Archive for March, 2019

The Nokia 7 Plus was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers

Nokia left Chinese telecom code on the international model of the phone.

For the past couple of years, Nokia’s been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia’s many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.

Per NRK:

In February, we got a tip from Henrik  [Read More…]

Get your hands on a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 for just $140 today only

One of the most accessible ways to get a phone that still packs plenty of power.

Woot has the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 on sale for $ 139.99 today only. The promotion includes the gold and black models with 32GB of on-board storage. While there may be some cosmetic blemishes, all of the phones in the sale are fully functional and come with a 90-day Woot warranty. The phones were originally made for Sprint but are compatible  [Read More…]

How to adjust Always On Display on the Galaxy S10

Always On Display has been a mainstay on Galaxy flagships for several years now, with the feature serving up useful information on the display even when the screen is off. Samsung has added a lot of additional functionality to AOD over the years, and on the Galaxy S10 you get a ton of customization options to make it your own.

Give your Galaxy a boost Samsung 256GB EVO Plus microSD Card

$ 50 at Amazon

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Nanoleaf Canvas review

A lot of what we review at AndroidGuys centers strictly around Android phones, tablets, and smartphones as a whole. That net has widened over the years with Chrome OS, smart homes, and the whole Internet of Things.

Much of what’s covered here could be considered more necessity and life-enhancing; there’s often more need than want. But, every so often we get a chance to review something that doesn’t necessarily provide any true value other than fun and entertainment.

Nanoleaf Canvas  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Input launches in Canada for $45

Early adopters can grab it for just $ 30.

The Echo Input, Amazon’s smart hockey puck that turns old/dumb speakers into Alexa-enabled ones, is coming to Canada after launching in the U.S. in late 2018.

Using either Bluetooth or a 3.5mm cable, the Echo Input connects to existing speakers throughout your home and allows you to perform Alexa voice commands as if the assistant was built right into them. For people that already own good sound equipment  [Read More…]

What is State Share for Stadia?

Best answer: State Share allows developers to instantly share a playable moment from a game with the world state, player’s position, and inventory among other factors preserved.

Play on your TV: Chromecast Ultra ($ 69 at Amazon) Go portable: Lenovo Chromebook 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop ($ 254 at Amazon) How does State Share work?

The game’s state will be encoded in a link that tells Stadia where to pick up the game at a specific moment in time.  [Read More…]

Thursday’s top deals: Amazon Kindle, Philips Hue, and more

We spend every day trawling the web for the very best deals so you don’t have to. Our very favorites from today have been rounded up below for your personal perusal and purchasing pleasure. Don’t miss ’em!

Good reads only 📚 All-new Amazon Kindle

Amazon just announced the 10th-generation of its Kindle e-reader, and it is available for pre-order for $ 89.99. Making this purchase will also give you a three-month trial to Kindle Unlimited, which normally just  [Read More…]

Nokia is taking over the mid-range market and I’m good with that

I’m happy to drool over a delicious new flagship like the Samsung Galaxy S10 — I have so many cases lined up to test with mine when it arrives this week — but when I was watching the livestreams and the hype from Mobile World Congress last month, what caught my eye wasn’t the folding screens or the in-screen fingerprint sensors. What caught my eye was Nokia, continuing to save the budget market and offer some of the  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S10e from the Galaxy S8?

Best answer: The Galaxy S10e is a great upgrade choice coming from a Galaxy S8. The S10e is similarly sized to the S8, and is upgraded across the board in all of its components and specs. But it provides the same core Samsung experience as the phone you already have. If you like the Galaxy S8 but it’s just feeling a bit old, the S10e is an excellent upgrade.

Great upgrade: Samsung Galaxy S10e ($ 750 at  [Read More…]

What kind of Gorilla Glass covers the Moto G7?

Best answer: The Moto G7 is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This wraps around both the front and rear of the device to offer the most protection.

Can’t scratch this: Moto G7 ($ 300) What kind of Gorilla Glass is used?

The Moto G7 features Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is both damage and scratch-resistant. Additionally, the glass is used on the front and back of the G7, ensuring that your handset will be protected from  [Read More…]