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Chairman of LeEco Confirms They are Running Out of Cash

LeEco has been working hard to expand their company beyond China over the last few years. We've watched as they announced a major expansion throughout India, which was then followed by the launch of their entertainment services in India. The company hired some former Samsung executives for its North American division, opened up their headquarters in the United States,...

Latest Humble Mobile Bundle Features 7+ Board Games

Some digital board games in the Play Store are very popular and often end up costing around $5 a piece. The latest Humble Mobile bundle helps alleviate this financial burden by offering a number of popular games at a very enticing price. There are three tiers to this bundle with 8 games to start off with....

HTC Publishes Revenue for October, Down 12.43% MoM

It's no surprise that HTC has been struggling to bring in a profit and increase the company's revenues for a while now. We have been covering this extensively since the company started seeing a decline and there have not been many positive aspects to look at throughout this troubling time for the Taiwanese technology company....

Sony’s Concept for Android with 7.0 Nougat Launches for Xperia X

Way back in July 2015, Sony launched a unique "concept" software update for the Xperia Z3. Ordinarily, Sony Xperia devices came in with Sony's own skin and set of modifications on top of Android, but this concept software update was Sony experimenting with stock Android on its device. The best part about this experiment was...

Google Releases Android’s Distribution Numbers for November

Google just released the November security update and around that time we also see the platform's official distribution numbers as well. This data was recorded during the 7-day period between November 1st and November 7th, and Google reminds us that any version of Android that doesn't make up at least 0.1% of the platform is...

Google Releases Web Share API for Website Developers

Android has had an API for sharing content between applications for a while now, but there hasn't been a similar solution for the web. You generally see share buttons for individual applications scattered across the bottom of an article as each website has their own way to share content. This process is easier for Android...

The Google Assistant Developer Platform will be Available in December

At Google I/O earlier this year, the company announced a new service that would be used in a number of its products and services: Google Assistant. Google Assistant is an enhanced version of Google Now, and is currently being featured in Allo, the Pixel, Pixel XL and Google Home. During the Pixel launch event last...

Android Security Update for November 2016 Released for Supported Devices

Google made a promise of providing monthly security updates, and so far, the company has kept its word. If you have a supported device, be it Nexus or Pixel, you will receive the latest in terms of security patches against exploits and vulnerabilities, and it remains in the best interest of the end user to...

Android Auto Now Available for Every Car through Updated App on Smartphones

While there are over 200 car models from more than 50 brands that support Android Auto, chances are you haven't gotten around to trying it yet. More are still launching every day, but to regular middle-class folk a car upgrade is not a frequent occurrence. This is why Google is now announcing Android Auto functionality for smartphones,...

General Mobile GM 5 is the 1st Android One Phone to Ship with Nougat

It's been a while since we've seen a new Android One smartphone announced. Google had actually removed the Android One section from the official Android website (now the old URL simply redirects to the homepage of Android.com), so many were wondering what the future held for Google's experimental Android project. Some thought that it would be...

iFixit Tears Down Google Home, Gives it an 8 Out of 10

Those who pre-ordered Google Home from the Play Store finally started to receive their unit this week. The product has even made its way onto store shelves at Best Buy, Target and Walmart as well, although some stores were having trouble keeping the device in stock this weekend. This morning, we are seeing a complete teardown of...

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 to Reportedly Feature an AI Assistant

Similar to how Google Assistant is a selling point for the Pixel and Pixel XL right now, a new report suggests that Samsung will do the same with the Galaxy S8 and its own personal assistant technology. This report comes a month after it was revealed that Samsung would be acquiring Viv Labs, the same company...