Google News

Google introduces new 180-degree virtual reality video format for YouTube

June 23, 2017

Google’s Daydream team has introduced a new video format they’re calling ‘VR180’. The format is brand new and has been designed for virtual reality use. Content is the key for success, and Google says that its newly founded standard is easier to produce and will look great both inside supported headsets and on flat displays such as our phone or TV.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

LG V30 could be unveiled on August 31 in Berlin

June 23, 2017

It’s almost that time already! The time when LG introduces its annual successor of the V Series. According to a trusted source, this year’s model will replace last year’s LG V20 and will be named LG V30. Sources believe that it could launch as soon as August 31, one day prior to the start of IFA 2017.

General News

OnePlus apparently cheating on benchmark tests, again

June 22, 2017

This week has been a roller-coaster ride for OnePlus, the Chinese OEM who announced its latest flagship in that of the OnePlus 5. While first impressions seem to have been overwhelmingly positive, a trusted source found just one thing that may put you on notice about the new device or the company.

Android Apps/Games
General News

Samsung’s Bixby Voice is inching closer toward a wider American release

June 22, 2017

Samsung released the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones earlier in the year together with their ‘Bixby’ artificially intelligent assistant. Unfortunately, Bixby was not ready at launch and over recent months, Samsung bolstered Bixby’s abilities. Now Bixby Voice is approaching readiness for the American market. We’ve news that Bixby Voice is being enabled for selected customers who signed into the Bixby Early Access scheme in mid-June.

Google News

Google will drop support for Android 2.1 Eclair and the Android Market from June 30

June 22, 2017

Android 2.1 Eclair was released in 2010 but a small number of devices running this platform are still in use today (0.1%) according to the latest distribution numbers. Android Eclair is notable as this version does not support Google’s Play Store, but instead customers can use the Android Market. The Play Store was introduced with Android 2.2 Froyo and most compatible devices automatically have their Android Market app upgraded. Given the small number of devices accessing the Android Market, Google [Read More]