MediaTek wants to challenge companies like Qualcomm on the high-end with the announcement of the 10-core Helio X20.
The new 10-core processor from MediaTek has been designed so that the cores are arranged in three groups, or "clusters," which the company claims will allow the Helio X20 to handle different tasks more efficiently.
Sonos plans to roll out Sonos 5.4 during the summer, but Android users can get in on the beta now to check out all the new features.
The next big update from the team at Sonos will be version 5.4, which is set to bring sound enhancements to the PLAY:1 speaker, improvements to the tools for streaming partners, and an easier home theater set-up. While most other speaker companies want you to upgrade to the latest speaker model to get the best performance, the Sonos team wants to make sure anyone with their speakers gets the best at all times.
Micromax's wholly-owned subsidiary Yu Televentures launched its second handset — the Yuphoria — in India for ₹6,999 ($108), with the device going on sale from May 28.
During the launch event, Micromax revealed that the Yu Yuphoria was designed entirely in India, and that the device will be assembled in the country in the future (initial units will come from China). The highlight of the Yuphoria is a metal frame running along the sides of the phone, which is a first in this segment.
In a blog post today, Google's Chris Urmson said that the company's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 "minor" accidents in the last 6 years.
Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car program, took to a blog post today to talk about how the company is approaching safety with its autonomous vehicles. Urmson notes that, so far, Google's self-driving cars have been involved in 11 "minor" accidents, none of which were caused by Google's vehicles themselves.
Motorola's David Schuster took to Google Plus today to confirm that the Lollipop update for the 2013 Moto X is currently in testing and should see a wider rollout "in a few weeks."
If you're still holding on to that 2013 Moto X and eagerly awaiting your Lollipop update, you shouldn't have too much longer to wait. In a Google Plus post earlier today, Motorola's Senior Director of Software Product Management, David Schuster, confirmed that the update is currently being tested, with a full deployment due "in a few weeks."
If you're tired of waiting for the Android 5.1.1 OTA to hit your Nexus 9, update manually.
We're a handful of days removed from the announcement that the Android 5.1.1 OTA is now headed to Nexus 9s, but considering that the rollout takes some time it's worth mentioning that the necessary files for a manual update are now available.
Popular third-party keyboard Swype has been updated today with two-word phrase prediction, easier number entry, and more.
If you use Swype as your third-party keyboard of choice, you'll be happy to know that it has snagged a couple of improvements to its prediction capabilities today. Swype will now be able to predict two-word phrases, as well as serve up number suggestions for times and dollar amounts if you tap keys with numbers as secondary characters.
NeoLAB has an Android-friendly pen that lets you bring your physical notes into the digital world.
The line between digital and physical gets blurrier every day, but for some folks you can't get rid of either. Taking notes is a perfect example — even though Google has an amazing new handwriting recognition keyboard, for some folks there's no replacement for a real pen and a pad of paper. The Neo Smartpen N2 gives you both by providing a physical pen that can record strokes. While this is not a new concept, the ability to sync with your phone and the app that processes everything is one of the better experiences out there today.
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