Google’s Chromecast ‘Preview Program’ will provide you early access to new features

Lately, Google has been more often letting its customers beta test different software features before they roll out to the masses. Now, according to a new Chromecast support post, Google will soon let anyone enroll their Chromecast into a “Preview Program” for access to early and unreleased features…
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Early look at UI for Google’s ‘Fuchsia’ OS reveals a fluid, unique interface [Video]

Last year it was revealed that Google had another new operating system in the works called “Fuchsia.” In the time since, we haven’t heard much about the OS, but it seems work has continued in the background. Now, it’s been discovered (via ArsTechnica) that an actual user interface for Fuchsia is in its earliest stages, and luckily, we can take an early peek…

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HTC announces $799 Vive Consumer Edition, pre-orders begin Feb 29 with early April ship date

Along with announcing new mid-range devices at MWC 2016, HTC has announced the price for the Vive Consumer Edition and an early April ship date, with pre-orders beginning on February 29. The final headset features better ergonomics, improved controllers, and smartphone pairing.

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Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: no headphone jack, potential early launch and surfaced codenames

With the Galaxy Note 7, LG V20, Moto Z , Sony’s latest and even the iPhone 7 officially unveiled, the 2016 season is quickly coming to an end — save for those sweet Google Pixel phones. And while the comapny isn’t an a pleasant situation due to the faulty nature of the Note 7’s battery, Samsung’s name is also being tossed around with some speculation regarding its 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8

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Google Play services will stop supporting Android 2.3 Gingerbread in early 2017

Rolled out starting last month, Google Play services 10.0.0 will be the last to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Google cites better support for newer devices in dropping a six-year-old version of Android only used by 1.3% of users. Practically speaking, those devices will no longer receive app updates.

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LG reportedly planning an early launch for the LG G6, first diagram leaks showing off a familiar design

As 2016 comes to a close, all attention is being shifted toward next year’s flagships. After the disappointment of the LG G5 and (reportedly) slim sales of the LG V20, we’re hoping for a winner with the LG G6. Whether or not we’ll get that remains to be seen, but today we’re learning a lot more about LG’s upcoming flagship.

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Early build of Android 7.0 Nougat pops up for the Nexus 7 (2013)

This week has been filled with lots of Android 7.0 Nougat-y goodness, and the train isn’t showing any sign of stopping. Google started the rollout of Android Nougat earlier this week, began distributing factory images for the update on Tuesday, and an unofficial build of Nougat popped up for the Nexus 5 yesterday. Now, we have another. How does an unofficial ROM of Android Nougat for the Nexus 7 (2013) sound?…

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