After disappointing sales of the Flyer tablet in 2011, HTC’s executives said they’d swear off making tablets until they found a compelling reason to try again. They have one now. Google selected HTC over more experienced tablet makers like Samsung to make its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet, people familiar with the matter said. HTC engineers Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai announced that the Mountain View-based giant will host the I/O 2014 developer conference on June 25-26. In an attempt to find out whether we’ll get to see the next Android iteration at I/O we got in touch with a person familiar with the matter who Continue Reading →
Nexus 5
Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin said on Twitter that the Nexus line of devices will be discontinued in 2015, replaced instead with a new brand spawned from the current Play Edition family. Google has launched various Play Edition devices this year, including the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG G Pad 8.3, the Sony Continue Reading →
Last week, Google unveiled its newest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, and it’s the most Google-y phone ever… and I mean that in a good way. The phone runs the latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, but it also runs on a new “launcher” app that unites the phone around Google’s services. The Nexus Continue Reading →
Nexus 5
Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, runs on a new “launcher” app that unites the phone interface around Google services. It’s kind of like how Facebook Home reshapes Android phones around Facebook services — but for Google itself. The goal for the phone is to deliver “the right information, when you want it, at Continue Reading →
Nexus 7 (2013)
A year has passed since Hurricane Sandy came ashore, but the northeastern US is still feeling its impact through closed facilities and lost jobs. Google hopes to tackle some of those longer-term challenges by donating 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to the New York State Community Action Association. The non-profit will primarily hand out the Android Continue Reading →
Nexus 5
Ah, the not-so-mysterious Nexus 5. We’ve seen leaked photos, a leaked video and product shots accidentally published to Google Play, so it’s fair to say we know Google’s new smartphone is coming soon, but the wait could be over by November 1 — according to the latest leak.Ever-prolific leak meister @evleaks tweeted a photo of Continue Reading →
Android KitKat
Among the many leaked screenshots, videos and lists of specifications for the Nexus 5, the most interesting anticipated feature to me is the rumored “always listening” functionality. After all, most of the hardware and user interface tweaks are expected improvements in Google’s flagship phone: a better camera with optical image stabilization, transparent notification bar and Continue Reading →
Android KitKat
With Google’s stock of the Nexus 4 now officially depleted, the company’s next flagship Android phone should be arriving within a matter of weeks — perhaps just days. We’ve already seen the so-called Nexus 5 in various FCC filings, leaked photos, and on Google’s own Mountain View campus. And while we’ve got a fairly good Continue Reading →