News has slowed down, but we dug around for some interesting news before you head out for your weekend adventures. Let’s jump right into them!
Google has been able to rid itself from plugins thanks to APIs, but they are still working on getting rid of these unnecessary downloads. Hangouts video calls still need plugins, for example.
This will no longer be the case. Googler Victoria Kirst has just announced Hangouts will no longer need that pesky plugin for video hangouts. This update will be rolling out to Chrome Dev and Canary users starting today, with all other Chrome users getting it in the coming few weeks.
Opinion: The Chrome browser is very powerful for being such a “light” and simple browser. Times are changing, and it is little features like this that will really make a difference.
Android TV devices may not be around yet, but the Android TV Remote Control app is now available from the Google Play Store. You can do nothing with it, but we are sure developers will have access to prototypes, so some users will be taking advantage of this.
Opinion: Android TV is a bit of an odd one. I am not exactly sure it will succeed where Google TV failed, but we will see.
Zopo could be one of the first Chinese manufacturers to release a Mediatek smartphone with 4G LTE. The Zopo ZP320 4G LTE is said to be a pretty good mid-end phone, but we just recently found out the specs.
The device will come packed with a 5-inch 960x540p display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 8MP/2Mp cameras and Android 4.4 KitKat.
Opinion: Those specs should make for a pretty affordable smartphone, especially considering the Mediatek processor. We just have to see how it performs.