As usual, Android Central has been so busy, I can’t possibly jam all the goodness into this little space. However, some of the more notable stories include the Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S reviews. Phil managed to get his hands on the Moto 360 as well. Very cool. Of course, if you want to keep up-to-speed with Android Wear, you’ll want to read AC’s everything you need to know about Android Wear piece, and check out the complete list of Android Wear apps while you’re at it. Finally, Android L is a hot topic these days, especially in the forums. Head on over to our official Android L and Android L Developer Preview forums to join in the discussion.
On Connectedly there’s been the usual avalanche of news on today’s connected devices (and upcoming devices). I’d love to list them all here, but I think instead I’ll just focus on some of the more notable ones, including the Samsung Gear VR, Nest Protect, AirDog, Vessyl, Garmin Approach S6, and FitBit Surge, Charge, and PurePulse. Of course, Connectedly was all over the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches. Remember to keep it locked to Connectedly for all your connected device news, from smartwatches, to robots, to home automation, connected cars, and more!
There’s been quite a bit going on at CrackBerry these days too. BlackBerry teamed up with Amazon to deliver Android Apps on BlackBerry 10. With that news, we of course showed you how to get Android apps on your BB10 device with ease. There was plenty of buzz surrounding our first official looks at the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport, and on top of that we managed to land an exclusive pre-release review of the Passport. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our new interim EiC at CrackBerry. Bla1ze has taken over the day-to-day (he’s doing an awesome job by the way), and even hit us up with his first from the editor’s desk post late last month.
With WWDC 2014 long gone, iMore moved on to a lot of great new stuff. Rene took the time to explain custom keyboards, widgets, and even share extensions in iOS 8. For more, be sure to check out our iOS 8 forum. If you’re into gaming, you’ll probably want to check out Simon’s hands-on with the new Civilization Revolution 2. Late in June we learned that Apple hired two former Nike FuelBand engineers, throwing even more ‘fuel’ on the iWatch fire. Oh, and the iPhone turned 7 recently. How about that!?
Windows Phone Central:
Windows Phone Central is still hopping like mad, and the Windows Phone 8.1 forums are still absolutely lit up. We’ve also heard that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is nearing completion. We’ve heard plenty of rumors as well, including a rumored new Lumia smartphone, two new phones offering ‘3D Touch’, and a rumored Surface mini tablet. We also managed to get a hands-on with the new HP Pavilion x360 lineup. Certainly no loss of things to talk about in the Windows Phone Central Forums!