We have got some news about Google’s Project Ara, which is their modular smartphone concept. The modular handset will be available next year and the most basic version is set to retail for $50.
It looks like ASUS’s recently announced Chromebox will be getting a little competition as HP will be preparing their own Chromebox. This compact desktop machine will run Google’s Chrome OS and will be available in 4 different colors.
Up until last week Google and other companies were barred for disclosing how many requests they were receiving from the National Security Agency and PRISM. This ban was lifted last week when the US Government settled a lawsuit with the tech industry. Now companies such as Google can list NSA requests in their Transparency Report, a semi-annual publication that shows how often governments collect information on its users.
Today ASUS has announced the Chromebox. This small compact device is thoughtfully designed to simplify home, classroom or office computing. It is extremely easy to setup right out of the box, and starts up in seconds to give users quick access to their favorite applications, games and websites. It provides integrated virus and malware protection and automatically updates itself for a safe hassle-free user experience.
The living room content area is once again being touched by Google and so far the rumors have been circulating around about Google bringing in the Nexus TV set-top box or maybe a device. This release is to be made in the early first half of the year 2014. With this, Google is surely trying to tread in a dangerous area since the launch of Nexus Q wasn’t really successful previously.
A rendered image of a Nexus 10 2013 Edition was recently unveiled by PhoneArena. The image had been leaked by a source which remains unknown and this gets us to believing that the leaks would have made their way to other sites on the internet. This rendered image displayed by the PhoneArena is quite different as compared to the current version of the Nexus 10 tablet.
It looks like some users were able to see the listing for Nexus 5 directly from the Google Play Store. The photo you see below was directly taken from Google’s image servers for the Play Store. The Nexus 5 was listed for $349 for the 16GB version. The phone is going to be based on Android 4.4 KitKat and is expected to make its official appearance sometime in the end of October (most probably the 28th of October).
HP has finally revealed its Chromebook 14 which is the first of its type to come equipped with the Haswell processors. It has been introduced with the highlights of giving fast access to the web, allowing ease of work and a 4G (which is optional) which ensures connectivity at all times.
Google has not made it clear whether or not they will eventually allow users to stream local videos through Chromecast. Right now we do know that they do not want third party app developers to add this functionality. This is most likely do to legal reasons and the negative effect it could have with potential future content partnerships.
The teardown of Google’s little Chromecast media-streaming HDMI dongle is definitely getting a lot of notice for $35. Just after a few days when Google announced its Chromecast media streaming device, we have already seen what is inside this small dongle. It’s actually a simple device, with a small motherboard assembled inside the plastic case, consisting of four chips on it.