Google may be killing a whole service, but not everything in today’s news is death. The Meizu MX2 is getting a good update, all while the LG G3 reaches the USA.
Google simply can’t keep services around forever if they don’t have enough attention. Many services and apps have been slashed lately, in a period everyone is calling “Google’s spring cleaning”. Orkut somehow made it this far, but today we are finally seeing its death.
You can take all your information and files via Google Takeout until September 30th. The service will be completely gone after that day.
Opinion: The social network never quite took off and Google is investing on Google+ more heavily now. It only makes sense to see Orkut going away. We know it is popular in some countries, though. How many of you still use Orkut?
Google Play Music has been updated to version 5.6, which offers a few UI changes, improvements and even some disappointing changes. Let’s start with the bad news: there are more limitations being applied to device authorizations. Users can now only have up to 5 smartphones authorized. The other 5 allowed devices can be a mixture of tablets and computers.
Support for Cheapcast has also been removed, while Google is making up for that by adding Android TV support (which is not yet released). There are also some cosmetic changes, like the addition of switches for toggling accounts and all music/on-device options.
The update will be rolling out starting today, so sit tight until you get your Google Play Music treatment.
Opinion: I find it quite annoying that Google keeps adding limitations to the Authorized Devices options. This may not be an issue for most users, but those of us who work with many devices will soon run into discrepancies.
We are finally able to pre-order the LG G3 in the USA, courtesy of T-Mobile. LG’s new powerhouse is available for $598.80 off-contract, and will be shipped by July 15th. This release date is coming very soon, and it is the first sign of how quickly we could be getting the LG G3.
This probably means the other carriers will be accepting pre-orders very soon, as well. Hit T-Mobile’s website for more details if you are interested!
Opinion: Ther eis no doubt the LG G3 will develop quite a fan base. I am actually considering signing up for one, myself. Will you be getting an LG G3?