Google yesterday during I/O 2016 announced a new way to view Android apps. Dubbed Instant Android Apps, this new feature will let allow users to tap on a URL, and the Android app will immediately load up without ever requiring an installation.
Who’s in the mood for a giveaway? Through the rest of this month, we’re co-hosting a giveaway with our friends at VRS Design. The prizes this time around are cases for the Nexus 6P, which is Google’s flagship that represents everything Android is meant to be. We’re giving three lucky winners their own High Pro Shield case from VRS Design that adds both style and protection to your phone. It’s a case that won’t add bulk to your phone despite the multi-layered design with Air Cushion technology.
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Fitbit’s newest devices aren’t actually new and they aren’t even made by the tech-first health and fitness company.
So, you have a laptop running Windows and an Android tablet. But what would happen if you could somehow meld the two devices together? Well, it could result in a 2-in-1 device such as the CHUWI HiBook. Intrigued? Well, join us after the break to see Justin’s unboxing video of the CHUWI HiBook 2-in-1 tablet. Read more
It looks like we could see some Nokia-branded devices making it to the market again, but this time running off of Android. The entire Nokia brand has been sold off to a company called HMD Global Oy, a new company based in Helsinki specifically intended to create a new generation of Nokia phones and tablets.
In December 2015, word got out that ASUS began production on its next flagship(s). Jump to last week and we’re hearing about a June release for the ZenFone 3 and its variants. It seems very likely that the phone will be made available next month as the company scheduled a Computex 2016 event for the end of May. So now we’re getting videos teasing the upcoming ‘Zenvolution’ from ASUS.
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Wearing the same watch day in, day out can be a little boring, but if you only have the one watch, what can you do? Luckily, if you have an Android Wear smartwatch you can now change straps, and thus the appearance of the watch, with the recently announced swap-and-switch MODE bands. Justin has got his hands on a couple of MODE bands, which you can see getting unboxed in the video below. Read more
When it was overhauled by Google in 2013, Motorola became a brand of simplicity. The company’s lineup was brought down to just three phones that had a clear place in the world, which is still true today under Lenovo’s ownership. Lenovo actually hasn’t done all that much to Motorola, but the company does want to reorganize a few things starting with the next Moto flagship.
Evan Blass, writing for VentureBeat, revealed on Tuesday that Lenovo is going to give a new name to Moto flagships. That means you’re never going to see a Moto X (2016), but you will witness the launch the Moto Z this year in two devices just like the Motorola did with the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto X Play.
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