This is the Huawei Watch, One of the Best Looking Android Wear Devices to Date

Huawei is about to make its presence felt at MWC with the announcement of the Huawei Watch. The watch itself was first spotted yesterday on a billboard, but we now have full promo videos for this Android Wear-powered beauty that will be made official in a few hours. Posted to the Huawei YouTube channel, two videos walk through the design process for the watch and also show how cheesy Euros are when they take vacations with their brosephs.  (more…)

theScore Sports Gets a Subtle Material Design Update

TheScore Sports, our favorite sports app on Android, received an update today that introduced a bit of Material Design to devices running Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” The update also enhanced NHL match-up coverage, but really, this one is all about the pretty new exterior.

The app keeps its similar, dark color scheme, yet adds rippling touches and a new-school sliding navigation drawer (sans spinning arrow though). It seems a bit snappier to me as well, but that could be because of the smoother transitions. This isn’t a full Material makeover, but it looks much better than it did prior to the update.

The update is live now.

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Deal Reminder: Neutron S at $25, Lets You Mount Your Phone or Tablet to Any Surface

Just a quick reminder that the Neutron S, a tablet and phone mount for almost any surface, is still available in the DL Deals shop for just $25.

With the Neutron S, you get a product that is machined from solid aerospace aluminum and contains a shielded permanent neodymium magnet “which never loses its hold.” From tablets to phones to your keys, you can really mount almost anything, as long as it is under 1lb. You could use it in your car to host your phone for navigation or on a wall to let you go hands-free in the kitchen.

The Neutron S “uses magnetic architecture to generate herculean grip while taking up minimal space,” but also has NFC built-in so that you can configure it to accomplish tasks as you mount a device (think turning on Bluetooth as you mount it in your car to connect to your stereo). The Neutron S attaches to objects using 3M VHB tape that is included with purchase.

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YouTube App Update Brings Video Trimming and Inline Video Previews

An updated version of YouTube is rolling out through Google Play, bringing with it two new important features for those of you who enjoy uploading videos while on-the-go.

In the update, uploaders will benefit from a video trimming tool, allowing you to control where exactly cuts in a video are made. In addition, inline video previews before uploading will give you a better understanding of what exactly you are sharing with the world. (more…)

“Sponsored” Apps Will Soon be Listed on Google Play

It’s still probably safe to say that Google is an ad company. Out of all the cool products and services of Google’s that you use each day, ads are how Google makes most of its money. So this morning’s announcement, about new “sponsored” apps and search results coming to Google Play shouldn’t shock you at all. In fact, I’m surprised they didn’t arrive years ago.

Yes, ads are coming to Google Play.  (more…)

Google Announces Android for Work Program, Makes Android Safer for the Workplace

Google is taking steps today to help businesses secure the Android platform, allowing the over 1 billion people in the world with an Android smartphone to bring their devices to work. Called Android for Work, Google has partnered with multiple companies specializing in their fields of expertise, in hopes to make Android a better OS for the workplace.  (more…)

Inbox Comes to Google Apps Users!

This morning, Google announced that Inbox, it’s non-traditional email service that focuses on helping you get things done, is coming to Google Apps users! Since we (the DL staff) are obsessive Google Apps users, the level of excitement at our remote offices couldn’t be greater. Like its more consumer-focused launch, access to Inbox through Google Apps will also require an invite from Google.  (more…)