When it comes to audio jacks, the most common argument in recent years has been whether it’s best placed at the top or the bottom of the phone. With the rising popularity of the USB Type-C port, the argument is turning to whether the ubiquitous 3.5mm audio jack should even be present. When Motorola chose to use the USB Type-C connector for audio on its Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones, one might have expected the Lenovo-owned company to follow suit with the Moto Z Play. Read more
Want to learn how to build Android apps? Well, as they always say, when it comes to programming of any sort, your best bet is to learn by building projects than actually sitting down and reading through a book. That’s how instructor Rob Percival will be teaching you how to build Android apps with his Complete Android Developer Course. Throughout the course, Percival is ditching the traditional style of learning and will be guiding you through building 14 of your own Android apps.
You can get a quick overview of all the content you’ll be wading through after the break.
Samsung recently created a colorful new Galaxy S7 Edge in honor of the Olympics in Rio, and today’s the day it’s been officially released. We’ve already gone over some of the details about the special edition of the phone, most of which revolves around a color scheme designed to match the Olympics, but now you can get a closer look thanks to an unboxing video from Samsung directly. Read more
Sony isn’t wasting any time getting another flagship out before the year’s end.
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ARM Holdings, a British semiconductor and software company, is being acquired by Japan’s SoftBank for over $32 billion, according to an announcement early Monday morning.
Niantic and Nintendo took to social media to announce that they’re taking Pokémon Go‘s raging success to an additional 26 countries.
Google announced their Daydream virtual reality platform at I/O this year, and even mentioned that they had their own headset and controller in the pipeline. However, it looks like that might not be Google’s end game when it comes to virtual reality. Read more
It goes without saying, Pokémon Go is the biggest Android game launch of the year so far. And many are capitalizing off of its success, including T-Mobile. Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will be all about Pokémon Go, according to an announcement from the carrier. T-Mobile will be offering free data to Pokémon Go players and many other rewards.
So you want to play a new game on your computer. The problem, though, is that you really can’t be spending money on every title you’re interested in. Fortunately there’s Steamcrate, a service that bundles top titles in a monthly package at a friendly price. Through Steamcrate, you get ten random games each month to keep forever and play even after the next batch of games arrives.
Because we think you’ll like Steamcrate so much, we’ve labeled it as today’s featured deal on Talk Android Deals.
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