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Outside China, Android isn’t Android without Google
2020-03-26 11:20

Outside China, Android isn’t Android without Google

GMS and Google Play Services have slowly grown to become essential parts of how an Android phone works. They’re how the web engine gets updated, they’re increasingly how the operating system itself gets updated (via Project Mainline), and they protect against malware — even for apps you don’t load from the official Google Play Store.

Exclusive: Apple likely buyer of NextVR, a live event streaming AR/VR company being sold for ~$100M - 9to5Mac
2020-04-04 18:39

Exclusive: Apple likely buyer of NextVR, a live event streaming AR/VR company being sold for ~$100M - 9to5Mac

It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for augmented reality and a future AR-focused headset. Apple is practically building the platform for its future headset out in the open with ARKit. What’s new is that Apple is believed to be in the process of acquiring a California-based virtual reality company called NextVR, 9to5Mac has learned. NextVR, which …