Google Awakens the Force With Star Wars Themes for Apps, Includes Gmail and Maps

Because there was not already an over saturation of Star Wars crap for you to buy in stores, Google has launched Star Wars themes for your apps, just in case you needed more Force in your life. If you have a Google account, and use it for Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and other Google services, you can experience what the Light or Dark side have to offer their users.

To start, you will need to choose a side – Light or Dark. Once a side is chosen, you will begin to see Star Wars themes throughout many of Google’s applications, whether it is on an Android device or desktop computer. For example, I chose the Dark side, opened my Gmail, and I was greeted with a darkly colored Empire theme. In addition, if you open Google Maps, find your home, you should see a Death Star.  (more…)

Live: Google’s Nexus 5X and 6P Event!

The day has finally arrived! It’s time for Google’s big Nexus and Chromecast event, where we should be officially introduced to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, a new Chromecast, and a whole bunch more.

We are in San Francisco to attend the event, which kicks off at 9AM Pacific (12PM Eastern).

Because this is such a big event, we will have a live blog of the happenings for you below, but Google also has plans to stream the event live for the world to see. Once we have a direct feed for that, we will embed it below along with the live blog.

Ready to join us and finally get the official scoop from Google?  (more…)

Thursday Poll: Most Excited for – Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Android 6.0, New Chromecast?

Next Tuesday, Google is hosting an event in San Francisco that will more than likely be a showcase for the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, two Nexus phones, and a new Chromecast. We’ll be there to get you the latest on whatever it is they do show off, but as we approach, because we like doing these types of things, we want to ask which (rumored) part of the event has you the most excited.

Do you care the most about the new Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P? If so, which one in particular? Are you ready to swap out your couple-of-year-old Chromecast for new, more powerful and flexible hardware? Or maybe you just want Android 6.0 to become official, so that you can start the countdown to when your current phone will get it?

Most excited for - Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Android 6.0, new Chromecast?

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Google Sending Out Invites to Event on September 29 in SF

Well, it’s totally official now. We just received the above invite in our email inbox, detailing a press event Google is set to host on September 29 at 9am in San Francisco, CA.

What will they announce? Well, you should already know the answer to that, but if you need a bit of help, it’s likely that we will see two new Nexus devices (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P), possibly a new Chromecast, full launch details for Android 6.0 “Marshmallow,” and maybe a bit more?  (more…)