Solidity is lost, change is inevitable, and for me this seems to be one of the only constants. It’s exhausting, but wonderful at the same time. As a Millennial – a generation of renters, techies and low-budget travel-goers – I know I’m not alone in this scenario.
I was a big fan of the affordable, feature-rich Nexus lineup, so when Google scrapped it and launched their own Pixel brand of phones I wasn’t particularly happy, but with Pixel 2 on the horizon, I think I’m ready to embrace it.
Twitter announced some big changes to its platform yesterday in the hopes that it will help boost the companies poor performance in the past few years. However, in my opinion, it’s just not enough.
Ever since Google announced it’s annual I/O conference would be on the 18th-20th of May, I’ve been getting excited about what we might see in the next iteration of Android; Android N. Google dropped a (super unexpected) developer preview earlier this week, and things are likely to change, but here’s what I’m hoping for. Having researched the developer preview, some of these are looking very likely.
I’m fairly certain that Google (or Alphabet Inc, should I say?) can read my mind. I don’t know if it has anything to do with me storing everything about my life (calendar, contacts, notes, emails etc) on their servers and Google analysing the data (which I’m totally fine with, by the way), but here’s my thinking…
There’s a new version of USB with an all new connector shape coming to a device near you, and it could change everything when it arrives.
Google has launched Fi; a “network of networks” which works with “carriers, hardware makers and [Google’s] users” to “deliver a fast, easy wireless experience”. Essentially, it’s Google’s own attempt at a mobile network (running off partnered carriers) which also brings in WiFi connectivity.
I’m analysing every device on the current UK smartphone market to find one which fits my incredibly difficult requirements. Here’s how I got on…