Rovio, the studio behind the popular series of games Angry Birds, has shown off a version for virtual reality hardware. You read that correctly. Unfortunately, we're not sure if we'll ever be able to play it.
According to an image shared on Twitter by @evleaks, LG is set to launch a tablet called the G Pad X on Verizon.
Not much is known about the tablet other than the fact that it comes with an 8.3-inch screen (which was revealed in an earlier tweet), but from the image above, it looks like the G Pad X will run Android 5.0 with LG's latest UX 4.0 out of the box.
The Xperia A4 is exclusive to Japan, and will be available in the country via NTT Docomo from mid-June.
Launched as the successor to the Xperia A2, the Xperia A4 is identical in specs to the Xperia Z3 Compact. Along with the phone, Sony has announced launch windows for the Xperia Z4, which will debut in the country in June. The Xperia Z4 Tablet will be available via NTT Docomo in the month of July.
Canadian carrier Rogers has listed that its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are due to receive the Android 5.1 update in the month of June, with other carriers also estimated to start offering the update at the same time.
Last month, it was revealed that Samsung was working on Android 5.1 for either device, with the update rumored to bring a Guest Mode feature, along with the ability to take images in RAW.
The smartphone space is an increasingly populated – read, crowded – place to be. And it's getting more so as manufacturers such as Huawei start to pump out more, and better, phones, and push to expand its availability into more western markets. The past year was a pretty good one for Huawei with some excellent devices launched, and more sure to be on the way.
As new phones come and go, though, it's tough to keep up with things. So we're breaking it down into a continuously updated list to highlight the best devices that Huawei has to offer. These are the one's we'll be writing about and they'll also be the ones you'll likely want to consider.
Google and Nestlé have teamed up again for a branding campaign that will replace the logo on KitKat wrappers in the UK with "YouTube Break."
Extending their partnership beyond the candy-themed name of Android 4.4. KitKat, Google and Nestlé have teamed up for a campaign the will substitute the iconic KitKat logo on 600,000 limited edition wrappers with "YouTube Break" branding in the UK to celebrate 80 years of KitKat and 10 years of YouTube.
Before there were smartphones, back when we were all on flip phones and bricks, phones really only did two things: they made calls and they sent text messages.
Nowadays, our phones do a heck of a lot more, but we still consider messaging one of the most important functions of our phones. After all, these are communication devices. And unlike the flip phone days where you were stuck with the messaging app that came with your phone, today you have a plethora of choices for how you send your emoji and hilarious pics across town and around the world. Most phones even ship with two text messaging options out of the box. With all the choices in messaging, we wonder what app our faithful readers are using.
BitTorrent announced today that its secure messaging app, Bleep, has moved out of alpha and is now publicly available on all platforms, including Android.
BitTorrent Bleep, which launched in alpha form last September, is a privacy-focused messaging platform that keeps messages out of the cloud, instead sending them directly to the recipient with end-to-end encryption. With today's public release, Bleep has also picked up an ephemeral messaging feature called "whisper."
Find the very best Android music players for the Samsung Galaxy S6 right here.
There are a few obvious choices when you want to listen to music on your brand new Galaxy S6, like the bundled Google Play Music, or Samsung's own Milk Music. Then there are popular streaming options like Rdio or Spotify for those that are willing to fork over a subscription fee, and free alternatives like Songza if you can deal with ads.
What else is out there for folks that like to maintain a local music library? We're here to help find you something in the overwhelming list of options in the Play Store. Of course, there's nothing stopping you from loading these apps onto any other Android device, so take a gander even if you aren't packing an S6.
LG has already begun looking for testers in the UK and US, but now they are moving to Canada to get the device in the hands of more users before the official release.
If you live in Canada, love technology, and want to try the LG G4 before it gets released, you will want to sign up to try it out for four weeks. LG has already begun looking for testers in the UK and US, and now they are looking for some Canadians to help as well.
Don't like your launcher? Get a new one. Don't like your grey keyboard? Theme it up! Got the same ringtone as that annoying co-worker at the other end of the newsroom? Just don't like the lame sounds that came with your sweet new phone? No problem. Once you get the hang of it, the world is your ringtone.
RAW image capture brings new possibilities to Android photography, but not everyone will need or want to use it. Or can.
You've probably seen (or heard) a bit of talk about RAW images and Android lately. Some of us are pretty excited about what this brings to our smartphones, and the very cool stuff we can do with RAW images transferred to our computers. And some of us are a little confused about what a RAW image is, and why all these Android camera nerds are excited about it.
Simply put, having a camera on your Android that takes RAW images means you have a better set of image data to use when editing the picture than you would with a standard jpeg image. While the small sensor and fixed focal length on a smartphone means it won't measure up to a "real" camera, you can now capture shots with your Android that simply weren't possible before. HDR can only do so much ...
Let's get our hands dirty and look at what a RAW image is, and what you can do with one once you've captured it.
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