Google rolls out preview build of Android 7.1 for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C

On Wednesday, Google rolled out the Android 7.1.1 'Nougat' Developer Preview files for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P handset, and the Pixel C tablet.

The release of the developer preview build of Android 7.1.1 by Google is an apparent indication of the fact that the Google Nexus devices are getting Android 7.1 concurrently with Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. The new devices, with Android 7.1, are scheduled to arrive in Verizon stores probably on Thursday, October 20.

Sony will likely sell 'hundreds of thousands' of PlayStation VR units at launch

With Sony having officially launched its new virtual-reality (VR) headset this week, PlayStation executive Jim Ryan has projected that the company will sell "hundreds of thousands" of units of the headset at launch.

AWS and VMware announce new cloud partnership

At a press conference held in San Francisco on Thursday, Amazon's AWS division and VMware announced a new cloud partnership, under which VMware's software-defined data center software will be brought to AWS.

The service resulting from the AWS-VMware partnership will be called 'VMware Cloud on AWS.' It will be operated and supported by VMware, and will run on purpose-built hardware in AWS's data centers. As of now, the 'VMware Cloud on AWS' service is in technical preview.

HP updates its entire Envy product line

In a recent announcement, HP has revealed that it is releasing a major update of its entire Envy product line-up of premium laptops.

Facebook launches new standalone app --- ‘Events’ discovery and calendar app

In a Friday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is launching a new standalone app --- the 'Events from Facebook' discovery and calendar app.

The new 'Events' app harnesses some capabilities of Facebook's Events feature, to give users the ability to browse and search for ongoing events. Moreover, since the app is also capable of pulling calendars from the users' phones, all the plans of the users show up in one place; thereby enabling the users to know when they are free.

Sony unveils new A6500 camera at Manhattan event

At a somewhat low-key event held recently in Manhattan, Sony announced its new A6500 camera which marks an upgrade to the company's A6300 prosumer mirrorless camera launched in March this year.