In this roundup, we’re looking at the absolute best Android phones, the devices you can’t go wrong with. From sleek devices that impress through premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to great all-around devices, and affordable phones that punch above their weight, the Android ecosystem is populated by a staggering variety of great phones.
Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is gearing up to release a smartwatch of its own. It’s not clear for now if TAG Heuer embraced Android Wear for its first smartwatch, though comments from CEO Claude Biver seem to hint at that.
Google is giving out $50 in Google Play credit when you purchase either a Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or any Android Wear device from the Google Store. In addition, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is being offered at a $50 discount.
Just like movies and videogames, apps in the Play Store will feature a rating designed to show what age group they are suitable for, ranging from everyone to adults-only.
In a move that should benefit users and developers alike, Google announced it began manually reviewing apps that are submitted to the Play Store.
Google Now has long allowed sending text messages or emails with a voice command. Almost two years later, the same functionality is now available for Google’s Hangouts messaging app.
Google’s Niantic Labs, known for its popular Ingress game, has just announced its new AR game that will take place in the Endgame universe.
Google is working on a new open-API for Google Now, which will enable the service to be integrated with third party applications.
If a new report from Bloomberg is accurate, Microsoft has passed on the opportunity to invest at this time, though Satya Nadella’s company may still be interested in a “commercial deal” that would put its software onto Cyanogen devices.
It’s been a fun week in the world of Android. Google finally dropped Android 5.1 and it’s more than just bug fixes. New features may also be coming soon to Android Wear. We heard more about Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, including talk about an Active version featuring a massive battery. More rumors about LG’s and HTC’s next hero devices emerged, and Google has released a cheaper and nicer Chromebook Pixel!