Last week, LG confirmed the report that it will exit the smartphone business. Along with its announcement, the company promised that they will continue to upgrade some devices to the latest Android OS update.
Video game developer Valve has recently decided to continue to expand the streaming capabilities of Steam to include Android and iOS powered mobile devices that connect to the same network as the host system. Valve is planning to achieve this by the upcoming release of a pair of mobile apps.
Apart from releasing the beta version of Android P during this year’s I/O developer conference, Google also took the opportunity to present new improvements for its Google Maps service. Chief among the cool stuff is the new augmented reality feature, which should help prove that AR is not only for fun, but also for real world applications.
Thanks to a collaboration with Fandango, Google Assistant now helps movie loving mobile users purchase their movie tickets. Indeed, by way of a new Action on the virtual assistant service, cinephiles can just tell Google Assistant to get their tickets to any theater anywhere (okay, almost -- the Fandango feature on Google Assistant lets people buy movie tickets on over 30,000 cinemas across the United States).
Before, users had to utilize a USB connector in order to use Android Auto, the platform developed by Google to give car owners an easy to use Android powered interface that offers directions, entertainment (including the user’s favorite tracks), and even incoming mobile alerts.
Everyone can basically agree that Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a swell idea -- after all, we do most of our googling (and all other Internet surfing activities) through our mobile devices nowadays, and having websites load faster on smartphones or tablets certainly makes super sense.
This year’s Mobile World Congress event had not only given us two new Galaxy devices (the impressive Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus models), but also showcased the first Android Oreo Go Edition smartphone devices in the face of the planet. This might be awesome news for hardcore Android fans, but for those casual consumers, some of them might be scratching their heads with regards to what Android Go is all about. This post should help.
It is no secret that the popularity of Android powered tablet devices has been decreasing in the last several years, and while mobile users do get the occasional high end offering like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3, most of the more recent releases in the market have been of the budget friendly kind.
Much has already been said about how Samsung is poised to rule this year’s Mobile World Congress event (currently being held in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain), and the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices did not disappoint. Without further ado, here are the South Korean tech giant’s latest flagship device offerings, and every other new announcements …