Google News

Android 7.1.2 (MR2) Nougat Developer Preview is live

January 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available in the form of a Developer Preview. The update is one of several Nougat maintenance release updates promised by Google. The first Nougat maintenance release arrived in the form of a public release back in December after going through two developer releases. The links to the second Android Nougat maintenance release are live. Expect a public roll out of the stable release to follow in March or April. Here’s everything you need to know.

Rumors, leaks, teasers

Google Pixel 2 could bring a reenvisioned low-light camera, faster processor, and be water resistant

January 31, 2017 Doug Demagistris

It seems as if Google just released its first-ever Pixel smartphone last week, but in fact the smartphone has been available for several months now. Meanwhile, early rumors have begun to circulate pertaining to an unconfirmed Google Pixel successor, Google Pixel 2.

Gadgets

High-Res image render of Google’s upcoming Watch Style appears along with the watch’s respective pricing information

January 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

So it seems that each week we learn something more about Google and LG’s supposed Android Wear smartwatch offerings. The pair, Watch Style and Watch Sport, are expected to run Android Wear 2.0 and launch February 9th, the same day as the software. To start the week off, we got a fresh high-res look at what the Watch Style could potentially look like and the price is may go for once it hits the market.

Carrier News

Switch from AT&T to T-Mobile and get a full year of Hulu for free

January 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

T-Mobile has been an aggressive player in the market for years now. More often than any U.S. carrier, T-Mobile offers promotions where if users switch from another carrier, they are granted with some sort of freebie, making it worth the switch.

Google News

Google hires HTC’s leading Vive designer to work on its Daydream VR platform

January 30, 2017 Droid Turf

Google has a lot riding on the success of its Daydream virtual reality platform and it’s sparing no expense to attract the top talent for its development. The company recently hired a new senior designer to ensure that it remains on top of the VR game. Claude Zellweger, who previously led the design team at HTC’s Vive platform played a key role in the development of HTC’s smartphone design language,and has joined Google to work on Daydream.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 1/23 – 1/27: Which Android devices received updates this week?

January 29, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re ready this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

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