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.

Ikea's Ar 'place' App Is Now Available On Android

IKEA's AR 'Place' App Is Now Available On Android

When Apple announced ARKit, they also revealed that they had partnered up with several companies to create augmented reality (AR) apps such as IKEA where they launched their "Place" app for iOS devices. The app was initially exclusive to iOS devices but now it looks like it is available for Android devices as well.

Unsurprisingly Android's version will use Google's ARCore and is expected to function pretty much the same way. In case it wasn't already obvious, the IKEA Place app lets users superimpose IKEA furniture in their homes. However as it uses AR technology, it will be more detailed than just slapping an image on the screen and will provide users with a more accurate look as to what certain pieces of furniture might look like.

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Switch Available For Pre-order

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Switch Available For Pre-Order

Much to the delight of many gamers, Nintendo confirmed a couple of weeks ago that Super Smash Bros. will be headed onto the Switch later this year. The company did not mention any specific dates, but regardless it appears that Amazon is more than happy to start taking your money.

Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Amazon Germany appear to be taking pre-orders for the upcoming game. According to their listings, they have put a release date for the 31st of December, 2018 which is clearly a placeholder. Nintendo themselves did not mention a release date but we guess if you don't mind pre-ordering this early on, you can go ahead and do so.

Android P Developer Preview Download Available Now

Android P Developer Preview Download Available Now

Google was expected to offer the Android P developer preview download this month and that is precisely what the company has done today. Factory images for the next major iteration of the Android platform have been released today by the company. Developers and Android enthusiasts can now get it up and running on select devices.

As expected, Android P brings support for the notch, something that Apple popularized with the iPhone X and is now being widely embraced by Android OEMs. Android P will let apps manage how the content is displayed on devices with a notch on the front.

First Android P Developer Preview Download May Be Available Soon

First Android P Developer Preview Download May Be Available Soon

Google’s OEM partners are still in the process of gradually rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to their compatible handsets while the company is gearing up to introduce the next major platform update for Android. It’s expected that Google will offer the first Android P Developer Preview download in the near future as the first Android O developer previews were also rolled out in March last year.

Prolific Twitter leakster @evleaks has tweeted that the first Android P Developer Preview download is being targeted for a “mid-month release,” which suggests that the first preview of the next major Android platform update could be out in a couple of weeks from now.

Camera Pro Available Once Again For Nokia Smartphones

Camera Pro Available Once Again For Nokia Smartphones

If you ever played with a Nokia Lumia device back in the day then you will be well aware that they had impressive cameras aided by Carl Zeiss optics. Not only that, the handsets came with one of the best camera apps for Android smartphones, known as Nokia Pro Camera, Lumia Camera, and as Nokia Camera. The app changed names many times but it offered features like manual focus and the ability to adjust the shutter speed as far back as 2013. Nokia is no longer the same company anymore but fans of its devices will surely appreciate the return of Camera Pro in a new way.

Many Android smartphones now offer full-fledged pro camera modes which enable users to tweak advanced settings in order to take the perfect shot. However, the much-loved Camera Pro app was missing when HMD Global rolling out the first batch of Nokia-branded devices last year.