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Kenwood shows off its DDX9902S In-Car unit with Android Auto

Kenwood shows off its DDX9902S In-Car unit with Android Auto

It seems 2015 could be the year for Android Auto, with Kenwood jumping on board announcing availability of head units featuring the new Android software. Cars with built in support is one thing, but third-party head units that you can retrofit into your existing car are quite another, meaning you can partake in Android Auto for less than a grand,[Read More…]

by 7:49 am on January 7, 2015 0 comments Android Auto, News
Volkswagen will have Android Auto on board later this year

Volkswagen will have Android Auto on board later this year

When Android Auto was announced mid last year, we were quite interested but there wasn’t much noise about whether (and when) Android Auto powered autos would actually arrive on scene. It looks as if Volkswagen will be among the first, with an announcement overnight that certain 2015 models will come with Android Auto (and Apple’s CarPlay) support later this year.[Read More…]

by 7:43 am on January 7, 2015 3 comments Android Auto, News
HTC announces Desire 826

HTC announces Desire 826

HTC has taken the wraps off its new Desire handset, which it promoted in the lead-up to CES 2015. Dubbed the Desire 826, this new mid-range Android phone features a 5.5″ screen with 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 2,600mAh battery, 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, and 13MP front and rear cameras. As you can see, the Desire 826[Read More…]

by 7:36 am on January 7, 2015 8 comments News, Phones
YouTube will soon support 360° video

YouTube will soon support 360° video

YouTube, the dominant source for online video storage and presentation is moving forward to match the demands of new technology, announcing that they will soon be hosting 360° video in ‘the coming weeks’. There’s been a large uptake in 360° video capture devices in the past year or so, with the Ricoh, Kodak, Giroptic, VSN and Bublcam all supplying devices.[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on January 7, 2015 1 comment Google Services
Samsung announces Galaxy E5 And E7 for India

Samsung announces Galaxy E5 And E7 for India

Samsung hasn’t made huge announcements in the mobile space at CES 2015 (likely opting to save those for MWC 2015 instead), but it has separately announced a couple of mid-range phones overnight. Destined for the Indian market, Samsung has announced the Galaxy E5 and E7, which could be described as photo-focused devices on the fairly standard Galaxy phone formula. As[Read More…]

by 7:28 am on January 7, 2015 0 comments News, Phones
Sony keeps its promise on Lollipop for Xperia Z3

Sony keeps its promise on Lollipop for Xperia Z3

Yesterday at Sony’s CES 2015 presentation they slipped something in that we initially missed, but it is (as James May would say) good news! While there haven’t been any mobile announcements at CES as yet, and there probably won’t be, there was a little tidbit snuck in. You may recall that Sony had earlier promised to bring Lollipop to the[Read More…]

by 6:51 am on January 7, 2015 17 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Moto X (2014) — Review

Moto X (2014) — Review

When I went to the Motorola press briefing back in September this year, I went hands-on with the Moto X (2014) back then, and I didn’t have any strong feelings for the phone either way. So much was my initial impression that when the review device arrived just before Christmas, I honestly didn’t recall much of the device I had[Read More…]

by 4:00 pm on January 6, 2015 26 comments Phones, Reviews
Cyanogen announces CM12 nightlies go live – the L is for Lollipop

Cyanogen announces CM12 nightlies go live – the L is for Lollipop

The team at CyanogenMod has just announced that the nighly releases of CM12 – based on Lollipop – will go live as of today. The team advise that though the builds are usable, they consider them 85% complete at this stage, there’s still some fairly major features still missing or incomplete. They will be bringing up the rest of the[Read More…]

by 2:20 pm on January 6, 2015 1 comment Modding
Sony’s Walkman ZX2: high-res audio, high price

Sony’s Walkman ZX2: high-res audio, high price

If you were wondering where the Walkman name had gone, Sony’s got an answer for you at this year’s CES. Continuing the company’s push into high resolution audio, the ZX2 is built from an aluminium alloy frame and gold-plated copperplate for enhanced grounding. It’s got 128GB of storage built in and a Micro SD slot. The ZX2 shares more in[Read More…]

by 2:03 pm on January 6, 2015 15 comments Other
Stainless steel Sony SmartWatch 3 coming in February 2015

Stainless steel Sony SmartWatch 3 coming in February 2015

We’ve heard rumours about a stainless steel band for the Sony SmartWatch 3 for a while now, and it seems Sony’s finally ready to take the wraps off the product. Looking not unlike some leaked shots we saw back in October, Sony’s confirming that the new edition of the watch will be coming in February 2015 — presumably this is[Read More…]

by 1:03 pm on January 6, 2015 5 comments Android Wear