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.
Google has made it official, it has unveiled< the second generation Nexus 7 tablet earlier this week and like clockwork the iFixit team managed to get their hands on the new tablet for a complete teardown. You’ll be contented to know the Nexus 7 earned a repairability score of 7 out of 10 which means the higher the number, the easier to fix it.
According to a report on CNET, Google is preparing a new type of encryption on its Google Drive files that prevents the NSA and other intelligence organizations from accessing the files. Google is doing this to increase user privacy of its cloud storage and synchronization service.
It looks like some sources close to Google have some insider info that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is scheduled to be released in the late October timeframe. Google I/O came and went without an Android 5.0 release and everyone wondered why.
Star Simpson and Scott Torborg of Catwig.com have done a very thorough teardown of the Google Glass Explorer kit to see what was inside this device everyone seems to be marveling over. The wearable piece of technology did take some time do disassemble (the walk-through is 45 minutes long) and the guys managed to put it back together and get it working again without much trouble. Read on to see what’s inside.