Archive for August, 2017


Samsung may release a Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM in China

Samsung could be aiming for an $ 800 price point with the 4GB Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung usually reserves its highest-specced phones for the Chinese market — the country was the first to pick up a 6GB version of the Galaxy S8 — but it looks like the manufacturer is set to launch a Note 8 variant with 4GB of RAM in the country. That’s according to TENAA’s certification page for SM-N9508 and SM-N9500, the country-specific variants of the  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL tipped to launch on October 5 with Snapdragon 836 onboard

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch behind us, what are Android fans left to look forward to? Well the LG V30 is expected to land soon on August 31 and Google’s next-gen Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren’t too far either. Speaking of which, last year Google pulled the wraps off the Pixel […]

You can grab a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 for $100 today only

Your focus may be on the Galaxy Note 8 today, but that doesn’t mean this deal from our friends at Thrifter is worth missing out on!

While Samsung’s Galaxy S5 may be on the older side when it comes to smartphones, it is still quite a capable device. Today only, you can pick up a refurbished 16GB version of the device for just $ 99.99 in your choice of black or white from Woot!. Originally released in 2014,  [Read More…]

The Essential Galaxy Note 8 podcast

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Michael Fisher sequester in a New York City hotel to talk about the newly released Essential Phone—and after months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here!

Sit back and relax for this one — it’s a little long, a little rough, and a little drunk. And a lot good.

Show Notes and Links:

Essential Phone review Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on preview is official MrMobile’s Galaxy Note 8 hands-on video  [Read More…]

What color Galaxy Note 8 should you buy: Black, grey, gold or blue?

So you’re going to get a Galaxy Note 8 — but what color do you choose?

It’s the question so many people will be asking themselves as the Galaxy Note 8 hits store shelves. Which of the available colors is “best” for me? Well we can’t make up your mind for you, but we can offer looks at each of the four colors of the Galaxy Note 8, all side-by-side, and talk about a few of each  [Read More…]

Google’s next Pixel phones will be unveiled on Oct 5

Google’s next Pixel devices will be announced on October 5.

According to @evleaks, the next Google Pixel phones will be unveiled at an event held on October 5. The first generation phones were announced on October 6, 2016, so the upcoming event will be almost exactly a year later.

@Evleaks also noted the devices will be powered by the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 836. Given that the Snapdragon 821 was a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 820,  [Read More…]

Roku now accounts for 37 percent of all streaming players

With a variety of models on offer, Roku now accounts for 37% of the streaming box market.

As more and more consumers look to cut the cord and get away from their cable companies, consumer electronics companies like Apple, Google and Amazon are more than happy to sell these users on an Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV or Fire TV. However, it seems more users are choosing a Roku streaming player.

Parks Associates reports the breakdown of  [Read More…]

Here’s what the Galaxy Note 8 means for your VR experience

A new Galaxy Note means more power for VR users, but it also means a tiny sacrifice.

Samsung has made the Galaxy Note 8 officially official, and that means there are at least a couple of folks out there wondering what upgrading to this new phone means for your existing experiences. If you have a Galaxy S7, is this the big upgrade you’ve been hoping for? Our friends at Android Central have been breaking down all of  [Read More…]

Verizon buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

Which Verizon plan fits your needs best?

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. with over 145 million subscribers. It offers nationwide Voice and LTE data coverage on its network, using GSM, LTE, and CDMA technology.

Verizon offers unlimited talk and text wireless plans for individuals and families and it has deals on the latest smartphone, including the Samsung Galaxy S8. If you’re thinking of switching to Verizon or you’re about to renew your  [Read More…]

Samsung offering up to $425 off the Galaxy Note 8 to those who had a Note 7

Owners of the ill-fated Note 7 will be able to get the Note 8 at a discount.

The Galaxy Note 7, to keep things short, had an interesting life. After being recalled twice, the phone was reborn earlier this year as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition. Now, people in the U.S. who owned Samsung’s late-2016 flagship will have a reason to celebrate that phone’s short life — at least now.

Samsung is tweaking its typical phone trade-in  [Read More…]