Android 6.0 Marshmallow spree continues, as we’ve seen numerous devices getting various incarnations of this system. This time, CyanogenMod 13 has been ported to ASUS ZenFone 2. XDA Senior Member jrior001,...
Corning has unveiled a new type of glass composite that is designed keeping in mind the needs of wearables. The Gorilla Glass SR+ merges drop protection with scratch resistance from sapphire. The SR+ is promised to be more scratch resistant than Gorilla Glass 4 and 5 and is as thin. Gorilla Glass SR+ is commercially available and will be seen on wearables later this year.
Better late than never, ASUS has finally released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML. In addition to bringing a new OS and a few pre-installed apps, the update removes a whole host of bloatware apps but also removes support for multi-user and snapview.
A significant update to the Contacts app has been launched, which bumps it up to v1.5 and includes a number of changes. The tabbed layout to switch between Favorites and All is gone, replaced with a navigation drawer with more options such as Labels, Duplicates and account filters. Labels have been a part of Google Contacts since a while with this update finally bringing them to Android as well, and the Duplicates section allows you to quickly view and manage duplicate contact entries.
On September 24th in San Francisco, Google is holding their first annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. All 30 finalists of the event have been announced and 20 of them aren't even available in the Play Store (yet). Next month, we'll see 10 judges select the top 3 best games that made it to the finals.
BLU has just announced the $300 Pure XR, which is rather surprising when the company generally targets a more affordable price range. The Pure XR features a 5.5" 1080p AMOLED display with 3D Touch capabilities, MediaTek helio P10 SoC, 16MP F/1.8 aperture rear camera, 8MP wide-angle front camera, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, DTS audio, 3,000mAh 9V/2A quick charge battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Last month, we saw Motorola announce the Moto G4 Play for the UK market, and now the company tells us it's coming to India as well. Motorola tells us the launch is "coming soon," and that it will be an Amazon exclusive within the country. Some reports say the device will be available in India next week, on September 6th.
Thanks to a confidentiality agreement, not much is known about this new NVIDIA Shield TV entry by the FCC. We do know that NVIDIA recently had the FCC approve a new remote & a game controller though, so this could all tie into a new release sometime soon. Then again, NVIDIA also had a new tablet approved by the FCC this year but never released it.
The 3-day Tango Developer Workstation event had independent filmmakers, developers, producers, and creatives at major media companies participating to see what was capable. The New York Times used 3D models to tell news stories, The Wall Street Journal prototyped an AR app for location-based stories, Line brought 3D characters to life and Google’s Mobile Vision Team helped to visualize the vibrations of music.
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