Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

Renders Based on CAD Dimensions Show us the Xperia XA’s Successor

OnLeaks, in collaboration with Slashleaks, has been able to come up with a 3D render of what the successor to Sony's Xperia XA could look like. OnLeaks is known for getting his hands on CAD dimensions of upcoming products. Then, he's able to take this data and come up with reasonable look at what an...

BlackBerry Announces a Long-Term Licensing Agreement with TCL

You may know of TCL as the company who manufactures Alcatel's smartphones. They've been producing the company's smartphones for a while now and it seems TCL enjoys this type of business relationship. After BlackBerry's popularity declined, it seemed like the company was just going to stop manufacturing smartphones and focus on their enterprise software division...

Material Design Guideline Update Talks About App Shortcut Icons and More

It's been a few months since Google updated their Material Design guidelines, but they were able to sneak one in before the end of the year. This update adds three new sections to the spec, and then makes some significant changes to three other sections. Many were wondering what design was ideal for icons of...

Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System Goes Live Today

17 years ago, Europe committed to funding their own satellite navigation system. This new satellite system would be replacing both the U.S.-ran GPS and Russia-operated GLONASS that people throughout Europe have been using. Named Galileo, the new cluster of navigation satellites are promising to be both faster and more accurate than the older U.S. and Russian operated satellites. The project...

Hiroshi Lockheimer Talks About the Future of Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer is the man in charge of Google's popular mobile platform (as well as Chrome OS), and the executive recently sat down with The Telegraph for an in-depth interview to discuss the future of Android. The first topic discussed in the interview was the motivation for launching the Pixel smartphone this year. Mr. Lockheimer states that Google looks...

Google Publishes Changes in the Android Support Library v25.1.0

The Android Support Library is an invaluable resource for application developers. The library offers features that are not built into the Android framework, and also includes backwards-compatible versions of new features as well (such as the Snackbar, the Floating Action Button (FAB), tab support, and more). The library is there for developers who want useful UI elements...

WebVR and GamePad APIs are Available in Android’s Chrome 56 Beta Channel

If there's any technology that best characterizes 2016, it would be Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality has moved beyond expensive headsets tied to your computer to more affordable solutions that couple with your smartphone. VR content has similarly seen an explosion in availability, and we're seeing companies working hard to bring VR content to the web thanks to...

LG is Rumored to Unveil New K, X, and Stylus Series Phones at CES 2017

LG hasn't had the best year in 2016, but the company is hoping that some new low-end and mid-range devices will boost sales next year. With a new CEO at the helm of the South Korean technology company, LG is hoping to turn around their misfortunes for the upcoming year. A new rumor we're hearing through the...

Google Keyboard rebrands as Gboard with integrated Google Search

Back in May of this year, Google launched a new keyboard application called Gboard. At the time, the application was only available on iOS,  but we were told that this functionality would eventually be coming to Android in the near future. The application gave you a quick way to do a Google search without leaving the current...

Motorola Launches the Moto M in India for Rs. 15,999 (~$240)

We first heard about rumors of the Moto M back in August of this year. At the time, it was rumored to be a smartphone with a 4.6" display, but that isn't the device that made it to market. A few weeks later we saw the Moto M receive TENAA certification in China and giving...

Makers of the CoWatch Have Been Acquired by Google

Cronologics was founded in 2014 by Lan Rcohe, Leor Stern, and John Lagerling. All three of these people had previously worked at Google in business development, but then decided to leave the company. They formed this new company and for the past two years have been working on a way to build “compelling wearable hardware”. Then, in...

Google Launches Website for Android’s Enterprise Presence

We already know how flexible Android is, mainly because the base platform is open source. This means it can be adapted for a wide number of different use cases and one of those is how Android is used in businesses. Not many people understand the type of impact Android can have in the enterprise, and...