Many thought that Android Pay would launch a week ago, after internal documents at spots like McDonald’s and Subway surfaced through media outlets with August 26 as the go-live day. Google then shushed everyone through a Tweet that said, “Looking forward to #AndroidPay? Stay tuned. #soon.” (more…)
What’s a good sign that Google (or any company for that matter) is about to unveil a new product? We see massive discounts on last year’s product in order to make room for the new guy. That could be happening at the moment with the Nexus 6, which just dropped $150 in price at Amazon to $349. Seriously, the Nexus 6, a whale of a phone that started at almost $700 a year ago, can be bought for $349.
Amazon has both white and blue in both 32GB and 64GB configurations available. The 32GB model is at the $349 price point, while the 64GB model has dropped as well, down to $399. That’s a hell of a price!
For those still scared of its size, I’ll just say this – the people who own the Nexus 6, love the damn thing. It’s one of those phones with a cult following, where those who took a chance on a 6-inch phone have found that they absolutely love the size. And hey, it’s stock Android after all.
Chrome is the most popular desktop browser, at least here in the US. But while it’s popular and powerful and fast (mostly) and has apps and extensions and syncs between devices and all that, it’s not exactly efficient or good when it comes to your battery life. I’m talking about on laptops, of course, because desktops don’t have batteries. Reports (and complaints) about how good Chrome is at sucking your battery dry before you want it to have not gone unnoticed by Google, thankfully.
Today, the company announced Chrome 45, which focuses on making your favorite browser “use less memory and power.” (more…)
According to a report out of CNET, Google plans to unveil two Nexus phones on September 29 at an event in San Francisco. Their sources claim that Google has partnered with LG to make a smaller Nexus phone and Huawei to make a larger Nexus phone. Rumors, of course, along with a number of leaks, have suggested the same for weeks now. (more…)
The official companion app for Google’s OnHub WiFi Router, is now available on Google Play for new owners to download. The app is what makes your new router so “smart,” offering you the ability to set priority devices, run networks tests, and share your network name and password with friends. (more…)
The day has finally come, and the potential Android Wear customer base has now grown exponentially. Starting this week, Android Wear works on iOS, with
all many of the same features that Android users get. It has the Google Now cards, a few native applications, fitness tracking, and more.
Supported iPhones (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) will be able to access all of the same helpful information Android users see, with the exception to the vast array of custom watch faces found on Google Play. Google states there will be a curated set of 3rd-party faces that are usable, but for now, your choices seem somewhat limited. (more…)
Google Search results are very important for many people. On mobile phones, they are becoming smarter, and now, prettier. The latest search results landing page to receive a makeover are app listings, a feature that has been inside search results for quite some time. Now, thanks to a server-side change at Google, any apps that are listed inside of a search result will be colored, giving a more tasteful aesthetic when browsing through categories of applications found on Google Play. (more…)