Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

Nexus 6-3 As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented the phabletization of the Nexus line before it was even a real thing. Now, I’ve had some… Read More


TC Droidcast Episode 27: Nexus 6 Is Too Big And Nokia N1 Is Too iPad

droidcast-27 This week on the Droidcast, it’s Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak, and Engadget’s Chris Velazco, and we’re talking in more detail about the Nexus 6 now that the full reviews are out. Bottom line: It’s big. We also tackle Nokia’s return to hardware with an Android-powered tablet, and Google’s acquisition of an iOS prototyping company. Next week,… Read More


HackerRank Expands Its Technical Recruiting Platform To Mobile With DroidRank

step-1-614db7d62204978234b72bbdaf3246d1 HackerRank, a technical recruiting platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist, today announced it is expanding into mobile with the launch of DroidRank. Recruiters could already test for Java skills on the service (in addition to 15 other languages). While that’s the basis for programming Android apps, being able to write Java apps doesn’t necessarily mean you are… Read More


After Divorcing Microsoft, Nokia Reveals An Android Tablet, The N1, Hitting China First

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 09.47.46 Today at the Slush conference in Helsinki, home-town hero Nokia — the part of the business that did not get sold off to Microsoft, that is – has revealed its first device: the N1, a iPad-like small tablet with an aluminum shell, a 7.9-inch screen and an Android Lollipop OS. Selling for $249, it will be sold first in China by way of a manufacturing and distribution… Read More


Google Play Services 6.5 Adds New Features To Maps, Drive, Wallet, And Fit APIs

 The latest version of Google Play services will include several interesting new features in Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Wallet, and the recently launched Google Fit. The rollout will be made in the next few days. Read More


Judge Puts Pressure On Apple By Consolidating Lawsuits Over Undelivered Texts

gavel1 Yesterday, Judge Koh made a ruling that affects two separate lawsuits filed against Apple involving the company’s alleged failure to deliver text messages to the intended recipient after users switched from iPhones with iMessage to Android.
The first case was filed in May by plaintiffs Adam Backhaut, Joy Backhaut, and Kenneth Morris, arguing that Apple was violating the Stored… Read More


Android User Takes Apple To Federal Court Over Undelivered Text Messages

 Apple will soon face a federal lawsuit brought on by a woman named Adrienne Moore, who, like many former iPhone users who have switched to Android, is upset that she did not receive text messages after switching from iPhone to Android. She is see…


HTC Offering A $299 Unlocked HTC One M8 For Its ‘Hot Deal’ This Week

HTC-One-M8-1 Ordinarily, I am left cold by deal or sale pitches, but HTC’s new ‘Hot Deal‘ program, whereby it offers bargain basement pricing on items from its stable of devices every week during a limited window, has proven interesting. This week’s deal for the HTC One M8 at just $299 outright for an unlocked device (or a carrier-locked version of your choosing, if you’re… Read More