Made by Google event

Top 5 hits and misses from #MadeByGoogle event

We’re not used to seeing so many hardware announcements from Google at once, which made the major event earlier today all the more special. It’s not going to be something we’ll fondly remember eight years from now (ahem, Google Senior VP), there were several needle-moving products unveiled. Let’s see which ones are hot, and which are not.

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Samsung tries something new with the Galaxy TabPro S, and succeeds

Whenever we hear the words Samsung and Galaxy put together, Android tablets and smartphones instantly come to mind. That’s why it’s so strange to see the Galaxy label plastered on a Windows tablet when talking about the Galaxy TabPro S. And yet, it’s only when you begin using this convertible that you realize how similar it behaves to an Android tablet.

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Nougat is Android’s best, but there’s still room for improvement

It’s been nearly two months since Google officially named the seventh version of its Android operating system, and we’re now seeing Nexus devices receiving Android 7.0 Nougat through direct, over-the-air downloads. It’s a given that this is the most mature and jam-packed iteration of any Google-powered OS to date, but how far has it come along?

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How to install Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus device right now

Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to eligible devices via an over-the-air update as we speak. Nexus and Android One phones and tablets, namely the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile Android 4G, Google’s first Android One device for Europe, are getting the first bite off Nougat.

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Apple’s iOS 10 public beta is now available for download

Back in June, Apple held its 2016 developer conference, and among other things, unveiled a future major software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods called iOS 10. Fast-forward several weeks later, and the company today released the update for public beta testing, following a similar trial run with users who have developer accounts with Apple.

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Google lists end-of-life dates for Nexus devices

The Nexus 6P is one of the best mobiles to come out of 2015, in part because of how Google prioritizes software updates for its own line of devices.

But, as with all honeymoon phases, the Nexus 6P, along with the rest of the Nexus bunch, will face a time when Google will cease rolling out new updates for existing hardware. As expected, Google has so far been coy about the exact end of life of its signature smartphones and tablets, until today.

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5 products from [email protected] event that caught our attention

Acer, if you haven’t heard, recently held its [email protected] event in New York City, where it showed off a bunch of new laptops, PCs, and mobile devices that are slated to hit stores.

With a flurry of possibly desirable consumer products in its arsenal — from a Windows 10 convertible with a liquid-cooling system to a super-durable Chromebook to a smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery — Taiwan’s Acer indeed seems hell-bent on clawing out of the hole it has dug for itself in the wake of the PC’s decline.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro Unboxing

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, in all fronts, the most impressive iPad ever built. It’s got a new A9X processor that Apple says is more powerful than most PCs, the camera of the iPhone 6S, which apart from offering better autofocus and low-light performance, can also shoot 4K video, and a new anti-reflective display with TrueTone technology that adapts color temperature based on its surroundings.

This is our unboxing of the legitimate offspring of the bigger iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2.

 

Microsoft to unveil Lumia 950, 950XL and Surface Pro 4

This year’s arrival of Windows 10 brings with it a great promise, a universal operating system that will run across all devices in the Windows ecosystem, plus every other device that Microsoft builds.

Theoretically one operating system means a seamless computing experience across devices, and one shared app store.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Hands-On

Samsung’s new premium flagship tablet – the Galaxy Tab S2 – takes on a new but familiar shape.Samsung is embracing the 4:3 aspect ratio for its tablet. The Korean company follows up its release of the squarish mid-range Galaxy Tab A with another squarish device, but this time with much better specs.

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