According to sources of Ars Technica, Google will unveil and launch a new service called Android Pay at this year’s I/O conference in May. Android Pay, a separate entity from Google Wallet, will allow third party app developers to implement a mobile payments option within any app using an API, as well as bring tap-to-pay services to brick-and-mortar stores for businesses.
More specifically, a user can store their credit/debit card information on Android Pay, then benefit from single-tap transactions through any app which supports Android Pay. The service is reportedly being written from the ground up using Google’s Host Card Emulation (HCE). (more…)
March 1 is going to be a big day for Android fans. MWC will host the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 from Samsung, and more importantly for this particular post, HTC’s upcoming One M9. (more…)
For the most part, we believe that Verizon will one day sell the Nexus 6, Google’s newest whale of a smartphone (our review). We don’t know when that will be, but previous reports and our own sources have been under the impression that February 26 is/was more than likely the target. February 26 is tomorrow, in case you haven’t looked at a calendar in a while. Will it arrive tomorrow? Who knows. But hey, this neat little 360-degree viewer of the device popped up on Verizon’s site recently! It must still be happening!
Oooooooh. Ahhhhhhh. (more…)
For anyone who might get a kick out of it, Matias Duarte, the overseer of the Android user experience as a whole at Google, is hosting an Ask Matias Anything online event, where users can come ask questions and gets answers from the man himself about design. (more…)
According to a user on XDA, he is in possession of an “engineering sample” of the upcoming Galaxy S6 from Samsung, and has decided to bless the Internet with various photos of the device. While the device may still just be a prototype, it is possible that the final design does not differ much from what we see photographed.
Featuring various “Not For Sale” stickers and barcodes all over the place (which have been blocked out with cute gerbil-like creatures), it is obvious that this phone is not exactly what potential buyers will see when they open up their Galaxy S6 box.
With all of the disclaimers aside, let’s take a look at what we have. (more…)
Google is rolling out a big update to its official Calendar app, complete with new features that were suggested right from within the community. The biggest of which, if you asked us, is a new 7-day week view option that allows for pinch-to-zoom. With this, you can get a broader view of what is on your plate, then also dive deeper into your schedule with more detail thanks to the pinching. (more…)
It appears that Sony accidentally posted up information regarding a soon-to-be announced Xperia Z4 Tablet through the Xperia Lounge application, then quickly pulled it before too much damage was done. However, the company was not quick enough, and we are left with a very nice looking photo of a tablet, as well as a couple of specs. (more…)
With a soak test rolling out just a couple of days ago, it appears the update to Lollipop for the AT&T variant of the Moto X (2nd Gen) is now live for owners. According to Motorola’s release notes, the update is to build Android 5.0.2, bringing all of the Lollipop goodness, including lockscreen notifications, major UI changes, and so much more. (more…)