Apple finally updated the 9.7″ iPad and for some reason named it iPad Pro.
The new iPad gets many of the Pro features from its bigger brother. Apple Pencil support and the Pro display are on board but there are some new features as well. For example the new Pro has the least reflective display glass on any iPad. It also packs a 12MP camera with 4K video recording for those who like to be that guy.
Pricing starts at $599 for the 32GB model and goes all the way up to $899 for the 256GB model. The iPad Pro will be available on March 31st and preorders start on March 24th. The new Pro will be available in four colors, grey, silver, gold and rose gold.
Apple has released the new iPhone SE, a 4″ iPhone that looks exactly like an iPhone 5 or 5S.
The new and highly anticipated 4″ iPhone is now here. Apple has recycled the design of the iPhone 5 and 5S, bumped up the specs and added new colors. The result is iPhone SE.
The iPhone SE packs the specs from iPhone 6S but with obviously smaller display and battery. The display also lacks the 3D Touch feature. They must leave something for next year, though.
Pricing starts at $399 for the 16GB model and goes up to $499 for the 64GB variant. The iPhone SE will be available on March 31 and preorders start on March 24.
Google has released the first developer preview of the Android N with Android Beta program.
The next version of Android is now available for selected Nexus and Android One devices as a developer preview. It looks like the Nexus 5 will not receive the Android N update as it’s left out of the preview program.
There are two ways to update a Nexus device to the preview version. The image can be downloaded directly from Google and flashed to the phone with Android Studio. The second option is to join the beta program to receive updates over the air. The beta program site is currently down so we are not sure if it’s really an option.
The biggest new feature of the Android N is the multi-window or split-screen multitasking. The feature Samsung has had for ages is finally available in the stock Android. There are also some adjustments on the notifications and the Doze.
I’ll be joining the beta program when possible to be one of the firsts to try out the next Android.