Album Slideshows Come to Google Photos

Slideshows are now available through Google Photos within individual albums. To get started, open up the Google Photos app, go inside of an album then select a photo you want to start the slideshow with. Once you hit the three-dot settings button, the top option will be Slideshow. Once tapped, a slideshow of the photos will begin.

If you wish to project your slideshow to your HDTV, you can simply cast the show via Chromecast or Android TV. And yes, the Slideshow feature is available on your desktop computer, too.  (more…)

DEAL: Grab a Nexus 6 for Just $180 at eBay

A current deal running over at eBay can land you a manufacturer refurbished Nexus 6 for a ridiculously low price of $180. Sure, this is the 2014 Nexus, which is a figurative whale, but it’s still one of the best performing devices you will ever use. And, it’s getting all the Android N love at the moment.

Whether you need a device to pass the time because you lost or broke your other, or you just love the Nexus 6 and all of its size, jump on this. The deal currently includes the blue version, as the white is sold out. Free shipping is available as well.

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Did Google Just Reveal the Name of Android N?!

After the whirlwind of popularity Boaty McBoatface received on the internet, Google looks to be following suit. Inside of the Easter Egg used on Developer Preview 4 of Android N, Google may be hinting at what Android N’s official name will be.

As you can view in the header image above, which is a shot of the Easter Egg, it is now an ultra safe bet we can confirm that the name for Android N will be… Namey McNameface(more…)

Android N Developer Preview 4 Now Available!

Android N Developer Preview 4 just got posted and is available for the flashing! As of right now, it looks like all supported devices are getting Android build NPD56N.

Again, the supported devices include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile 4G (Android One) device.

We’re still looking through the changes and will update this post. (Updated below) (more…)

Google Shows Off the Power of Tango in Three New Videos

During yesterday morning’s Lenovo Tech World keynote, Google announced that Project Tango would be blossoming into just Tango, the consumer-facing end to the company’s AR (augmented reality) technology. With the launch of Lenovo’s PHAB2 smartphone, which so happens to be the world’s first consumer device to launch with Tango technology built-in, consumers will finally be able to get their hands on the project that Google has been working on for over three years.

In a series of short videos, two of them being under 30 seconds long, Google details just a small fraction of things you can do with a Tango-ready smartphone. For example, if you are looking to buy a piece of furniture, but aren’t quite sure if it will fit, Tango — using its multi rear-facing cameras — can measure out the space exactly, taking all guess work and self measuring out of the equation. That’s a time saver.  (more…)

Nest’s Rumored Product Roadmap Consists of Tastefully Colored Thermostats, Outdoor Nest Cam

In Tony Fadell’s letter to employees declaring his departure from Nest, he briefly mentioned a product roadmap that was set in place for the company. This week, additional details regarding that roadmap have been made public, although, they are not yet confirmed by Nest or Google. According to a source of Tech Insider, Nest will have at least one “new” product, with an existing product getting a bit of a facelift.  (more…)

Google’s Nearby Connects Your Device to the World Around You

Yesterday, while we were busy with Lenovo and Moto announcements, Google detailed its Nearby feature for Android users. With the launch of Nearby, users who choose to interact with beacons around them can stumble upon helpful apps and webpages when they are out and about.

For example, if you are inside of a CVS Pharmacy, your smartphone can notify you that you can print photos while at the store directly from your phone’s gallery. Or, if you are taking a United flight, Nearby can notify you to download the United app from Google Play for access to free entertainment while you wait for your departure.  (more…)

Project Fi Adds US Cellular to Gain More Coverage and Speed

Project Fi added a third network today in US Cellular. That means Project Fi users now have access to three different networks, further enabling the ability of Fi to get you on the best connection at all times.

For those not familiar with US Cellular, just know that it’s one of the larger mobile networks (they claim to be the 5th largest) in the US with coverage in 23 states. The company is headquartered out of Chicago, has 4.8 million customers, and runs a network on LTE and CDMA.  (more…)