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Pixel C: Is Google ‘Seizing Control’ of Android on PC’s?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

At the Google Nexus Event 2015, Google unveiled the newest and most surprising member of their Pixel series of Personal Computer: the Pixel C. Whereas previous Pixels were Chromebooks, the Pixel C is a convertible Android tablet with a magnetically-attached bluetooth companion keyboard, positioning it as Google’s answer to the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad… Continue reading Pixel C: Is Google ‘Seizing Control’ of Android on PC’s?

Nexus Event 2015: A New Kind of Google

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Google revealed a lot of things at their 2015 Nexus Event yesterday, including a playful sense of humor when it comes to poking their competition, but the most important thing on display was the thing they never mentioned by name: Sundar Pichai’s Google. As incoming CEO of a company now joining a larger conglomerate known… Continue reading Nexus Event 2015: A New Kind of Google

The New Google Wallet: Walkthrough & Impressions

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Yesterday, Android Police spotted a new version of the Google Wallet app in the Google Play Store, called Google Wallet (New).  This wasn’t an update to the current app that will eventually roll out to users, but rather an entirely separate app.  This was to be expected, in a way, as the original Google Wallet… Continue reading The New Google Wallet: Walkthrough & Impressions

Amazon Kindle Coins: For the Love of God, Why?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Amazon today launched their highly anticipated Amazon Coins for Kindle Fire users, marking the occasion by giving both existing and new users 500 free coins (worth $5).  The coins are good for purchasing apps, and for in-app purchases, but not for content. All of which leaves me scratching my head and wondering: what the heck is Amazon… Continue reading Amazon Kindle Coins: For the Love of God, Why?

Why a Facebook-Google Partnership Makes Sense

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Remember when Facebook and Google used to have separate developer events?  Yeah, so do I, even though it was way back in the yesteryear of 2012.  2013 is a brand new world, it seems, with Facebook set to kick off Google I/O with an Android developer show of their own. It would be hard to… Continue reading Why a Facebook-Google Partnership Makes Sense

The Real Story of Samsung vs. GoogleGoogle

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Is Samsung getting ready to divorce Google?  The question has been asked ad nauseum in the tech media and the blogosphere, and everyone has their rationale and “evidence” for thinking it likely.  With SlashGear reporting that Samsung and Google may be in early talks to deepen their TV partnership, this is as good a time… Continue reading The Real Story of Samsung vs. GoogleGoogle

Facebook Home: A Home for Facebook Advertisers Only

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Photo Credit: Android Police Yesterday Facebook showed off their much-hyped Facebook Home, and the HTC First, a mid-range smartphone that showcases the project by putting it front-and-center on the device.  The reaction has been somewhat mixed. Everyone seems to agree some extreme users (“read: fanatic“, as CNET’s +Jessica Dolcourt says) of Facebook may love it.  Assuming it’s good,… Continue reading Facebook Home: A Home for Facebook Advertisers Only

Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Case Review

Published on Author Eli Fennell

 Discuss on Google+ Last year I bought a Nexus 7 Android tablet.  Since then I have been on a quest to find the perfect case for it.  The task isn’t easy.  On the one hand, the Nexus 7 is such a nice tablet in itself that it seems genuinely a shame to have to encase… Continue reading Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Case Review

Google’s Nexus Means Business

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Discuss on Google+ Microsoft.  Remember them?  Of course you do.  They’re everywhere.  You couldn’t care less about their phones.  Windows 8 makes you yawn.  Surface sounds vaguely cool, but you just can’t see the point.  It doesn’t matter: you still use their stuff.  Of course you do.  Even if you actively avoid them.  In fact… Continue reading Google’s Nexus Means Business

The Future of Android is Now

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Android and iOS are kissing cousins. Compare them with Windows Phone, or the Kindle Fire, and you’ll immediately notice that their User Interface (the “style” of the OS) is a lot more similar to each other than to other competition, and neither one really radically different from older desktop UI’s. From the outset, though, Android… Continue reading The Future of Android is Now