This year’s Google I/O is set to take place in May, but rumors are already hitting the web, detailing what we might see at the annual Google-tastic developer conference. (more…)
Google updated the Android distribution numbers today, showing a rise in Nougat to almost 3% of the pie (2.8% to be exact). That’s an historically massive jump from the 1.2% it sat at last month. It’s probably the largest jump of a new Android version in history, period, both in person and around the globe. (more…)
Should you consider yourself either an obsessive tech nerd or privacy freak, you may want to take a look at this new app called GlassWire. It just hit Android this week as a free app that helps you monitor the data/network usage of the apps on your phone. I know, that sounds boring as hell! But again, this is an app for obsessive nerds and privacy freaks who like to know everything that’s going on behind the scenes of their phone. (more…)
Today, Playstation Vue announced that it will introduce a new feature called multi-view that gives users the power to watch up to three channels simultaneously. At this time, the feature will only be available to subscribers who watch Vue through a PS4, but there is always hope that it’ll rollout to Android TV or the web at some point. In fact, if you load up Vue on your Android TV today, it tells you all about the new goodness (see above). (more…)
Google just posted the Android security update for March 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices. We were expecting this in part because of Verizon’s early acknowledgement of the update, but also because it’s the first Monday of the month.
So far, we are seeing 7.1.1 files for Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF27B, NOF27C), Pixel C (N4F26T), Nexus 6P (N4F26T, NUF26N), Nexus 5X (N4F26T), Nexus 6 (N6F26U), Nexus Player (NMF27D), and Nexus 9 (N4F26T). (more…)
The update should start rolling out today, according to Verizon support pages. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will see software version G930VVRU4BQA2, while the Galaxy S7 Edge will get G935VVRU4BQA2. Verizon hasn’t said how big the update is, but it’ll likely be large. Make sure you have plenty of battery and data remaining on your account before you download this guy over 4G.
So, what should you expect from the update? A lot! (more…)
What a week, right? Not only did we get all sorts of into the LG G6 (tours, tips and tricks, first 10 things, etc.), we got Google Assistant on a lot more phones, know when to expect the Galaxy S8, and can make YouTube our new TV provider. We also got confirmation on a new Pixel phone, found out that Motorola is back to being itself again, and answered a bunch of your questions in a new Q&A session.
There is a boat load of mega-news in this week’s recap, so you’ll want to take your time. Everything below is well worth a look, especially as we get ready for the launch of this year’s first round of top-tier smartphones. (more…)