As is standard with all T-Mobile USA releases of late, the LG G3 will be sent out to the public with an off-contract plan. You’ll find the LG G3 readied for release as of today with pre-order. The official release date for the T-Mobile LG G3 is July 16th where it should be available both online and in stores across the country.
This week the folks at Google responsible for sending binaries for Android to Nexus devices have done so for five devices, showing the Android L spread for the near future. When a binary is sent out across a range of devices like is has been today, it means that the same - or a very similar - build will be send to the collection. Android L is out as a Developer Preview for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013), and this week it’s been confirmed (not released, just confirmed) for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10.
Apps can be fun, but they can also serve another purpose. In going about our daily lives, we often turn to apps on our smartphones and tablets to assist us. What if those apps did more than just help us out? Here are five that aim to give back, and all you have to do is use them.
Smartphones, smartwatches, and now smart cars? LG is banking on your connected car to bring them added fortunes, as they’ve announced their intent to join the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). Google’s auto initiative, started earlier this year, has many partners, but LG is the first big name from the Android fold.
This week Google has activated the SDK (Software Development Kit) for Android TV for developers. While you’ll likely be a developer wanting to activate this build, anyone can choose to take a peek at Android TV at their leisure, developer or not.
Samsung has opened the floodgates for tiny versions of the Galaxy S5 this week with a number of smartphones that replicate this generation’s abilities. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini we’ll have what replicates the full-sized S5 the most in a 720p 4.5-inch display, Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (3470) processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. This tinier device will look extremely similar to its larger cousin, and will be launching around the world near the middle of July.
Privacy-promising Blackphone has begun shipping, offering a locked-down version of Android dubbed PrivatOS which claims to address some of the post-Wikileaks concerns about monitoring and tracking. The phone, announced earlier this year and sold unlocked, has access to an encrypted cloud storage service for those wary of Google Drive, uses anonymous browsing by default, and encrypts messages.
What do you get when you cross a precision guided rifle with "off the shelf" Android-enabled goggles? Nothing less than the uncanny ability to take a perfect, accurate shot without even looking in the direction of the target. This could very well be the beginning of Android-powered warfare.