This afternoon the next release of Android software in the still-codenamed "Android L" has been teased for release close to the end of this year. Before we get to that release, however, there’s at least one more piece of hardware we’ve got to consider: The Nexus 9.
Back in the year 2012, Google acquired Motorola. It wasn’t just Google’s acquisition of Motorola that changed how they approach product design and software development. It was a single meeting between Motorola’s managers presented the features and specifications of their phones to Google. It was there that everything changed.
Motorola appears to be coming to Verizon with their newest DROID release in the near future with a device called DROID Turbo. This machine looks extremely similar to the last wave of DROID devices, here coming with a patterned soft plastic back, DROID branding, Verizon branding, a massive Motorola logo, and dual-LED flash alongside a large camera lens.
Ever wonder why you weren’t able to use the power in your smartphone to charge up your other tiny smart device? Wonder no longer - Samsung has a cord that’ll make that a reality. This is the Samsung power Sharing cable.
Google has previously come under fire for supporting the American Legislative Exchange Council, more commonly called ALEC, which skews towards the "denier" side of the climate change sciences. That changed today, with Google's Eric Schmidt saying the company's support was a "mistake".
Those without a Gmail account (we were surprised they existed, too) will no longer have to join Google+ as a result of signing up. Quietly, Google slipped the once-mandatory Google+ account away from Gmail, leaving those who want email to have that alone. It’s a strange subtraction for Google to make for social, but may be the biggest sign yet they’re not too keen on it lately.
After coming under fire for lax in-app purchase standards, Google has taken steps to ensure clarity on the topic. After first making strides to shore-up the need for your password when making purchases, Google is now going to be a bit more upfront about their in-app purchasing practices.
The LG G3 Vigor is a rebranded version of what was released internationally as the LG G3 Beat. This device resembles the LG G3 VERY closely, coming with back-facing buttons, a high-powered camera, and a rather sizable display up front. So what’s the difference?
Here’s an interesting one: China is blocking DuckDuckGo. the very private search engine, and newly found option in iOS 8, is reportedly being blocked in China. In response to a Twitter question asking why a device with iOS 8 — and DuckDuckGo enabled — wouldn’t connect to the search engine, CEO Gabriel Weinberg acknowledged the Chinese stiff-arm.