You’ve probably already heard about the awesome things announced at Google I/O yesterday, but if you didn’t get a chance to watch it yourself — or you just tuned out because it went on too long — then you can now watch the whole thing online.
We suggest skipping to the best bits, though, because it’s almost four hours long.
Samsung has revealed another two commercials for the new Galaxy S4, focusing on features that have been integrated into its TouchWiz user interface. One of the clips highlights the smartphone’s Eraser Shot feature, while the other shows off Easy Mode.
Samsung has had to defend the Galaxy S4’s plastic form factor quite a bit since the device was announced back in March, and one of the ways it has done that is by touting the handsets durability. Plastic, Samsung claims, makes the device much more robust than competing smartphones because it bends and absorbs impact.
But as we suspected all along, aluminum is stronger. In a smartphone torture test performed by warranty provider SquareTrade, the Galaxy S4 fails to beat the iPhone 5 in drop tests, and even proved to be more fragile than its predecessor, the Galaxy S III.
Google Glass is the future of technology. Maybe. But for most of us, it will be at least 6-12 months before we ever get to touch Google’s futuristic piece of headwear. In the meantime, Google wants to make sure everyone is prepped in advance and knows how to use Glass so it’s making a series of videos to get you up to speed.
Google just released its first instructional video for Glass on its new Google Glass YouTube channel . The video, titled “Glass How-to: Getting Started,” covers the basics on how to use Glass. It briefly runs down features like the TouchPad, cards, sharing photos, navigation, etc. Sadly, it doesn’t cover how to not look like a weirdo while wearing Glass.
It looks like Microsoft has been taking a sneaky peek at Samsung’s guide to marketing. Rather than touting new features or specifications in its latest Windows Phone commercial, the company has taken to bashing the competition instead.
The minute-long clip sees Apple face off against Samsung during a massive wedding brawl as the two companies trade insults over smartphones.
The BBC’s iPlayer Radio app has finally arrived on Android, just over five months after making its debut on the iPhone, allowing you to take your favorite BBC radio stations with you wherever they go. You can listen to live radio from all of the BBC’s U.K. stations, over both Wi-Fi and cellular connections.
The new Galaxy S4 is the first Samsung smartphone to boast Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 3, which promises to be up to three times as scratch resistant as its predecessor. And according to its first scratch test, it does not disappoint — the Galaxy S4’s display is almost impossible to scratch.
LinkedIn has rolled out new apps for Android and iOS that boast brand new designs, faster navigation, and new features. Users will now find an increased focus on their news stream, with conversations, network updates, and more now front and center. The update even comes with a fancy new demonstration video; check it out below.
Facebook has announced that Facebook Home is set to rollout internationally, following its debut in the U.S. on April 12. The purpose of the short U.S exclusivity was to ensure that any bugs and issues were ironed out before the new launcher went global.