INQ Brings Its Social Ambitions to Android
INQ today announced two new social networking devices that run Google's Android 2.2 platform. The two devices, named the INQ Cloud Touch (pictured) and the INQ Cloud Q, share most specs, including 5 megapixel cameras with autofocus, FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. They both run Qualcomm's 7227 processor at 600MHz and support quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band HSPA 3G at 7.2Mbps. They come with a suite of social networking software and deep integration with Facebook. The Cloud Touch has a 3.5-inch HVGA display, and the Cloud Q has a 2.6-inch display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both devices will be available at Best Buy later this year.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
Nextbit to Shut Down Cloud Storage On March 1
Nextbit this week warned owners of its Robin smartphone that it plans to shut down its Cloud Storage service on March 1. The company revealed the news in an email to customers.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Rely On Google Assistant More Than Ever
Google today announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Both devices run Android 8 Oreo and feature a new Assistant bar that is placed at the bottom of the home screen.