Weekly News Round-up: What You May Have Missed in the World of Android

The biggest news this week comes from Google I/O 2015 — check out my liveblog — which is Expeditions. I’ll have a full review of what lawyers can expect, but let’s just say this is the future.

In other news:

Lenovo is introducing a Chromecast competitor it’s calling, Lenovo Cast. The device looks a lot like Nexus Player, but only costs $49. Lenovo Cast will work with Android, Windows, and iOS devices. Look for the device later this year.

lenovo cast


Nexus Player, if you still want one, is available for $80.


 

If you’re planning to buy a new car, you might wait for the 2016 models. Chevrolet is bringing Android Auto and Apple Carplay to all of its new cars.


Office Lens Android is now available.

This is the stuff from Microsoft we’ve waited for. You can get Office Lens Android in the Google Play.

google play


And Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android.


iPhone J.D. has a review of the Adonit Jot Script 2 stylus.


If you like showing your life off to the world, Periscope is available on Android. Now you can publish your life to your friends and they can tell you how much you really suck.


This patent application from Samsung is kind of cool: an Android phone to Windows laptop. Interesting.

Samsung Patent


If you don’t want to buy a new Nexus Player or a Lenovo Cast, and continue using Chromecast, here’s a hack to create a remote. Basically, it’s a cheap Android phone with all of the used apps on the homescreen. (I have the same setup on a device, with just my icons in a folder.)


And finally, Categorized in the “Why?” section is this:

It’s still cool though.

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Jeff Taylor

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