Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Google Introduces Google One, Google Drive Replacement

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Google announces Google One, a new paid storage service that will replace paid Google Drive storage plan. With Google One, Google will introduce new features as well as new pricing options.

Google One plans will start at 100GB for $1.99, 200GB plan for $2.99. The current 1TB plan for $9.99 will be doubled to 2TB. Plans larger than 2TB won’t change.

Google says that Drive storage will switch to One storage automatically “over the coming months.” This is said to not affect G Suite customers. However new customers will be able to join Google One “later this year.”

Source: Google blog

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Google Rumored To Announce Pixel Branded Wear OS Watch

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Famous leaker Evan Blass is reporting that Google will continue with the tradition of releasing the Google Pixel 3 in two sizes, regular and XL. This year Google will also bring a second generation Pixel Buds, and Google may also release its own Pixel branded Wear OS watch. 

Anyone familiar with Evan Blass, knows this guy is on point...

Source: @evleaks

Android P Beta Now Available

How to download the Android P Beta, available now on 11 devices

Google's Android P Beta is now available, including new features now available in the first developer preview. The Android P beta is available at the source links below.

In the past Google has typically only launches its latest operating system previews on its own Pixel line of device, but this time around Essential, Sony, Nokia, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus have joined the party…

OEMs are handling their own Android P beta updates, Android P is coming to a huge list of phones. That includes:

Sony Xperia XZ2
Essential Phone
Nokia 7 Plus
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Oppo R15 Pro
Vivo X21
OnePlus 6

Source: Android P Beta Devices, OnePlus

Google Announces ADT-2 Android TV Dongle For Developers

Google has announced the successor to the ADT0-1... You guessed it, it's called the ADT-2 and serves as the latest hardware for Android TV developers allowing for Android TV app development and testing.

The Android TV ADT-2 runs the latest developer preview of Android TV based on Android P, has Google Assistant enabled.

You can sign up to receive one at the source link below, and Google will reach out to you if they deem you worthy.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

T-Mobile And Sprint Agree To Merge, Valued At $26 Billion

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T-Mobile and Sprint today announced plans to merge in an all stock deal that will create a "New T-Mobile" worth $146 billion. The new company's combined radio spectrum assets will allow it to accelerate deployment of 5G technology. 

The new T-Mobile plans to spend up to $40 billion on its new combined network in the first three years, 46% more than T-Mobile and Sprint spent combined in the past three years. The new company will assume both the T-Mobile brand and most of the T-Mobile leadership. 

John Legere current President and CEO of T-Mobile US will serve as CEO of the new company and Mike Sievert current COO of T-Mobile will serve as President and COO. 

Tim Höttges, current T-Mobile Chairman of the Board will serve as Chairman of the Board for the new company. 

Current Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will serve on the board. Following closing the company will be headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. with a second headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. The combined company will have lower costs and greater economies of scale expected to result in run rate cost synergies of $6+ billion. 

The transaction is expected to close no later than the first half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Source: T-Mobile, Sprint