Google is reigning this weekend news with a couple cool stories. Xbox One users are also getting a very neat surprise in the form of an update.
Learning a new OS can be a bit tricky for those who are new to Android, and sometimes even to regular users. Android 5.0 Lollipop is very different, after all. Google is making it easier for you to get started by releasing a free Quick Start Guide for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop.
You can go get it straight from the Google Play Store as a digital book.
Opinion: We are hoping for more than a digital book, but it’s something to keep you busy while you wait for the update to hit your device.
The idea of a modular device like Project Ara is great, and not only for consumers. It opens possibilities for all kinds of markets and industries. One example is a module Paul Eremenko, head of Project Ara at Google, showed us during Engadget’s Engage conference.
It was a health-focused tool that allowed for the reading of one’s blood oxygen levels. With he right set of sensors, Project Ara could become the perfect device for a doctor or nurse.
Opinion: We can expert more modules like this to keep appearing, and not only for health and fitness purposes. Manufacturers could really put anything into these phones.
Xbox One users may have noticed that new update this weekend, but what exactly does the update bring? Everyone is calling it a “major” update, but really it offers mostly cosmetic changes.
The biggest feature is that you can now change the background to any image of your choice. Simply put your image in a USB stick and plaster it as a wallpaper in your Xbox One. The bio and location fields have ben relocated to your profile, and a new “showcase” section can help you… showcase your achievements and clips.
Some of you will be more excited about the Xbox One’s new social feature, though. Twitter has been integrated, allowing you to share all you want via the popular social network.
Opinion: More than adding features, it seems like the Xbox One is simply catching on. I mean… Twitter support? That should have been included from the get-go. Regardless, we are sure you will enjoy these features.