Android

Yongnuo YN450 mirrorless camera runs Android OS

Trendspotting: Are mirrorless smartphone cameras the next big thing for consumers?

Things are changing dramatically in the camera market these days. Smartphones -- mostly iPhone and Androids -- have all but killed the point-and-shoot compact camera. Entry level DSLRs have also been hurt by the built-in cameras in our phones which are increasingly more than "good enough."And this year the...
What's new in Android 9 Pie?

Google Android 9 Pie: A slick update with at least 1 killer new feature (that looks suspiciously familiar)

Pie doesn't upset the smartphone world order, but it does give Google's 10 year old mobile OS a refined and useful update.
Apple to remove iPhone X notch by 2019 - Tech News

Google lays down the notch law

This whole notch thing is quite the thing. Maybe. It could possibly be just a thing in tech circles or Silicon Valley or among developers.Either way Google has weighed in with its new notch law.Android phones -- or at least ones that aim to run Android P, the version...
Google Wear OS logo

Wearable News: List of watches getting Wear OS plus some thoughts on Google’s rebrand

Well, it finally happened. This week Google unveiled new branding for Android Wear.The new operating system that powers smartwatches made by its partners is now called Wear OS (See: Android Wear, it's time for a new name). A new tag line is here as well: "Make every minute matter."...
Apple to remove iPhone X notch by 2019 - Tech News

Apple to (finally) eliminate iPhone notch?

Oh, the irony. Apple plans to remove notch from the iPhone X and subsequent models. Meantime Google has added notch support to Android as several phone makers copy Apple's (quirky) design.
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Here’s a helpful timeline of System on a Chip (SoC) designs by Apple

Prior to 2010, Apple tapped Samsung for its System on a Chip (SoC) supply. These are the brains that power devices such as the iPhone, iPad and various other devices including the Apple TV.With the A4, Apple decided in 2010, however, to roll its own. And has been increasingly...
Android Wear 2.0

I/O 2018: Will Google finally reveal new version of Wear?

Google's annual I/O developer conference will once again be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.The three day event, per the geekiest of geeky announcements, will take place May 8-10, 2018.Look, once again, for a visionary keynote followed by key product updates covering major product lines such as Android,...
What next for Android Wear?

Google and the Smartwatch: What’s next for Android Wear?

Google launched its wearable OS, Android Wear, in 2014. To much fanfare. All of us early adopters, tech writers, and geeks were fully on board. The future was right there on your wrist. All of a sudden we could all be Dick Tracy.After a few bumps, Wear devices finally...
Google Pixel Phone Colors

Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 phone might not feature bezel-less design

Bezels be gone. In 2017, I was expecting most new smartphones to not have bezels. At least, the premium, flagship models. I think it would be fair to expect as much.Samsung has been leading the charge towards less bezel and more screen. Phones like the Edge used slick wrap...
Android Wear and Pebble

Android Wear 2.0 availability – where in the world is Google’s latest wearable OS?

First there was fragmentation on the smartphone version of Android. Now, it looks like the same curse is striking the smartwatch version.Android Wear 2.0 was announced in 2016 at Google I/O at the Shoreline in Mountain View. Yet, today, over a year later, few Wear watches are actually running...