Google Brillo is the company's lightweight OS that will power Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and it is said that they may show it off as early as next week.
Google I/O may be the time and place for Google to announce its rumored lightweight OS for the IoT, Brillo. New reports suggest that Google is looking to hop deeper into the market, and create a real-time operating system of their own.
There are plenty of great keyboard choices for your GS6 right in Google Play.
If we're being honest, the built-in Samsung keyboard on the Galaxy S6 just isn't that great. It puts buttons in weird places, has some odd touch responses and is generally poor at auto correct, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with it. Of course you can switch out that keyboard with a free or paid option from Google Play, and that means you have dozens of choices available to you.
We've been using the Galaxy S6 plenty, and these are the keyboards we're happiest with after using them. Read along with us and see if one of these appeals to you as well.
Adobe announced that it would be discontinuing Photoshop Touch late next week.
Adobe will pull Photoshop Touch from Google Play on May 28. The company believes that their new mobile apps will better meet the needs of their customers going forward. While these tools are currently only available on iOS, Adobe announced that they are currently developing new apps for Android, which they will debut soon.
If you've been suffering with Google's Chrome app (as opposed to the extension) for Hangouts (especially on OS X), keep an eye out for an update today. Mine just refreshed to what you see here — ditching the (mostly) single-column view for two columns that are much more akin to what you'd expect from a proper chat client.
In fact, after poking around for a few minutes, this is much improved over the previous iteration.
It may be old, but at $50 the LG G Watch is a good buy if you want to learn about Android Wear.
We're not sure how long AT&T will have these available, but you can snag a black LG G Watch for just $50 from its online store. The watch is almost a year old, but is updated to the latest version of Android Wear, 5.1.1 and will be a nice device to have if you're interested in the wearable platform but don't want to spend the big bucks on something newer.
Motorola has released the update for the 2013 Moto G, the first-generation device, and it is hitting devices now.
First generation Moto G owners will be thrilled to see a new update hitting their device, this time bumping it up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This update brings all of the great additions of Lollipop, like the new Material Design, Smart Lock, enhanced notifications, and more.
The Watch Urbane and Moto 360 both have their issues, but are each ahead of the rest of the pack for me.
I've been wearing an Android Wear watch since they have been available, replacing the Pebble that was previously on my wrist. Over the past several months I've come to enjoy the ability to clear and act on my notifications from my wrist, cutting down on the amount of stuff I have to deal with when I finally pull my phone out of my pocket.
While every Android Wear watch may be roughly the same in terms of functionality, they certainly aren't all on the same level when it comes to looks, feel and components. I'm wearing both the LG Watch Urbane and Moto 360 (though not at the same time) — let me explain why.
YouTube now supports 60 frames per second live streams, along with HTML5 playback in supported browsers.
A short while back Google added 60fps playback to YouTube, and now the company is bringing that feature to live streaming as well. This feature is now available on compatible HTML5 browsers, and allows for "silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos."
The second release for SwiftKey's 'Greenhouse' innovation incubator isn't a keyboard — it's a launcher.
If you're looking for a new launcher to try out, a new one's available today from a slightly unlikely source — keyboard guru SwiftKey. Hexy launcher — so named for the hexagon-style UI — comes from SwiftKey's "Greenhouse" initiative, which as you might expect plants ideas and with the idea of seeing what grows from them. The Greenhouse already has produced an experimental keyboard called Clarity that aims to correct phrases and not just single words.
Hexy, meanwhile, automatically organizes your apps on the home screen and tries to predict what you're going to use next, with the most frequently used making up a central hexagon. That's not exactly a new idea, but it's been interesting to see which launchers do it better. And SwiftKey's long been known for its word prediction. You'll also be able to quickly filter through apps with the search bar, and there are options for widgets as well.
Hexy is available starting today from the SwiftKey Greenhouse, which you can find here.
In an effort to be able to provide updates faster, HTC has brought its Mail app to Google Play as a standalone download.
HTC has decided to put its Mail app as a listing in Google Play, allowing them to better control the update process of the application. With this new listing, HTC will no longer have to push out an OS update in order to bring new features, or squash any on-going bugs that may be taking place.
The Studio C from BLU is a $99 unlocked smartphone that features a 5-inch display and is available in a variety of colors.
BLU has introduced its latest smartphone, the Studio C, which comes in a variety of colors for only $99. Out of the box the Studio C is unlocked, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on its 5-inch 720P display.
Lenovo announced its earnings figures for the financial year 2014-2015, with the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer boasting increased revenue and sales figures.
In the three months ending March 2015, which Lenovo described as a "seasonally slow quarter with significant currency impacts," the company made $11.3 billion in revenue, a year-over-year increase of 21 percent.
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