Fans of Google Nexus devices will want to be ready to refresh their browsers tomorrow as new information indicates that not only will the Nexus 5X be available for pre-order once it is officially announced, but the Nexus 6P will be joining the party. Customers in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada and Japan will be able to start the process of getting an order in for the larger of the two Nexus devices slated to be announced on September 29th. Sources indicate the starting price for the Nexus 6P will be $499.99 for the 32GB version. Read more
Developers uploading applications to Google Play were left with an APK file size limit of 50MB prior to today. Now though, developers can publish APKs that are up to 100MB in size. For anything higher than 100MB or requiring expansion files, Google will continue issuing a warning to users to let them know that their downloads are of larger size.
The company notes that users still have auto-updates over WiFi as a default setting on their devices.
Over the weekend Google’s new Nexus devices surfaced in the FCC database just ahead of their anticipated launch announcement tomorrow. Both the LG manufactured Nexus 5X and the Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P have passed through their FCC certification. One big piece of information that can be gleaned from the information is that the devices have support for all wireless bands, both CDMA and GSM, meaning they should work on any of the major U.S. carriers including Verizon. Read more
Looking to learn how to program, but don’t know where to start? Good news, folks! The Complete Raspberry Pi 2 Starter Kit is on sale for a whopping 85% off. The kit not only includes most of the hardware you’ll need, but also the education to get yourself on the right path!
Silent Circle’s BlackPhone 2 is now available for purchase, so if you’re interested in picking up the privacy-minded smartphone, you can finally put an order in for one. Pricing comes in at $799, and it’s currently only available in North America, but for what it does, the BlackPhone 2 offers unmatched security on an Android phone. Read more
We’re only a day way from getting the official unveiling of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and so far we’ve seen just about everything there is to know about the two devices. However, new information is saying that they’ll be sold online only, and won’t be available in carrier stores like prior models have.
Fossil is one of the world’s biggest watch manufacturers, and they’re getting their feet wet with in the smartwatch market with the Fossil Q.
The Fossil Q is the company’s first attempt at an Android Wear smartwatch, and it looks like one of the more compelling designs we’ve seen on some of these connected watches. It features a design worthy of the Fossil brand, and it’s powered by Intel and Google’s wearable platform. Read more
We’ve heard plenty of information about the bigger of the two Nexus phones Google will be unveiling this week, but the smaller Nexus 5X hasn’t been talked about quite as much. We already know what kind of hardware to expect, but up until this point, we haven’t heard anything about pricing or availability, which are two pretty big details. Read more
There’s been much excitement and controversy over the upcoming 600MHz wireless spectrum auction, but Sprint won’t be participating in it this time around. The carrier says it has enough spectrum to work with for their future needs.
The beta program of Samsung Pay began rolling out in the US on August 27th to a select few, but now Samsung’s mobile payments service is available to everyone. Everyone using a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 handset anyway.