When you read reviews online from other people, you may not get both sides of a device. It’s because consumers generally share their experiences if they’re very good or very bad. There’s little chance you see someone talk about what they do and don’t like in a single review.
Nick Martin, the new Talk Android video editor, is setting out to show you the good and bad of the devices he picks up. First up is Lenovo’s Moto Z, a phone that launched a few months ago to mixed reaction. But Nick isn’t sticking with one side or the other. His latest video for us shows you where the phone thrives and where it falls short.
Get ready for a new Android TV-powered set-top box from NVIDIA.
Google has updated Chrome for Android to version 55, which should be rolling out over the next few days to all users. Like most updates, it’s bringing some performance and stability enhancements, but there are a few new features here, too. Read more
If you’ve ever wanted to see New York’s fancy department store windows without having to shell out the cash to get there (and deal with the insane crowds this time of year), Google has your back. Their latest VR endeavor puts you right in front of several New York department stores, complete with a high-resolution virtual reality panorama and the sounds of a bustling city street around you. Read more
On Talk Android Deals, a special promotion saves you money on the one of the best tripods for mobile devices. It’s the Pocket Tripod Pro, and you can get it for less than what any other retailer charges. This mobile tripod works with both Android and iOS devices, so you could use it with the phone you already have.
Samsung opened up its Galaxy Beta Program back in November for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, allowing those who signed up to test its beta Nougat firmware ahead of an official release. The electronics giant is rolling out the third update for those enrolled in the program, and it comes with some interesting changes, including a move away from the TouchWiz branding for its user interface. Read more
Pebble was a pioneer in the smartwatch market, thriving off of Kickstarter success and a brand new device category. The original Pebble had its shortcomings, but it was one of the first actual smartwatches you could buy, and it wasn’t crazy expensive.
The Pebble Time refined the watch by giving it a sleeker design and a colorful e-ink screen, which I personally liked enough to use every day for the past. Read more
When Google released their brand new video chat app Duo this Fall, they aimed to provide an experience that was simple and could provide uninterrupted and good quality video and audio regardless of your location or connection strength. And with downloads on Android hovering around the 10 million mark, it shows that if nothing else Google has peaked the interest of a lot of users. A major update is starting to roll out now that will provide a number of benefits.
Join us after the break for the details.
Tired of spending a large chunk of your monthly data on Android updates? Well, good news! Google has come up with a way to drastically reduce the file size of updates by introducing file-by-file patching.
Details after the break.
Your Google Now cards are about to get a little different, as Google is now integrating its own news feed inside Google Now.
Details after the break.