Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.
Jun 27th - Google Photos is getting a couple of new features this week, including some stuff they talked about at Google I/O this year. They’ve updated the sharing functionality and they pushed out the Shared Library feature.
Jun 27th - Virgin Mobile made waves by announcing their plans to sell nothing but iPhones. The whole situation seems so crazy. A carrier telling you what phones you can buy. But the truth is major carriers already do this in more subtle ways and it sucks.
Jun 27th - The next phone from Huawei’s Honor brand has been officially announced. The Honor 9 was shown off at an event in Germany today. Like the Honor 8, the Honor 9 continues the trend of premium aluminum and glass design.
Jun 26th - If you don’t live in Canada, you may be surprised to learn that Google Home has not been available for our northern neighbors. Starting today, Google Home is finally available in Canada.
Jun 26th - A dash cam is a camera that sits on the dashboard of your car and constantly records video. Since every Android phone has a camera, you already have a dash cam just waiting to be set up.
Jun 26th - Fitbit has been one of the largest wearable makers, launching their first device back in 2009. Samsung hasn’t been doing it as long, but they just passed Fitbit in market share.
Jun 23rd - Previous leaks showed slim bezels, like on the Galaxy S8. But this seems to suggest the bezels could be even smaller.
Jun 23rd - Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff.
Jun 23rd - Google’s Daydream VR division and YouTube have teamed up to announced VR180, a new more limited VR format for videos. VR180 videos are meant to be easier to create and easier to watch in high definition.
Jun 22nd - According to a user on Reddit, the OnePlus 5’s 2x Optical Zoom is not quite what they said. Carl Pei clarified that the optical zoom is only 1.6x. The remaining 0.4x is from the SmartCapture software.
Jun 22nd - If you’re a die-hard music lover and audiophile, we have another idea to put that old phone to good use. Use it as an offline music player!
Jun 22nd - OnePlus has a history of cheating on benchmarks, and despite saying specs aren’t important, they’re doing it again on the OnePlus 5. They were caught doing it with the OnePlus 3T, but apparently, they didn’t learn their lesson.
Jun 21st - HTC made the hardware for Google, but HTC also has a shiny new phone of their own. A Japanese website discovered what could be references to the Pixel 2 in the HTC U11 system files.
Jun 21st - A time lapse is basically just a long video sped up into a shorter video, but that’s not the way you should do it. Time lapse apps will record short clips in intervals and stitch them together.
Jun 21st - The first device is a WiFi scale called Nokia Body (formerly Withings Body). The scale tracks only your weight. The next device is the Nokia BPM+. This is a portable blood pressure monitor.