The past week brought us some glimpses of what’s coming at Google IO, including details about Google’s new Android-based Internet of Things operating system. Check this, and the rest of the week's top news out!
Android fans, this week brought us the much anticipated LG G4. Featuring a striking leather outfit, a vibrant display, and a top-notch camera, LG’s device shapes up to be one of the top smartphones of the year and go head to head with Samsung’s Galaxy S6. In other news, Microsoft announced that Android apps will be able to run on Windows devices with just a few modifications; an intriguing rumor surfaced about a possible Xperia P successor; the divorce between Cyanogen and OnePlus was all but made official; Google made it possible to control tons of apps with voice commands; and we’ve got a glimpse of the upcoming Oppo R7.
Android fans, it’s been a lively week in the world of mobile technology. Sony took everyone by surprise by announcing the new Xperia Z4 in Japan, though truth be told there’s not much new about the device; Xiaomi introduced the latest in a series of affordable blockbusters on Wednesday, the $200 Mi 4i; LG continued to reveal details about the G4, due to launch on April 28; OnePlus restarted the Cyanogen OS 12 update and announced it’s finally dropping its invite system; and Google launched a new version of Android Wear and the Project Fi wireless service.
Friday Debate podcast: Are flagship phones still worth paying a premium?
Phones coming in a lower price point are gradually bringing high-end experiences, with perhaps just a few holes left in their evolution. So, we ponder the question of how midrange devices fare against the current crop of flagships from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and future phones from the likes of LG and Sony.
Android fans, LG seems bent on revealing everything about the G4 ahead of its official announcement on April 28, and while leaks are fun and all, we can’t say we’re mad that we’re getting some actual info straight from the source. This week also brought us some more news suggesting the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be sales hits; Google updated several of its apps and launched a brand new one; Cyanogen made waves with its Microsoft partnership; and Huawei introduced the sleek P8 and its totally excessive variant, the 6.8-inch P8 Max.
Android fans, this week us brought us the best look yet at the upcoming Xperia Z4; Samsung showed us that its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can take a beating, and a bending; LG began to unveil to unveil the G4 in slow motion, releasing info on its software and camera; HTC introduced the One M9+ in China, bringing a bigger screen, a different processor, and a fingerprint sensor; Cyanogen revealed the new features coming in CyanogenMod 12; and rumors emerged about Android Wear becoming compatible with iOS.
Android fans, this was a bit quiet on the Android front (unless you count the outrageous April Fools’ pranks that made the rounds), but Google made it up to us with some interesting Chrome OS developments.
Android fans, this week brought us closer to the release of the hot new Galaxy S6 and One M9; Cyanogen made waves again with its aggressive rhetoric against Google; leaks revealed our first credible look at the LG G4, due in late April; we heard rumors about the One M9+ and the Galaxy S6 Active; Google updated some of its apps and we heard reports about some new ones; a bezel-less Oppo device broke cover; Xiaomi teased a new device for March 31; and finally OnePlus said it’s preparing to unveil a… drone?