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
In recent weeks there’s been a few leaks about the upcoming Nexus handsets from HTC, Sailfish and Marlin, and I’m sure there will be a whole lot more before the devices are eventually announced. If you’re hankering for a Nexus phone and can’t wait for the new batch to launch, though, you can score last years Nexus 5X (reviewed here) for just £169 from Carphone Warehouse (CPW) in the UK. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
Rumors about a TV service through YouTube have been floating around the internet for months, but so far nothing concrete has happened on Google’s end. That might change soon, according to a new leak that suggests Google has some major partners on board with the service. Read more
Google has announced a new addition to its cloud platform team, which now includes Anvato. You might not know Anvato by name, but they handle online content for many large companies like NBC, Fox, and Univision. Read more
We’ve learned that Google is building two of its own Android Wear smartwatches that could launch before the year comes to an end. The duo will offer a smaller, traditional model and a high-end model with premium features. It’s not clear, though, if these two smartwatches will be placed in Google’s Nexus line.
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This fall, Google will offer two Nexus phones yet again; however, they’ll be produced by the same company in a surprising detour from the usual strategy in which different companies each make a single device for the line. Returning to the Nexus line for the first time since 2014 when the company developed Google’s Nexus 9 is expected to be HTC.
Sailfish (S1) and Marlin (M1) are going to end up being the spiritual successors to 2015’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in that one will be on the lower half of the high-end segment while the other stands tall as the cutting edge option. Following last month’s leak of alleged Sailfish specifications, we’re getting an idea of what Marlin could be like.
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When Google revealed the name for the next version of its mobile operating system, there was still something we didn’t know about: the version number. The wait to find that out, though, didn’t last long. The video of the Nougat statue unveiling posted on YouTube tells us that the upcoming version of Android is officially Android 7.0 Nougat.
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It isn’t exactly breaking news, but something that many of us have wondered since Google I/O has been which dessert Android N would be named after. There aren’t too many options with the letter ‘N’ unless you get really convoluted, so Nutella was an option thrown around for a while, which made sense if you remembered Google’s partnership with Nestle for Android 4.4 KitKat. As it turns out, the N stands for Nougat. Read more
By now, most of us have probably used the OK Google command at least once, quite likely using it to find the answer to a question or perhaps for the route to a new destination through Google Maps. But that’s the mere surface of what you can do with the OK Google command, it’s capable of a lot more. A whole lot more, and you can learn how much more by joining us after the break to check out a really useful website that an enterprising young developer has created that holds more than 150 voice commands, with more than a thousand variations. Read more
Google has released two new videos showing off app experiments for Daydream VR, both of which show an easy way for developers to move and animate models in videos using virtual reality. The videos, Animator and Puppeteer, are really cool to watch, especially if you know how much work typically goes into animating and positioning models. Read more