Carrying around an HTC One (M7) with T-Mobile? Go ahead and grab a software update. The carrier is rolling out the Sense 6 update to HTC’s flagship from last year. It brings a flew of features such as an updated BlinkFeed and a tidier launcher. The update started rolling out on Friday, so many of you should have gotten the update already.
Let us know in the comments how you are liking the update.
Source: T-Mobile Support
News regarding Android Silver keeps heating up. On Friday, we learned that the Nexus program (for smartphones) is presumably gone with the addition of Android Silver. And earlier today we found out that the new initiative would be launched in February 2015. Now we have some information regarding one of Android Silver’s initial devices. It will come from none other than Google’s good friend LG.
On Twitter, @evleaks shed some light on the LG handset. Specifically, he said it is “running a Qualcomm MSM8994, to be among first Silver devices.” Additionally, he noted that it is expected to be available through Sprint in the United States. What is that Sprint processor? It looks like that will be the upcoming Snapdragon 810. This is a 64-bit processor and it is not expected to be put into production until the first half of 2015. This would align perfectly with Android Silver’s February 2015 launch date.
While the HTC One Mini 2 name will not be going to Verizon, the HTC One Remix will. Verizon is giving it a name change and today we have the first leaked press render of this handset. In the image above, you see the little HTC device within a case. When Big Red intends on releasing this, we do not know. Although, Verizon has really picked up the pace when it comes to adding a smartphone to its lineup. Read more
Leading up to its May 23 announcement, there has been no shortage of LG G3 leaks. This time around there are multi-angle shots of the device in white and again in gold. Nothing new to note except that the gold looks very, very shiny. The only big piece of the puzzle still missing is software. But we want some surprises when the handset is announced, right? Read more
Google will be bringing in a new mind to head the Glass team, and she might not be what you would have expected.
Ivy Ross, who previously worked with major companies involved in design and self-branding (Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, Gap and Art.com) will be leading the project come this Monday.
She certainly brings a different angle to the project, and many would argue it’s exactly what Google needs. The search giant needs to find a way to make Glass “cool,” and Ross might be the perfect person to do that. You can expect lots of future partnerships between Google and major fashion/accessory companies, much like what we’ve seen from the partnership with the Luxottica Group (includes Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette).
It may take some time, but Glass will make its way to the mainstream eventually, and Ross will certainly help to speed up that process.
Source: +Google Glass
Quest Visual, the makers of Word Lens, an application which uses your device’s camera to translate words on signs/books/manuals (pretty much whatever) into English, or even other languages, has been acquired by Google.
We can only imagine that Google hopes to make use of the patents and technology that Quest Visual has in order to improve their Google Translate product and perhaps even implement some of this technology into other Google apps as well.
Hit the break below to see the app in use.
It looks like we have about nine months to go before Android Silver absorbs the Nexus program. Google is expected to launch Android Silver in February of next year. This news comes just one day after we learned that the Nexus 6 does not exist and the Nexus program is done for.
The Nexus program was originally targeted at developers, but seems to move on to a more mainstream audience over time. Android Silver would be an initiative that has Google partnering with manufacturers to release devices that run stock Android. Google would even handle some advertising, something that a Google Play Edition device has never seen. Nexus devices get advertised, but nowhere near the amount that Samsung or even HTC puts into its smartphones. Read more
Good news for HTC One (M7) owners — you might have thought with the release of the M8, HTC forgot about you. But now we’re receiving news that the developer edition and unlocked models of the phone are receiving a pretty large update (667 MB), including Sense 6.
However, because of the device’s hardware limitations, motion gestures and the advanced DuoCamera effects like UFocus, Foregrounder, Seasons and Dimensions Plus are not included in the update. This was expected though, because the M7 only has a single camera on the back, and does not feature a depth sensor like the M8 currently does.
Let us know if you receive an update and how it goes.
The HTC One (M8) is a very well-respected device due to its premium build quality, but that doesn’t mean HTC will not target the entry-level market anyways. The company just announced the HTC One Mini 2 and the Desire 610 is on the way. However, that is not anywhere near entry-level.
A new leak claims that the company is working on two handsets that would join the Desire family. This is HTC’s line that has decent specifications, but clearly not anywhere near the One (M8). The two handsets are still being developed and the codenames are A1 and V2. That is all of the information we have at the moment, but we will surely learn more about these two over time. Read more
The LG G Flex is a very unique device. It has a curved display and a self-healing back panel that makes it seem like Wolverine. Some complaints included the large 6-inch display, poor screen resolution, and an iffy camera due to the lack of OIS. So people have been wondering when LG would make things right and release the LG G Flex 2. Well, you are going to have to wait a bit more. Read more