With Google's October event fast approaching, more and more devices slated to be unveiled on that date are showing up in leaks and at regulatory bodies. We've already received word that the upcoming Google Wifi follow-up, likely to be called Nest Wifi, could be one of them and feature speakers and microphones for Assistant support. Two entries for "Interactive internet streaming device[s]" appeared today at the FCC today, dubbed A4R-H2D and A4R-H2E, and judging from the naming convention, it sure looks like those could be the purported Nest Wifi and its beacons. Read More
NVIDIA seems committed to a set-top box format and Android TV platform for its SHIELD brand, revealing a slightly tweaked model of the device at CES as the first major hardware revision in a year and a half. But fans of the original SHIELD, the somewhat goofy and crazy-powerful Android portable console, have been clamoring for a new device for even longer than that. The last we heard about follow-up from NVIDIA was almost two years ago, but it looks like someone at the company has been busy between now and then. Read More
It looks like Motorola is prepping a revamped version of its Skip accessory in time for a Moto X successor later this year, and it's going to be called.. Skip. According to some FCC documents that someone shouldn't have published because they're apparently confidential, Skip is going to switch to a Bluetooth-powered (as opposed to NFC) design to gain some more useful functionality.
The HTC Fetch Motorola Skip's features include finding your keys (if Skip is attached to your key ring) with your phone's Skip app, finding your phone with Skip by double-pressing Skip's power button, and acting as a proximity lock for your Motorola smartphone (this feature will not work with non-Moto devices). Read More