Sony Xperia Xz2 Android P Beta 2 Download Available Now

Sony Xperia XZ2 Android P Beta 2 Download Available Now


The Sony Xperia XZ2 is one of the few devices that supports the public Android P beta program that Google announced last month. The first beta release is already out for this and other supported handsets and now they’re gradually receiving the second beta as well. Sony has now started rolling out the Xperia XZ2 Android P Beta 2 download for devices on the beta program.

It has only been five days since Google released the second beta of its next major iteration of the Android platform and Sony has already started rolling it out for the Xperia XZ2. The company has confirmed that the second beta is now being seeded to devices on the beta program.

All 593 Of W-inds. Songs Available On Music Subscription Services

All 593 of w-inds. songs available on music subscription services

All songs by w-inds. are now available on music subscription services. 

w-inds. have released a total of 593 songs from their debut work "Forever Memories" to their latest "Dirty Talk." To commemorate this occasion, a campaign has been launched on Spotify in which their fans create a w-inds. playlist. The winner of this campaign will receive a voice comment from the members.

Google Lens Now Available Through Xperia Xz2 Camera App

Google Lens now available through Xperia XZ2 camera app

Google Lens is a great tool to use if you are want to identify landmarks, buildings, or in fact anything else in the world around you. Well now Sony has announced that Google Lens has been directly integrated within the stock camera app of the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact.

Alcatel 1x Android Go Handset Available In The U.s. Next Week

Alcatel 1X Android Go Handset Available In The U.S. Next Week


A handful of Google’s OEM partners have committed to making Android Go-powered devices. ZTE launched its Android Go device back in March and while it could have been the first such smartphone to be sold in the United States, the recent ban placed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the company has effectively crippled the company and forced it to cease business operations. This means that Alcatel can now have the honor of selling the first Android Go smartphone in the U.S. next week.

The device, Alcatel 1X, is going to be available for purchase in the United States next week for $100. This is also the first device that Alcatel has made which is powered by Android Go, a fresh iteration of Android that Google has developed for low-end devices.

Carrot Weather Now Available On Android

Carrot Weather Now Available On Android

iOS users are probably very familiar with the Carrot app. For those who aren't, Carrot is an app (or a series of apps under the same banner) that features a very snarky AI assistant that will talk back to you. The developer has created multiple versions of the app for various purposes, such as one to motivate you to exercise, and one that tells you the weather, just to name a few.

The good news for Android users is that it looks like Carrot Weather is finally available on Android. The app is currently in beta but users can check it out on Google Play if they're interested and don't mind the fact that not all the kinks might have been ironed out yet. In terms of features, it's more or less the same as the iOS version.

Pokémon Quest Now Available For The Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Quest Now Available For The Nintendo Switch

Earlier it was confirmed that the Nintendo Switch would be getting two new Pokemon games later this year where they are expected to be released in November. It was also confirmed that a core Pokemon RPG would be launching in 2019, but what about gamers who want to play Pokemon now?

The good news is that you won't have to wait until November because Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon game for the Switch called Pokemon Quest. According to the description of the game, "Venture into Tumblecube Island with your Pokémon buddies in the new Pokémon Quest game! Pokémon Quest is a free-to-start action-adventure Pokémon entry for Nintendo Switch with a fun, cube-shaped art style. Take your Pokémon team on expeditions in search of treasure, battle bosses, and strengthen your Pokémon with Power Stones to build the ultimate expedition team!"

Steam Link App Now Available On Android In Beta

Steam Link App Now Available On Android In Beta

Last week Valve announced that they would be launching a Steam Link app for mobile devices. While it is not to be confused with the Steam Link gadget, in practice it more or less does the same thing where users can stream their games on Steam to their mobile devices via the app so that they can play PC games on their phones.

The good news is that if you were looking forward to the launch of the app, you'll be pleased to learn that it is now available on Android in beta form. This means that gamers with Android devices will be able to take it for a spin, but note that since the app is in beta, it means that there might be some kinks that have yet to be worked out, and features that aren't necessarily guaranteed to make the final cut.

Wireless Android Auto Is Available For Google Phones

Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo – that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P. Sorry, folks, your LG- or Samsung-branded phone will have to wait. You'll also need a USB cable for the initial setup, so don't leave the wire at home the first time around. Wireless, smartphone-based in-car interfaces have been slow in coming regardless of which smartphone you use. Apple's CarPlay has supported wireless connections for longer, but it's still not nearly as common as its wired counterpart. Still, this is an important step. Car manufacturers and electronics companies may be more likely to add wireless support knowing that there's a wider variety of compatible handsets.

Sony Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Available From Amazon And Best Buy Soon

Sony Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact Available From Amazon And Best Buy Soon


It has not even been a couple of months since Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona back in February. If you liked what you saw and wanted to pick one up then you will be delighted to find out that Sony’s latest smartphones will soon be available for purchase from Amazon and Best Buy in the United States. Many Sony fans will likely be interested in these handsets given that they come with some substantial design changes that were missing from previous iterations.

Some of the design changes that Sony has made include a curved glass back for the XZ2 and slimmer bezels on both models. They also adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio for the display which is a big trend this year as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

Xperia Xz2 And Xz2 Compact Now Available Across Europe

Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact now available across Europe

The Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact are now in stock at the Sony Mobile Store in Europe, as well as other retailers across Europe. Both flagship handsets are available at Amazon.co.uk, and is set to launch in Amazon's other European sites from tomorrow. The Xperia XZ2 will set you back £699 in the UK, with the Xperia XZ2 Compact at £529. Who plans to pick one up? Let us know in the comments below.

First Android Go Handset For The U.s. Available Now

First Android Go Handset For The U.S. Available Now


Android Go is an iteration of Google’s mobile operating system that the company announced last year. It’s meant for low-end devices with specs that leave a lot to be desired. However, the OS and accompanying apps are lightweight enough to provide a good user experience on such devices. It was confirmed a couple of months ago that ZTE will be the first to bring an Android Go smartphone to the United States and the company’s Tempo Go handset is now available for purchase in the country.

There’s a Qualcomm MSM8909 processor under the hood of the ZTE Tempo Go coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It also has a 2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel rear camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB port, and a 2,200mAh battery. Other specs include a 5 inch FWVGA 480×854 pixel resolution display, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.

Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition Now Available

Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition Now Available

Over the years we've seen Hasbro's Monopoly take on several different versions by partnering up with other companies and franchises, such as Star Wars. However if you're more of a Nintendo fan, you might be interested to learn that Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition is now available for purchase.

For the most part the game will still play a lot like Monopoly where players will be able to purchase various properties from the Mario Kart series, such as Rainbow Road and Bowser's Castle, just to name a few. However there will be also the inclusion of a racing element in the game to make it more Mario Kart-like.