Google IO 2018: Combination of creepy and inspired?!

Google IO 2018 has just ended, and as always Google had a lot to talk about at their annual developers conference, but how much actually is relevant and important to you and me, well let’s take a look shall we. As always, Google showed off their latest efforts in the world of Android, as wellContinue reading “Google IO 2018: Combination of creepy and inspired?!”

Google launches ‘Google Pay’, as Android Pay and Google Wallet merge!

Today, Google made the announcement that the company will be adding new services to their existing Payment services, Android Pay and Google Wallet, followed by merging the services together in to one new branded payment system, Google Pay, or G Pay. The change won’t affect the workings or compatibility currently present with Android Pay /Continue reading “Google launches ‘Google Pay’, as Android Pay and Google Wallet merge!”

Microsoft announce Edge Browser for iOS and Android, as well as new Microsoft Launcher, signalling the end of Windows 10 Mobile?!

In a somewhat surprising announcement, Microsoft made two announcements for the world of mobile today, though likely unpleasant announcements for those fans of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile efforts, bringing the companies Edge browser cross platform and a new updated launcher for Android. On a Windows Blog written by Microsoft’s CVP of Windows and Devices, JoeContinue reading “Microsoft announce Edge Browser for iOS and Android, as well as new Microsoft Launcher, signalling the end of Windows 10 Mobile?!”

Google (pretty much) admits they were wrong on AR, introducing ARCore to tackle Apple’s ARKit!

Google today announced, via their VR channels, a new player on the virtual reality game, or at least augmented reality, ARCore! Now, before you get as confused as most Google followers will be, this isn’t the same as Google Tango, which the company was barely talking about at this years Google I/O, this is an AR approachContinue reading “Google (pretty much) admits they were wrong on AR, introducing ARCore to tackle Apple’s ARKit!”

Nokia announce the Nokia 6, the companies first Android Smartphone! (…exclusive to China)

UPDATE: Nokia announced the Nokia 6, as well as two other devices with worldwide availability. Click here for more information. It’s been quite a while since Nokia have had anything interesting in the world of Smartphones, not since the Companies last flagship Windows Phone release in it’s name, from way back in 2014, with theContinue reading “Nokia announce the Nokia 6, the companies first Android Smartphone! (…exclusive to China)”

How to easily change Ringtone and Notification Sounds on Android

Setting ringtones on a Smartphone should be as easy as just choosing and setting the one you choose … so why isn’t it? Who knows, but whilst we’ve a companion post on how to easily set your own custom ringtones on an iPhone, it’s about time we helped you do the same thing on anContinue reading “How to easily change Ringtone and Notification Sounds on Android”

Apple allegedly has “detailed mockups” of potential ‘iMessage for Android’ app!

Despite previously denying the possibility, sources within Apple have confirmed that the company not only has being in consideration of delivering their popular iMessage service across to Android, but the company has detailed mockups of it potentially running on Android devices. Apple introduced iMessage in 2011 as part of their iOS 5 release, which believe itContinue reading “Apple allegedly has “detailed mockups” of potential ‘iMessage for Android’ app!”

Tap to Pay ‘Officially’ coming to Microsoft Wallet (US)

After being leaked to the point where it could even have being installed, Microsoft have finally officially announced that their Microsoft Wallet on Windows 10 Mobile will be getting ‘Tap to Pay’ Contactless Payments. Microsoft have adopted the same standard of which is being actively used and deployed worldwide using Apple Pay and Android Pay,Continue reading “Tap to Pay ‘Officially’ coming to Microsoft Wallet (US)”

Samsung Pay coming to iPhone?! … kind of

Samsung is planning to launch its mobile payments service Samsung Pay as a downloadable iOS app, according to a new report from South Korea’s ETNews (source). Called ‘Samsung Pay Mini’, the app will allow iPhone users to enter their credit card information to make payments within online stores, similar but not exactly how they do through theContinue reading “Samsung Pay coming to iPhone?! … kind of”

Could Google really be considering using Apple’s ‘Swift’ programming language for Android?

According to growing reports, Google could be considering making Swift, Apple’s object-oriented programming language forward as a “first-class” (first choice) language for the Android platform. Such move wouldn’t be an attempt to completely replace Android’s current “first class” programming language of Java, or at least short term, but the option could come to it. TheContinue reading “Could Google really be considering using Apple’s ‘Swift’ programming language for Android?”

Microsoft set to release ROMs to download Windows 10 on your existing Android Phone

With plans to run Android apps through emulation of Windows 10 for Phones aborted, Microsoft can’t help themselves think up new ways to bring the Android fray in to the mix with Windows Phone, issue is, does it matter? This is the HP Elite x3, which was announced this week at Mobile World Congress, aContinue reading “Microsoft set to release ROMs to download Windows 10 on your existing Android Phone”

MWC 2016: LG announce the modular capable, G5

Whilst we’re obviously just getting started with the announcements of Mobile World Congress, if there’s one company we weren’t expecting to really impress us, it would have been LG, but prepare to be corrected, with this the G5. When LG announced the G4, it was a decent enough Smartphone, had Laser Focus as it’s standContinue reading “MWC 2016: LG announce the modular capable, G5”