Articles By Sean Carruthers

On the good ship Lollipop: A sweet week for Android fans

If your sweet tooth was starting to ache when earlier reports emerged that the next Android would be boringly dubbed “Android L”, you can start licking your lips again in anticipation. Android 5.0

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

No contract? No problem: More Android smartphone bargains

When the new iPhone 6 models were released last week, there was yet another collective gasp when the non-contract prices were announced. With the entry level model starting at $749, the usual grumblers

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Moto E: How much Android do you get for $179?

Recently my inbox had a heads-up about the new Moto E handset from Motorola, which is now available in the Canadian marketplace for $179 at Staples…unlocked. For those looking for a new handset,

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Android gadget roundup – Summer 2014 edition

Sure, your Android smartphone or tablet can be a lot of fun all by itself, but sometimes it’s good to have some travel companions to add to the fun. Here are a few

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Android at Google IO: What the L?

When the Google IO developer conference rolls around, you know there’s a bunch of Android news on the way, and this year is no exception. Sundar Pichai, Android’s senior VP, launched the big

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Amazon wants to set the smartphone market on Fire

Well, we knew that it was coming: Amazon has now increased its very own Android-powered device lineup by one, count ‘em, one new smartphone, and it’s called the Fire phone. Like the company’s

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Now: Google Play Music. Later: Android Silver (maybe)

On Monday, Google Canada launched the Google Play Music service in Canada. Previously available south of the border, Google finally added one more piece to the whole Android multimedia experience for those of

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Hands on with Chromecast

A few weeks back, Google finally made the Chromecast available in Canada, and that excited a whole lot of people. It’s easy to understand why: for just $39, you could have a device

Published on: April 28th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Android’s heart bleeds

I had planned to take a closer look at Google Chromecast (and some of the alternatives), but something happened on the way to the word processor: the Heartbleed bug was splashed across the

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Wearable devices getting closer

For Canadians,  last week was big for Android and Google news, Not only was the ChromeCast video-streaming device finally launched into the Canadian market, but the Android Wear project was finally officially launched.

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Sean Carruthers