Google Improves the Selection of Daydream VR Apps
Google has added a variety of new Daydream virtual reality applications and games to the Google Play Store. People who own the Pixel, Pixel XL, Moto Z, and Moto Z Force can access and download the new content directly from their phone. Some of the new titles include Lego BrickHeadz, HBO Now and HBO Go, Netflix, NextVR, and Need for Speed. Last, both the snow and crimson Daydream View headsets are more widely available online in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. The View costs $79.
5 Best Unlocked Smartphones
Unlocked smartphones let you use your device on the carrier of your choice, whether at home or travelling overseas. Though unlocked phones tend to be pricey, you can't really put a price on the freedom they offer.
First Look: What's New In Android O
Google this week released the first public beta of Android O, the next version of its core mobile platform. Android O has a handful of interesting new features, including picture-in-picture, notification dots, autofill for app logins, easy text selection, and much more.
Virtual Reality Comes to the Web Thanks to Chrome
Google today made it possible to view web-based virtual reality content through its Chrome browser. The latest version of Chrome for Android devices supports VR, and Google says a number of its partners have begun to add VR content to their web sites.
Google Pushes Minor Update to Android O Beta
Google today distributed a bug-fixing update to the Android O beta. The small patch, weighing it at about 55 MB, is meant to smooth out some performance issues present in the initial build.
Motorola Shows Off New Mods for Moto Z Phone
Motorola today announced several new Moto Mods that are compatible with the Moto Z series of handsets. The first is a new battery pack with a unique design.
Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
5.5" display 1440 x 2560 pixels
Snapdragon 820 processor 4 GB RAM
3,500 mAh battery
NFC, Fingerprint Reader, VR-ready, Memory Card Slot, Water-Resistant
Motorola Moto Z Play Droid
5.5" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 625 processor 3 GB RAM
3,510 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Fingerprint Reader, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Water-Resistant