Google Home’s Conversation Actions are Open for Developers to Make Magic Happen

During Google’s unveiling of Google Home, the Pixel phones, and Google Assistant a couple of months ago, they showed off a preview of the future of Assistant on both devices. That future was highlighted by Actions on Google, the 2-piece platform that Google has created to give third parties access to Assistant. Today, Google has opened up one of those two pieces on Google Home, which could lead to the third party, conversational action magic you’ve been dreaming of.  (more…)

Report: Samsung Going “All-Screen” Design in Galaxy S8, May Launch in April

According to a report out of Bloomberg, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge will sport all-screen front designs, much like Xiaomi introduced with their new Mi Mix phone. We’re talking mostly bezel-less designs that laugh at companies who have bragged in the past about screen-to-bezel ratios. Today’s report also predicts a potential delay in the launch of each, along with a couple of other features like the end of physical home buttons.  (more…)

Samsung Intros Galaxy S7 Edge in Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow Approves

Samsung has a new color for the Galaxy S7 Edge this week, available in select markets beginning tomorrow, December 9. The new color is named Black Pearl, and if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it’s quite reminiscent of Apple’s “Jet Black” for the iPhone 7. Not only that, I’m somewhat shocked Disney doesn’t have a trademark on “Black Pearl.” However, let us not forget that the Galaxy Note 7 was available in a Black Onyx color, well before Apple launched Jet Black.  (more…)