Android Central has featured a lot of device reviews in recent weeks. They're worth pouring over if you haven't already. Reviews are up now for the LG G3, OnePlus One, Amazon Fire Phone, Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch, and NVIDIA Shield Tablet. For more reviews, be sure to keep it locked to the Android Central reviews page. Of course, if you're on the Android L Developer preview, or are just patiently waiting for the official release, be sure to check out our Android L super page. It's all there. Trust me.
As you'd expect, Connectedly continues to bring us daily doses of news for your connected life. Of interest, Kreyos finally began shipping devices to their backers. HP, Gilt, and Michael Bastian announced a partnership on a new smartwatch... and while we're talking smartwatches, Pebble recently announced a limited edition run of smartwatches, available in 'Fresh Green', 'Hot Pink', and 'Fly Blue'. If you're into cars (Vroom, vroom), Audi's newest TT sportscar features a wonderful 12.3-inch HD display the company is calling its 'virtual cockpit' (pictured below). Last but not least, Haroon posted a couple of great guides, especially if you're in the market for a new router. Check out his pieces on choosing the best router for your connected home, and his breakdown of the top 5 Wi-Fi routers.
On CrackBerry, we've seen a lot of goodness filter through the blogs. We've had a first look at the white BlackBerry Passport, along with an upcoming leather flip cover case for the device. While much of the buzz has been about the Passport, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has made big waves as well. He formally announced no offers have been made to purchase BlackBerry. In addition, an internal memo of his leaked, detailing the three-year-long restructuring process of the company has wrapped up. Brighter days ahead for BlackBerry? Only time will tell.
Of course, the majority of chatter around iMore is focused on the iPhone 6, iOS 8, and the upcoming 'iWatch'. In fact, Rene and the iMore team recently took time to discuss all the rumors on the iMore show 414. Check it out if you haven't already! While it's fun to discuss the latest rumors, I'll be pleased when the covers are pulled. The latest details have Apple reportedly planning a September 9th unveiling for the iPhone 6. The date makes sense, and I suspect for many, the event can't come soon enough.
Windows Phone Central:
Over at Windows Phone Central we've seen a LOT of helpful articles and discussions started up around Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. In fact, among the most popular was the 'How do you feel about Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1' article published by Rich. We also learned that IE11 actually renders websites better with Update 1 installed... and in the end, Daniel summed up the pros and cons of installing Preview for WP 8.1 on your device.