As soon as Google’s morning event wrapped up, an email hit our inbox, claiming HTC is going to unwrap a brand new, Marshmallow-powered One device on October 20 via a “virtual event.” What is meant by virtual event, HTC states, “This is not your traditional smartphone so we aren’t hosting a traditional launch event.” (more…)
This morning, Google announced the Pixel C, the first tablet designed and built by Google alone. It’s not a Nexus, it’s a Pixel. The Pixel C delivers a first-class tablet/laptop-like experience, featuring a 10.2″ 2560 x 1800 display, Tegra X1 processor from NVIDIA, Maxwell GPU, 3GB of RAM, USB Type-C, and a keyboard attachment for those who need to handle work on-the-go. (more…)
At this morning’s event, Google announced two new Chromecast devices, an updated Chromecast HDMI dongle for your HDTV, and a Chromecast Audio dongle, capable of turning any regular speaker into a smart speaker. (more…)
OnePlus launched a fantastic phone last year in the OnePlus One. It was even good enough to earn a spot in our list of the top 5 smartphones of 2014. That’s saying something. So, of course, when OnePlus began the #hype for the OnePlus 2, many in the Android community seemed genuinely excited.
Fueling a bit of this excitement was OnePlus insisting that the device would be much, much easier to acquire. Before launch, the company claimed it would be 30-50x easier to purchase the device, even though they were still relying on an invite system to purchase it. Along with the claims of better availability, OnePlus also called this phone the “2016 flagship killer.” Not 2015, but 2016, as in, this phone should be better than next year’s phones too.
While the simple fact still remains that it is very difficult to purchase this phone, and it is no one but OnePlus’ fault, we aren’t even sure if this phone is even a 2015 flagship killer, let alone a 2016 killer.
This is our OnePlus 2 review. (more…)
According to a new report, Google will announce another consumer-marketed Pixel device, but this year, it won’t be a Chromebook powered by Chrome OS. Rumored to sport the name Pixel C, the device will be a tablet with a 10.2″ display, featuring Android 6.0 and NVIDIA-made Tegra X1 processor with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. (more…)
BuzzFeed has launched the official BuzzFeed News app to Google Play, bringing their “easy to understand” take on the world’s news to the Android masses. In the app’s description, the developers highlight the app’s ease of use, as well as the ease of sharing stories you read with friends. (more…)