“I wouldn’t go Wikipad, I would go Xoom!”
Welcome to another educational hour of Attack of the Androids! This week Mat Lee, myself, and Nick Carroll discuss the past week’s Android news. We’re talking about the new Nvidia Shield K1 tablet, the latest Google Glass news, and much more! If you enjoy the show, tell a friend. Enjoy!
First up this week, the Project Ara team is now heading up a project to bring back Google Glass, but without the glass part. Those of us who still dream of an augmented reality HUD from Google will still keep a lookout for the next-gen of Glass which will keep the display. We expect that it will be somewhat similar to the Moto Hint but with always-on Google Now. Perhaps this one will be a bit more affordable, eh? If you’re interested in some more affordable Google tech, why not check out the Asus Chromebit? The Chromebit is a tiny, little HDMI dongle running ChromeOS and it will run you $85. Pretty cool tech, especially if you’re looking to keep your setup ultra-portable. You’ll still need to figure out the keyboard, mouse, and monitor situation, however.
Nvidia is doing its best to grab all of the would-be tablet owners this holiday season by releasing a cheaper, slimmed down version of its Nvidia Shield Tablet. It’s called the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 and it costs $199. The K1 is the same as the original 16GB Shield Tablet, though this time without the stylus or, oddly enough, a charging cable. Sadly it also doesn’t have a 32GB version or LTE version (probably to keep the price low). The K1 will come with Lollipop, though Nvidia has stated that Marshmallow is coming to the entire Shield Tablet family in the coming months. The folks over at Razer, most likely trying to stave off rumors that it’s Android gaming hardware is in trouble, released a statement in the past week letting folks know that they’re “doubling down” on Android gaming hardware following their acquisition of Ouya.
Amazon is stepping up its security game by offering two-step authentication for your Amazon account. We are huge proponents for extra security on your internet accounts, so consider this a sort of public service announcement. Get out there and do it! Last story for the night is some good news for music creators who are also Android lovers. We’ve discussed Android’s audio latency issues in the past and now one company is saying that their new audio editing software StageLight has beaten the problems.
We’re up to a lot throughout the week! You can check out Mat’s latest musings over at Stuff Stoners Like. Nick is also creating content on his YouTube page. Check it out! We need to get him to 500 subscribers! For me, just follow me over on Twitter to see what I’m up to.
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