Watch Google take its own stage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Google I/O 2018 Developer Conference keynote on May 8 beginning at 1:00pm EDT. The search giant’s venue is known to have held some great events in the past with the ability to hold as many as 22,500 people. Like usual, demand to attend was off the charts so Google ran its lottery for people just to have a chance [Read More]
The smartwatch industry hasn’t been doing well lately. Sales have decreased and major players like Lenovo seem to be done with Android Wear for now while Huawei may be abandoning it altogether. Rumors that Google would launch their own smartwatches have been floating around for some time but there’s been little news heard. Some people even came to the conclusion that Google might abandon their smartwatch project entirely.
It’s been a slow year for the major Android Wear manufacturers. Offerings from traditional watch makers like Michael Kors, Fossil and Nixon have been released. Asus unveiled the next iteration in their ZenWatch line at the IFA event this year. But offerings from the big players like Lenovo, LG, Huawei, and Sony have been notably absent lately. News that the release of Android Wear 2.0 has been delayed to 2017 has put a damper on things as well.
RootMetrics’ H1 report has now been published, and Verizon has taken the crown yet again as the superior carrier in America. Verizon reclaimed its top spot by cleanly sweeping the competition across all six categories, some of which are reliability, speed and call performance.
Android 7.0 Nougat is official. Yesterday Google started pushing out the final version of Android 7.0 to its Nexus devices. Many players in the industry have already shown interest in the new operating system. And today, Sony has published a list of Xperia devices it plans on updating to the latest version of Android.
The Droid Turf Weekly Recap includes all the major headlines in the Android Ecosystem over the recent week.