Cricket has announced that it is now carrying the ZTE Grand X Max 2, a phone with a 6-inch, 1080p display running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Customers can pick it up in Cricket stores and online today for $199.99.
YouTube has unveiled the virtual reality version of its app for Google's Daydream VR platform. Announced during the Google I/O 2016 keynote earlier this week, the app provides a more immersive VR experience for YouTube, going beyond just supporting VR videos to offer a brand new interface for the entire app.
Sprint, as part of its sponsorship of the 2016 Copa América Centenario soccer tournament, has announced that it will be providing free video access to all live matches to Sprint subscribers beginning June 3.
Google has announced some of the new Android TV sets that will be on their way from manufacturers later this year. The company has also detailed a few of the features we can expect for Android TV software with the release of Android N.
In an effort to help people start using apps faster, Google has introduced Android Instant Apps. These apps startup instantly, without the need to actually install themselves onto your device, instead running from the cloud, just like tapping a link to load a webpage.
Google has detailed some of the changes coming to Android Studio with its 2.2 release. Android Studio, which is used in the creation of 92% of the top 125 Android apps, will be faster at building apps, and will give developers new tools to make going from an idea to a working app easier.
Google took some time to talk about virtual reality at Google I/O 2016. The company announced Daydream, its program for building great experience for mobile VR across phones and headsets. While Daydream will include a reference design for a headset and controller, there will be Daydream-ready phones coming from companies like Samsung, HTC, and Xiaomi.
Google continued its emphasis on communication today at Google I/O 2016 with the introduction of Duo, a new video calling app, and a companion to the Allo chat application. Duo, which will be available for both Android and iOS, hopes to provide a better video calling experience for everyone.
Google has announced Home, a new intelligent speaker that can respond to your questions. Home allows you to interact with Google's new Assistant, intelligent interface, even picking up conversations with Assistant that you started on another device. And it won't have trouble hearing you, thanks to the far-field voice recognition technology.
Ubisoft has released Assassin's Creed Identity for Android on Google Play. Identity is a third-person action game, much like the PC and console entries in the series. You take control of a customizable assassin in the Italian Renaissance, completing mission while trying to keep ancient artifacts out of the hands of the Templars.
Football fans looking to watch the upcoming Europa League Final will have another option to do so tonight. While the match will air on television and on BTSport.com, anyone will be able to watch Liverpool take on Sevilla it for free on YouTube.
Google is expanding its support for enterprise developers with the new Android for Work DevHub. The hub is meant to keep developers informed about the latest news surrounding Android in business environments, and give enterprise developers a place to communicate with one another. Members of the DevHub will also receive exclusive Google Play for Work and Android for Work product betas.
BitTorrent is throwing its hat into the live streaming ring with its upcoming app, BitTorrent Live. The app will offer live video content for news, music, sports, and more. But unlike other live streaming offerings such as Sling TV or Hulu's upcoming product, BitTorrent Live will use peer-to-peer technology.
SoundHound has launched a important new capability with its latest update, and now allows you to use your voice to control the app. By saying "Ok, Hound," you can ask the app to identify songs, get the latest song by your favorite artist, or even play a particular track in Spotify.
Disney has released a new virtual reality experience for fans that own an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset. With Disney Movies VR, you can travel to several themed worlds featuring characters and objects from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm movies like The Jungle Book and Star Wars.
The official Pokémon Trading Card game is now available for Android tablets. The card game lets you collect and do battle with a wide variety of digital Pokémon cards, each featuring Pokémon from the various eras of the franchise. You can build your collection through booster packs, and easily transfer your progress between the Android and web versions of the game with your Pokémon Trader Club...
Twitter will reportedly stop counting links and photos as part of the 140-character limit for tweets, giving people a little more room to express themselves. Both links and photos currently take up a significant number of characters per post.
The Washington Post has released its own watch face for the Samsung Gear S2. The face displays the current general election polling, along with a countdown to election day, letting political junkies get a quick glance at the state of the race.
Google has introduced Spaces, a new tool that makes it easier to share links, videos, and more with groups of people with similar interests. Spaces lets you create groups, like "Comic book buddies," and easily share with them from the web, YouTube, and more.
Motorola is currently offering a deal on the 2014 version of the Moto X. While the phone is currently on sale for $199.99, until Tuesday, May 17, you can get an extra $50 off with the use of the coupon code SPRINGISHERE. This brings the starting price of the phone down to $149.99.