Google I/O 2012 Announcement Roundup: Hits and Misses

Google did not announce Google Drive for iPhone and iPad.

The Google I/O 2012 keynote has come and gone and as the dust settles, it’s time to take a look back at what Google announced. This year, consumers and attendees and viewers of the Google I/O keynote were treated to a host of announcements about new Google products. On the list are Android 4.1 Jelly […]

5 Things I’d Change About the Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 doesn't have a rear camera.

Earlier today, Google finally unveiled its oft-rumored Google Nexus 7 tablet. The device is going to be launching in July for $199 and it’s made by Asus, the manufacturer behind the popular Transformer Android tablet line. Google’s Nexus 7 is going to be arriving with some pretty nice features, especially at its low price point. […]

5 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Features You’ll Actually Care About

Google Now is one of Android 4.1's main features.

Google has finally taken the wraps off its newest software, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The software will be coming with a number of new features. Some of those features are going to be fairly big changes and some of them are going to be pretty small. In fact. many Android users won’t care about all […]

Facebook for iPhone Will Greatly Improve Next Month

The Facebook for iPhone app has its issues.

Facebook will reportedly launch a major update for its Facebook for iPhone app that will address speed issues that users have been having. According to the New York Times blog Bits, Facebook will release a completely rebuilt iPhone application next month that will be all about speed. The application itself, the user interface and the […]

Google Project Glass Shown Off in Amazing Skydiving Demo

The view of a skydiver using Project Glass.

At Google I/O 2012 today, the company showed off its highly anticipated Project Glass glasses solution using skydivers and bike riders who were wearing Google Glass prototypes. Google Co-CEO Sergey Brin took the stage today to show off Google Glass. While on stage, he was communicating with skydivers high above the Moscone Center in San […]

Google By the Numbers: Android, Google Play, Google+

Google now activates 400,000 Android devices a day.

Today at their Google I/O 2012 Event for developers, Google announced some┬ásignificant┬ánumbers. Hugo Berra of Google took the stage and bragged that the company’s Android device activations grew a lot over the last two years. Compared with 400,000 activations of Android smartphones and tablets by this time in 2011 and 1 Million devices in 2012, […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Release Date Pegged for July

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will arrive in July.

Google has announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released to Android users starting in July. At Google I/O today, the company announced its next version of Android software, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be coming with a host of new features including offline Voice Typing, a new powerful search service called Google […]

Google Announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google Announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

As expected, Google has announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the successor to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today at Google I/O 2012, the company showed off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which will be an incremental upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s now previous generation mobile software. One of the big focuses of […]

Google Nexus 7 Image Leaks Ahead of Launch

This is the Google Nexus 7.

An image of what purportedly is the Google Nexus 7 has leaked ahead of its anticipated launch at Google I/O 2012. This Nexus 7 banner was found within Google Play and it depicts an Asus-made device that seems to be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The photo was first discovered by Android Police. Google is […]

How to Watch the Google I/O 2012 Announcements Live

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected to be announced.

Today, Google kicks off its Google I/O conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco at 9:30AM PST where the company is expected to not only announced the next version of Android but also unveil a new Nexus tablet device. Google typically provides interested consumers with a live stream of the event and Google I/O […]

How to Enable Passbook in iOS 6 Beta

How to Enable Passbook in iOS 6 Beta

iOS 6 is available to iPhone and iPad users in beta form but one of the software’s new features, Passbook, still is lacking functionality. However, those that want to look at how it will work can now do so using a clever little workaround. When Apple announced iOS 6 back at WWDC 2012, it also […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Confirmed for Google I/O

Android Jelly Bean is coming.

It looks like Google has spilled the jelly beans, and more specifically, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In a post over on the Google+ Google Developer page, a spilled cup of jelly beans has arrived on the Googleplex campus this morning which all but confirms a Jelly Bean announcement at the upcoming Google I/O later on […]

Why I Regret Buying the 16GB New iPad

Why I Regret Buying the 16GB New iPad

In March, I decided to pick up the new iPad, Apple’s third-generation tablet. I bought the 16GB model, the same amount of storage space that I had on my iPad 2. Before I bought the new iPad, I had doubts that the 16GB would be enough space and unfortunately, those worries have now played out […]

Verizon Kills Data Usage Widget Ahead of Shared Data Plans

Verizon will kill the data usage widget ahead of its data plan changes.

Verizon has decided to kill off its Data Usage Widget just days before the launch of its new Share Everything data plan launch. Android Central is reporting that users on Verizon will start seeing a lengthy message from the carrier that indicates that they will receive an update to My Verizon Mobile that will remove […]

Instagram 2.5 for iPhone and iPad Launches

Instagram 2.5 for iPhone and iPad Launches

Instagram has released its first update for the iPhone and iPad since it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion back in April of this year. The update brings quite a few new features and enhancements along with it which should please those with an iPhone or iPad who have felt that an update has […]

Microsoft: We’re Not Working On Our Own Windows Phone

Microsoft: We're Not Working on a Windows Phone 8 Device

Microsoft has denied claims from an analyst who claimed that the company was working on its own Windows Phone 8 device. In comments made to InformationWeek, Greg Sullivan, senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, stated that the company would not be releasing its own Windows Phone devices. The firm denial comes shortly after Nomura analyst […]

Huawei Ascend P1 Review: First Impressions

Huawei Ascend P1 Review: First Impressions

We first went hands-on with the Huawei Ascend P1 at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, the event that the company used to announce the Android 4.0 smartphone. Overall, we came away pretty impressed after we some time with the phone on the showroom floor. However. now it’s time to dive deep into the Huawei Ascend […]

5 Android Phones That Deserve Ice Cream Sandwich Right Now

5 Android Phones That Deserve the Ice Cream Sandwich Update Right Now

As we inch closer to Google I/O 2012 and the possible debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, we wanted to take a look at five of the most glaring holes found on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been out since December of 2011. And while some carriers […]