Highlights of Google's developer keynote from I/O 2017

Behind every high-tech service we use today, there is a developer, or a team of developers. Behind those developers, chances are Google is in the picture. While Google I/O has allure for those that are tech enthusiasts, the company has gone back to basics these past couple years and really focused on getting developers the tools they need to bring their ideas to the next level.

At its heart, Google is an ad company, but in serving up such services to us, the end-user (or product), its success lies in not only categorizing information and developing artificial intelligence that benefits everyone, …


The 10.5-inch iPad Pro may indeed come in June, 5-6 million units expected to be shipped in 2017

The anticipated new 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro tablet seems to be just around the corner, and the latest speculations about a possible official announcement in June find another hint coming from hardware manufacturers in Taiwan. According to Digitimes, the mass production of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro has actually started in March or April, and the volume achieved is currently at around 500,000 units a month. What is more, it is expected to reach a level of 600,000 units in July, since the supply chain’s shipments of components for the manufacturers have been increasing …

Google unveils best Android apps selection of 2017 in its Play Awards winners

The Google Play Award picks the very best Android apps, according to Google itself, and the winners for best of 2017 have just been announced.
The 2017 Google Play Award winners include apps in various categories, and if you haven’t tried some of them (we know we have not checked them all out yet), you definitely should take a look.
Out of the 2017 winners, we can vouch for Memries and IFTTT, two great apps that we have been using for quite a long while, and that have proven to be of great help. These and the rest …

Google I/O 2017 keynote: All you need to know

Much to the delight of Android aficionados, Google I/O 2017 kicked off today with a 2-hour long keynote at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Lots of new and arguably exciting things were unveiled on stage, and while we’ve covered a large chunk of those, there’s always something that might have evaded your sight.
But no worries, we are here to the rescue! For the sake of brevity and conciseness, we’ve rounded up all the posts pertaining to the keynote right below:

We’re at Google I/O 2017!


It is time to dive right back into the mix of it, the heart of Silicon Valley. Google’s developer conference begins tomorrow, and again, the Shoreline Amphitheatre is the chosen venue. Last year, the weather was unseasonably warm for the South San Francisco Bay. This year, after a winter of heavy, heavy rains across Northern California, the weather is looking to be much more agreeable, sunny days with light winds and high temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s F (low 20s C). We know, you wish you were here.

Google’s decision to move the conference to a larger, outdoor venue was not universally …

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs. Galaxy J7 (2016) specs comparison leaks

Although Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has already been released in the US under different names, the standard model has yet to be officially introduced. Rumor has it, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy J7 (2017) sometime in June, along with another mid-range Android smartphone, the Galaxy J5 (2017).

Since we’ve already reported about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) not long ago, let’s take a look at what its bigger brother has to offer concerning specs.

Keep in mind that the following information is based on a comparison chart that shows the alleged specs …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) full specs and press renders leaked out

Samsung is expected to launch three new Galaxy J series smartphones this year, each belonging to the mid-range category: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).

We’ve reported about each of them several times, especially that variations of these models have already made it to the United States at various carriers.

One of the three upcoming smartphones that’s expected to land in Europe, the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just emerged in press renders, along with information about its specs.

The Galaxy J5 (2017) has a premium look thanks to the metal body and …

Report: V30 to be LG's first OLED phone, launch set for September 2017

LG is planning to use OLED panels for its premium phones as early as this year, according to The Investor. Citing unnamed sources, the media outlet reports that the upcoming high-end V30 will likely be the first LG handset to use the technology. 
The article also reveals that the handset will be announced and possibly released in September 2017, which is pretty much the exact period when its predecessor, the V20, broke cover in 2016. As LG has a track record of putting the largest possible displays on its V line, we suspect that …

Huawei Y3 2017 silently introduced with totally unimpressive specs

The sequel to the last year’s budget-friendly Huawei Y3 II has just been quietly listed on the Chinese company’s official website. The name of the smartphone is Huawei Y 2017 and has yet to receive a price tag and availability date.

However, we do know just about everything else about the entry-level Android smartphone. First off, the Y3 2017 will be available for purchase in multiple color options, including Blue, Gray, Gold, Pink and White.

The smartphone will also come in two variations, but the main difference between them will be the chipset inside. …

Best new Android and iPhone games (mid May 2017)

Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.
The new Android and iPhone games that we pick have to be fun, well-ported to mobile, and not overwhelmed by in-app ads. Put simply, they need to be high quality games, but we don’t discriminate by genre: you will find everything here, from shooters, RPGs, platformers, racing games, to strategy and more.

With no further ado, here …