Whereas the Pixel from Google is premium and pricey, HP’s new Chromebook 13 is premium and affordable. The Chromebook 13 has an all-metal design measuring 12.9mm thin, boasts a 13.3-inch Quad HD+ display, and packs an Intel Core M processor. All of these impressive features and much more are available in a Chrome OS-powered device that costs half of what the Pixel’s price tag reads.
Hit the break for details on the new Chromebook 13 from HP.
For those of you who don’t know, Amazon has built-up a technology called Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This is what provides the functionality of an Amazon Echo speaker. Amazon recently opened AVS to third-parties, letting them to create their own Alex-equipped speakers. Triby is the first one, and it’s now available on Amazon.
Listen to the fourth episode of the Talk Android Podcast.
Samsung has reported positive results for the first quarter of 2016. The company says the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge lead the way in the increase it had during the impressive period.
If you have the Philips Hue lighting system installed in your house, you’ve probably been left a little dissatisfied with its clunkiness, possibly to the point of having to rely on one of the many serviceable third-party apps. It seems that Philips may have taken notice because it’s just published a new app to the Play Store called Philips Hue Gen 2. The second generation Hue app includes a new, dare we say, even modern UI and some added functionality. Read more
LG has begun rolling out a new update to the G5 that brings the “Home and App Drawer” setup back to the smartphone.
It looks like the Moto G4 and G4 Plus could be just over the horizon, as Motorola has begun sending out invites to media outlets in India for a May 17 press event where the two smartphones are expected to be unveiled.
First spotted at China’s TENAA certification body a couple of weeks ago, the Honor 5C has been officially unveiled at an event in China. Honor is Huawei’s budget-minded sub-brand and most recently launched the reasonably priced 5X (reviewed here). Replacing the 4C, the Honor 5C offers a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 13MP rear camera, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow for 899 Yuan ($139). Read more
Vulkan is going to be a very big deal for mobile phones, but it’s going to do more than just improve the gaming experience on your smartphone. While most of the original buzz surrounding the efficient API was centered around lowering CPU overhead so 3D applications could run better and consume less energy, it looks like we’ll start to see that leveraged in simpler applications, too. Read more
It’s about that time of year for Nexus rumors to pick up, and we’re all still not-so-secretly hoping that HTC will take over this year. A new leak from Evan Blass seems to confirm this, as he’s leaked that there are two devices being developed for Android N that are both HTC manufactured. Read more