Ridesharing Startup Arcade City Launches Mobile App Everywhere in the Philippines

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Arcade City Austin has provided safe, reliable city-wide transportation in communicate directly and coordinate rides with no corporate intermediary. The community sets its own standards for driver vetting and other policies....

Android Creator Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is Nearly All-Screen and Called the Anti-iPhone

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Made from titanium with a ceramic back, Android creator Andy Rubin's "Essential Phone" is nearly all-screen, a 5.71" edge-to-edge display to be exact, and touted as the "anti-iPhone". Other features include: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, dual 12MP fisheye camera sensors capable of capturing 4K 360 video at 30fps, 128GB of internal...

Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

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This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their first Android flagship - the Nokia 8. This device's specifications and release information were shared by the company right on cue, and today we've got the lot. This device is a flagship in all the ways - or most of the ways - and Android flagship should....

TouchStar to Attend DUG Unconventionals Show in San Antonio

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TouchStar will present Android-based fleet automation solutions at the DUG Eagle Ford conference in San Antonio, Texas, August 29-31, 2017. As this industry continues to overcome one challenge after another, we see a long and promising tenure for TouchStar as a key partner for well site crude and water haulers."...

Strategy Analytics: Samsung Galaxy S8 Becomes World's Best-Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017

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Samsung's S8 and S8+ smartphone models together shipped an impressive 19 million units worldwide. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Global smartphone shipments reached a robust 360.4 million units in Q2 2017....

We finally have a shipping date for Andy Rubin's Essential phone

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This is according to an email sent to customers who have reserved the phone, Android Authority reports . This doesn't, however, include the Essential 360 Camera; customers that ordered it will receive a separate email with a shipping date for the gadget....

Google unveils Allo for Chrome, exclusively for Android users

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New York [U.S.A.], August 16 : Tech-giant Google has unveiled 'Allo', its smart messaging app on its Chrome web browser, exclusively for its Android user base. While reports of Allo's launch for desktop users surfaced first in February this year, the firm revealed that the app can currently be used only by Android users, by scanning a...

Here's how to trace your lost or stolen smartphone

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Both Android and iOS feature very useful tools that allow you to quickly locate your smartphone if it gets lost or stolen. Even if you are unable to recover the phone, you can still remotely lock it and wipe all your data....

Google Maps: 5 expert tips you should be using

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Google Maps has long set the standard for how maps and navigation apps should function on a smartphone. On your Android device, it's likely one of the best apps you use, and it's even better once you start poking and prodding its settings panel....

Andy Rubin's Essential Is Now Valued at Over a Billion Dollars Without Shipping a Single Phone

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An anonymous reader shares a report: Essential, the new phone startup from Android founder Andy Rubin , is now a unicorn, according to reports from over the weekend. If you're not up to date on the parlance of Silicon Valley, a unicorn is a company that's valued at over $1 billion dollars, which is no small feat in today's market....

Essential confirms $300M funding, Amazon and Best Buy retail availability

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Smartphone company Essential, which is founded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, has finally made official a $300 million funding round first reported in June . The funding round comes from investors including Tencent, as well as Amazon's Alexa Fund, among others....

Essential smartphone PH-1 has gone into full production

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The Essential phone, designed to take on the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, has gone into full production, according to its creator. Android inventor Andy Rubin took to Twitter to make the announcement, fuelling speculation about when it might be ready for release....

Android Creator's Startup Raises $300 Million, First Smartphone Due Soon - The New York Times

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Likely to be at least as popular as the Amazon Fire Phone "The $699 phone, with a titanium and ceramic case, will compete directly against new devices from Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc this holiday season. Retailers include Best Buy, Amazon.com and carriers Sprint Corp in the United States and Telus Corp in Canada, Essential said in a...

Konstant Infosolutions Ranked Among Top Iconic Mobile App Developers

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PALO ALTO, CA, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- Eighth month of 2017- and it's the eighth time in a row that Konstant Infosolutions has got a top ranking as a premier mobile app development company in India and across the globe. And the firms that have recognized Konstant's efforts in this field are top-flight in the...

Access Technology Ventures Leads $300 Million Investment Round for Essential Products Inc.

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Access Technology Ventures, the venture capital and growth technology investment arm of privately held industrial group Access Industries, today announced its leading $100 million investment in the $300 million funding of Essential Products Inc., the smartphone maker founded by Andy Rubin, the creator of Android. Access will also join the...

Best Buy lists Essential's PH-1, making the handset's arrival to retail and closer reality

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It was at the end of May when Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential showed off its first product, the PH-1 . The handset offered a near bezel-less display and also had the ability to accept accessories via its unique pogo pins....

Peninsula Happenings, Aug. 4: Menlo Park Block Party, construction...

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith, back row from right, Councilwoman Catherine Carlton and Sister City Committee member Kristy Holch gather with a parent, far left, and three Japanese students, front row, at a summer concert July 26, 2017, in Fremont Park. Students and parents from Bizen, Japan, visited the city and other Bay Area locations last week...

Video Review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x Smartphone

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Looking for a slick, featureful Android smartphone with a big screen and a small price tag? Check out my review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x: Xiaomi is well known outside of the United States for making great gear - it's the fifth biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world! - but did you know that it also makes excellent Android smartphones...

Samsung Back to #1 in the US, But Share is Down

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The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the three months ending May 2017, iOS performance proved strong in the USA, Australia, and Japan, with Android making gains in GB, Germany, and France. In urban China, there was little year-on-year movement, with Android capturing 80.5% of smartphone sales, up one...

Sharp's edge-to-edge AQUOS S2 is a glimpse at your next phone

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Andy Rubin's Essential Phone may have wowed us with its edge-to-edge display recently, but let's not forget that Sharp has been driving this design with many of its previous Android phones -- 28 of them, to be precise. Today, the Japanese brand unveiled its 29th release dubbed AQUOS S2 which, funnily enough, looks rather familiar....

This iPhone may launch in India before the USA

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Apple war reported this week to be aiming for the "next China" with their next set of iPhones. One of the models is even tipped to be released in the country first - before the rest of the world has access....