Android 7.0 Nougat brought several new security features and enhancements from Google, including some complete re-tooling of certain systems and better encryption. There’s a ton to go over, so now that Nougat is officially out for some devices Google has written up a blog post detailing some of those new security features. Read more
We’ve already heard rumors that Google is ditching the “Nexus” branding, instead opting to call this year’s refresh the Pixel and Pixel XL. The new branding will no doubt be the biggest change with these smartphones, but carrier availability will also have a big part to play as well. We already know Verizon will be carrying them with its own spin on the two handsets. But now, Ausdroid reports that Australian carrier Telstra will offer at least one of them, too.
When Android Wear was first finding its legs, Motorola wowed the market with a rounded watch when everyone else was pumping out squared off smartwatches. Sure, the Moto 360 had the whole “flat tire” thing going on, but it still looked great compared to some of the competition. Read more
The long-awaited Android TV set-top box from Xiaomi, the Mi Box, may finally be coming to the U.S. and other markets as early as October, with a price of less than $100.
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Like the G5, the LG V20 is being offered in multiple colors for you to choose from.
Tonight in San Francisco, the LG V20 was announced with high expectations. It follows the G5, a device from earlier this year that fell short of major hype. Now LG is putting together the best elements from that phone and and last year’s V10 to create a complete device that touches upon many areas consumers care about. It’s coming at a time when Samsung, the top competitor in this industry, is facing a costly global recall that opens the door for LG to get its latest phone into the hands of millions around the world.
Hit the break for details on the LG V20.
You’ve probably seen Verizon’s latest commercials for their LTE Advanced network improvements lately, which is essentially just 2 channel aggregation for faster speeds and more bandwidth. If you really keep up with network technology, you probably also know that T-Mobile has offered that for several years and even offers 3 channel aggregation in some areas. Read more
Michael Kors earlier this year teased a lineup of Android Wear-based smartwatches, but we’ve been left in the dark since then. Now, the company is offering some actual availability details for its new Access smartwatches.
On Talk Android Deals, the Ultimate Computer Security Bundle is being offered as your go-to tool for studying to get various certifications. It contains seven courses spread across 39 hours that you can complete at your own pace.
HTC has been teasing a new set of Desire phones, and it’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll see them this month. The latest from HTC’s Twitter account is a brief trailer hinting at a new device to be announced on September 20th. Read more