Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors point to a March 11 release dateGoogle's working on their own VR platform; the Galaxy S7 is March-bound; and a sneak peek at the LG G5.
[MUSIC] What's up Brian Tong here with your Googlicious for everything Google we can pack inside of a show. We all know virtual reality will finally get its real mainstream consumer push this year. We saw it everywhere at CES and the experiences are amazing. Those are not my pants or legs. Do the objects appear closer in real life? [LAUGH] Wait, it's over? See? Amazing. Now Google looks to be working on its own hardware after multiple job listings, including one for a hardware engineer lead specifically mentioning virtual reality in the main description for consumer devices. Google has made recent hires from people in the VR space to add to their team and YouTube started supporting VR video content back in November. They've really helped push VR forward with its Google Cardboard, but now it looks like they're going to build a more serious platform. All right Google Glass is a platform that's still alive for business even though it's pretty much dead for the consumer market. Glass has officially shut down all of its social media accounts Including Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, and more. Now the Google Glass Enterprise edition is still being worked on under the Project Aura Division, and earlier reports say they are even working on two screenless headsets that rely on audio only. The FCC released images of the enterprise edition to the public, but Google has yet to officially announce its existence. All right, it's still January, and news about smart phones really comes together in late February, after Mobile World Congress, to the early March time frame. But a tweet by the reliable Evily, Reports that Friday, March the 11th, will be the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S7. Schematics and case leaks indicate that the S7 won't be too much different from the previous generation, but we're sure to here more More at MWC. Now leaked pictures of a covered up LG5 from Droid-Life show off a peak of the metallic edge on the front and two camera sensors on the back. And a spot for a fingerprint sensor below that. The phone is rumored to still include a removable battery and a microSD card slot. Mobile Fun even has showcased their ArmourDillo protective case that shows these features a little more clearly, and a volume rocker located on the side now instead of the back. And if you thought Amazon was a one and done with smartphones, a report from The Information says, you thought wrong They won't be getting back into the hardware business, but the report says they are pushing for software partnerships with OEM. Amazon is looking beyond just loading their phones with the Amazon and Kindle app for purchasing goods. Instead they're looking to integrate something like taking their product identifier app that takes a picture of something and points people to the Amazon store. well this time put it directly into a manufacturers main camera app, making life easier for all of us. And jetBlue fleet of A-320 planes will be getting an infotainment overhaul with new android based touchscreens in the seat back. This is good news the upgrade will increase the screen size from 5.6" to 10.1" in And will include over 100 channels of programming compared to the current 36. But don't hold you breath. The rollout starts next year, and all aircrafts will be equipped by 2019. And if you're one of the 100 million active Spotify users, Spotify is expecting to release video content on its Android app this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. iOS will be ready at the end of the week. Spotify's video content partners include BBC, Comedy Central, MTV, ESPN, and more. They say the videos won't launch with advertising and the goal here is to build their audience. And introduce video viewing to viewers that use Spotify solely for music until now. All right, that's gonna do it for this week. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @braintong. Thanks for watching. We'll see you guys next time for some more of that Googlicious. [MUSIC] Googlicious. [BLANK_AUDIO]