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.
Fans of the VLC media player on Android have been waiting for the app to incorporate support for streaming to Chromecast devices for some time now. Interest ratcheted up earlier this month when some changes in the VLC source code for the upcoming version 3.0 release indicated support for Chromecast was present. VideoLabs has released an update for the app, but it is still not the one everyone was hoping for that would include the casting capability. The good news is that it does include support for Android TV. Read more
To promote the launch of a new NBA themed update for its Androidify app, Google has today published a brand new ad over on its Android YouTube channel entitled “Dunk-A-Thon”. In the video, various Droid’s jump around wearing the latest basketball tops whilst taking shots at the hoop. One Droid even uses a cannon to make the drop.
T-Mobile’s John Legere takes center stage in a new holiday video from the Un-Carrier. Inspired by A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore, Legere recounts the happy times T-Mobile has experienced during 2014 and some of the benefits they have made available to customers since they launched their Un-Carrier strategy. Legere also takes some digs at T-Mobile’s main competitors, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
If you want to check it out, hit the break to view the video. Just note there are a couple, depending on where you work, NSFW words included in the message. Read more