At any moment, Google should begin their “A morning with Google+” event which is streamed live to the world on YouTube. We’d imagine we will see lots of Google+ talk, new features, both web and app related, and probably not much else. This doesn’t exactly scream “Nexus event!” to us. One report already suggests that we’ll see Auto Awesome for videos, a feature that has been available to photos on G+ for some time. Other than that, the rest is not confirmed.
There is apparently some sort of power outage at the Google-plex this morning, so the event hasn’t begun yet. It should start soon.
Nothing like a good old-fashioned platform game to keep you busy while the boss isn’t looking. The title is Random Heroes, featuring a ton of different characters to play as, on top of an entire library of guns to kill baddies with. (more…)
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon team released a video this morning, showing off what its team can do with 130 Snapdragon-powered HTC One smartphones. Bullet Time photo booth, anyone? Using a specially designed rig, each camera lights up when someone or something is taking place inside the booth. Once all is said and done, the images can be stitched together to give off the look of something you would see in The Matrix. It’s pretty neat to say the least. (more…)
Last week, game publisher Bulkypix released Dead Effect onto Google Play. The game is beginning to soar through the ranks, featuring very good graphics and frightening gameplay. It is your typical zombie “kill ‘em all” first person shooter, but since we all know that no one can hear you scream in space, we think this game has a fantastic setting. (more…)
On episode 39 of the Droid Life Show, which went down this week, we had a lot of Nexus 5 and Kit Kat rumors and leaks to lead the discussion. Those topics only sparked others, like whether or not this next Nexus is important enough and how Google wants us to think about its flagship phone line overall. And are Nestle and Kit Kat trolling the hell out of us?
Outside of Nexus chatter, we also talked about losing your unlimited data through a letter from your carrier, how ridiculous it is that Nike continues to drink Android hater-ade, and why the HTC One Max exists. We threw out some apps and games of the moment as well. There is plenty there to take you into the weekend.
We’ll be back live on Wednesday night at 6PM Pacific! (more…)
If you act quickly, well you do have 24 hours technically, then you can grab Rovio’s Tiny Thief for free off of Amazon’s Appstore for Android. The game is listed on Google Play and other stores for $3 usually, so this is a total steal. The deal is so good that I actually downloaded the Amazon Appstore just for this, so that should tell you something. (more…)
A few months back, two former Googlers introduced a new 3rd party launcher to Android called Aviate. The app initially launched into private alpha, but as of this morning has been upgraded to private beta. When you think of Aviate, think of how Google Now simplifies, predicts, and reacts to your world automatically, but as a home screen replacement. (more…)
Google posted these two new Nexus 7 commercials last night, both of which are as good as any of Google’s previous spots. We thought you might enjoy them, even if they are commercials.
Oh, and no, we still don’t think that “today is the day” for any sort of announcement of anything new out of Google. (more…)