Lose your phone? You can now simply ask Google to find it for you right from a web search.
Google's ability to find and ring your phone or tablet has expanded outside of the Android Device Manager to regular Google search. You can now open up the main Google search page in your browser and type "find my phone" to get a top result of a map that will locate your phone, similar to the way you can use the main search box to see your upcoming flights and other personalized results.
Google has started rolling out an update to Google Drive for Android today that brings support for 23 new languages, and lets you share files directly from the notification you receive when a file is uploaded.
Virtual reality once again is all the rage. We've got five VR for G3 visors to give away — and five phones to go along with them!
There are all sorts of flavors of VR out there. You've no doubt seen Google Cardboard, and LG has its own take on that with the new VR for G3. Think plastic visor that the LG G3 smartphone fits inside. Affix to your face, and you're immersed in whatever's on the screen.
Google has released a new handwriting keyboard for Android devices today, fittingly called "Google Handwriting Input."
Google Handwriting Input works with devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) and up, and supports input in both print and cursive writing in a pretty staggering 82 languages — presumably simplifying things from the current system of having separate Google keyboards for handwriting-centric languages.
The latest four hour sale from Best Buy includes a few smartphones, one of which is the Moto G on Verizon for just $25.
Best Buy is offering the pre-paid Moto G on Verizon for only $24.99 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT today only. The deal, part of their four hour sale, saves you $75 on the device. With a 4.5-inch display, 8GB of internal memory with the ability to expand through microSD, and an 8MP camera, it is a steal at $25.
Our first look at Huawei's flagship phone for 2015
Android outlier Huawei has put out some surprisingly solid devices in the past 12 months. The Chinese manufacturer's 2014 flagship, the Ascend P7 was a decent phone marred by stuttery performance and dated software. But the Mate 7 and Honor 6 Plus, which followed later in the year, proved that this lesser-known brand could, in some areas, compete with the big boys. Now Huawei's back with a new flagship phone for 2015, and it appears the gap is closing further.
Head past the break for our initial hands-on impressions of the new Huawei P8.
Don't be put off by expensive wireless chargers. There are affordable options that do exactly the same thing.
It wasn't uncommon to see ridiculous price tags on the newest OEM wireless chargers, especially after flagship devices started packing Qi-compatibility. Shortly after, however, aftermarket manufacturers stepped in — providing essentially the same convenient chargers — but at a fraction of the price.
This brief list of affordable wireless chargers will give you the sweet freedom from cables that most of us desire without breaking the bank.
Huawei has received approval from the FCC on a new device which is very similar to the recently announced Huawei P8.
Huawei officially announced the P8 smartphone today, and the FCC has now approved a new smartphone which bears stunning resemblance to the device. From the image included in the FCC listing there are a few minor changes to note, such as the camera flash moving to the opposite side.
Besides the P8, Huawei had a surprise for us today in London. A big surprise. A freaking 6.8-inch surprise. That would be the Huawei P8 Max.
And you read that right. A nearly-7-inch phone. Huawei's not exactly immune to busting out huge phones like this — big even by today's standards — but large phone is large.
It's sporting a 4360 mAh battery that Huawei says should get you more than 2 days' use on a single charge. It's got an 83 percent screen to body ratio and is just 6.8mm thin. And 94 percent of the body is metal, with the display covered by Gorilla Glass 4.
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