Unlike most Android boxes, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV still gets all the latest features thanks to continued support even after years. Because of this, it has retained much of its original value. Recently, NVIDIA announced GeForce Now. The service will work with Android TV set-top boxes made by NVIDIA such as the Shield TV. If you own this device, prepare to be amazed at what’s coming.
Last week, Google pushed its monthly security patch update for July out to supported devices and we brought the news to you in our weekly series. If you have one of four Google phones and had trouble pulling the update from settings, you were not alone. There seemed to be an issue and thankfully Google recognized it and got it fixed right away.
It’s not often that we hear about Google’s Play Games service, and that’s why the search giant is looking to give the app on Android a revamp. Google wants to make the app more useful for Android device owners and might soon implement a news feed to try to do so. If this update rolls out, it should be pretty big, but right now it appears to be in the testing phase.
Last week, Samsung quietly announced a small partnership with the company behind theScore app. This app is available on Android and is among the most popular for finding sports news and live sports scores. Samsung will be flowing information such as sports scores from all your favorite teams right into its digital assistant Bixby for direct integration.
Google Pay started rolling out for web back in May. The service is receiving its first update as of this week, unlike the mobile app available on Android that is always getting better. The update consists of some redesign with new material design as seen in other Google apps and services. Everything is more rounded, which shouldn’t be surprising, and the experience is more consumer-friendly.
The Galaxy Note 9 is less than one month away from being announced by Samsung, and yet, Galaxy 10 rumors continue to roll in early in preparation of next year. Prior reports have suggested three instead of two models of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S flagship. But according to a trusted source, not all three will come with Samsung’s highlighting new feature.
We first heard about the possibility of a Wear OS smartwatch made by Samsung a few months ago. Shortly after we passed along the report, the rumor was shut down by tipsters. However, the once rumor has come back into full circle after a trusted leaker reported that the watch is real and could launch later this year after all.
Microsoft tends to keep to its own operating system, but Windows Phone isn’t exactly widespread like Google’s Android OS. In an attempt to widen its audience, a report suggests Microsoft could soon debut its own Movies and TV service on Android smartphones.