When Facebook acquired WhatsApp consumers were likely concerned about how their personal information may be shared between the apps. That fear was confirmed when the two platforms revealed in August that some information, notably phone numbers, would be shared between WhatsApp and Facebook. That development did not sit well with the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, or other regulatory bodies as well as consumers. In the UK, an investigation was launched and Commissioner Denham provided an update yesterday that was a mixture of good news and bad news. Read more
On Talk Android Deals, the 2017 Master Game Development Bundle is being featured at a price named by you.
We’ll have you creating games for various platforms at your own pace. There’s no rush since the items within the bundle belong to you for a lifetime.
You’ve preordered Google Home and received notification that it has shipped, that’s great, but what about if you want it to blend in with your homes’ decoration scheme? Well, you could always buy an extra base in a different color so it doesn’t clash instead of redecorating the entire house. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
LeEco is one of the fastest growing companies we’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something. They’ve recently extended their reach into the US market after building a very strong user base in China from cheap TVs, smartphones, and other electronic devices. They even bought Vizio for $2 billion to keep up that growth. Read more
Over the course of Android’s history, nay-sayers have screamed that this most versatile of mobile operating systems would implode because of fragmentation. Yet, somehow, Android is still here and has evolved into the most popular mobile OS. About that fragmentation, though, just how many of us are running Android 7.0 Nougat on our devices? And is Froyo still a thing? Join us after the break to find out. Read more
Via Tmall, a Chinese equivalent to Amazon, the Motorola Moto M is now available. Priced at a relatively low $295 USD, the Moto M targets the mid-tier buyer. How well that works out may be questionable with an attractive price but some specifications that may not exactly wow buyers in the market, especially when compared to the competition. Read more
There will definitely be a new OnePlus device launching soon.
Over the past couple years Google has slowly been working to build out their Android Auto ecosystem. This includes developments to the user interface and perhaps more importantly, obtaining agreements from auto manufacturers to make Android Auto available as a user interface on the screens in new vehicles. Obviously there is one big shortcoming to these plans – all of the vehicles on the road that were produced before Android Auto was ever available. To get around that, Google announced today the ability to run Android Auto on any Android 5.0 or higher smartphone, meaning all vehicles could potentially have the system running as they scoot on down the road. Read more
We were in Munich last week covering the launch of Huawei’s latest flagship, the Mate 9 and came away with a solid first impression of the aluminum-framed handset with its 5.9-inch Full HD display and dual camera setup. We are busy putting the Mate 9 (specifications here) through its paces ahead of its review, but here’s our unboxing video to whet your appetite in the meantime. Check out our Mate 9 unboxing video after the break. Read more
It’s pretty easy to get distracted when you’re trying to work on something, especially with smartphones and tablets laying around everywhere and the growing appeal of social media and sites like Reddit. Doing something like listening to music can help to drown out some of the distractions and keep you focused, but sometimes that only makes things more difficult. That’s where Brain.fm comes in. Read more