The Android operating system dominates the global smartphone market, but in spite of that lead position, there are some frustrations that users put up with in using the platform. One concern is a lack of updates to the operating system being released by manufacturers and carriers for devices that are in the hands of consumers. This has been an issue Google has battled for years and it looks like they may be getting ready to deploy a new tool to aid end users by releasing public rankings and hoping this has a shaming effect on those parties who are lax in keeping up. Read more
With a rumored launch date on June 14th, details about the OnePlus 3 are leaking left, right, and center. Yesterday saw OnePlus slash the prices of its current offerings, as well as Evan Blass leaking some of the handset’s confirmed specifications. Today, well, the OnePlus 3 has been exposed to new levels of scrutiny. Today’s leak comes courtesy of China’s TENAA certification body and gives us the phone’s dimensions, images, and even its weight. There really isn’t much left to the imagination. Read more
Google announced that Chromebooks would finally be getting full-fledged Android app support, but not all Chromebooks are making the cut. Fortunately, Google has released a list of Chromebooks that should be able to take advantage of the new feature, but unfortunately, they’ve left many older Chromebooks off the list. Read more
Lenovo has a press event coming up on June 9th when it is expected they will reveal their new flagship devices. Reports indicate they will be rebranding their line, rooted in the Motorola Moto X series, as the Moto Z. One thing that does not appear to be changing is the relationship with Verizon to produce a dedicated DROID device that is essentially the top of the line phone from their portfolio, but rebadged for the carrier. Read more
During Google I/O 2016, one notable subject that the company was silent on was the future of smartphones and tablets in its Nexus line. That was not unexpected despite the Nexus 9 tablet being pulled from the Google Store in late April. With a new report from HTC confirming they have ceased production of the tablet, that means Google currently has no tablet device available for purchase or ostensibly in the pipeline for a future release. Read more
Have you ever wanted to keep an eye on your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) during a night out on the town? No worries! The DrinkMate Breathalyzer over on Talk Android Deals will quick and easily show you what your BAC is, hopefully helping you to never send an embarrassing email to your boss during a night of drinking ever again.
For a service that isn’t expected to even be profitable for another two years, Verizon bet big on Go90. And while the carrier claims that performance of the Net Neutrality-skirting video streaming app is “satisfactory,” they also know that it got a little bit overhyped and caught a bit of flak for what it is. Read more
Verizon began pushing updates yesterday to both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The update has the same purpose for both handsets, which will fix Google Play issues, kill off some bloatware, and include a few other nifty features.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 is everything but a mystery at this point. Nearly all the handset’s specifications have leaked in some form or another and now we have a handful of renders showing off just about every which angle of its body.
Google may want nothing to do with its original Nexus Player anymore, which launched a near two years ago. The Android TV set-top box vanished from the Google Store just yesterday.