Not content to settle with a logo change, Google has also announced that it is rolling out some visual tweaks to mobile Search and Google Now. Google says that the tweaks to Search will make it easier to find diverse types of content through swiping and tapping, while Google Now will now separate cards by category.
ARCHOS has announced its latest phone, the Diamond Plus. The phone features a 5.5-inch, 1080p IPS display, and will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It will go on sale this November for £179.99.
Instagram is once again adding some new features to its popular photo sharing and filtering app. This time, the Facebook-owned company has made a number of improvements in its Direct messaging feature.
Gigaset has announced its first Android-powered mobile smartphones, the ME, ME Pro and ME Pure. The first of the phones to hit the market will be the ME, which features a stainless steel and lightweight aluminum alloy body, and a 5-inch display that is made up of Corning's Gorilla Glass. Inside, the ME will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, clocked at 1.8GHz that is partnered with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Powered by a 3,000mAh battery, the ME also features Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 and much more.
The ME Pro and ME Pure are said to be released sometime in the future, with the Pure version being a little brother model to the Pro. The Pure will offer 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with a Snapdragon 615, while the Pro will feature 5GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch display. If you are looking to get your hands on one of Gigaset's new smartphones, you can purchase the ME for 469 euros, as it is already available in the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland and Turkey.
Motorola is just about ready to begin accepting pre-orders in the US for its Moto X Pure Edition. The pre-orders will officially kick-off on September 2, with the phone shipping later this month. For those not familiar, the Moto X Pure Edition is the US version of the Moto X Style, this year's replacement for the Moto X 2014.
Google is constantly evolving, and its most recent evolution is a new logo. The company has announced its new logo in a video which shows off its successes over the past 17 years. Showcased in the video is the addition of Gmail, enhancements to search, Android, Google Now and much more.
If you have been looking to get your hands on Samsung's latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2, Sprint will begin selling it on September 3. Recently, Samsung announced pre-orders of the Wi-Fi variant, and now carriers are beginning to sell the cellular model.
The sub-$400 market gets another interesting entry — and it's looking to change the way you think about on-board and cloud storage.
You don't use a smartphone in 2015 without using the cloud in some form or another. It's just not possible. (OK, it's possible, but it won't be fun.) But now Nextbit — a new company led by a former head of partnerships for Android in its early years, a power-management engineer and one of the lead industrial designers behind some of HTC's most iconic smartphones — is looking to bring the cloud to your phone in a whole new way.
Nextbit is trying something new with their first smartphone: the Nextbit Robin. Instead of going for a huge internal storage or even offering a microSD expansion slot, they're moving your storage smartly into the cloud. But you still want to know what's powering the hardware behind this idea?
Amazon has updated its Video app, adding a major new feature that gives Prime an edge over competing video services like Netflix: offline playback. Amazon Prime customers can now download and store movies and TV shows available on through the streaming service, and play them back while away from an internet connection. This is perfect for the traveler who wants to keep up with their favorite shows, but doesn't always have a reliable data connection.
Alphabet has launched the third-generation of the Nest smart thermostat. Looking at provided media, the new appliance will not only continue to save households money on their bills but this latest version of the Nest Thermostat is thinner and better looking overall. There's also a handy new feature to go with the larger display, called Farsight.
PayPal has launched a new payment service called PayPal.Me to compete against the likes of Square. This new platform enables you to create a personal URL that others can use to quickly, and conveniently transfer you funds. All that's required is a PayPal account and a working, compatible smartphone with internet access.
Samsung has announced that an update is coming to its Samsung Milk Music streaming application that will allow users to stream live audio broadcasts from their favorite college football and basketball teams. Starting on September 3, users will find a new sports section in the genre dial that will allow them to browse the different live broadcasts.
The second-generation Moto 360 has been leaked extensively over the last few weeks, with Motorola's upcoming smartwatch expected to offer more customization options when compared to its predecessor. It looks like Motorola will unveil the smartwatch on September 8, according to an image shared by Lenovo on Weibo.
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