There’s a team of developers over at doubleTwist that want to let you enjoy your music wherever you go, on whatever device you’ve got. To do this, they’ve developed their own suite of apps that we’ve been following for several years. Today they’ve released an app which works on Android devices to allow AirPlay music streaming - Apple’s AirPlay, that is - to work with Google Play Music.
If it wasn’t obvious already, Samsung won’t be relying on Google’s mobile operating system Android forever. This week Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center President Hong Won-pyo told reporters that "like Google’s Android platform, Tizen could be a common platform that can connect Samsung products in a single category."
We must not be very far from the reveal and release of the LG G3 given the details we’re seeing this month. Alongside specifications for the device itself, we’ve seen image after image of the device in mockup style - one of which you’ll see here - and talk of colors and release schedules.
Over the past year, a number of devices similar to the Protag "Duet" have been released. They’ve all worked in a similar fashion - notifying you when you’re a certain distance away from your smartphone. Here with the Duet, limits are cut. No longer are you limited to iPhone, iOS, or one certain kind of device on Android.
The power of the tilt will be utilized in the first-ever Amazon smartphone if this weeks’ anonymous reports are to be believed. While most smartphones have a gyroscope sensor inside, their uses are relatively few - depending on the apps they choose to use, that is. Amazon’s smartphone is said to use the gyroscope to massive effect.
For all but the T-Mobile HTC One (M7), the process of pushing HTC’s Sense 6 to smartphones has reached Integration phase. The HTC One Max and the HTC One Mini will be getting the update to Sense 6 as well as every version of the HTC One (M7) in the future - very, very soon that is to say.
The United States of America will have their first up-close look at the Sony XPERIA X2 Tablet starting this week. This device was shown earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2014 where we got our own full hands-on experience. The Wi-fi version of the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet will be launching in the USA first.
Google has updated Hangouts for Android, with v2.1 further blending SMS and Hangout conversations, likely much to the chagrin of carriers. Hangouts 2.1 - which will roll out in the Google Play store over the coming days, Google says - now merges text message and Hangouts chat into a single thread, with a toggle to control whether new replies go out over SMS or through Google's IM service.
Microsoft has inked another deal to squeeze cash out of an Android and Chrome OS device manufacturer, adding Motorola Solutions to its roster of firms coughing up for patent licensing. Microsoft has made a healthy sideline in profiting from Android's success, signing up firms like Dell and ZTE even if the devices they're paying for aren't running Windows Phone or Windows.