Archive for April, 2018


Android Oreo on 4% of all devices, April 2018 distribution numbers show

Android Oreo is the latest system update to Google’s OS, but its trickle-down effect is slow. New April 2018 distribution numbers place Oreo on 4.6% of all Android-powered devices.

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Best features of Android P

Everyone loves new features, and Android gets new ones every year when it’s time for a new version.

In 2018, that means Android P and there are a handful of new great things to check out on top of the changes that make Android more efficient and easier for developers to build applications. We’ve picked out the best of these new features that you can look forward to having once your phone gets updated or you buy  [Read More…]

You should never have to reset any software, so why do we need to reset our phones?

A Motorola StarTAC sold new for $ 900 in 1996 and you never had to factory reset its software. One of these things has changed.

There’s a disturbing long-term belief that broken software is somehow our fault for not keeping it clean when it comes to a phone. I’ve seen it rise up again recently now that Oreo has been available for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 long enough for users to experience problems, but it  [Read More…]

What’s the best way to clean your smartphone?

A clean phone is a happy phone.

Thanks to ultra-slim bezels, aluminum frames, and shiny glass backs, our smartphones are now more luxurious than they’ve ever been before. However, as great as they may look when they’re fresh out of the box, just about everyone knows that those good looks can quickly start to fade after a few days of normal use.

Since we take our smartphones just about everywhere, they have a tendency to get really  [Read More…]

Nokia 1 review: Android Go has a lot of potential

HMD’s most affordable Android phone to date has plenty to offer.

HMD Global set its sights on the budget segment last year, and heading into 2018 the Finnish manufacturer is doubling down with phones targeted at all price points. The Nokia 1 is particularly interesting as it is the first Android Go device from the manufacturer, with the phone featuring Google’s lightweight operating system optimized for low-powered hardware.

The Nokia 1 retails for under $ 100, and  [Read More…]

How to use Samsung Smart Switch to back up your Galaxy phone

How do I back up my data on my Samsung Galaxy device?

While Google’s services do a great job of keeping your content in the cloud, it gets a bit trickier when trying to back up certain types of local data — things like application data, game saves, and more. It’s not hard to sign back into all of your apps when you get a new phone, but Samsung’s Smart Switch app makes setting up a new  [Read More…]

Bluboo shows off its Galaxy S9 alternative, the S3, in official video (Promoted)

Bluboo is gearing up to unveil the S3 flagship, which it hopes will take customers’ mind off the Galaxy S9. The phone will go on sale on April 18.

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T-Mobile fined $40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier.

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $ 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were unable to reach  [Read More…]

iHeartRadio now offers free curated playlists to everyone

iHeartRadio’s curated playlists no longer hide behind a paywall. Now free users can take advantage of this feature too, previously reserved only for subscribers.

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Huawei’s first 5G smartphone will make its debut in Q3 2019

Huawei’s upcoming 5G smartphone will feature the company’s own 5G modem.

Huawei has kicked off the 2018 edition of its global analyst summit in Shenzhen, with the Chinese manufacturer detailing plans for the next year. With 5G set to gain momentum next year, Huawei has announced that its first 5G-enabled smartphone will be making its debut in the latter half of 2019.

Given the timing of the launch, it’s not unlikely to expect that Huawei’s first 5G  [Read More…]