Instagram has been on a roll adding new features lately, and they’re not slowing down. The app is working on adding view counts to videos on the social media site, which means you’ll be able to take a look at anyone that’s viewed your videos and how many times they’ve been viewed, similar to Vine and Snapchat. Read more
Storehouse is an app designed to help users share photos and videos by creating a web page to share a collage, album or tell a story. The idea is to make the presentation of images a little bit richer and have a little more context than the simple sharing available through most methods and platforms. The problem with the app up until now is that it was not available for Android users. Developer Storehouse Media changed that this week with the release of the Android version of the Storehouse app. Read more
In a world full of streaming and online video services, figuring out which service any particular title may be available on and for how much is becoming increasingly complicated. This is where JustWatch has jumped in by providing a custom search engine just focusing on a variety of online video streaming services for movies and TV shows. After launching earlier this year via a browser interface for the desktop, JustWatch has now released a dedicated Android app for users on the move. Read more
As an official sponsor of the Arsenal Football Club of the English Premier League, Huawei has some unique access to football, er soccer, players for advertising purposes. The result is a fun video from Huawei’s “School of Pronunciation” that ends with an explanation of how to pronounce the company’s name. Presumably this is to help clear up any confusion as Huawei moves to get in front of a larger audience around the world. Read more
In China this weekend, OPPO started the official marketing of two new devices scheduled to be announced on May 20th. The OPPO R7 and the OPPO R7+ took centerstage on Chinese television when a couple ads for the devices started airing. Read more
Samsung has released a new video showing some of the manufacturing steps used to produce the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung notes that production of the device required some engineering firsts, like adding the curve to the Gorilla Glass. Samsung notes that the industry’s hardest glass had to be heated up to 800 degrees Celsius in order to be curved for use on the device. Meanwhile, the “aerospace-grade” aluminum is carved with diamond encrusted tools and the texture of the device is applied using microscopic ceramic grains. Samsung also notes the colors used on the Galaxy S6 edge each have their own custom reflection pattern.
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HTC has released a new video that takes aim at Samsung, Apple, and really all other smartphone manufacturers through a spoof of pharmaceutical ads. The ad is for a fictional drug called Cellami which is supposed to help someone suffering from Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder. Read more
Google’s Project Loon continues development from an audacious goal to use balloons to provide Internet service to areas traditionally un- or under-served to being a reality that provides service to 2 out of 3 Internet users. In their latest video about Project Loon, the Google team talks about how they have been working to ramp up their capabilities for a mass deployment. Read more
Google has released another video in their be together.not the same. campaign today titled Android: Wear what you want, this time highlighting the many options buyers have in smartwatches running Android Wear. It is almost like they think there is going to be a lot of interest in smartwatches today. The video takes a quick run through a variety of Android Wear powered smartwatches showing the different shapes and how different watch faces are available. You can check out the video after the break. Read more
With all kinds of new Android powered devices being announced at MWC 2015, like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and the HTC One M9, Google has released a new video in their line of be together.not the same. commercials. The new video is titled Android: Young Together and shows how ordinary people of all ages use their devices to stay young at heart.
You can check out the video after the break. Be sure to stick with us at TalkAndroid for more coverage from MWC 2015 to see all the new Android powered devices ready to hit the market.