Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 10 Mar 2017 12:18 am
Australia will be the first market outside Korea to receive the LG G6.
LG announced last week that it would launch the LG G6 in Australia on March 28, and the manufacturer is now hyping up the handset ahead of its debut in the country. Telstra will be the exclusive carrier partner for the phone, but as of now there's no mention of pricing.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 9 Mar 2017 9:00 am
You can now book an Uber without ever leaving Google Maps.
Previous versions of Google Maps showed tariff estimates and wait times for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but an update rolled out earlier this year made it easier to book a ride without ever leaving Google Maps.
With the new ride services feature, you'll see a price breakdown between various tiers, as well as a visual...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 9 Mar 2017 9:45 am
Google Store gets a country picker.
The Google Store is finally easing geographic restrictions and allowing customers to purchase products from other countries. The store's country selector page lets you browse products and get them delivered to that specific country, provided you have a valid address. For instance, I can now browse the U.S. Google Store from India and pick up the Daydream View...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 9 Mar 2017 7:00 am
Easily add multiple stops to your Google Maps route.
One of the best additions to Google Maps is the ability to add multiple stops to your route. If you're running an errand or picking up groceries on your way back home, the feature gives you a quick look at the overall time for the trip and any delays along the way. You can add up to nine stops, and there's also the option to rearrange the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 9 Mar 2017 6:43 am
Samsung's 2015 flagships are starting to receive the Nougat update.
Samsung was scheduled to roll out the Nougat update to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the UK at the end of February, but the company said in a tweet that the update would be delayed as it encountered quality issues. While Samsung didn't provide a timeline for when the Nougat update will be kicking off, it looks like Vodafone...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 8 Mar 2017 7:56 am
McAfee Mobile Assistant is coming to tens of millions of Micromax phones.
At an event in New Delhi, India's largest handset maker Micromax announced that it would pre-install the Intel-owned McAfee Mobile Assistant on all of its future phones. All handsets sold after April 2017 will have the security app pre-installed, and Micromax will deliver an OTA update to bring the app to older devices....
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 8 Mar 2017 12:47 am
Existing HBO subscribers will get a $5 bill credit for 12 months.
AT&T has rolled out a "loyalty reward" to existing DirecTV Now subscribers. Starting today, all subscribers on "Go Big" and "Gotta Have It" plans will receive a year's worth of HBO access for free, and those that have already subscribed to HBO will receive a $5 bill credit for 12 months.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Mar 2017 10:15 pm
Moto G5 Plus is launching on Mar 15, and will be exclusive to Flipkart.
The Moto G5 Plus is all set to make its debut in India on March 15, and Motorola has now announced that the phone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart in the country. The Moto G series by itself accounts for a majority of sales in the budget segment, and as such the exclusivity arrangement is a big deal for Flipkart as it...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Mar 2017 8:04 am
Samsung is making its browser available on Google hardware.
In a bid to deliver faster updates, Samsung decoupled its browser from TouchWiz and started offering it on the Play Store since 2015. The browser was limited to Galaxy phones, but a beta version of Samsung Internet is now being listed on the Play Store with support for the Google Pixel and Nexus devices.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 7 Mar 2017 7:20 am
Google Translate gets much better at converting phrases from Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese into other languages.
Google announced back in November that it was adding neural machine learning to its translation service, allowing the service to translate entire sentences at a time. The move resulted in a drastic improvement when using Google Translate with English, French, German, Spanish,...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 6 Mar 2017 11:09 pm
Android Pay is slowly becoming available in more markets around the world.
Google has rolled out Android Pay in Belgium, making it the tenth country in the world to receive the digital payments service. Belgian users will be able to pay at over 85,000 retail locations with Android Pay, including Carrefour, McDonald's, Media Markt, H&M, and more. The service also allows customers to...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 6 Mar 2017 7:57 am
LG's 2015 flagships will be updated to Nougat.
LG initially stated that it will not roll out the Nougat update to its 2015 flagships, but the company has reversed course following backlash in its home market. According to an LG official speaking to Korea Times, the LG V10 will pick up the update sometime in the second quarter, while the LG G4 will receive the update in the third quarter. That'...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 6 Mar 2017 7:20 am
Samsung Pay officially launches in India.
Samsung rolled out registrations for early access to Samsung Pay in India last week, and the company has now officially launched the service in the country. Those that signed up for early access can now add credit and debit cards from qualifying banks, as well as link their Paytm digital wallets.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Mar 2017 12:00 pm
Update March 2017: The Google Assistant is coming to all Android phones running Marshmallow and above, making it available on hundreds of millions of new devices.
OK Google, let's see what you can do.
Google's AI-powered Assistant is the standout feature of the Pixel and Pixel XL — and it is now available on hundreds of millions of Android devices. The Assistant is an evolution of Google Now...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Mar 2017 7:22 am
LeEco's woes continue in India.
LeEco announced at the end of last year that it would downsize its operations in all markets, and the company has followed through on its word today by letting go of over 75% of its Indian workforce. In a statement to Gadgets360, LeEco said that it reduced its headcount from 350 to just over 80, with the company calling the team size "in line with industry...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Mar 2017 7:42 am
LG is throwing in a lot of freebies with G6 pre-orders.
South Korean carriers have kicked off pre-orders for the LG G6 ahead of the phone's official debut in the country on March 10. The device will retail for 899,800 won ($780), and LG is throwing in freebies worth 450,000 won ($390) with every order. Customers pre-ordering the device will receive a one-year screen replacement service, an...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Mar 2017 4:09 am
Get the latest Gboard and Google Play Services features before everyone else.
Google is now offering beta versions of Gboard and Google Play Services, allowing you to test out upcoming features before they're available to all users. Doing so is relatively straightforward — you have to head to the signup page for Gboard and Google Play Services and hit the "Become a tester" button.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 3 Mar 2017 2:12 am
Spotify is about to launch the 'ultimate music experience.'
Spotify announced back in September that it crossed 40 million paying customers, and it took the world's largest streaming service just five and a half months to pick up an additional 10 million subscribers. In a tweet, Spotify revealed that it crossed 50 million paid subscribers. 2016 was a great year for streaming services in...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Mar 2017 10:16 pm
You can now register to access Samsung Pay ahead of its official debut in India.
Samsung is all set to kick off its early access program for Samsung Pay in India. The company has teased the launch of its digital payments service last month, and a recent update to the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy A series in the country introduced the Samsung Pay app. Samsung is now taking registrations for early...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 2 Mar 2017 9:59 am
Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available in the beta build for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
OnePlus is currently rolling out a OxygenOS update to the beta channel that brings Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 3T — and Open Beta 12 for the OnePlus 3 — comes with several gallery improvements, including a new image editor, additional options for arranging your media...