Samsung Gear VR

Microsoft to add Samsung Gear VR support to Xbox controller

Soon it will possible to take advantage of an Xbox controller when using the Samsung Gear VR headset. In October, Microsoft will begin enabling the Xbox controller to be used with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, on Samsung’s virtual reality headset.

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Sony Xperia X series of Android smartphones

Android Nougat is coming to Sony smartphones next month

Sony smartphones look set to start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat from October. The information has come from a leak via Sony Slovakia and reveals that the Sony Xperia X Performance and Sony Xperia XZ are first in line for the update.

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Chromecast 2015 Lemonade

Chromecast Ultra $69 and Google Home $129 prices outed

The prices of the Chromecast Ultra 4K streaming dongle and Google Home speaker have been reported by a prominent Android media outlet, ahead of their expected launch on 4 October. A price of $69 applies to Chromecast Ultra, while Google Home will go on sale at $129.

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MediaTek chip & Android smartphone

Is Samsung planning to use MediaTek SoCs?

During a recent tech forum, there was an interesting comment made by MediaTek Chairman Tsai Ming-kai, that could turn out to be a revealing slip of the tongue. Speaking with Journalists, Tsai seemingly confirmed that MediaTek has won business from Samsung.

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Google Allo - suggest something to eat

Google launches Allo instant messenger

Google has begun rolling out Allo – its highly-anticipated instant messaging app. Allo, which was first announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May this year, offers end-to-end encryption and is designed to compete with the likes of WhatsApp.

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Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL & Google Pixel 7P - 4 October - launch event

The new Android devices that will be Made by Google

For some time now it has been expected that Google will launch a range of new hardware on 4 October, and now the search engine giant has all-but-confirmed that plan. Today Google launched a new campaign focussing on the 4 October date, using the Made by Google tagline.

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Google Trips - Trip to Spain

Travel app Google Trips is now available

Google has unveiled the latest addition to its collection of services, with the release of Google Trips. The new app is designed to make planning travel adventures as easy as possible, so you can spend more time enjoying your trip.

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Chrome 54 Beta - background video playback

Background video playback feature shows up in Chrome 54 Beta

There is a very interesting inclusion in the latest beta edition of Chrome for Android, with the addition of background video playback. This provides a notable improvement in the multi-tasking experience offered by Android, making it possible to listen to the audio from a video playing in Chrome 54 Beta, at the same time as using another app.

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Google Play Store - September 2016

New ‘Wait for Wi-Fi’ option being tested for Google Play downloads

Google is currently testing a feature which allows users to queue future Play Store downloads until a Wi-Fi connection becomes available. The option potentially enables users to browse Google Play and select downloads, without having to worry about data charges.

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Sharp TV front bezel

Samsung offloads stake in Sharp after Foxconn takeover

Samsung has ended its involvement in Sharp, selling its stake in the Japanese electronics company. A change in ownership at Sharp, as well as a new business strategy from Samsung, lead to the decision.

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