Google has released an update to the Maps application on Android. v8.3 brings with it support for Hindi language. Along with extending to the UI of the app, the Hindi language will also be available for voice navigation. This should be beneficial to the vast number of Hindi speaking people in India and other countries.
Along with the language option, 8.3 also brings improved notifications support for Android Wear devices. Other than that there are the usual bug fixes. Read more »
Samsung’s latest ad for the Galaxy Tab S line (and specifically, in this case, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5) was filmed on the streets of New York City. The Korean company sent a representative to talk to random people and ask them what they think about the tablet.
The twist, however, is that said guy also had an iPad Air on him, and this allowed for some interesting hands-on comparisons between Samsung’s flagship tablet and Apple’s. Read more »
The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua was announced only recently and as the name suggests, it’s a water-resistant version of the Sony Xperia M2.
Mostly this is the same phone but there are some differences which we’ll discuss here. For starters the phone now offers IP68 certification for staying in up to 1.5m deep water for 30 minutes and it’s fully dust proofed. Read more »
The Xiaomi Mi 4 is generating a lot of buzz with its affordable price and high-end specs. The company has fitted it with a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. The Chinese have even managed to fit a larger battery than the one found in the Mi 3.
However, the difference in capacity is minor. The Xiaomi Mi 4 features a 3080mAh Li-Ion unit, whereas its predecessor has a 3050mAh one. As you’ll see though, the difference is noticeable. Read more »
Lenovo announced its Vibe Z2 Pro high-end smartphone at the end of July and the device is set to make an appearance at IFA 2014 in Berlin next week. Luckily, you won’t have to wait until then to find out our initial impressions of the 6” QHD monster, as we got to spend some quality time with the phablet a little early.
The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro also marks the company’s high-end entrance in Europe and is its first smartphone with a QHD display. Read more »
Samsung and Nokia have announced that HERE Maps are arriving in beta form on Android, free for Galaxy phones. HERE comes with voice-guided navigation capabilities and will work offline too, something which Google Maps doesn’t allow.
The Tizen-running Samsung Gear smartwatches are getting HERE maps too. The initial announcement was a little vague but now we have the full details. Read more »
Is Motorola trying to pull Apple’s move of shutting down the online store right before the launch of a new phone?
This is pure speculation, of course, but the thing is the Moto Maker is down for “a tune up.” Read more »
NVIDIA is rolling out its first software update for the Shield Tablet, and it brings with it a lot of bug fixes and performance updates.
Version 1.1 will bring with it improvements to Wi-Fi stability, camera performance, ShadowPlay feature, audio optimizations, and a few other things. You can find the full changelog below. Read more »
LG Germany spilled the beans on the price tag of the freshly announced G Watch R. The sleek-looking wearable with curved P-OLED display will cost €299 when it hits the shelves in Germany in October.
The above pricing makes the LG G Watch R the most expensive Android Wear device to date. Read more »
In addition to a yet another teaser of its upcoming smartwatch, Asus finally gave it a name and it’s called the ZenWatch. Frankly, we should have seen it coming, considering the company’s recent Zenfone line-up of smartphones.
In any case, subtle details of the watch’s design have been revealed in the video you’re about to see. Sadly, the video doesn’t show the smartwatch with the display turned on. Read more »
Last week when I reviewed Swing Copters, I complained about the inane difficulty level that not just made the game challenging but simply unplayable. It seems I wasn’t the only one though, as a lot of people uninstalled the game minutes after installing it due to the difficulty level.
That seems to have been a good enough wake up call for the developer, who has released an update that makes the game easier and actually playable. Read more »
How many apps you have on your phone? An average Android user has 95 but only uses 35 throughout a regular day. Often each app gets used more than once, you’re likely to have 100 interactions with apps by the time you turn in for the day.
These numbers come from the Aviate launcher for Android, with the help of Yahoo Labs. Read more »
With IFA quickly approaching, Asus released another teaser for its upcoming smartwatch. The device will debut during the company’s scheduled press conference on September 3.
The latest teaser features sketches of the upcoming wearable device. Read more »
Motorola has a successor to the Skip NFC accessory coming our way. Details on the upcoming gadget emerged from recent FCC filings.
The new generation Motorola Skip will have significantly more functionality than its predecessor, which could only unlock a device via NFC. Read more »
Google released a standalone Slides application for Apple iOS devices. The app joined its already available Docs and Sheets relatives in the App Store.
As expected, Google Slides for iOS allows you to sync your spreadsheets with Android devices, as well as laptop or desktop computers. Read more »