Seven years ago, the original iPhone was released to the public. Serving as a catalyst for change in the markets of mobile computing, music, and communication, the iPhone essentially single-handedly ushered in the age of the smartphone. On the 29th of this month, we celebrate the birthday of the original Apple iPhone.
Today we’ve begun our dive into the Android L Developer Preview with a Nexus 5. If you’d like to join in on the action, Google has made it easy to take a peek at the software early - just so long as you have a Nexus 5 or a 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 tablet. From here, we’ll be digging deep.
One massive amount of odd accessories are available in the wild today - so many that a company like the one making GOkey’s biggest goal is to reduce the amount of devices you need. GOkey is an accessory that has several functions, all inside a package that’s small enough to fit on your keychain.
Google is kicking off a Project Ara module developer challenge, offering a $100k bounty for atypical smartphone possibilities while it itself works on a new, super-speed 3D printer to create customized production modules. The challenge, announced at Google IO today, asks developers to come up with a working module for a future Project Ara phone that does something not possible with a current smartphone, and sees Google itself throw out some ideas for what the flexible handset might one day do..
As we’ve learned from the past several releases of Google’s mobile operating system Android, "Android L" will barely touch your smartphone. Today we’ll use Android 4.4 KitKat as an example of how little Google’s changes affect the wide world of Android smartphones and tablets. To do this, we’ll have to remember October of 2013 when we released our SlashGear 101: Android 4.4 KitKat guide to what’s new.
Google’s mobile operating system Android has been given an upgrade this week, moving from codeword "KitKat" to Android "L". Today we’re exploring what’s involved in Android L, showing especially what this new version of the software will look like to you, the end user. Android L is built with a new Google-made aesthetic called "Material", this replacing the "Holo" aesthetic present in the last several versions of the software.
One of the strangest hand-outs Google’s ever given to developers at Google I/O has been delivered today: a piece of cardboard. This cardboard folds out and works with a couple of lenses to deliver a sort of DIY-headset that sets your smartphone directly in front of your eyes. Even if you’re not amongst those lucky enough to get one of these oddities at Google I/O this week, you can make your own now.