Android

Android 5.1 also pushing to Nexus Player, reboot option available

The latest and greatest version of Android Lollipop at this point is Android 5.1, and it is steadily pushing out to all the Nexus devices – which is a great advantage of being Google’s premier line of devices, as you are always first in line to get the newest version of the OS. Even the Nexus Player – Google’s round-shaped digital HD TV output box which also leads a double-life as an Android casual gaming console – is getting its own version of Android 5.1.

Google announces Chromecast promo offers

Chromecast isn't going anywhere. The mini digital media player dongle is less than two-years old but it has proven itself successful in the industry getting so many copycats and followers. The HDMI dongle remains supreme especially in the United States where Google is always announcing great deals and promos. In fact, there are new available promotional offers recently announced by the company for Chromecast. If you've been planing to get one for some time, now is the best time to shop because of the additional offers for the device.

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown confirms difficult battery replacement

You can’t say that Samsung’s new baby, the Galaxy S6, is not at all purrrty – because it is all that. But as with the iPhone, this unibody non-removable battery design is getting everybody all worked up. Will it be easy to repair or replace a part? How difficult will it be to open up and replace the battery? Well, we have answers for you via this teardown done by the guys at MyFixGuide.

Moto X 2nd Gen to receive Android 5.1 update soon

Owners of the Motorola flagship Moto X 2nd Gen will probably be among the first non-Nexus devices to receive the first Lollipop update, Android 5.1. The OEM announced, "We are excited to announce a new software update for XT1095 by Motorola." They then enumerated the changes that owners can expect, which includes camera enhancements, Android Run Time (ART) improvements, and a feature that Google initially said would only be available for Nexus devices.

HTC One M9: an excruciating practice in refinement

HTC has shown its hand for 2015, it's high end race horse for this year, and the last smartphone to be launched under now ex-CEO Peter Chou. It is clear from a glance, and from a bit of reading of HTC's PR materials, that the One M9 is its most refined, most luxurious looking, and most advanced smartphone to date. But is it it's best? And more importantly, can it boast of being the best when put alongside other 2015 smartphones? SlashGear's Chris Davies takes the smartphone for a spin to find out the answers for himself.

Facebook may be trying out a new dialer called Phone

The folks over at Facebook are not resting on their laurels despite being the largest social network in the market. They have been trying out new products, apps, and features, some becoming successful, some failing spectacularly, some being resented and eventually embraced by users. Looks like the newest product they will come out with soon is a dialer and caller ID app, if a leaked image can be believed.

BBM Protected now available for Android users through BBM app

BBM Protected is a product that Blackberry has been offering to enterprises to allow employees to chat without there being any danger of any corporate secrets leaking out, since a lot of messaging apps don't have reliable security. Previously, all the chat participants needed to be on a Blackberry and Blackberry Protect specifically, but now, you can also be on it, even if you are on an Android device.

Soon on your wrist: Motion X for Swiss Horological Smartwatches

Smartwatches have both been a boon and a threat to regular watch makers. While some people have totally "switched allegiance" to their more technologically advanced younger siblings, still some longed for the elegant and traditional design and functionality of "old school" watches. But even the Swiss watchmakers have accepted the fact that they need to step up their game towards the tech generation. Some have grouped together to form a group called the Swiss Horological Smartwatches.

InfiniteUSB connects multiple devices to a single USB port

If you have ever had to cycle your smartphones or tablets around because you only have one USB wall charger or a single available USB port on your notebook, we feel your pain. You try to get enough power in each device that you can use them all and often you end up without enough power in any of them for what you need to do.

LinkedIn Job Search app now available on Android

Gone are the days when you spent all your time scouring for job openings in newspapers or going from one job agency to another. Even with all the technology today, it's still a pretty stressful task to jump from one link to another, trying to look for that next gig that would give you a regular paycheck. The largest professional/social network LinkedIn has now added another app to its roster, which should help you make the job seeking a little easier.