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This morning at the ChinaJoy expo, HTC is announcing their first shipping VIVE standalone VR headset, specifically for the Chinese market. The aptly named VIVE Standalone is based on Qualcomm’s recently launched Snapdragon 835 SoC, and for the first time brings the Viveport store and its content to the Chinese market. The HTC VIVE Standalone VR headset is a yet another device of this kind to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is one of the highest-performing mobile processors available today. The VR headset does not require a PC or a smartphone, is completely standalone and will get content from the Viveport store in China. Since Google's Daydream content is not available in China due to national regulations barring Google's services, HTC had...

Google Announces Android Auto at Google IO

Along with news about Android L and Android Wear, Google also announced a new vehicle focused initiative called Android Auto at this year's Google IO. Android Auto is Google's...

18 by Brandon Chester on 6/25/2014

Google Reveals Details About Android L at Google IO

Today at Google I/O many of Google's designers and engineers took to the stage to give the world a few previews of the new design and features that will...

22 by Brandon Chester on 6/25/2014

Google Launches New 2014 Google I/O App

Today Google launched the official mobile app for Google I/O which runs between June 25th and 26th of this year. The app continues Google’s trend of introducing more colors...

0 by Brandon Chester on 6/11/2014

Best Smartphones: Spring 2014

The major product launches for this spring are now behind us. This gives us the opportunity to evaluate the current smartphone market and identify the best smartphones in that...

46 by Brett Howse on 6/5/2014

Google Begins Android 4.4.3 Rollout

After initially posting factory images yesterday, Google has begun it's OTA rollout of its latest iteration of Android 4.4 KitKat. Android 4.4 launched in October last year alongside Google's...

25 by Brandon Chester on 6/3/2014

Humble Bundle Returns: PC and Android 10

I’ll be honest: I’m really glad the “14 days of bundles” is over, as what started as something potentially interesting eventually became a series of mediocre bundles. I did...

6 by Jarred Walton on 5/27/2014

Google Updates Maps for Android and iOS with Improvements to Offline Maps, Navigation, and More

Today Google updated its maps application for Android and iOS. Google seems confident enough in the updates that it decided to call this major release version 8.0 on Android...

30 by Brandon Chester on 5/6/2014

A quick look at Google’s new Google Docs and Sheets mobile apps

Today Google released two new applications on Google Play and the iOS App Store. The new apps are called Google Sheets and Google Docs and they are essentially standalone...

11 by Brandon Chester on 4/30/2014

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 Revealed on Samsung China Website

Back in 2010 Samsung launched the original Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520. The phone ran Android 2.1 which was a bit outdated at the time as Android 2.2 launched just...

14 by Brandon Chester on 4/24/2014

OnePlus launches the OnePlus One: Initial Thoughts

Edit: In the time since the initial launch, there's been confirmation that the OnePlus One does in fact support 802.11ac. It's a single spatial stream part, Qualcomm's WCN3680. In what...

67 by Joshua Ho on 4/23/2014

Google Updates Hangouts: Merging IM and SMS

Today, Google announced an update to Hangouts that brings some new features. The first mentioned is merging conversations, which brings feature parity with iMessage in that regard. Google has...

15 by Joshua Ho on 4/21/2014

Spotify Introduces a Major Cross Platform UI Overhaul

Spotify has been quite a busy outfit in 2014, first with their unlimited ad-supported streaming for iOS and Android tablets, followed by discounted student subscriptions in the United States...

8 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 4/2/2014

Android Wear, Moto 360, and LG G Watch: Initial Thoughts

Google has finally announced its entrance into the smartwatch segment with the platform Android Wear. Much like how Android is a broadly adopted platform by many smartphone OEMs, Google...

30 by Joshua Ho on 3/18/2014

Examining MicroSD changes in Android 4.4

While Samsung Galaxy devices had new restrictions on microSD read/write access, it was hard to say whether this was the start of a trend for all Android OEMs as...

43 by Joshua Ho on 3/13/2014

Nokia launches the X, X+, and XL at MWC

Nokia X Nokia has finally launched the long-rumored Nokia X running Android, and it's well worth going over Nokia's first Android phones. The first phone is the Nokia X, which...

14 by Joshua Ho & Ian Cutress on 2/25/2014

LG G Pro 2 and G2 Mini launched: Analysis and Hands-On

LG G Pro 2 At MWC, LG has also announced a few new devices, some that fit in with their previous cadence of releases, and others that are something new...

12 by Joshua Ho on 2/25/2014

Best Tablets - Holiday 2013

We've covered quite a few laptop options last week for those looking for something mobile for the holiday season, but one area we haven't touched on yet is tablet...

108 by Jarred Walton on 12/19/2013

Humble Bundle for PC and Android 8 and More

The Humble Jumbo Bundle is now sadly over, but while good things come to an end we can always look forward to the next big thing. For the next...

6 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2013

Google Nexus 5 Review

Each year, Google picks a silicon vendor, a hardware partner, and releases a new version of Android running on top of them. The result is a Nexus phone, and...

231 by Brian Klug on 12/5/2013

A Look at LG G Flex and its Deformable Plastic OLED DIsplay

Today we had a chance to get hands on with LG's very hyped flexible, curved smartphone, the aptly named LG G Flex. We're going to be reviewing it and...

23 by Brian Klug on 12/4/2013

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