Google has been working diligently over the years to expand the footprint of Android into all manner of devices that consumers and businesses use. With their overwhelming market share, odds are good that you will come upon an Android smartphone on any given day if you don’t already use one yourself. Google has been trying to get into other markets like home automation and wearables, but the news has not been as positive in those segments. Just recently several partners have pulled back on plans to continue releasing Android Wear powered smartwatches and Huawei is even toying with the idea of switching to Tizen. Some good news for Google and parent company Alphabet is that Android Auto is getting a bump this week as both Mercedes Benz and Kia have expanded the models in their lineups that will be coming with the vehicle-centric version of Android. Read more
T-Mobile announced today that it has extended its summer offer, giving customers free high-speed roaming and calling in South America and Europe. Starting October 1, T-Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of this offer until the end of 2016.
Since Google is readying the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL for next week, we’re going over everything that you can expect from the devices.
On Talk Android Deals, the FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones are waiting to be claimed.
These compact, stylish headphones don’t have any wires; therefore, you can listen to music without being chained down by a connection to your phone. Whatever audio is on your phone or tablet can be sent to them courtesy of a Bluetooth connection.
The future might be bleak for Android Wear as one of the platform’s biggest partners is considering leaving for a competitor’s offering.
Well, we knew the Moto Z family wouldn’t be getting updates as quickly as Nexus devices, but it looks like Lenovo isn’t lagging too far behind on getting their current crop of smartphones updated to Nougat. Read more
Let’s face it: it’s hard to find a match on Tinder. With so many people using the dating application to find matches, it can often be hard to stand out from the crowd and get your name out there. But, Tinder is looking to fix this problem with an all-new feature that gives you a chance to become a top profile in your area.
Hit the break for details.
BlackBerry will go down in history as one of the key players in the early smartphone market, but that era is officially over. In the company’s quarterly financial results, they’ve announced that they’ll no longer be manufacturing any smartphones from this point forward, coming after BlackBerry posted an $8 million loss over the previous quarter. Sad, but reasonable. Read more
When we think of American carriers, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are usually the first brands that come to mind. Sprint might not have as much going for it as the other three big names, but it’s still a carrier that shouldn’t be left it out. Sprint often runs some excellent and enticing promotions, but also offers stellar network performance where the provider has coverage.
If you’ve been thinking about switching to Sprint, here are the phones you should consider!
Google is starting to push out an update to the Chrome on Android browser for mobile devices. The improvements are intended to help users who may be challenged by conditions like slow 2G level connections or expensive high speed data. The improvements impact features like the Data Saver, how downloads are handled, content discovery. Read more