Operating Systems

Android 7.1 Developer Preview released for Nexus devices

A couple of weeks ago we announced that a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat was on the way. You can get started with this new release today by downloading the SDK and tools. To get the 7.1 release on your eligible device, enroll your device in the Android Beta program. If your device is already enrolled, you’ll receive the update automatically. I got the update on my Nexus 6P

* "Pixel, iPhone 7, and grading on a curve" *

iMore’s Rene Ritchie, linked by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber: So, everyone who’d been criticizing Apple and iPhone design immediately called Google out for aping it? Not so much. Except, every Pixel review did call Google out for this. Surely they drew the line at Google’s 2016 flagship missing optical image stabilization – not just in the regular-size, but in the Plus XL model as well – stereo speakers, and water resistance

Nintendo unveils its new console: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo just unveiled its new gaming console – it’s called the Nintendo Switch, and it allows you to play both on your TV and while on the go, with the same console and controllers. The introduction video shows very well what the console can do, and I have to admit – it looks pretty awesome. As both a console and a portable device, the Nintendo Switch will use cartridges known

Google dropped ban on personally identifiable web tracking

When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the company’s “number one priority when we contemplate new kinds of advertising products.” And, for nearly a decade, Google did in fact keep DoubleClick’s massive database of web-browsing records separate by default from the names and other personally identifiable information Google has collected from Gmail and its other login accounts. But this