The Open Beta for Sony's Xperia Home launcher has now added in Google Now integration and support in its latest update. This makes Sony the first OEM to incorporate Google Now in its custom launcher. Google Now can be enabled from the Home settings, and can be accessed by swiping left-to-right on the home screen.
Google, in collaboration with Measurement Labs, is testing out a feature that will allow users to test their internet speed and latency directly from search. The search query needed is "check internet speed", but the feature is not rolled out for all users. Microsoft's Bing has a similar feature in place already.
Google Maps has finally been granted a long awaited feature, the ability to create a multi-waypoint route and get suitable directions. This will now allow users to travel from Point A to B with multiple pre-defined stops in between, and get the best route for it. The change is being pushed through a server-side switch, but make sure that you are on the latest Maps update to make the cut.
Humble Bundle's 14th PC & Android bundle comes with a number of good games this month. Pay anything you want, and you will get 100000000, Badland and SPACECOM. Pay $3 or more, and you get Please Don't Touch Anything, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon and You Must Build A Boat. Lastly, pay $3 more than the average and you get Desktop Dungeons and Knights of Pen & Paper 2.
LG has just announced a new, official app that will let you connect your LG G4, LG G5 and LG V10 to your PC. With the app installed on your phone and PC, you can then control your keyboard and mouse directly from the smartphone. This app also lets you transfer files to and from both the PC and your smartphone.
If you live in the United States and have been waiting for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus to arrive, then we've got some great news for you. Both devices can be pre-ordered directly from Motorola as well as select retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo. Prices start at just $200, and will start shipping on July 12th.
Samsung recently brought their mobile payment service to Singapore and now Android Pay has arrived there as well. Participating banks include DBS, OCBC Bank, POSB, Standard Chartered and UOB. The payment service will work at participating stores, within participating applications, as well as participating merchants.
Qualcomm recently went to the Intellectual Property Court in Beijing to file a complaint against the Chinese OEM Meizu for allegedly violating their patents. Meizu doesn't use Qualcomm chips, but that doesn't mean they couldn't be violating patents they own. Qualcomm is looking for 520 million Yuan in damages for allegedly not asking permission or paying royalties for some patents they own.
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