Here's what you need to know about the current wave of Android One phones.
The first iteration of the Android One program turned out to be a failure due to a combination of bad timing and poor marketing. Google wasn't able to effectively advertise the devices to the masses, and as a result, the audience it was trying to target never knew about the phones that were available.
So Google went back to the drawing board and settled on a two-pronged strategy: Android One got a facelift and moved to the Read more [...]
Amazon Introduces Alexa and the All-New Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot to Australia
Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that is always getting smarter—she answers questions, plays music, turns on and off the lights, gives you sports scores, reads eBooks, and more
Amazon Echo is a revolutionary device designed entirely around your voice—priced at just $149 AUD, it’s always ready, hands-free, and fast—just ask Alexa and get answers instantly
Put an Echo Dot in every room—connect Read more [...]
It's certainly no secret that Samsung is working on its successors to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. It's rumored that the smartphones could make their debut at MWC, as was the case in previous years. We're just a couple of months away from their launch, so we want to know what you'd like to see in Samsung's upcoming flagships.
2017 brought a lot of new trends, which we gave an overview of during the holidays. But things are looking just as exciting in 2018 in terms of new products and innovations. Read more [...]
Fuchsia OS, Google's operating system that's neither Android nor Chrome OS, is gradually becoming more and more functional. The open-source OS which Google really doesn't want to talk about has recently added support for the Pixelbook as a test device, and now AP alumnus and Ars Technica editor Ron Amadeo has managed to get it working on one.
Work on Fuchsia first began in the first half of 2016 and has progressed at a steady pace. We had had a first glimpse of the OS in action a few months Read more [...]
While CES brought a stack of announcements for Android TV-powered televisions, streaming boxes have been in conspicuously short supply. The CCC Air Stick 4K is breaking up that monotony, cramming in support for 4K HDR10 as well as aptX and aptX HD—apparently a first for Android TV-powered boxes. It has a relatively minimal 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, though this is double what the Nexus Player provides. Unfortunately, it is Japan only, though you could import it if you feel the urge.
The Air Read more [...]