Deal: Nexus Player Just $79 From the Google Store ($20 Off)

Google just dropped the Nexus Player to $79 ($20 off) on the Google Store. At $99, this first Android TV device was already priced reasonably well, but at $79, you are venturing in to impulse buy territory.

If you don’t already own a Chromecast or Fire TV product, this is worth consideration should you want to make that TV of yours a little bit smarter. Just keep in mind that NVIDIA has its SHIELD unit on the way, and it should be quite the little gaming powerhouse.  (more…)

OnePlus Says It’s Time to “Shake Up” the Industry, Plans Something for June 1

OnePlus has something in-store for us on June 1, at least according to a Tweet sent by the company this morning that talks about shaking up the industry. Does that mean the unveiling of the OnePlus 2 or another price cut on the OnePlus One? I do not know.

We do know that the OnePlus 2 is supposed to arrive in Q3 of this year with a Snapdragon 810 and what could be a $400 price tag, but June is not in Q3.

You tell me – predictions?  (more…)

Hiroshi Lockheimer Confirms Android M is Coming This Year, Yearly Big Releases Going Forward

Thanks to a Google I/O session that has since been removed from the conference schedule, we are pretty sure that Google plans to announce Android M as the next release of Android for 2015 later this week. But since that session has been removed along with any reference to “Android M,” we haven’t been able to say that this bit of news is “confirmed.” As of this morning, we can now make it official – Android M is coming this year.  (more…)

Report: Google to Introduce New “Internet of Things” Software at I/O to Take Over Your Home

Next week, Google will debut a new software at next week’s Google I/O that the search giant hopes will eventually take over your home, according to a report out of The Information. The Internet of Things (IoT), as we call it, is a smart world around us where everything is connected, from appliances to sprinklers to security systems to your bed. Developing a platform for developers to easily get into IoT is Google’s next big move.  (more…)

Google Just Introduced $40 Special Edition Skrillex Cases as Part of New “Editions” Case Program, Confirms World is Doomed by Naming One “Bae”

Google, randomly, just introduced a new program called “Editions” to the Google Store that is a series of creative collaborations with influencers. The collaborations are turning out special cases, like this first one which was made in partnership with Skrillex, king of the wub.  (more…)