Google has significantly expanded the reach of Inbox by Gmail, its experimental email app. From its launch point and up until now it was only usable on iPhones, Android smartphones, and on the Web in Chrome. But starting today, it’s made its way to many more places.
For starters, you can now use Inbox by Gmail on your iPad or Android tablet. Additionally, if you want to access the inbox.google.com interface from a Web browser, you get two more options. Read more »
Motorola treated the Moto 360 smartwatch to a minor firmware update. The latter bumps up the Android Wear version of the best selling Android Wear device to 5.0.2 and has a build number LWX49L.
The changelog if the update is unsurprisingly quite small. Read more »
A 4K slate with the freshly announced NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset scored a whopping 74,977 points on AnTuTu. The score is the highest we’ve seen on the popular benchmark to date – the currently available top-tier mobile devices hover around the 50,000 mark.
NVIDIA Tegra X1 features octa-core CPU cluster, consisting of four Cortex A57 and four Cortex A53 cores with a custom CPU interconnect and cluster migration. On the GPU side, NVIDIA has turned to using its latest generation Maxwell architecture in a GPU with 256 CUDA cores. Read more »
NVIDIA released software upgrade version 2.2 for the Shield Tablet. The new firmware is based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
The update brings a host of features and improvements to the slate headed by new games available for streaming. Read more »
Up until now you have been able to reply to text messages on your computer using Pushbullet – with the Android app installed on your phone and one of the company’s browser extensions or desktop apps running on your computer, of course. But starting today, you can also immediately reply to conversations in some of the most popular Internet-based messaging apps.
So, once you update your Pushbullet app for Android to the latest version (and once you get the newest iteration of the computer browser extension you’re using), you will be able to reply to messages coming into WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, Telegram, and Line straight from your computer. In fact, you can do that right from the Pushbullet notification you get on your computer. Read more »
In a roundabout way Samsung has suggested that its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S6, will support wireless charging. Actually, the company has been working on wireless charging since 2000, making things smaller and more efficient.
“With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before,” says Samsung. Read more »
The Oppo Find 7 went on sale in Europe on December 17 and already the company is having sale campaigns of the device. The 32GB version of Oppo’s flagship is currently on sale on Amazon UK for £309.99. That’s £70 off its regular price of £379.99.
The deal applies for both the white and astro black versions of the device. You have by the end of the day to take advantage of the discount. Read more »
Sony has announced its new augmented reality glasses, called the SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1. The glasses pair with your Android smartphone and show information from the phone on the glasses, along with showing information relevant to your surroundings using augmented reality applications.
The SmartEyeglass uses holographic waveguide technology to create 3.0mm augmented reality lenses with a transparency rate of 85%. This means you don’t need a display in front of your glasses, like on Google Glass, and the lenses themselves act as a display. Read more »
Pebble brought Android Wear support to its smartwatch lineup. Version 2.3 of the Android app for the wearable device is now available in the Google Play store.
It is worth noting that Pebble’s groundbreaking new functionality has been available in beta guise since December last year. Read more »
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab Active will go on sale in India in the near future. The Korean company hasn’t provided an exact launch timeline for the rugged device yet, but it has given us the all-important pricing information.
The Galaxy Tab Active will be offered for INR 52,000, which is equal to approximately $836 or €738. So it will be anything but cheap. Read more »
HTC One (M9) is yet to be officially presented to the world, so all we have to look at are hurried photos and leaked images promoting phone cases. Luckily, Martin Hajek is a wiz at making 3D models and he used all info available on the One (M9) to create a virtual phone and put it up against the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S6 is also waiting for its official introduction, of course, but a few days ago Hajek modelled that one too. Read more »
Previously we explored how the jump from Android 4.4 KitKat to 5.0 Lollipop had affected several flagships in terms of performance, now it’s time to have a look at what it does to battery life. For this test we’ll be using the Samsung Galaxy S5 (Snapdragon 801 version), LG G3 (2GB RAM, 16GB storage), HTC One (M8) and the Nexus 5.
All four were recently updated to Lollipop and the new major version of the mobile OS promises additional battery savings through clever optimizations. Read more »
Xiaomi announced its next flagship duo – the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro – just a month ago and both gained massive attention. We’ve been waiting to get our hands on these devices and we finally got one – meet the Xiaomi Mi Note.
The Xiaomi Mi Note packs a 5.7″ 1080p display and runs on the Snapdragon 801 chip. It offers a 13MP rear camera with OIS and 4K video recording, all-round connectivity package and the latest MIUI v.6 launcher topping the Android KitKat. Read more »
Sony’s original SmartWatch 3 that comes with a silicone wristband has now become cheaper by a cool $50. That’s only true if you buy yours from Verizon, though. Sure, the carrier may not be the first retailer you think of when considering a wearable purchase, but right now it does have the best price for the SmartWatch 3.
You can grab one for just $199.99, which compares pretty favorably to the normal selling price of $249.99. You should know however that there’s no indication of whether this is a limited time deal or not. Read more »
After quite a few months since Google first unveiled its Material Design guidelines, Facebook has decided to follow them somewhat. The world’s biggest social network is now testing a slightly enhanced look for its Android app, one that has been infused with a few Material Design elements.
As you can see, a big blue floating action button is present. Once you tap that a few options show up, which were previously available to you through a floating blue bar at the bottom of the screen. This bundled the “Take a photo” and “Upload a photo” items together, while “Where I am” used to be known as “Check in”. The old “Status” option from the floating bar is now replaced with “Write a post”. Read more »