ASUS have some pretty impressive devices they've released lately. Between the ASUS Padfone Infinity being an awesome smartphone, and tablet, to the FonePad with an Intel Inside. However, their devices haven't made it stateside if they rock phone capabilities. A few new comments on Twitter have our interest piqued. With ASUS pointing towards a U.S based announcement at Computex.
Google Glass Explorer program officially started last year at Google I/O where those in attendance were able to pre-order the next-gen wearable technology. However, for the rest of us we had to enter Google's popular #ifihadglass program on Twitter. Today brings good news as Google has just announced those winners will soon be getting their Glass.
Google have been on a roll with software updates. After having a pretty mild Google I/O that was aimed at developers, we're now seeing updates to many of their key applications for Android. Today Google Play Magazines has received a much needed update to the UI, which also brings it up to speed with Google Music and other recently updated apps.
Verizon has been on a roll lately regarding their updates and continued improvements to their 4G LTE network, and today we have even more good news. Aside from the odd special announcement of Viva Movil this afternoon, we're also learning Verizon Wireless will begin deploying a series of small cells throughout the US later this year. What are small cells? Read on for more details on how this will improve your connection.
Chrome for Android team pushed out a quick update that should make plenty of users happy. The update however, is essentially the same thing we saw a few weeks ago on the BETA version, which makes sense, and brings some much needed and requested features to the popular Android browser. The full changelog and download links are available below.
Coolpad is a name that may not be all that familiar for those in the US market, however the company has had some success. MetroPCS launched the Coolpad Quattro as one of their first 4G LTE devices and managed to sell more than 1 million units. Up for this year though, Coolpad has the Quattro II 4G which has been announced for C-Spire. The Quattro II 4G is running Jelly Bean and sporting a 4.5-inch (960 x 540) display and we recently spent some hands-on time with the handset during CTIA.
known Apple was looking to include the GALAXY S 4 in the patent suit with Samsung. As of today however, it looks like Apple has filed a motion with the courts to include both the GALAXY S 4 and Google Now. Specifically, Apple is claiming patent infringement for a total of seven patents -- five of which deal with the GALAXY S 4 and two of which deal with Google Now.
Kyocera has been showing a pair of smartphones during CTIA, both of which will be coming available for those in the US market. These are both rugged devices and will be arriving as the Hydro XTRM and the Hydro EDGE. We spent some time with each of these handsets during the show and even managed to get them in some water. Of course, we also played with the Kyocera Torque not that long ago and did the same.
Google Drive for Android has been updated. This update brings a handful of new features as well as mention of bug fixes and visual improvements. Perhaps more exciting here though, Google is pushing this update as one that will "make creating and accessing your stuff on-the-go even easier." One of the new features is document scanning, which will allow you to 'scan' by snapping a picture using the camera on your device.