Fingerprint readers aren’t new to Android. In fact, the Motorola Atrix 4G was released in early 2011 with a fingerprint reader. Yes, more than four years ago. And there are plenty of Samsung devices with them, along with some HTCs and a few other brands. But native support was never there, it was just baked ... Read More »
With the switch to Lollipop and Material Design, Android suddenly became whitewashed. All the menus were light-colored and bright, something a lot of people didn’t appreciate. I’m one of them, and I still haven’t really grown to like the white menus used in Lollipop (and TouchWiz for the last year). Read More »
There was no louder applause during the keynote this morning than when Anil Sabharwal, Director of Photos at Google, announced that Google Photos will offer unlimited storage of users photos and videos for free.
This was the knockout punch to an already impressive presentation on everything that Google Photos is bringing to users starting today ... Read More »
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The new Google Photos app is now available on Google Play, but if you’re looking to access the service to through photos.google.com, you may need to wait just a little bit longer. The website is available for some users, while others are being to a splash page that asks them to check back ... Read More »
Google Maps is probably the best means of navigation of all time (except maybe a rally co-driver), but it has a major downside that people have been complaining about for a long time. You need a data connection for navigation, and the offline mode is tough to use and only works with the basic map ... Read More »
Google Cardboard was a strange release at last year’s Google I/O. It almost seemed like a joke, until we realized the implications. Instead of an overly expensive virtual reality headset that’s not even in a consumer ready form yet, you can build yourself a headset out of cardboard. This means that you can take advantage ... Read More »
That was fast. Google announced during the I/O keynote that a developer preview of Android M would be made available before a public release and just like that, preview builds for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player are available now for download.
NVIDIA’s Android TV effort, the SHIELD is finally available starting today, NVIDIA made it in under the wire on their May launch projection.
So long, Google Wallet. Hello, Android Pay.
At Google I/O, Google has finally detailed its long anticipated Android Pay mobile payment system for Android. Android Pay will effectively replace Google Wallet serving as a hub for debit, credit and loyalty cards. Android has already partnered with a ton of both physical (using NFC) ... Read More »
Google Now stands apart from the competition by providing you with information before you need it. Away from home? Google Now will auto populate with directions to your house. At the airport? How about plane and hotel information? Google Now is taking this approach to information retrieval to the next level with Google ... Read More »