Tag Archives: google

Are fewer Android phones getting updated recently?

Despite Google’s efforts to get manufacturers to upgrade their phones to the latest versions of Android quickly, new versions of Android are actually getting adoption slower than they used to. “That’s madness,” you say, but oh you would be mistaken.

Is Android O as aggressively boring a release as it seems?

Android O was announced and released to developers in beta form today, and I was very excited to see what was in this new major update. I live half in the Android word as well, so anything new and wonderful for Android is good for me too, so I really want to see something great […]

Why can’t Google keep a low-selling phone in stock?

Seriously Google, what the fuck is going on? The Pixel was released in October 2016, which was 5 months ago. 5 months after launch and I can’t even put money down to have one shipped to me in a couple weeks, instead I have to add my name to a waitlist and they’ll let me know when my model is in stock…maybe.

Google Chrome’s frustrating assault on my CPU (and how Kaby Lake Macs would make this 10x better)

In the end we have VP9, which is a file format that allows for reduced file sizes (a pretty big concern for the biggest video website on the internet) and more efficient performance if you can find hardware that supports it. Meanwhile, H.264 creates larger files, but much better rendering performance across almost all existing devices in 2017.