October 31, 2022

Pre-iPhone Google G1 renders reveal a lot of green and more physical buttons

The original Android team spent the weekend and today debunking some misconceptions about the operating system’s creation especially in relation to the iPhone. As part of that, Android co-founder Rich Miner shared an interesting pair of Google G1 renders that predate the iPhone.

September 1, 2022

Android 14 will support satellite connectivity and partners

Last week, SpaceX and T-Mobile announced that it would bring direct satellite connectivity to smartphones, and Google said today the next version of Android (14) will “support our partners in enabling all of this.”

July 5, 2022

HTC A101 tablet launches w/ 10.1-inch LCD display, Unisoc chip, 8GB RAM, more

After launching a series of crypto phones, HTC has entered the tablet market once again with the A101 getting quietly unveiled.

June 28, 2022

HTC Desire 22 Pro is a Metaverse-focused mid-ranger, not a return to the ‘high-end’

HTC was once one of the biggest names in Android, but the company has fallen by the wayside over the years. For a couple of months, there’s been a “high-end” HTC phone focused on the metaverse on the horizon, but now we’re supposedly seeing the culmination of that in the Desire 22 Pro, which is […]

June 10, 2022

HTC teases its return to Android phones w/ ‘Viveverse’ coming on June 28

HTC was once a giant in the Android smartphone market, but it has essentially dropped off the map entirely in recent years. HTC is now officially dropping its first teaser for its return to smartphones, with a “Viveverse” device coming on June 28.

May 27, 2022

HTC’s Metaverse-focused Android phone hit with a real-world delay

It’s been ages since HTC released a high-end Android phone, but earlier this year the company teased that one was in the pipeline. Now, HTC’s “Metaverse” phone has reportedly been delayed because of the real world.

May 4, 2022

Nothing Phone (1): What to expect from Android’s newest entrant [Video]

The Android marketplace is a tough nut to crack, but since 2020, one-time OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei has created hype around his latest startup. Nothing is set to launch its first device — Phone (1) — later this summer, and here’s what to expect.

May 6, 2017

This week’s top stories: Moto G5 Plus & Keyone reviews, best Android phones & watches [May], Android O beta, apps & updates, more

In this week’s top stories: Our Moto G5 Plus & Keyone reviews, the best Android phones and smartwatches for May, hints at an incoming Android O beta, new Google apps and updates, and much more. 

May 1, 2017

9to5Toys Last Call: Acer Chromebook 14 (refurb) $186, Sony Xperia X (unlocked) $250, LG Watch Style from $153, more

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Logitech’s new Universal Folio keyboard case fits all iPads and Android tablets

Nintendo New 2DS XL handheld release date + more [Video]

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April 24, 2017

Galaxy S8 teardown suggests Samsung worked on OIS for its front camera [Video]

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two fantastic Android smartphones, and part of the reason for that is that they pack just about every top-of-the-line feature you would ever want. However, it seems there’s one more interesting feature that Samsung might have been working on before shipping the phone that never quite made it […]

April 21, 2017

HTC’s upcoming ‘U’ flagship will be called the HTC U 11, 5 colors available at launch

Yesterday, HTC started sending out press invitations for the launch of its upcoming flagship happening on May 16th. Today, a report from Evan Blass via VentureBeat claims that the upcoming phone previously codenamed “Ocean,” will be called the HTC U 11 and will be available in five different color schemes…

April 20, 2017

HTC is announcing its long-rumored squeezable ‘U’ smartphone on May 16th

HTC has today sent the press emails for an event set for May 16th, and it seems — as is usual with HTC lately — that it’s going to be an entirely online announcement. If this event is for the phone we think it’s for, though, we don’t really have any surprises to look forward to…

April 22, 2017

This week’s top stories: Manually update to Android Wear 2.0, Galaxy Note 8 rumors, Nexus 6P battery issues, & more

In this week’s top stories: Our look at how to update your Android Wear watch to Android Wear 2.0 manually, Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have a dual-camera design, and Google is being sued over battery issues with the Nexus 6P. 

April 17, 2017

HTC U ‘Ocean’ leaks in first photo, tipped to have IP57 water resistance, no headphone jack

Ahead of its rumored launch, we’re learning more about HTC’s upcoming “U” smartphone, better known as the “Ocean.” As its name implies, this phone is going to share quite a bit in common with the U Ultra from earlier this year, but it’s also expected to bring a bit more to the table.

April 13, 2017

The HTC One X10 is already official in Russia with a 4,000 mAh battery [Gallery]

Earlier this week we first caught word that HTC was working on a new mid-range smartphone in the HTC One X10. Now, HTC has made that new smartphone official, at least in Russia…

New Google Earth launching April 18, promises a ‘brand new experience,’ likely VR focus

Google has sent out press invites to ‘the unveiling of the new Google Earth‘ on April 18. The company gives no clue what to expect, but promises a ‘brand new experience.’ As Engadget observes, the smart money has to be on new virtual reality features …

April 12, 2017

Google’s WebVR now compatible with Cardboard, new experiments website [Video]

Back in June of 2016, it was revealed that Google was working on a way to make virtual reality accessible from every web browser, dubbed WebVR. Then, with the release of Chrome 56 Beta, Google started to allow developers to begin testing their WebVR projects on the web. Today, Google has published 12 WebVR experiments for […]

HTC’s upcoming budget One X10 shown off again in leaked render

HTC has a new budget Android phone around the corner dubbed the HTC One X10, and it’s likely a mid-range followup to the HTC One X9 that the Taiwanese company launched last year. Now, we’re getting our best look yet at the new device in the form of a new render via Evleaks…

April 7, 2017

Maker of popular Vive VR app SoundStage, Logan Olson, is joining Google’s VR team

The maker of the popular Vive virtual reality app SoundStage, Logan Olson, has joined the VR team at Google. After about a year since first becoming available in its primitive early release version, the SoundStage app — which, for those out of the loop, lets you create music in a brightly-colored VR environment — just […]

April 3, 2017

Google announces PAX, an agreement that lets Android makers easily share patents

Google has today announced PAX, which apparently somehow stands for “Android Networked Cross-License Agreement”. Basically, this new licensing program will allow members — which include some of Google’s many Android partners — to stop threatening each other over software patents.

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