Opinion: After Seeing the HTC 10, Maybe HTC Should Make This Year’s Nexus

If Nexus rumors are your life, you will already know that reports have been circulating, claiming that HTC has be chosen by Google to create this year’s Nexus device. In those reports, it was even written that HTC would make not just one, but two Nexus devices for 2016. When these reports first surfaced, I thought to myself, “Crap, guess I won’t be buying any Nexus phones this year.”

To me, HTC’s past attempt at a Nexus device, the Nexus 9 tablet, was one of the more underwhelming tablet experiences I have had. It’s just boring. Looking back at it, I wouldn’t necessarily say it was HTC’s fault, but Android in general is ridiculously shallow on tablets. However, with the latest software tweaks we have seen from Android N, maybe that will change soon.

My point is, HTC might be making this year’s Nexus device, and after seeing the HTC 10, I don’t think I’m as disappointed as I was when the rumor first hit the street. Let me explain why.  (more…)

Google Drive Delivers Inline Uploads, Upload Progress Bar

An update is shipping out for the Drive app from Google, bringing better inline uploads for making sure your files go exactly where you want them to. As it was before this update, whenever you would upload a file, the file would head into an Uploads folder inside of your Drive. Now, the file will be found in whichever folder you uploaded the file, meaning better organization.   (more…)

“Save to Google” Chrome Extension Makes Organizing the Web Easy

Back in December, Google introduced a new way to organize the images you find while searching through Google’s image search. By quickly selecting images, you were able to create collections and tags of the things you happen to search for that you may need access to down the road. Today, this idea is growing up some with the release of a new “Save to Google” Chrome extension that lets you easily save items from the web and store them in Google’s new “Saved” site.  (more…)

Download: Android N Developer Preview 2 (DP2) Factory Images

Google just released Developer Preview 2 (DP2) for Android N, and inside, the Android team has baked in plenty of changes, as well as fixes from last month’s preview. Once the latest NPC91K build of Android N is booted, developers will find system-wide support for the Vulkan 3D rendering API, enhanced launcher shortcuts, and changes for the Multi-Window experience.  (more…)

Google’s Voice Access App Allows for Complete Control With Just Your Voice

In an effort to improve access to technology for those with disabilities, Google is upgrading its set of accessibility tools available across multiple platforms. The largest of which, at least in our opinion, is the availability of a new Voice Access app on Google Play. Currently downloadable via a beta, Voice Access allows users to control all aspects of their smartphone by speaking simple commands. You can swipe across your screen, open apps, and send messages all by using your voice.  (more…)

DEAL: Nexus 5X 16GB is Just $229 Today at eBay ($120 Off)

The Nexus 5X, the smaller new Nexus from Google that lives on the affordable side, is available today at eBay for a ridiculously low price of $229. That’s $120 off, by the way.

This particular phone is version H791, which is actually the international or euro version, so that means you probably can’t use this phone on Verizon or Sprint. It’s essentially an unlocked GSM phone, with all supported bands for T-Mobile and AT&T. Sorry, CDMA folks.

Still, if you want a Nexus and are on AT&T or T-Mobile, talk about a hell of a deal.

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