Monday, July 17, 2017

Jide Ends Development Of Android Based Remix OS For Consumers

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Jide’s Android powered Remix OS creates a desktop optimized version of Android the company also made hardware and later partnered with others. However, development was notably quiet this year and Jide has today revealed that it is moving away from the consumer space to focus on enterprise.

In a message on Jide's website Jide noted they have received an “increasing number of inquiries from enterprises in various industries and began helping them build great tools for their organizations” over the past year.

In a message from Jide "…development on all existing products such as Remix OS for PC as well as products in our pipeline such as Remix IO and IO+ will be discontinued. Full refunds will be issued to all backers via Kickstarter for both Remix IO and Remix IO+. In addition any purchases made via our online store that has remained unfulfilled will also be fully refunded."

Source: Jide

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Is This Google’s 2nd Generation Pixel XL, Made By LG

According to Android Police the above image is said to be that of the 2nd generation Google Pixel XL, that is codenamed “taimen” made by LG.

As you can see from the design, this looks a lot like the phone that an XDA member leaked a couple of weeks ago.

According to Android Police's sources, this is the phone that LG has made for Google in place of the HTC made “muskie” that was once thought to be the new Google Pixel XL. It rumored to have a 6 inch LG made AMOLED display with a 2:1 ratio. 

It is also rumored that the new LG made Google Pixel XL phone will sport squeezable sides, just like we've seen on the HTC U11 which will allow you to interact with the phone.

Source: Android Police

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Charter, Comcast In Talks With Sprint For MVNO Deal

Image result for comcast charterComcast and Charter working with Sprint is a two way street. Sprint could also try and negotiate its way into using the fiber cable that Comcast and Charter have both laid throughout the US where these Comcast and Charter are in the top three for ISP’s in the US.

Having access to that fiber would help Sprint add more capacity to its network, as well as more coverage. It would also help in the 5G department in the next few years seeing as 5G is using quite a bit of fiber cable, making a deal with Comcast or Charter would be much cheaper and easier to deploy then building out the infrastructure needed.

A complete buyout of Sprint by either Comcast or Charter is not actually off of the table yet, according to recent reports. 

Sprint is still in exclusive talks with both Comcast and Charter, so it’s very possible that one might have enough interest in Sprint to buy a significant portion of the company. SoftBank does still want to be part owner but it is looking for a way to bring in more cash to help Sprint expand and keep up with the rest of the industry.

Source: The Street

Google Releases July Security Update For Pixel And Nexus Devices

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According to Google, July's security update is now available for download for the following devices: Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Nexus 6P, Google Nexus 5X, Google Pixel C, Google Nexus 6, Google Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.

The most important issue patched in this update concerns a critical security vulnerability in media framework, which “could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”

For the rest of the issues that have been addressed in the July security update, you can hit the source link below.

Source: Google, OTA Images, Factory Images

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Will Android O Be Oatmeal Cookie, Not Oreo?

Google confirmed what we all suspected, Android O is Android 8.0 but we don't have an official dessert name for Google's new Android 8.0 update. 

Android 8.0 should be released officially this summer possibly as soon as the first half of August, meaning Google should tell us what the “O” stands for in the coming weeks. 

In the meantime reports claim to have uncovered the final name of Android 8.0. Before you get too excited no, it doesn't seem to be Oreo.

Source: Myce

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Samsung Rolls Out Bixby Voice Preview, For Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

Droid Life posted earlier today the Bixby Voice preview was live to those who had signed up for the Early Access Program last week.

Sure enough, Bixby Voice Preview appeared in the settings after updating a few apps through the Galaxy Apps Store, as Droid Life originally reported. I went through the setup process and all seems to be working well after setting up Bixby Voice wake-up.

If you've signed up for the Bixby Voice Preview, let us know what you think so far. Is Bixby a compelling alternative to Google's new assistant?

Source: Droid Life

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sprint... The Exclusive Wireless Carrier Of The Essential Phone

Andy Rubin’s new company Essential officially announced its first smartphone. The Essential Phone, and while the company was quick to point out that the handset is unlocked and that it will work on all four of the major wireless carriers in the United States there were still questions regarding an actual carrier launch.

As it turns out that the Essential Phone will have an exclusive carrier. Essential president Niccolo De Masi informed USA Today that Sprint will be the exclusive wireless carrier to host the Essential Phone. According to Masi Sprint is the “network of the future,” and that’s why the company chose to partner up with the Now Network.

It’s worth noting that Andy Rubin is a friend of SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and that SoftBank owns 83% of Sprint itself so maybe the partnership isn’t all that surprising.

Sprint will carry the Essential Phone in its retail stores, the device itself won’t host any Sprint branding while the phone does work with all the carriers this gives Essential some marketing in United States outside of the traditional advertisements the company will be running.

Did you already reserve your Essential Phone?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sprint, T-Mobile Rumored To Be Discussing Merger Details... Again

SoftBank which controls 80% of Sprint is expressing optimism about the prospect for mergers in the U.S. wireless carrier industry under President Trump.

The Obama administration was "quite tough on business," SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said Wednesday. But now the "door is open" for potential deals he added.

Masayoshi Son failed in an attempt to merge Sprint with T-Mobile back in 2014 after the plan ran into regulatory hurdles. SoftBank paid $20.1 billion October 14th 2012 taking 70% control, on August 6th 2013 Softbank purchased another 2% raising their stakes to 80% ownership of Sprint and has struggled to turn the U.S. carrier around since.

Now, Masayoshi Son is ready to try again saying that while he is open to other options, T-Mobile remains his "first priority" for a merger with Sprint. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said earlier this year that the company was open to "various forms of consolidation."

Source: CNN Money

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Amazon Prime Video Rumored For Apple TV Fourth Generation

Apple and Amazon are rumored to be close to an agreement which would bring Amazon’s Prime Video app to the Apple TV fourth generation according to a new report from. 

According to people familiar with the two companies, Amazon employees are expecting that the tvOS App could arrive in the third quarter of the year allowing Amazon Prime Video subscribers to stream TV shows and movies to Apple’s fourth generation set top box. 

Currently, Amazon does provide an iOS app allowing users to stream to the Apple TV using AirPlay but it lacks the elegance and simplicity of a native tvOS app. 

According to Apple, the decision not to release a tvOS app prior to this was entirely up to Amazon.