Google has been updating all Android devices to Google Play Services 7.3, and they just announced the roll out has been completed. What does it bring to the table?
As we learned last week, Android Wear has a pretty big update and Google Play Services 7.3 plays a big role in that. It allows you to connect more than one Android Watch to your device. The Capability API is new, which allows apps to communicate different things to devices with different features. The Channel API is also new, which creates a bidirectional data connection between nodes for the transfer of larger binary files.
On the heels of its Idol 3 handset being released, Alcatel OneTouch announced the Pop Astro. This handset, an exclusive for T-Mobile, packs a little punch and comes at an affordable price. Almost everything about the Pop Astro is mid-range but it does have a solid quad-core processor from MediaTek. The display has 960×540 resoltuion and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The rear camera is 5MP and the front camera is VGA. The Pop Astro has a 2000mAh battery that should power through the day thanks to the moderate components. All of this is what you get for less than $200.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro is available now through T-Mobile stores and online for $6.24 per month (or $149.76).
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Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen the HTC One M9, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, as well as the LG G4 announced. Sony has released something in Japan and now we are left with the question: What’s next? Well as we should well know with Samsung, once they release the Galaxy S flagship, they move straight along to prepping the next version of the Galaxy Note series. Details of which have been discovered in an IMEI database.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen confirmations of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A becoming available soon in both Europe and the US, and now the S Pen equipped version of the 9.7-inch tablet has gone on sale in Korea. We have the pricing and specifications after the break.
If you are the proud owner of a new Chromebook Pixel, you’ll be glad to hear of a new, experimental feature called Lucid Sleep. Whilst it sounds like some sort of hush-hush project at Lockheed’s SkunkWorks facility, Lucid Sleep is actually a way of ensuring that your new Pixel Chromebook keeps up to date with push notifications while it is sleeping, much like your smartphone does.
It was only a couple of years ago that it was the darling of Kickstarter, blowing past its target goal of $950,000 with surprising ease and ending up with over eight and a half million dollars in funding. The start-up in question is Ouya, manufacturer of the Android micro gaming console, and thanks to a leaked memo from its CEO, Julie Uhrman, it would seem that the company has hit choppy waters as it now seeks a buyer.
Google Now is a fantastic way to stay updated on things like stocks, sports scores, or travel times using Google Now Cards. Read more
Verizon has finally started the Android 5.0.1 update rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S4 from 2013. This news comes amidst reports of the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 prepping to receive the Android 5.1 update over the coming weeks. Read more
LG has a wide following on a global scale, even more so in regions of Asia, Europe and North America. And one of the company’s prime markets, United Kingdom has been confirmed to be getting the newly launched G4 flagship starting May 28. Read more
After months of speculation and leaks, the LG G4 is finally, officially upon us, and she’s a beauty. I don’t want to distract from the fine work of my colleague, Jared Peters, so hit up his article from earlier today for some in-depth analysis of the phone. However, in an effort to remind you of the highlights, the LG G4 brings the following to the table: