If you’ve always wanted a Tesla-like touchscreen display for your car, look no further than Sony’s new XAV-AX8000 in-car media receiver. Once installed, you get an 8.95-inch, anti-glare display that seamlessly hovers over your dashboard and only requires a single-DIN space. Unlike other head units, this one supports both both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via USB, complete with hands-free voice control. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Huawei HarmonyOs is the company’s official Android replacement, unveiled at a press conference in the southern city of Dongguan, China. The operating system is known as HongMengOS in Chinese, which translates to “bring more harmony and convenience to the world”. This software is crucial if the White House tightens the ban on US companies selling technology products to Huawei, which would include Google’s Android operating system. Read more for a video and additional information.
The team over at XDA Developers brings an unofficial port of Android to the Nintendo Switch, complete with Joy-Con support. To be more specific, Switch owners with consoles purchased prior to summer 2018 are now able to boot LineageOS 15.1 directly from an SD card. This version of Lineage includes all Android features, support for Google Play services, and is capable of running native Nvidia Shield apps. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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The Nintendo Switch Lite will be here for this holiday season, but does it really have any competitors? Quite frankly, there are no other dedicated portable game consoles that can match up with this gaming giant. Art. Lebedev Studio may have come up with the next best solution, the AGC, or Android Gaming Console, which sports a D-pad, thumb sticks, traditional XYAB buttons, and even two shoulder buttons. Other features include: stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and even an optional dock. Unlike the Switch, this smart device can also be used as a smartphone. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Dr. Mario World has been released a day early for both the iOS and Android platforms. This free-to-play game by Nintendo features in-app purchases consisting of diamond bundles that are priced from $2 to $70. These can be used by players to refresh their energy meter or be used to acquire items such as extra capsules. However, the Coins are free and earned through in-game progress and used to summon additional doctors. The game basically has you matching capsules with viruses and watching them disappear – just match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Read more for a 10-minute gameplay video and additional information.
Popular fighting game content producer Maximilian Dood recently got a chance to preview the unreleased Capcom Project Battle, a new mobile card game for iOS and Android platforms. You’ll find many familiar characters, like from a variety of different games, including Ryu, Morrigan, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chris Redfield, Mega-Man, Chun-Li, Dante, and even Rathalos. Simply put, players get three active spaces to place cards from their deck and battle their opponent’s vitality from 30 to 0 by using attacks from characters drawn. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Niantic, the maker of Pokémon GO, announced today that its new game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch worldwide on June 21st. The game will be available in the US and the UK on Friday to kick off its worldwide launch. Players will be able to view the gameplay world through a smartphone, just like its predecessor, and fight against mythical beasts from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts universe. You’ll be able to choose a wizarding house, wand, and a profession – Professor, Auror or Magizoologist. Read more for the gameplay trailer and additional information.
Dr. Mario World was first announced earlier this year, but now, Nintendo confirms that the game will be released for both iOS and Android platforms on July 10th. This is a free to download game with optional in-app purchases and is being co-developed by Nintendo, LINE, as well as NHN Entertainment. Initially, it will be launched in approximately sixty countries/regions, including Japan and the United States. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.
Nintendo officially announced today that it will host a closed beta Mario Kart Tour test for Android devices from May 22 to June 4 in the United States and Japan. “The closed beta test is a test of an application under development and is held for customers in order to improve the quality of the game. Furthermore, the number of customers who may participate in this test is limited. If the number of applications exceeds the number of possible participants, we will randomly select the participants,” said Nintendo. Read more for a video, a link to the beta signup and additional information.
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Microsoft has officially rebranded “Miami Street” into “Forza Street”, and for those who haven’t yet tried the free-to-play game, it basically offers a “race-on-the-go” experience for Windows 10, iOS as well as Android users. Simply put, players choose an event, set their lineup, and race to collect legendary cars. To keep things accessible on mobile devices, Forza Street offers timing-based controls rather than direction. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.