Just in case you were thinking that you needed a bigger choice of emoji to choose from, Unicode 10 has been released with 56 new emoji including dinosaurs and the ‘Colbert’ amongst others and will roll out to supported platforms later this year. Join us after the break for more details.
The OnePlus 5 launched yesterday with most of the requisite flagship components that we would expect to see in a high-end smartphone including a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6/8GB RAM and a dual-camera setup. If you are thinking of buying a OnePlus 5 (via the early drop code), you may be curious how the handset stands up to being scratched, burned and bent. Thankfully, JerryRigEverything is on the case and has already subjected the phone to his particular brand of torture. Check how the OnePlus fares in the embedded video below.
Google and Android fans who have watched the company and used their products over the years know that some platforms seem to get cut down despite being popular. In some cases though, Google products hang on long after you may have thought about them. In an announcement today, Google notified the world that they would be ending support for the Android Market effective June 30th. For those who are not aware, Android Market was the forerunner to Google Play.
Was anyone expecting the OnePlus 5 to ship so quickly? That’s right, guys. OnePlus is already accepting orders and will ship them as soon as this week. It’s a special “early drop” promotion in which you can get the phone a week before it’s officially available.
OnePlus didn’t need a flashy, in-person launch event for its 2017 flagship to impress.
Google for Jobs was announced at I/O this year, and despite having a not-so-great-name, the idea behind it is really cool. We already use Google to search for just about everything, so why not take it a step further and use it to find job results? Not just sites where you can apply for jobs, but the results themselves.
Verizon is no stranger to snagging exclusive deals with tablets for their customers, and it seems like they’re going to pad out their portfolio in 2017 with the ASUS ZenPad Z8, according to a leaked press image from Evan Blass.
It’s been a wild stretch of time with both official and unofficial leaks, but today the wait finally ends. The OnePlus 5 will be announced. Our team at Talk Android is in New York City to see the 2017 flagship in-person, and you can watch the phone announced from wherever you are.
You won’t want to miss the launch event for the OnePlus 5, so sit down and watch with us.
Despite garnering a ton of plaudits when it first launched, the Galaxy Note 7 turned into a total disaster that culminated in Samsung issuing a global recall for the handset. For a while, it was thought the Korean handset maker would abandon the Galaxy Note series altogether, but it was confirmed back in January that there would indeed be a new iteration, appropriately named the Galaxy Note 8. Today, it’s been reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will launch in the latter part of August, possibly around the 26th.
WWDC is Apple’s annual developer conference, which is fairly similar to Google I/O that we cover every year. It’s a multi-day event with one big keynote where Apple goes over tons of developer-related material and showcases upcoming software and changes, and very occasionally we get to see new hardware, too.
Remember earlier this year when Sprint bought a stake in Tidal? Well, that’s finally turning into a decent promotion for Sprint customers, as they’re going to get exclusive streaming rights to Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 when it drops next week.
The Essential Phone is due to start shipping out to customers soon, but we don’t have an exact date just yet. Despite the phone technically not being available, someone got their hands on one and managed to accidentally get captured in public using it.
It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of another 16 Chromebook models to the list. Join us after the break for more details.