for over $12 billion in 2011, many (myself included) thought Motorola would be the first company to release what we're now seeing as Google or Nexus experience phones. However, Samsung managed to beat them to the punch, and now even HTC. What gives? Google told us they built a firewall between Android and Motorola, but could the next wave of Motorola phones all be Google Editions? Yup.
'Senseless Edition' HTC One was real. In fact, Google has officially announced the handset and it will be available towards the end of June. They are referring to this model as the HTC One, done "the Google way." By that, they are referring to the Nexus like experience that users will get. Or in simpler terms, they are releasing an HTC One without the Sense user interface.
Google and LG finally made the white LG Nexus 4 official. It's the same Nexus we know and love, with a nice new paint job. After plenty of talk at Google I/O about a white model with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean getting announced we were excited, but it's still just on 4.2.2, for now at least. Read on for more details and a quick unboxing with Google's other baby. That being Google Glass.
GALAXY S 4 smartphone is available from Verizon Wireless. And even though we've seen the smartphone plenty and reviewed the international and AT&T model, today we'll be giving you a quick look and unboxing Verizon's flavor. It's the same phone through and through and has their blazing fast 4G LTE, so lets take a look.
HTC has been in the news a lot lately regarding their failed attempt at a Facebook Phone, again. We've also been hearing a lot of rumors about an HTC One 'Google Edition' to compete with Samsung's stock Android experience phone. With many questions around how the Ultrapixel camera and beats audio features would work without HTC's proprietary software we have an answer, and that is the HTC First Google Edition. Or just call it the HTC Second.
OUYA game-console at $99 vs the Xbox 360 isn't really what we'd consider fair. They are two entirely different platforms operating at very different levels. However, with the new Xbox on the horizon today we found ourselves wondering if Android will soon be able to compete with the Xbox, if ever. And we'd love to hear your thoughts too.
GALAXY S 4 without Samsung's software tweaks, Google and Samsung have delivered. Now that the big first day at Google I/O has ended, many are wondering what new hardware will be available. And Samsung's GALAXY S 4 Nexus Edition is it. With Google's Nexus devices not supporting 4G LTE, and even the latest only being 720p, this is how we'll get the best of both worlds.
Google I/O is going on full steam right now, and Google has just finished up the keynote full of announcements. So is there anything that Google didn't announce this morning? Absolutely. There is plenty that was expected that wasn't announced, but there's also plenty that wasn't announced that is probably new we'll be spotting all week long. For now, lets talk about what didn't happen.
Google I/O is rocking out full steam and we can hardly keep up. We all knew it was coming, especially considering this leaked and appeared in the Play Store, but Google Play Games is real. Live on stage they've just confirmed everything we already knew. Cloud game saves, cross platform gaming and more.
Google I/O 2013 time, and we'll be sharing all the details and announcements all week long. Today is technically day 0, and Google will be taking the stage tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM PDT for their first and only keynote this year. This is where we'll be learning all the news and putting rumors to rest. In the meantime check out our on-site preview, through Glass.