Android Police

Articles Tagged:

2015

89

Samsung Pay Promises To Allow Tap-And-Pay At 90% Of Credit Card Terminals, Attacks Google Wallet And Apple Pay Head On

Samsung presentations always include a litany of buzzwords and redundant features, some of which are meaningless or borrowed directly from Google and Android, while others point to bigger aspirations. Today's announcement for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge introduced a new feature called Samsung Pay, a direct competitor to Google Wallet and Apple Pay. Even though this is just one more product that attempts to have consumers replace their credit cards with a phone, it carries a distinct advantage over NFC-based alternatives: it also works with traditional credit card readers.

Read More
9

Samsung Announces New Gear VR With Small Refinements To Pair With New Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

Nestled in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge presentation was the announcement of a new Samsung Gear VR. They are not christening it with a new name or too much fanfare, but they did want to add refinements and make it compatible with their new flagship(s). Here are a few snaps:

2015-03-01_09h56_10

Other than fitting the S6, the device is reportedly 15% lighter with a slightly expanded field of vision. A nice tweak is the ability to charge the device while it is in use, which should allow for longer sessions.

Read More
8

Huawei Quietly Announces MediaPad X2, A Dual-SIM 7" Phablet With A 64-bit Processor

While the entirety of Huawei's presentation at Mobile World Congress was devoted to their intriguing new wearables, today is also the public debut of their new tablet/phablet, the MediaPad X2. The 7" device has an attractive metal construction, full HD screen, and all the connectivity you'd expect out of a high-end phone.

hw_415710
hw_415702
hw_415701
hw_415708

As it appears, that is indeed an aluminum unibody that looks similar to a speakerless HTC One. At just 7.18mm, it is also incredibly thin for how large it is.

Read More
42

Huawei Officially Announces Huawei Watch and TalkBand B2, N1 At Mobile World Congress

If you measure the success of a product release by the element of surprise, Huawei might not score too well. We found official product videos for the new Huawei Watch yesterday, ahead of today's announcement. Huawei's TalkBand devices showed up in ads days ago and in their own wearables app yesterday.

Read More
25

Left Shark Shows Up To Dance With You In Google I/O Chrome Experiment

As the newly-announced start date for Google I/O 2015 approaches, we're sure to see plenty of easter eggs and hidden messages around Google's web properties, but one easter egg has already made itself known.

Google's I/O 2015 page links to an awesome Chrome experiment that lets users jam to (and edit) a catchy electronic loop with five unique instruments. Inside the experiment's source hides a dance partner - left shark.

Read More
17

Lyft Replaces Its Signature Fuzzy Mustaches With New Glowstaches, Brings Rides To Philadelphia

Lyft users have grown accustomed to seeing a pink balloon in their app drawers, but this year, that changes. The ride-sharing service has decided to kick off 2015 with a new look.

Lyft-Thumb Lyft-Thumb

In addition to the redesigned icon, the company is replacing the fuzzy mustaches that decorate each of its cars. Now drivers will mark their vehicles with bright, magenta glowstaches. While similar in shape, these new creations will glow in the dark, making them easier to see after the sun sets.

Read More