You may remember last week when it was reported that Google's modular Android phone called Project Ara was being 'recalculated' and that there was a possible change in plans coming to the project. The Project Ara Twitter account, where all of this was originally announced, also stated that we can expect more updates to arrive this week. Those updates have begun and the first one is that the release of Project Ara is being delayed till sometime in 2016.
After a somewhat long period of silence Google's Project Ara Twitter account sprang to life yesterday with a few tweets updating everyone with what is going on with the project. As it turns out, the news wasn't the best we could have had, but it wasn't the worst either.
One of the great things about Android happens to be that there is no shortage of people and companies trying new things with our beloved OS. Touchjet Wave is a new product that is currently looking for funding on IndieGoGo which will let users turn their HDTV into a giant touchscreen Android tablet.
Steelseries originally released the new Stratus XL game controller for iOS devices, with the Android/Windows version currently being worked on as well. Then in June this year Steelseries released the Android version of the Stratus XL Bluetooth game controller for Android devices, which can also be used with Windows as well.
Whether you are getting ready to send in your Shield Tablet or not because of the voluntary recall that was announced this morning, Nvidia has also pushed out a new OTA update which is labeled as version 3.1. This update brings Android 5.1.1 to your Shield Tablet among other various tweaks and improvements.
Back in June 2015 Razer's Forge TV bundle appeared on the Google Play store in the device section. The bundle came with the Forge TV unit as well as one Serval game controller as well for a singular price. However, if you needed a second controller, you would have to go elsewhere to buy it... until now. Razer now has the Serval controller on Google Play for sale on its own.
Today Razer has announced that their purchase of the Android micro-console maker Ouya is complete. The 'all-cash' purchase of the Ouya company also marks the end of the console, with Razer having no plans to manufacture future iterations of Ouya or Ouya-related hardware. In other words, Ouya will be turning off the lights soon for good.
Nvidia Shield Portable owners are starting to get an optional update rolling out to them today which brings with it Android 5.1 ad Chromecast support among other features. While the update brings plenty of goodness with it, there also happens to be some features being removed with this update as well.
In a nod to the forebears of modern computing, two entrepreneurs based in Italy (named Massimo Canigiani and Carlo Scattolini) have designed an Android smarthphone that manages to pay homage to the Commodore systems of yore. As part of their throwback, there are a few things they have included with this device.
It is July 15th, 2015 and that really didn't mean much up until this year, unless of course that is your birthday. However this year, and possibly future years as well, July 15th is Amazon Prime Day which is Amazon's big sale day for Prime members. This is the first year for Prime Day and Amazon is touting more deals than Black Friday and so far that is appearing to be quite true. Not only is there a lot of deals, most of them are actually pretty good.
The big day is almost upon us and even though it is the middle of the Summer, it almost really does feel like Black Friday in a lot of ways. The anticipation of possibly scoring a couple of awesome deals tomorrow, but having to wait a whole day to really check out everything, is a lot like Black Friday. However, when Amazon's Prime Day starts tomorrow, Amazon will be pumping out more deals than we would see on the actual Black Friday.