Samsung's Gear S2 is its first round faced wearable and Samsung is attempting to boost its prospects through the holiday season with a sweeping and extensive update. The smartwatch will be competing against the likes of the Apple Watch, Moto 360, and Huawei Watch this Christmas, and with Apple likely to lead the pack Samsung is competing for best of the rest.
Microsoft is currently rolling out Version 6.11 of Skype for Android, an update that brings plenty of new features to the popular app. The upgrade means you can now access the toolbar to delete a conversation or mark it as read. You will also be able to disable notifications from the toolbar, while the search function has been improved to allow specific searches within a conversation.
ASUS has today confirmed its device roadmap for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with ZenFone 2 range the focus of the company's update schedule. The smartphones receiving the upgrade to Marshmallow are he Asus ZenFone 2, the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe / Special Edition, the ZenFone 2 Laser, the ZenFone Selfie and the Asus Padfone S.
Chinese company OnePlus has revealed that every handset in its current portfolio will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest full build of Google's platform. Sure, that's only three smartphones, the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus X, but it is still good to see the company getting behind Marshmallow entirely.
When Apple bought Beats Electronics in a multi-billion dollar deal last year, plenty of eyebrows were raised. Was Cupertino really interested in Beats' admittedly sought after headphones and peripherals, or did Apple really have its eyes on the Beats Music streaming service? The latter is the most likely, but Beats Music will cease to exist on November 30th, when Apple will close its doors for good.
Motorola is always one of the quickest companies to upgrade to new Android builds, mainly because its handsets offer a light take on the platform. The Lenovo owned U.S. company is now starting its Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout with the Moto X Style and the 2014 Moto X.
YouTube Music launched today for users of Android and iOS, downloadable from those platforms respective app stores. This is the latest music streaming service that will be taking the fight to the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. Google's YouTube Music has a potential ace card in that it also delivers video content, building on the services roots as an online video portal.
Users have been able to run Firefox on Android for some time, but those on Apple's iOS have been waiting for the browser to land on that platform. Mozilla has been running a beta app on iOS recently and now the company has officially rolled out Firefox for the platform, meaning iPhone and iPad users can now use the browser.
While Google Maps has been the go to navigation package for most people over the years, there are rival packages that sport features that Google's offering lacks. For example, Nokia's HERE Maps has been offering offline navigation for a very long time and since its debut on Android last year it has given users on the platform a very potent alternative to Google Maps.
We now that various Microsoft Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 are in line to receive Windows 10 Mobile. The latest build of platform has rolled out on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL flagships and it now seems as though Microsoft is readying to roll out the new software to some older Lumia models.