The Droid Turf Weekly Recap includes all the major headlines in the Android Ecosystem over the recent week.
The OnePlus 5 has now stepped onto the stage of smartphone history, having been announced on June 20. The fifth-generation flagship from the Chinese OEM places OnePlus firmly within the camp of Android OEMs competing at the top-tier of the high-end smartphone market.
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.
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.
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.
Snap Inc will soon begin rolling out an update to its Snapchat application for both Android and iOS. New is one major addition Snap Inc is calling ‘Snap Map’, which allows users to locate their friends on a global map if they have been granted the permission.
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.
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]