How does the Chromecast compare to other Android streaming devices? Let’s get investigating…
Chromecast has helped kickstart a new wave of streaming devices that are available to Android users all over the world. There are now lots of new streaming sticks on the market, offering users different ways of getting the content that they want, when they want and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to discover which one is right for you. Our criteria for this group test was simple; we wanted to explore the various streaming options that each one of these devices offers and just how easy they’re to set up. It was also important to identify what areas each excel in and where each of them falters as well. Both the Chromecast and Roku are considered two of the best on the
market and both are featured here, but we’ve also taken a look at two of the more obscure choices currently available. The Elgato EyeTV and the Neo G4 offer a different variation on streaming, with the former being a highly regarded TV hotspot and the latter offering users a complete Android interface for your TV. But can any of the alternatives realistically take on Chromecast’s run-away streaming success? Read on to find out which one comes out on top. You might be surprised.Google Chromecast
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 should be out before the end of the year.
Amazon is sticking to its guns when it comes to the Fire range of devices. Both of their new HD 6 and HD 7 tablets are based on previous models, but aim to be better, cheaper and more accessible than before.
The new 6″ Fire HD will be on-sale for just $99, while the slightly larger 7″ version will be on-sale for $139. Both of them will have quad-core processors in some capacity, but it’s not known what these will be clocked at, as of yet. One of the most intriguing things about the revamped Fire HD tablets is the range of colourful backs users can choose to implement. It’s not as varied as Moto Maker, but it’s a fun extra.
Battery life is set to be between 8 and 9 hours on moderate use and both have a display resolution of 1280 x 800.
Moto Actions, Display, Sensor Services and Moto app add features to the new flagship
Just as Motorola released core features for the original Moto X via the Play Store, they have made new hand-waving gestures and notification features available to download as apps.
Releasing the features as individual apps allows Motorola to update functionality without waiting for a full OTA rollout.
The new apps are as follows:
Via: Android Police
The first Android One devices will be on sale for $105 (6299 rupees).
Following on from the launch of Android One a couple of months ago, Google has now unveiled the first smartphones aimed at bringing cost-effective devices to emerging markets.
The initiative starts in India, where a selection of local networks will all be selling similar specced smartphones. Each smartphone will come with a 4.5-inch display, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual-SIM slots and microSD expandable storage.
The first series of devices will be going on sale for 6299 rupees ($105).
Build your very own robot and so much more with issue 2 of RasPi magazine.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build your very own robot? Well wonder no more. In issue 2 of RasPi magazine, you can find all you need to know about building a robot from scratch.
On top of that, this issue is packed with loads of tutorials covering everything from designing and using code on the fantastic Raspberry Pi computer. The TalkingPi section is perfect for fixing any problems you may have with the Pi and our resident experts are on hand to help you sort any issues that arise.
You can pick up issue 2 of RasPi magazine for just £0.69/$0.99 directly from iTunes.
Dell’s new tablet is shaping up nicely.
Dell isn’t a company that you’d expect to hear much about nowadays in the world of Android, but their latest tablet might take a few people by surprise. The Venue 8 7000 measures in at just 6mm thick, which is noticeably smaller than the current title holder, the 7.5mm iPad Air. There’s little bezel on the front of the device, but a modest plastic design with rounded edges is very reminiscent of the HTC One (M8), minus the metal.
Another plus point of the Dell Venue 8 7000 is that it’ll be the first tablet to include Intel’s RealSense photo technology. This technology uses multiple cameras to judge depth, with three cameras on the rear of the device. It runs a stock version of Android 4.4, includes 2GB of RAM and will be one of the first tablets to include Intel’s Atom processor.
No news on pricing or availability, but we’ll update when we know more.