General News

Confirmed: LG V20 coming this September, will be the first non-Nexus to run Android 7.0 Nougat

August 1, 2016 Doug Demagistris

LG hinted an upcoming successor to the V10 when it announced their quarterly earnings, however, we didn’t expect the company to launch it this soon. There’s not much we know about the handset, only that it will be available this September and be the first non-Nexus to run Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat.

Google App Updates

Google improves the ‘direct reply’ feature on its Messenger app for Android N

June 20, 2016 Droid Turf

Google’s new ‘direct reply’ feature received a major improvement on Messenger with the release of the Android N Developer Preview 4. The feature now shows a mini conversation within the notification bar, rather than just a simple pop-up card.

Carrier News
Apps & Games
Google News

Google celebrates World Emoji Day by bringing back the blob faces

July 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Tuesday was World Emoji Day. It was a day to remember the coming of the emoji faces and symbols we’ve become so accustomed to over the years throughout various communications apps. How the holiday came about, we don’t know, but companies including Google actually celebrated the emoji holiday.

Carrier News
Polls

Weekly Poll: Have you considered Project Fi?

June 10, 2018 Doug Demagistris

At Droid Turf, we often talk about US cell carriers, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, but there are a handful of MVNO that are just as important to today’s market. This week, one in particular, Project Fi, made a few headlines. The service run by Google uses T-Mobile and Sprint network connectivity and brings it to select Android smartphones at a more affordable rate. All is managed through the Project Fi mobile application, and of late the service has shown [Read More]

Polls

Weekly Poll: What tech slated for Google I/O 2018 are you most excited to hear about?

May 6, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google I/O is Google’s annual developer conference, an event where the search giant we know all too well showcases some of its latest and most influential projects. We learn about the last twelve months and we learn about what is to come over the next twelve months. Like in year’s past, we’re expecting nothing less than big software announcements for Google I/O 2018. The three-day festival in Mountain View, California just outside San Francisco will begin Tuesday, May 8 and [Read More]

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