Android instant apps are here for Buzzfeed, Periscope, Wish and Viki
Android instant apps are here as a pilot project in partnership with select applications. The instant apps work by delivering small bits and portions of the app over the air, and are executed on the phone without the need to install an application. Only the portions of the application currently required by the user are downloaded on the smartphone. The Android Instant App program is now being taken for a test drive with a small number of developers. The application partners include Buzzfeed...
As chip sales save 2016, Samsung looks to Note 8 for 2017 profit
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 may have tested the old “any publicity is good publicity” adage, but bumper chip demand has paved the way for a surprisingly successful 2017, the company predicts. Sales of memory chips helped assuage the financial hit from recalling millions of Note 7 handsets over fears they could explode, the South Korean firm said today, with record … Continue reading...
LG’s Android Wear 2.0 watches got some blurry pics
Android Wear, and smartwatches, might be making a comeback. That is, if the recent spate of leaks and teasers are any indication. TAG Heuer and Casio definitely seem to still be invested in the wearable line. The latest to come our way are these two small res images of LG‘s upcoming Android Wear 2.0 watches, one with a larger, sporty … Continue reading...
12.2-inch Lenovo Yoga Book: bigger but not better
There are times when size does matter and times when it doesn’t. There are even more times when bigger doesn’t mean better. Like this still unannounced Lenovo Yoga Book that popped up at Amazon. Sporting a larger, laptop-size 12.2-inch display, this convertible sports many of the features its famed predecessor has but none of its portability. And in some cases, … Continue reading...
LG G6 debuting late February, without Snapdragon 835
Samsung and Qualcomm now have something in common. Both have had literally hot flagship, the Snapdragon 810 for Qualcomm and the Galaxy Note 7 for Samsung. Unsurprisingly, the two have forged a partnership that, also unsurprisingly, will be to the exclusion of other players in the field. Case in point is the LG G6, which will be supposedly be unveiled … Continue reading...
These language apps are almost as good as having a babelfish in your ear
Learning a language other than your own can be tough. Thankfully, these five apps will help you learn a foreign tongue with a variety of lessons, quizzes, and other activities that are designed to make you more fluent. The post These language apps are almost as good as having a babelfish in your ear appeared first on Digital Trends....
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release-day branding confirmed
Samsung confirmed this week that they’d be keeping the “Note” branding for products, unafraid that their Note 7 fiasco would hold them down. Samsung mobile chief D.J. Koh suggested that they would “bring back a better, safer, and very innovative Note 8.” In that single sentence, Samsung confirmed not only the existence of the Note branding’s continued existence, but the … Continue reading...
Android Instant Apps enter live testing at long last
One of the coolest things revealed during last year’s Google I/O conference was the concept of Android Instant Apps. For those who may have forgotten, Instant Apps is centered around the idea of accessing certain Android apps without having to navigate to the Google Play Store and download them first. It was an impressive feature when it was previewed at … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO update: Gen 2 event plus celebration incoming
The next Pokemon GO event may be upon us – considerations for both Chinese New Year and South Korea’s first release of the game. One report suggests that January 24th (tomorrow) will reveal the first (re)release of Pokemon GO in South Korea. This would be the ideal time and place for an announcement of the next Pokemon GO event, one … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 7 battery fire investigation: What you need to know
The folks at Samsung seem to have made an effort to come as clean as possible in public about the Galaxy Note 7 and its battery-related mishap. Not long after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the year 2016, it became apparent that there was a problem. Once it was clear that the problem was not relegated … Continue reading...
All 2017 Chromebooks will support Android apps, Google confirms
Putting the Google Play Store and, by extension, support for Android apps on Chromebooks is still a relatively rare thing, but starting this year, Google is really looking to ramp up support. The company announced today that all Chromebooks released in 2017 will support Android apps, which is good news indeed. Obviously, this seems like the next logical step, but … Continue reading...
All 2017 Chromebooks will support Android apps, Google confirms
Putting the Google Play Store and, by extension, support for Android apps on Chromebooks is still a relatively rare thing, but starting this year, Google is really looking to ramp up support. The company announced today that all Chromebooks released in 2017 will support Android apps, which is good news indeed. Obviously, this seems like the next logical step, but … Continue reading...
All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps
 All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More ...
All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps
 All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More ...
Galaxy S6 Nougat update might come sooner than you think
Samsung has already made it known which of its dozens of devices will be getting the sweet Android 7.0 Nougat update, and luckily that exclusive club includes the two year old Galaxy S6. What has been in question, however, was “when”. While we still don’t have a specific date, the time could be really, really close. A Galaxy S6 bearing … Continue reading...
Galaxy S6 Nougat update might come sooner than you think
Samsung has already made it known which of its dozens of devices will be getting the sweet Android 7.0 Nougat update, and luckily that exclusive club includes the two year old Galaxy S6. What has been in question, however, was “when”. While we still don’t have a specific date, the time could be really, really close. A Galaxy S6 bearing … Continue reading...
Lineage OS is green, 80+ devices supported in weekly builds
CyanogenMod is dead, long live Lineage OS! That does seem to be the message that the new Android ROM is giving, springing out of the carcass of one of the most popular Android projects in history. It has some large shoes to fill in and fill them in it does. In addition to all systems being green, a.k.a. operational, Lineage … Continue reading...
The man driving Xiaomi’s international launch efforts is leaving the company
Hugo Barra, the man behind the global launch efforts for Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, is leaving the company. Citing a desire to return to Silicon Valley, his time with Xiaomi will end in February. The post The man driving Xiaomi’s international launch efforts is leaving the company appeared first on Digital Trends.
Galaxy S8 will be skipping MWC 2017
Samsung might be confident that it has pinned down the cause of the its exploding Galaxy Note 7, blamed on battery manufacturing defects, and its steps to make sure they don’t happen again. It might not be that confident, however, in the timing of those newer, more stringent safety measures. The company’s mobile head Koh Dong-jin revealed shortly after its … Continue reading...
ZTE Hawkeye specs reconsidered amidst dismal Kickstarter
ZTE’s Project CSX, short for Crowd Sourced X, has always been a big leap of faith. It first asked the crowds what phone they wanted to be made and is now asking them for help in funding it. All up to the Kickstarter, it has been fairly smooth sailing. But when ZTE finally unveiled everything, including the specs, things seem … Continue reading...