Google App Updates

Google Maps adds location sharing in latest update for Android and iOS

March 23, 2017

Google continues to update its Maps application again and again. The latest version for Android, iOS and web will bring real-time location sharing to your very fingertips. It’s an idea that could have been inspired by Google’s Trusted Contacts app, which launched earlier in the year, but is a mighty cool addition users should enjoy. Here’s how it works.

General News

OnePlus 3T will come in new 128GB Midnight Black variant beginning tomorrow

March 23, 2017

A few days ago, OnePlus promised “colette” special edition versions of the 128GB OnePlus 3T. This variant, suited up in Black coming in a limited edition Blue box, was available from just one pop up store located in colette’s boutique at 213 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France. Only 250 units were sold. OnePlus must have noticed high demand for the Black-colored phone, because the company is now releasing a 128GB Midnight Black variant.

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Rumors, leaks, teasers

Samsung DeX station revealed to enable Samsung Galaxy Desktop mode for the Galaxy S8

March 23, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be officially announced next Wednesday at the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event. We have already seen many details of the next generation Galaxy S flagship model including images, videos and specifications, and one such feature is the desktop mode. Now thanks to a leak, we have seen the desktop dock.


ZTE’s new Android Wear smartwatch, Quartz, has leaked in the flesh

March 22, 2017

Chinese manufacturer ZTE has been building Android-based devices for some time now, with successful ranges of both budget devices and premium smartphone models. Some months ago we saw that there were rumors of ZTE manufacturing a smartwatch based around Android Wear. We even saw a ZTE smartwatch go through the FCC last month, in February. Now an unnamed source has revealed images of the ZTE Quartz smartwatch together with some additional information.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Galaxy S8 press shots appear showing Orchid Grey and Black Sky color options

March 22, 2017

New colors are always part of the excitement behind new smartphones, and the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be no exception. We’ve seen a Purple Violet color variant leak that still leaves questions regarding availability, but we’ve been told that there are other colors that Samsung will unveil each handset in. Now, we’re seeing the rumored Orchid Grey and Black Sky colors appear in press release-style photos.

Analysis & insight

Android O Developer Preview: Here are all the major new features

March 22, 2017

In a move that shocked us all, Google announced the release of its Android O Developer Preview yesterday. Android N, which we now know to be Nougat, has only reached a near 3% of Android devices worldwide as of March, yet we’re already on to the next big thing! In fact, just two days ago, Google released Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview 2. But that attention shortly scattered sway once Android O was introduced.