Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 24 Mar 2017 4:12 pm
The 2017 Android Wear watch line-up is looking good!
If you want your smartwatch to look good while it's doing all the cool things on your wrist, you're going to love what we're seeing from the Baselworld 2017 watch show.
Courtesy of the @AndroidWear Twitter account we get a first look at watches from Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and Movado that look nothing like any Android Wear 2 watch we've...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 24 Mar 2017 11:00 am
Making your own arcade is a lot easier than you think.
The Raspberry Pi is an amazing little computer. Ultra cheap and well supported, it's perfect for all sorts of projects like running Kodi or Playing games.
It's also a killer little emulation station that you can play a ton of throwback console ROMs on, and there's a custom operating system that makes doing it a lot easier than you think...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Mar 2017 7:49 pm
The resolution would also prevent the FCC from enacting similar consumer protections in the future.
Your service provider needs permission to sell your private information under current rules. But that might be changing if the House follows the Senate's lead on S.J Res 34.
Senate Joint Resolution 34 is congressional disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission rules relating to "...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Mar 2017 5:20 pm
You have questions about Android O and we have answers. Here's the skinny on what you need to know about Google's next.
Android O is upon us! Well, not really. But the first developer preview has been released and we're starting to uncover what Google has been doing with Android for the past year and what to expect when it's released.
Google says to expect the full version in the fall of 2017...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 Mar 2017 1:16 pm
Because how your armor looks is more important than how well it protects you.
There's a lot of stuff to do in Mass Effect: Andromeda and mixed in are plenty of nods back to the original trilogy. One of them is the N7 armor that you can unlock and craft in the game.
It's pretty easy to do and doesn't require any tough missions or super rare materials. You can also do it early and it makes for...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 22 Mar 2017 3:00 pm
A quick tip for Chromebook users — powering down when you're done using your laptop keeps things running smoothly and makes sure your software is up to date.
Your Chromebook does a good job of going to sleep and staying asleep when you shut the lid, which is the sort of thing you'd want any laptop to do well. But that doesn't reset and recycle your current session in Chrome OS. And those are...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 22 Mar 2017 1:00 pm
Get the latest version of Android on your phone on your own terms.
Nexus, the line of Android phones and tablets developed in partnership between Google and various hardware manufacturers, was a program that helps developers to get their hands on a 100% stock Android experience. It can help to develop applications for the platform quicker and easier than using a device with a manufacturer skin...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 21 Mar 2017 1:00 pm
See what the latest and greatest version of Android has in store for you!
Android O brings several changes to existing features as well as all new features. Since it first arrived in 2008, Android has been a very fluid bit of software. The mobile space is always evolving and Android has evolved along with it so it could meet the needs of people like us who use it every day.
With the first...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 20 Mar 2017 7:22 pm
Before you make the switch you need to think about a few things.
Having good cellular service has become an important thing for most people. We use our phones for everything from keeping in touch to keeping entertained when we have a few quiet moments. It's pretty great that we have such powerful machines in our pockets and nobody is happy when their service lets them down. That's why it's...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 20 Mar 2017 2:21 pm
Neverware is now offering a version of its take on Chrome OS with Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365 integration.
CloudReady is software designed to breathe new life into your old Windows computer or Mac by using Chromium — the free open source version of Chrome OS. We looked at a build of CloudReady designed for virtual machines and found it was an excellent way to experience Chrome OS without...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 18 Mar 2017 5:17 pm
Numbers can mean a lot of things, but not all the things.
Recently we had a look at some benchmark numbers for the Galaxy S8. Or at least we assume they are for the Galaxy S8 since it's not really here just yet. As expected, just by existing these numbers got plenty of people talking about them.
Some conversation about benchmarks is just idle chatter. "Oh, cool! The Snapdragon calculates the...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 17 Mar 2017 9:28 pm
Get ready to run as Mario and friends come to Google Play!
Nintendo America just dropped the date of March 23 as the day Super Mario Run comes to the Google Play Store.
In January we heard that Nintendo was putting more focus on getting Super Mario Run to Android, and March was their target for release. They will come in just in time according to this evening's news.
Android version of #...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 17 Mar 2017 3:54 pm
A great way to soften the blow to your wallet.
What's better than a brand new Galaxy Tab S3 and its gorgeous screen? A brand new Galaxy Tab S3 with a free keyboard cover or 64GB SD card!
Folks in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who pre-order a Galaxy Tab S3 through Samsung eShop before March 31 will be gifted a fancy keyboard book cover. These keyboard covers are...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 17 Mar 2017 2:59 pm
All the things that nobody knows but are fun to guess about. It's that time!
Everyone has a list of things they hope to see in Android O. Some make a lot of sense and there's a good chance we'll see them, others are just pipe dreams. But now that the time for a new version of Android to be announced is getting closer, the guessing games can begin!
9to5 Google has a list of features they say...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 16 Mar 2017 9:53 am
And a free Google Home is just one of the promos Verizon is offering with pre-orders.
Update, March 16: The LG G6 announcement just went live at Verizon, and we have some good news: the phone will be coming to Big Red a week early, March 30, instead of the rumored April 7. Everything else is the same: you get the same three promos as below, and the price of $672, or 24 payments of $28, hasn't...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 15 Mar 2017 2:00 pm
Update, March 2017: The Pixel C is still the best Android tablet you can buy right now, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 may change that very soon.
Best on a budget
Best for design
Best for enthusiasts
See at Google
We liked the Pixel C when it first arrived at the end of 2015. We thought the aluminum design was striking, even at a time where we saw...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2017 12:00 pm
What we expect to see from this year's Google I/O.
Google I/O 2017 will be here before you know it. Everyone's involved: Google itself, presenters, hardware partners, and anyone else who will make the three-day event awesome is busy getting ready. We're going to have fun and learn stuff. That's the perfect combo.
Last year's Google I/O had some logistics problems that shouldn't return in...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2017 10:00 am
Before there was Google Wifi, there was eero.
We've looked at several home Wi-Fi products here at Mobile Nations. They are an important part of using your phone or any internet-connected device, so they're pretty relevant for all of us. And with consumer mesh networking hardware becoming a thing, it's also some really cool new tech. Even Google is on board and Google Wifi is one of their best...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2017 9:00 am
NVIDIA's Jetson TX2 is more than a worthy successor to the original. It's a new way to do things.
Artificial Intelligence and machines that can learn are how the things we use every day will be improved. Google and Android are all-in with AI through Google Assistant and machine learning, so it's important to know how the back end operates, how they got there and what types of equipment makes...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Mar 2017 6:06 pm
The PlayStation Now catalog will be expanded with PS4 titles sometime in 2017.
PlayStation Now is a great way to play hundreds of PS3 games by streaming them right to your PS4 or your PC. Today Sony says that soon the catalog will be extended to include PlayStation 4 titles.
We're excited to announce that PS Now's catalog is set to grow even further, as we'll be expanding to include a new...