In response to a lawsuit filed by Microsoft against Samsung accusing the Korean electronics giant of delaying patent payments, Samsung indicates in a new filing that possible antitrust issues created by Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia violate the patent licensing agreement. Read more
Tomorrow is the official launch day for the new Google Nexus 9 tablet and to be ready for the onslaught of orders, Google has updated the Google Play Store with new information on shipping times and model availability. Earlier today the shipping status for several configurations changed to “leaves warehouse in 1-2 days.” Read more
The Nexus 6 pre-order came and went quicker than a heartbeat. The DROID Turbo was finally unveiled by Verizon making me wonder why the Moto X (2014) wasn’t this good. A slew of Google apps get the Material Design treatment, and Google Fit finally launches. Amazon surprised us with a pretty compelling new Chromecast competitor, and you never know what you will find in Google Street View. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the Android world.
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A patent, filed April 2013 and published Thursday, was granted to Google relating to its Google Glass. The patent portrayed a Google Glass headset with a projector built into the headset. Read more
The Cast Screen for Android devices has slowly made its way to additional devices. Still, the total is quite low and there are some key devices missing. One company that is seeing many of its devices supported is Sony. Last month, its flagship Xperia Z3 and smaller Z3 Compact gained Cast Screen support. Now, the a couple more have been added in.
Here are the newest Sony devices to get Cast Screen support:
- Xperia Z3v
- Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Xperia Z2
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
Source: Google Support
Unless you’re new to the internet, you’ve probably heard of some of the crazy stories surrounding photos and images on Google’s Street View services. Everything from crime scenes to urban legends have allegedly been captured on the service, if you know where to look.
This situation is more than just an internet rumor, though. A woman in Canada filed legal claims against Google for capturing a shot of her leaning forward on her porch and exposing her cleavage, showing her off to anybody that bothered to look up her address on Street View. Apparently whoever is in charge of blurring out things like license plates and addresses didn’t think this was worth censoring. Read more
Carriers are already in the holiday spirit and November has only begun. Verizon, like Sprint and AT&T, is giving more data to its customers. The More Everything plan has more data allotted to it. The $80 plan now supplies 10GB to customers and the $100 plan has been raised to 15GB of data. New customers as well as existing customers are able to take advantage of Verizon’s promotional pricing.
Hit the break to see what else Verizon is offering new customers.
Who loves more data? Everyone! There is good news for customers seeking to get more bang for their buck at AT&T. The carrier is raising the roof on the data allotted to its Mobile Share Value plans that cost $40 and $70. The data offered for $40 is going from 2GB to 3GB while $70 moves from 4GB to 6GB. The changes are going into affect on November 2.
This is all due to carriers making changes across the board. With November here and the holiday season approaching, carriers are doing whatever they can to attract new customers and retain current ones.
If a line of code hidden within Google’s latest Play Services APK and pending patents are anything to go by, it certainly looks as if the search engine giant is preparing to release a new mobile communication service, entitled “Copresence,” which should make sharing data between Android and iOS incredibly easy.
We’ve known for some time that Google has been working on a rather hefty update for its official Gmail mobile application and today, thanks to Android Police, it’s finally available to download by way of a production-signed APK.