Cyanogen bit off more than it could chew when it spun off into its own company with the intent of stealing Android away from Google. Needless to say, that hasn’t really happened, although Cyanogen has managed to implement some pretty cool features in its ROM alongside hefty financial backing from Microsoft. Read more
Listen to the thirteenth episode of the Talk Android Podcast. It’ll stream live on YouTube on July 21 at 4:30PM ET.
After a report surfaced indicating the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be getting regular security updates for Android, the company has issued a statement confirming the device will be getting the security patches. Part of the confusion may have stemmed from the fact that devices shipping early to some reviewers are only updated through the May patch and even the units that will be hitting consumer hands initially will be at that same patch level. However, Motorola indicates they do have plans to issue the June and July Android security patches soon after the official July 28th launch. Read more
Earlier this week we reported on rumors concerning a new hardware device coming soon from BlackBerry. Those rumors were bolstered by comments from BlackBerry officials who indicated more information about handsets would be shared soon and that the company still considers handsets to be a key part of their business. A new entry in the FCC database reveals the company does indeed have a device, named the BlackBerry Hamburg although the market name may be different, poised to hit the market. Read more
Waiting for today’s featured deal? It’s finally here. On Talk Android Deals, the Armor-X Wireless Sports Headphones are being discounted by a pretty 37%. These earbuds, which use a Bluetooth 4.1 connection to operate without a physical connection, are made of metal and a hint of plastic to give you a premium vibe.
HTC Marlin is going to be one the most hyped up devices of 2016, and for good reason. HTC is getting a crack at making a Nexus device again, and the specs we’ve heard for the device are nothing to sneeze at. Read more
Samsung isn’t expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 until August 2, but a store in Dubai is already taking pre-orders for the handset.
Google is making it easier to add accurate information to different business, landmarks and other locations around the world inside Google Maps. Now, users can easily suggest edits, add locations, share details about a certain location and even verify suggested edits from other users.
Tinder was all about a party of two getting together, but the company is kicking it up a notch with something called Tinder Social. Tinder realizes that some of your best nights are usually nights that are out with friends, and that’s where Tinder Social comes in. This new feature will match you up with your friends in a group and give you plenty of chances to spark a connection in another group.
Python is a popular and powerful programming language that’s frequently used in development, but like any other language it can be tough to learn from scratch. Fortunately, we’ve got a heavily discounted bundle that will help you get started with the ins and outs of Python without breaking the bank. Read more