Amazon may have let a bit of early information out-the-bag in case you were interested. Oh, it has to do with the LG Nexus 5X – the yet-to-be-announced LG Nexus 5X. Interested? I figured you were. Thanks to three early listings that have since been pulled, Amazon has given us a good list of specs for the phone, all of which match up quite nicely to previous leaks and also to what our sources have told us. (more…)
Google is pushing an update to Gmail on Android today that introduces two new features, “Block Sender” and “Unsubscribe.” The features function exactly like they sound, in that they let you quickly block specific email addresses from within an email or unsubscribe from mailing lists without leaving the Gmail app. (more…)
At this point, you guys all know what Quick Charge 2.0 is. If not, well, read this post. For those up to speed, we wanted to share this deal on a Tronsmart Dual-Port Quick Charge 2.0 car charger that is $9-off thanks to a coupon code.
We’re pointing it out because most QC 2.0 car chargers are either single-port or if they have two ports, only one has QC 2.0 enabled. With this charger, you get both ports active in the QC 2.0 game, which is a big deal, especially on drives where you and your passenger both need juice in a hurry.
We aren’t sure how long the code is good for, so jump on it. It’s also Prime eligible.
This morning, Starbucks announced that its Mobile Order & Pay feature is now available nationwide on iOS and Android. The feature had previously launched in the northwest back in 2014 as a test, but thanks to massive amounts of line-skipping coffee enjoyment, it’s a bonafide success and is available to everyone. In the words of my hipster brethren here in Portland, we’ve been doing this for years. (more…)
Google’s Nexus Player, one of the first retail Android TV units, seems to be on the way out if the abundance of deals out there for it are any indicator. Best Buy is currently selling the device for $49.99 with free shipping in the best deal we have seen yet.
As a recap, the Nexus Player is an Android TV box that connects to your TV over HDMI. It gives you access to apps like Netflix, Pandora, Plex, Google’s media services (Music, Play Movies & TV, etc.), and of course, YouTube. You can also install and play games through it and find content by using your voice with the included remote. It’s not the highest-end Android TV box, but at $49.99, it’s certainly worth considering.
In the latest release of the Google App that brought search, recently used apps, and a vertical layout to the app drawer of the Google Now Launcher, Google included a handy trick to make searching through your apps easier. With a simple long press on the app drawer button, the app drawer will open and immediately jump to the search bar and launch the keyboard to help you perform a search.
You can see it in action in the GIF below, but you get the idea here. (more…)
It’s National Cheeseburger Day, in case you were wondering why the picture of that delicious burger. So, go eat a damn good cheeseburger. As in, now.
While you do that with your greasy cheeseburger and fry hands, feel free to catch up on the week that was in Android. It was actually quite eventful around these parts, with new Nexus information creeping out, a bunch of hands-on time with the Huawei Watch, OnePlus 2, and Moto X Pure flooding in, and the first appearance of Google Now on Tap on consumer devices.
Be sure to catch up! (more…)