Author Archives: Nate Swanner


NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is the next step in Android/PC gaming

What if the NVIDIA SHIELD were different? The portable gaming device turned heads on launch, and continued to do so well into its lifespan, supporting PC gaming as well as Android. The latest iteration of SHIELD takes it one step further, bringing you a tablet and controller that work together, but aren’t joined at the hip.

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet coming July 17, exclusive to Verizon

The Sony Xperia Z2 tablet is officially here, and will be arriving on the Verizon network. On July 17, Verizon customers will have exclusive access to the tablet. If you’re anxious, you can also pre-order the new 10-inch tblet starting tomorrow, July 10, directly from Verizon.

LG G Watch hands-on

Curious about how the G Watch will work? We got a little face-time with the G Watch here at I/O while visiting with LG. If you’re thinking about pre-ordering it, you should check out this video to see if the device is right for you. We like it quite a bit, but it may not be for everyone.

Android Wear: what you need to know

Android Wear is here, but is there anything we don’t know about it? The overall aim of Google’s wearable ambitions was laid out months ago, but we did get a few glimpses of some cool new tricks. From hardware to some software interactions, we’ve piked up a few tidbits of info about Android Wear.

What you need to know about Android “L”

Android “L” is coming later this year, and on-stage at Gogole I/O, we got a preview of what the newest version was bringing us. Though it’s far from finished, the sneak-peak is meant to give Developers an idea of what they will be able to do with the release. The new release is not a massive upgrade, but here are some key points to take away from the sneak preview.

Notifications, Lockscreen security changing in Android “L” release

With Android “L” release — which still doesn’t have a name — notifications are getting a pretty neat upgrade. We’ll now get a richer experience when using our phones with what Google calls “Enhanced Notifications”. I additions to advanced notifications, we’ll get a nice new method for unlocking our phones.

We’re here at Google I/O 2014!

We’re here at Google I/O, ready and waiting for the keynote to begin! After recently learning we’d see a new version of Android introduced today, we’re excited to see just what the new release will bring us. There are also a few other Android twists and turns we’re expecting, but will we get all that we’re hoping for?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport coming July 25

Samsung is introducing a new smartphone, and it a form factor that will probably be pretty familiar to Android fans. The South Korean company is making a Galaxy S5 Sport handset, which follows up on the recently released Active. It’s a familiar look for fans of the previous Active iterations from Samsung, but is it necessary?
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