The Nexus 6 is officially available in Verizon stores as of this morning. If you were interested in picking up Google’s new Nexus through Big Red, but were waiting to be able to get one in hands, now is the time. Once you do that at a Verizon store, you may want to walk back out and across the street to Best Buy to actually purchase one, though. Best Buy is currently selling the Verizon variant of the Nexus 6 for just $99 with a 2-year contract. Verizon, on the other hand, wants $250 for it. (more…)
In an interview yesterday that was published through Bloomberg, Jean-Claude Biver, the CEO of luxury smartwatch maker TAG Heuer, said that his company was getting ready to make a smartwatch by partnering with folks in Silicon Valley. This morning, those folks in Silicon Valley have been confirmed as Google and Intel. TAG Heuer, in partnership with Google and Intel, will make a Swiss smartwatch in 2015 that will be distributed worldwide. (more…)
With all of the major smartphone OEMs deepening themselves into the smartwatch market, it was only a matter of time until the high-end, established watchmakers would want into the growing game. In an interview with Bloomberg, TAG Heuer’s Chief Executive Jean-Claude Biver stated it will look to partner with Silicon Valley to produce the technology side of its soon-to-be-announced smartwatch, but will keep the watch’s quality and design aspects purely Swiss. (more…)
UPDATE: GOOGLE I/O REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. REGISTER HERE.
If you had plans on attending this year’s Google I/O, getting registered is easily the hardest part of the process. In previous years, you would have to be quick on the draw, hoping to snag one of the tickets before they sold out. However, Google took a different route last year, and it seems to have worked very well. Now, anyone can register during a predetermined amount of time, but a lottery is held to see who will actually attend. It may sound different, but it helps the overall fairness of the limited space situation. (more…)
Updated March 12: Nexus 6 factory images added.
Updated March 17: Google just added a new Android 5.1 factory image for the Nexus 6 as build LMY47E.
The first batch of Android 5.1 factory images are now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012).
You will find links to all below. We will update this post as we have more. (more…)
That title isn’t clickbait. I’m not even kidding with this one. You can say “send a Hangouts message” in Google Now, with your voice, and it will actually send a message in Hangouts with your voice. I don’t know when this went live, but it’s live. It will ask who you want to send it to, then what your message is, before confirming that you want to send. We aren’t talking SMS here – this is legitimate Hangouts messaging with your voice.
You still think I’m joking, I know. I get why you would think that I’m joking. Seriously, though, go try it.