Google Debuts New Chrome OS Pixel Slate
Google today announced a slate-style, Chrome-based machine for productivity. Google says the Pixel Slate has a custom display and dual front-firing speakers for stereo sound. Custom audio algorithms create crisp highs and powerful lows. Google will give people a free three-month subscription to YouTube TV with their purchase of the Pixel Slate. The computer has 8-megapixel front and rear cameras that include tools such as portrait mode and a wide-angle lens on front for video chats. The Slate runs an all-new version of Chrome OS. The UI more closely resembles Android and is easy to use by hand. It is capable of running full-powered Linux and Android apps. The OS customizes the UI based on preferences and usage patterns, surfacing apps people are likely to open. Google Assistant is more deeply integrated in Chrome OS and can be used to search for restaurants or dictate emails. The Slate includes Family Link, Google's parental feature for controlling usage around the home. Virus protection is built in and the Pixel Slate includes automatic security updates. Google created a dedicated keyboard for the Pixel Slate. The Slate powers the keyboard via connector rather than Bluetooth. The folio-style keyboard features rounded, backlit buttons and a trackpad and can adjusted to any angle. Google's G Suite productivity tools are baked into the platform, as well as the full version of the Chrome browser with support for extension. The base model costs $599, while the keyboard costs $199 and the stylus costs $99. Google says all three will be available later this year.
HTC 10 Re-Focuses On the Camera and BoomSound
Apr 12, 2016
HTC today announced the 10, its flagship handset for 2016. This Android phone carries forward an aluminum design, for which HTC has become known, and makes big improvements to the camera, software, and other core features.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
LG Announces the V30 Flagship with FullVision Display and Floating Info Bar
Aug 31, 2017
LG today fully revealed the V30, a phone it has been teasing in bits and pieces over the last few weeks. This flagship-class handset has a metal frame and glass front and rear panels.
Motorola Updates Affordable Lineup for 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Motorola today announced four new affordable Android phones coming to the U.S. market before mid-year.
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