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Pixel C preview: Google’s best $499 tablet to date!

 

Pixel C, Google’s most recent mobile hybrid, was officially unveiled today and now it is officially available for the public to purchase. The device is running on Marshmallow 6.0 and it has a 10.2-inch display which makes it one of the brightest tablets you can find in thew price range.

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What makes Pixel C unique?

The tablet has a full-size keyboard that fits very well with it and it attaches to it magnetically too. The tablet and keyboard can be closed together and the keyboard chargers wirelessly and automatically so that you never have to worry about running empty. The battery itself is said to last for 10+ hours of usage. You can buy it on the Google Store for $499 and, in our opinion, it is one of the best in this price range.

Official Pixel C specs:

Operating System

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Display

10.2 inches
2560 x 1800 (308 PPI)
500 nits
√2 aspect ratio
sRGB color gamut
1500:1 contrast ratio
LTPS LCD
In-cell touchscreen

Dimensions

242 x 179 x 7 mm

Weight

0.517 kg

Material

Anodized Aluminum

Color

Silver

Processor

NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU

Memory

RAM: 3 GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 32 GB or 64 GB

Cameras

Rear: 8 MP
Front: 2 MP

Audio

Stereo speakers
Quad microphones
3.5 mm audio out

Battery

34.2 Wh

Power

15W USB Type-C adapter

Wireless

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac², 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1 + HS

Ports

USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio

Sensors

Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Compass
Hall Effect Sensor

Pixel C can be bought on the Google Store starting today. If you hurry, you may get yours right in time for he holidays. Happy shopping!

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Meet the Pixel C, our take on the tablet

December 8, 2015
This holiday season, there’s no shortage of electronics to choose from. When it comes to picking out what device to use, sometimes you want a laptop to hammer out a lengthy document. Other times you want a lightweight tablet to sit back and watch your favorite video. Starting today, you don’t have to choose, because the Pixel C is available on the Google Store. As we previewed two months ago, Pixel C brings together the benefits of a full-size keyboard with the portability of a tablet so it can go wherever you go.

The Pixel C’s high-resolution, 10.2” display is crisp, colorful, and bright—in fact it’s one of the brightest tablets out there—perfect for sharing photos and videos with family over the holidays. Graphics horsepower and stereo speakers mean the Pixel C can keep up with you whether you’re watching a new episode of “Silicon Valley” or playing a new game.

But what really makes the Pixel C unique is the full-size keyboard, which is designed to fit perfectly with the tablet. It attaches seamlessly with magnets, and automatically connects via bluetooth. When the tablet and keyboard are closed together, the keyboard charges wirelessly and automatically—so you never have to worry about it running out of juice. And when you don’t need to type, the keyboard tucks securely behind the tablet with magnets—out of the way but close by for when you need it.

This is the first tablet designed with Android 6.0, Marshmallow in mind. You get added security benefits, smarter and longer battery life (10+ hours) and Now on Tap at your fingertips. To ensure the Pixel C gets even better over time, it will receive regular security and feature updates directly from Google. But what makes a tablet great is the amount of things you can do with it—and you’ve got plenty to choose from with s’more than 1 million apps on Google Play.

The Pixel C is available on the Google Store now starting at $499, and if you order today, you can get it in time for the holidays.

Source: Google

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Apps News

Call of Champions – explore mobile LoL-like MOBA on your device!

Did you ask for a mobile MOBA? Did you want a mobile MOBA? Well, it doesn’t matter because now you have a new mobile MOBA you can try on your smartphone! Call of Champions is available on the Google Play Store, it is free and it has in-app purchases too. If you love League of Legends of DotA 2, you will definitely have some time for this little game.

 

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MOBA games have become a hit in the PC world, but they have not managed to infect the mobile device world yet. The games that managed to have some success are inconvenient because a match can take more than 15 minutes. Call of Champions says its matches will only take 5 minutes and they can even last less if the enemy team manages to capture the others’ base via the Orb of Death. If the conquest doesn’t happen, the team with the biggest score wins. The battlefield is also simple because you only have two lanes of combat to deal with.

 

 

 

The game has lots and lots of heroes you can try and some will have to be unlocked with grinding or cash. You get some free heroes if you complete the tutorial and you get another free hero after you complete your first week of play. If you want to give the game another look, you can click on the widget below!

 

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Developer: Spacetime Games
Price: Free+
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News Updates/Software

Google Play app visual changes released via OTA update

Google Play app recently got a new coat and now it’s finally making its way to all Android tablets and smartphones that support this change. The much-improved design was first revealed earlier this month and it now marks the separation of Google mobile products into Apps&Games and Entertainment sections. Under these two category buttons you will find more specific subsections such as top charts apps and family-oriented services. Under the Entertainment umbrella you will find individual pages for movies, music, TV shows, newsstand subscriptions or books.

 

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One of the biggest visual changes on Google Play app are the new animations and some scrolling effects that make things pop out more now. Sadly, you cannot install these updates manually, which means you will have to wait for an OTA. This is a server-side change, which means that Google will have to release the update to all devices before you can see it happen on your device. It’s been done on some of them already, but there are still many more that need it.

 

This is a nice new change for Google Play app, one that frequently comes to those who choose Android, unlike the Apple App Store that does not receive that many updates. Google just likes to keep its customers entertained!

 

Source: TheVerge

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News Updates/Software

Google Play update brings change in text logo – bigger changes to come

There’s a little update for Google Play out there, and here you will know what changes you get with it. There’s a rumor that the app will go through yet another big redesign process, but the update to v 5.10.29 shows nothing like that.

 

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This Google Play update is taking care of laying down the groundwork for for the newer version in play. The big design changes could already be implemented and someone is waiting to release them from the servers. The big change for now is a new Google Play text logo.

 

You can either wait for the change to come automatically to your device or you can take the APK Mirror link and use it to safely download the update yourself. The APK is signed by Google and it it totally safe to use. Keep in mind it may take a few days and even a week before the update actually reaches your device.

 

APK Download:

 

File Name: com.android.vending_5.10.29-80402900_minAPI9(nodpi).apk

Version: 5.10.29 (80402900)

MD5: 4be975b62b274ea7516bcccc9f38076e

 

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Chromecast and Chromecast Audio launched and available for purchase

Chromecast has a new model and the streaming gadget may be ready for true greatness. The gadget was launched today and it continues the success from 2013 when this little piece of hardware became an instant and unexpected hit. It’s no shock it became such a hit considering that it plays web videos from different services and pages and manages to beat the competitors (i.e. Apple TV, Roku).

 

Chromecast devices

 

The device hasn’t had any kind of change since launch albeit little software updates here and there. Starting today, things change as the device evolves and changes its design into a puck shape with a little HDMI port , better video and wider WiFi support.

 

 

 

The new Chromecast is compatible with 802.11ac WiFi and 5GHz networks, pus it has a triple-adaptive antenna design that should significantly boost signal. It is also available in a panoply of different colors such as coral, lemonade and black.

 

Chromecast Audio: a different kind of music experience

 

Google’s Cast for Audio is finally getting its own hardware and it allows you to basically connect to any speaker and WiFi network and use the speaker as a cast receiver. The device is a WiFi radio, and audio processor, and headphone jack because it allows audio-only apps to connect and stream music to any local speakers you want. With Chromecast Audio you can connect more units to make a multispeaker or multi-room setup; you can also use it for its support of optical connections and RCA.

 

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Design -wise, Cast Audio shares the same puck-like shape as the original Chromecast, and it looks like a little vinyl record itself. It works with more than one controller device on the same network and you can even access users’ playlists as they are playing on a local speaker with compatible apps.

 

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The new and improved Chromecast costs $35 (same as the original) and it is available in 17 countries starting today. It is also available in retailers and it ships immediately after purchase. The Chromecast Audio is also available starting today at the same price or $35. You can find them on the Google Play Store and they will soon show up on retailer pages and in stores.

 

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Apps News

Moto Body on Google Play – sync your smartwatch data with your phone

You have a Moto 360 that takes care of your daily fitness needs? Why not choose Moto Body to go with it? The app made its way to the Google Store and it’s been around since November 2014, but only in smartwatch form. Now you can finally find it on your smartphone too and you can sync data to get more details related to your life, steps and those pesky extra calories.

 

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This fitness app is not exclusive to Motorola devices and you can use it with some other Android devices, the major necessity being Android 4.3 or more as an OS version on the devices. The thing you will absolutely need is the Moto 360, because the Wear component will only install on a 360 smartwatch.

 

Moto Body uses your smartwatch data and displays everything in detailed graphs paired according to days, weeks, months or even years. The app tracks steps, activity and heart rates, and it will calculate calories burned and distance covered for example. You can compare stats to see trends across various periods of time and you also get the occasional tips and insights, as with all fitness apps.

 

Moto Body is free on the Google Play store and you can give it a second look below:

Moto Body
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Price: Free
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