Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, David Burke, Krishna Kumar and Sandeep Waraich are currently live for a reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) to discuss the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The conversation has only just begun, but we wanted to start putting together the highlights of the event for those who can’t keep up with each answer and for those who miss it completely.
AMAs like these always offer up extra information about naming, specs, and specific choices in design or features that you may not see/hear during a presentation or in a press release. For example, we already found out the reason for the “X” and “P” in the names of each phone and know that they are working with T-Mobile to get band 12 LTE ready for launch.
Below, we’ve done our best to put together the answers the team has provided. (We’ll continue to update as well.) (more…)
Why Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P? What could the “X” and “P” stand for in each name? We’ve all been asking those questions over the last few weeks, since we confirmed the final names. During yesterday’s event, Google didn’t mention anything specifically about the meaning behind the names, but did so today in an AMA going on over at reddit. (more…)
The Priv from BlackBerry, aka Venice, has been the target of many leaks over the past month, and it seems BlackBerry, a company that touts their security, has had enough. In a blog post, the company released three official images of the device, leading fans of BlackBerry to either embrace the upcoming device, or express their distaste for its usage of the Android OS. (more…)
Google spent a really long time yesterday talking about the 12.3MP cameras that it put in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. They are excited about their potential, even without optical image stabilization (OIS), thanks to the Sony sensor used that captures large 1.55 micron pixels. Google mentioned that the Sony sensor here was originally intended for use in a traditional point-and-shoot scenario, but they managed to cram it into a phone (well, two phones). That’s something to brag about, for sure. (more…)
NVIDIA’s game streaming service known as GRID, available on most NVIDIA-made devices for the past year or so, including SHIELD, SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable, will now be known as GeForce NOW and include a monthly subscription price of $7.99. This subscription nets you access to 50+ gaming titles, all stored on NVIDIA’s cloud servers. So, essentially, it’s Netflix for Gaming. (more…)
Samsung announced this morning that its new round smartwatches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, will be available for purchase on Friday, October 2. The Gear S2 retails for $299 and the Gear S2 Classic drops in at $349. You will be able to buy each at select retailers including Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and Macy’s. (more…)
Ready for TAG Heuer’s luxury Android Wear watch? It’s coming November 9, according to its CEO, who spoke with CNBC yesterday. The watchmaker is planning some sort of unveiling event at its LVMH building in New York at 11AM Eastern on that day. (more…)
The AT&T Moto X (1st gen) is getting Android 5.1 Lollipop again. I say again because we tried this once before back in July, but an issue arose and the update was suspended. AT&T apologized for having to pull the update and assured us that the update would be ready again as “quickly as possible.” Well, quickly as possible turned into the last day of September, more than two months later.
A new update is now ready for that original Moto X on AT&T. (more…)