If there’s one thing Android manufacturers deserve a lot of credit for, it’s trying weird ideas that may or may not have any chance of actually succeeding in the real world. ZTE is tackling the problem of a display notch in the weirdest way yet, and even though I don’t think it’ll catch on, it’s […]
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Nokia has brought their latest crop of phones to kick off MWC 2019, and there’s plenty here to be excited about. Not only are we finally getting to see that phone with the ridiculous camera layout that’s leaked multiple times, but Nokia is keeping their non-smartphone game going, too. Nokia 9 PureView First up, let’s […]
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The Pixel 3 has a phenomenal camera, and if you’ve seen the photos you don’t really need any numbers to tell you that. But if you do like numbers, you’ll be interested to see that the Google Pixel 3 has taken the highest DxOMark score for all single lens Android phones with a score of 101. […]
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The former ‘King of Android,’ HTC, has been absent from our minds in recent months that have seen flagship smartphones launched by just about every other handset maker. With the exception of the ludicrous blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, HTC has been quietly existing in the shadows of its competitors, with its most recent offering being the […]
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If you’ve already purchased a Google Pixel 3, don’t break it. According to some horror stories on the internet, Google is apparently unable to fix broken devices just yet, and they aren’t able to get the parts to their partner repair store, uBreakiFix. The story, which comes from 9to5Google, saw a Pixel 3 XL take […]
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The Nexus 6P and budget-friendly 5X launched in 2015 with a three-year update guarantee from Google. This included two years of major software upgrades and three years of security updates. That makes 2018 the last year for Nexus updates as the new Pixel line replaced them in 2016. A spontaneous two-month extension was granted last […]
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Earlier this week a report broke that Chinese spies were eavesdropping on Donald Trump’s phone calls from his personal, unsecured iPhone, which obviously carries a ton of political implications that your local Android site probably isn’t qualified to evaluate. And while that kind of accusation and potential carelessness really isn’t great for anyone involved, China […]
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Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]
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Do you want to be one of the first everyday users to try Google's phone-calling Duplex AI? You'd better have a Pixel device. Google has announced that Pixel users in the US will be the first to have access to the feature in November. If you live in A…
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In March, the FBI arrested Vincent Ramos, the founder and CEO of Phantom Secure, for allegedly modifying phones and selling them to criminal organizations including drug cartels. Now, Ramos has pled guilty to these charges.
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Some Android users probably noticed some strange things happening with their phones over the last couple of days. Apps might have stopped updating in the background, location services maybe weren't in use when your screen was locked, and your notific…
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Honor has officially released the 8X and 8X Max budget-friendly devices, although as of now they’re only set for a Chinese release. They’re still rocking some flagship-caliber features, however, including a dual-camera setup and a notched display. Yep, 2018. You know we had to mention the notch. First up, we’ll talk about the Honor 8X. […]
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OnePlus has always tried to sell phones by cutting unnecessary corners to keep costs low, but one of those corners was in full distribution that you see with other manufacturers. You can’t walk into most stores, check out a OnePlus 6, and walk out with a phone in a big and a ton of accessories. […]
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Now that Android Pie has been officially announced and is rolling out, we can start pestering manufacturers about when their devices will get the upgrade. HTC has dropped some info already, confirming the Android 9.0 update and which devices will get it. It’s (hopefully) not a comprehensive list of everything in HTC’s portfolio, but if […]
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Huawei might have taken Apple's place as the second largest smartphone seller in the world, but that doesn't mean everyone's a fan now. According to CNN, the Democratic National Committee has warned candidates running in November against using device…
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Popular media player app, VLC, has announced that Huawei smartphones are blacklisted from downloading and installing the app from Play Store because of EMUI’s aggressive power management policy of killing background apps. After numerous one-star reviews on the Play Store from Huawei users complaining about the VLC app not playing audio in the background, the developer […]
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Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life — we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peopl…
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Last year, Huawei managed to ship around 150 million phones globally. That’s really good and confirmed Huawei as one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers on the planet. But you can’t keep growing as a company by shipping the same amount of phones every year, so what’s the next goal for Huawei? Try 200 million. Don’t forget to […]
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This may seem like an odd combination but Huawei has announced plans to make it possible to run Windows 10 on several of their Android-powered smartphones and mobile devices. The capability will be made available through a new Huawei Cloud PC service and only requires installation of an app on the device. The Huawei hardware […]
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Oath Inc., the digital content subsidiary of Verizon as announced a deal to pre-load several apps on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ purchased through Verizon. Eventually other Samsung devices sold through Verizon will likely see the same treatment. The initial apps included in the announcement include Newsroom, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Go90, […]
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The US government has been in a spat with ZTE and Huawei recently, with issues ranging from sanction violations to national security concerns. That conflict is escalating today, and it’s going to hurt the sales of both companies’ phones even more. The Pentagon has ordered US military bases to stop selling any Huawei or ZTE […]
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Tons of new smartphones are supporting wireless charging, especially many of Samsung’s best offerings. However, you don’t get the wireless charger in the box, so that’s probably one of the first things you’ll look for when you start buying accessories. And like regular chargers, there are a ton to choose from. There are all kinds […]
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In recent years, one way Amazon tried to make a little coin in the smartphone market after their own attempts to produce a smartphone fizzled out was to sell other manufacturer phones at a significant discount. The Prime Exclusive program was the source for these devices. The trade-off for consumers getting a deal on the […]
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Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. Malwarebytes has detailed a "drive-by" mining campaign that redirected millions of Android users to a website that…
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A slew of schematic designs for some new Huawei devices have leaked, showing off a set of new devices, features, and naming conventions. The leak shows off the P20, P20 Plus, and P20 Pro, with the last design taking a bit of inspiration from Apple’s design team. This leak does also indicate that we won’t […]
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Going into settings and turning off your phone’s location will stop all apps and services from tracking your whereabouts. That’s a simple, easy to remember privacy concept. Unfortunately, there’s one small problem. Google has been tracking you anyway. You can take more drastic steps like turning off cellular data or even removing the SIM card […]
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If you’re in the market for just about anything, you’ll want to check out Tomtop. They offer a little bit of everything, from electronics and gadgets to clothes and musical instruments. Whatever it is you’re shopping for, whether that’s a present for someone else, something for your house, or just a new device to play […]
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Google's Pixel 2 smartphone has had a trail of problems following its launch. From software patches to fix audio issues to screen burn-in, the issues keep cropping up, leading the internet titan to extend warranties to make up for everyone's trouble….
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Following the texting bug that hit Samsung Galaxy S8 phones a week ago, many Pixel phones are unable to receive text messages after the official Android 8.0 Oreo update. Outgoing texts seem unaffected, but incoming messages just aren’t happening. Google is aware of the issue and actively working on a solution. The first sign of […]
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BayStreet Research, which tracks shipments of phones across the US, estimates that Essential has only sold 5,000 phones since its US retail debut in the last few weeks. That’s a tiny fraction of what larger companies like Samsung and Apple achieve, selling tens of millions of phones per quarter. The Essential Phone sells for a […]
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Motorola has revealed the smartphones that will be receiving an update to the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system upgrade. The list covers 10 different devices in three of the many Motorola series of phones. One group of owners that will not be happy if they were looking forward to Android Oreo will be owners of […]
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The Nokia 8 broke cover in the run-up to IFA 2017, so while it wasn't officially launched at the show in Germany, it's one of several phones vying for your cash ahead of a certain company's next phone. It's the most accomplished Android phone that No…
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Much of the Google Pixel's photographic prowess comes from its software — it's particularly good at high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode, which fills in gobs of detail while reducing the blur you sometimes see in HDR shots. But do you h…
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We loved LG's G6 and its 18:9 aspect ratio FullVision screen, and now the company will offer that setup in several smaller, lower-priced phones. While the G6+ takes care of the high-end with more storage and premium sound, the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α a…
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With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside Google’s. Amazon added phones from Nokia, Alcatel, and Lenovo for a simultaneous release date next month. These are the new Prime Exclusive devices: Nokia 6 for $ 179 (21% off) Alcatel Idol […]
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Google Play Music and Samsung have a history of exclusives, and now they may have debuted their best one yet. Android Authority reports that Google Play Music's playlist New Release Radio, which is a personalized playlist of new release music with da…
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Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]
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Your PIN code might be frighteningly easy to crack. Researchers at Newcastle University showed how a phone’s gyroscope and other sensors, along with special software, could crack it.
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Motorola is one of the companies directly responsible for the birth of the smartphone as we know it, and today officially marks the 44th anniversary of their announcement of the DynaTAC. It’s hard to even consider the DynaTAC and modern smartphones as being even remotely similar devices, but that’s where it all began. The DynaTAC weighed […]
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Verizon’s AppFlash, a new app rolling out to the carrier’s customers in the coming weeks, can track app usage and use it to target ads. The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that it could, too, be used by hackers as a common point of attack.
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Next time you’re out shopping, you could find yourself staring at a new LeEco-made phone or television to bring home. LeEco just announced new national retail partnerships that put its products in much-need locations. It’s a sign that the company is seeking to make its brand more visible, forgoing the original plan to only go […]
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MWC sets the trends for the mobile world each year, and this year, we’ve seen five big trends emerging: waterproof phones, nostalgic tech, TV tech in phones, no wearables, and the survival of the headphone jack.
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It looks like we’ll be seeing a slew of Android-based Nokia phones at MWC 2017 this year. VentureBeat says HMD Global Oy, the company with exclusive manufacturing rights to the Nokia brand, will be launching four new phones at the convention this year. HMD Global has already unveiled the Nokia 6, at least in China, […]
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According to Windows Central, sources have confirmed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates on Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft purchased developer Mojang in 2014 for $ 2.5 billion.
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Think phones with QWERTY keyboards are dead and gone? Think again. We’ve found a few different devices you can go and buy today, and each has its own physical keyboard. Here are our current favorites.
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Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.
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According to recent reports, MWC 2017 may be a big show for Sony. In fact, the company may release two new phones at the event, one of which is rumored to be the follow-up to last year’s Xperia X.
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