on the comic series Fables, only launched on PC eight months ago, but we are getting to play it on our Android devices today. As long as you have the Amazon Appstore installed, of course. (more…)
The retail packaging for OUYA states that the little Android-powered console “has big dreams.” Unfortunately, dreams don’t move sales numbers, so OUYA is trying something new to get their little-console-that-could up and running in today’s market.
In an effort to encourage OUYA owners to try more of the games they worked so hard to cultivate on their platform, a new annual subscription model has been announced this week. (more…)
In a post on their engineering blog today, Facebook said that it was about two years ago when they became a “mobile-first” company. The struggle with that outlook is the definition of mobile is not the same all around the world. To make sure that its application will give the same Facebook experience to people around the world, Facebook traveled to Africa to study what “mobile” is in emerging markets to help define its strategy going forward. (more…)
If you thought that T-Mobile was done making moves after its event last night, you would be wrong. T-Mobile is looking to continue to impress people with the roll-out of their VoLTE service to more markets around the country, assuming those people have devices that are ready to take advantage of it. Starting today, updates are coming to devices like the G Flex, Note 3, and Galaxy S5 with support for all of the new markets. (more…)
After a few quarters of disappointing sales numbers and returns, HTC is in the middle of a pretty big slump right now. For this year’s annual investment meeting, I’m sure HTC wasn’t expecting a warm welcome, but they certainly were not expecting to be bombarded with the question: where is my free phone? (more…)
Being able to customize your phone just the way you like it is a double-edged sword. Android offers a lot of ways to change your phone’s appearance to your liking, but that also means that there is a lot of options out there for you to choose from. For me personally, whenever I sit down and decide to personalize things it can take a long time. Cyanogen Theme Showcase is looking to make that process much shorter, assuming you are running a CyanogenMod ROM. (more…)