Android TV is to be given a new look when Android O, the next version of the operating system, is introduced. The new user interface has been designed to make content easier to find.
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The market for 360-degree cameras is highly competitive at the moment, and now Garmin has become the latest company to produce an offering of its own. But despite a number of products already being available, the Garmin VIRB 360 stands out thanks to its 5.7K video recording.
Netflix has confirmed that it will no longer allow users with a rooted Android device to download its app from the Play Store. It is a change that is likely to prove controversial amongst Android enthusiasts, given the enthusiasm that exists for custom ROMs.
Sony has developed a new CMOS sensor for smartphones that is capable of capturing footage at 1,000 frames per second. It includes an additional layer with DRAM, allowing for fast readout speeds.
As the CES 2017 trade show progresses and tech companies deliver big announcements, Google has shared its own piece of major news. The company has declared that Google Assistant, the virtual assistant that was launched with the Pixel smartphones, will be made available for Android TV.
In the process of updating one of its mobile apps, Samsung appears to have accidentally leaked the fact that it has been working on a service similar to Chromecast built-in (the new name for Google Cast). The new service appears to be a significant improvement on Samsung’s existing offering, going head-to-head with Google’s more established alternative.
Two new services are being made available for use with Google Home. The speaker will soon work with both Netflix and Google Photos, as support grows for the home automation platform.
Netflix has launched a virtual reality app which is compatible with Google’s Daydream platform. The new app, called Netflix VR, offers all of the streaming service’s content, which is delivered inside a virtual environment.
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.