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…)

Deal: Unlocked Galaxy S6 for Under $590 With This Code on eBay

Yesterday, I ranted a little about why I’m such a fan of unlocked phones. One of the reasons I noted had to do with the fact that there are always insanely good deals on unlocked phones to be had, as long as you have a little patience in waiting for them to arrive. Weeks like this were exactly what I was referring to. Thanks to a coupon code, you can nab a brand new, unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I) in black or white for under $590.

That’s a crazy deal! That’s even cheaper than Verizon is selling the phone at full retail. T-Mobile and AT&T each want at least another $90 over that price. We are talking less than $600 for what I would consider to be the best phone on the planet at the moment and maybe for the foreseeable future.  (more…)

Tweets Now Show in Google Search Results on Mobile

How much more useful would Google Search results be if they displayed real-time content? For example, if you searched last week for information on the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, it might have taken longer than your patience could handle before a news outlet had any up-to-the-minute information on it that would display as a news result in Google’s listings for that search. Starting today, that will no longer be an issue as Google has teamed up with Twitter to add Tweets to search results, giving you real-time info as it happens through the voices of those on Twitter.  (more…)