This post might not interest a lot because they might be under the misconception that I’m talking about the Nexus devices here. This article is in no way related to the Nexus devices. Google, whose very own operating system, Android, runs on most of the devices on the planet, is gearing up to launch their very own smartphone. By very own, I mean, manufactured by Google without the assistance of third party phone makers like Huawei, LG and HTC.
Huawei is a brand that has had exponential growth in the past 2 years. They have carved out a niche for themselves in the huge space of smartphones. They offer great value for money and have also ventured out into the flagship segment with great success. Their latest flagships, the P9, and the P9 Plus, with the dual camera setup, was well appreciated. They also have something new in store for all of us, Huawei OS.
Remember Project Ara? We expected Google to show us something this week at Google I/O, and they did not disappoint. That said, the Project Ara release date is still no closer as we’ve got a bit of bad news on that front.
Back in February, a report surfaced claiming Google would deliver a standalone VR product sometime this year. Well, today a new rumor suggests it will be called Android VR, and it could debut as soon as next week.
Remember the HTC Nexus we told you about just yesterday? Well, there is more Nexus news today as a variant of the Nexus 6P has shown up online in a new benchmark listing.
One of the cool things about Android is the amount of customization it allows, and that extends to the Android Wear platform as well. Soon you will be able to customize your Android Wear watch in a new way as Google has just introduced their MODE Watch Bands.
We love a good high-end slate, and Google got our attention last year when they announced the Google Pixel C. The tablet has just gotten a little bit cheaper today for some folks, as you’ll be able to pick one up for 25% off if you are a developer.
Google has been consistent about trying new services like Fiber and Project Fi. The latter just became a whole lot more accessible as the Google Project Fi Invite setup has gone the way of the dinosaur.
We learned that Google may be working on their own Virtual Reality headset earlier this week. Where there’s smoke, there is fire as they say, and a new report suggests a Google VR headset is indeed on the way.
Google made a splash with Google Cardboard, which helped kick off our current VR craze. If a new report pans out, they are going to produce a real Google VR headset this year and give the Gear VR a serious run for its money.