Category: Android News


Qualcomm’s ambitious new fingerprint sensors work through touchscreens

Qualcomm wants you to unlock your phone in ways you haven’t before.

Qualcomm wants in on the fingerprint sensor madness, since every phone these days has one — or should — and the company basically owns every other part of the animal, so why not another?

Dubbed Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, the term encompasses three main input methods: Display, Metal, and Glass. The first is both the most interesting and requires the longest wait, since it represents the  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 450 chip aims for speed and battery life on a budget

Qualcomm is bolstering its value line of systems-on-a-chip with the new Snapdragon 450.

As it has already twice this year, Qualcomm is introducing another so-called platform, a catch-all for its Snapdragon chips that power so many smartphones and tablets today.

This one, the Snapdragon 450, is aimed at budget phones, and aims to introduce a number of efficiency upgrades to help low-cost devices last all day like their mid-range and high-end rivals.

The platform is now built  [Read More…]

Best tips for getting started with the OnePlus 5

So you just got your OnePlus 5. Let us help you get the most out of it right away.

When you unbox your brand new phone, it can be enticing to jump right into setting it up how you’ve been using your previous phone without any consideration of the new features you now have. So after you get through setup and start downloading your apps, we encourage you to take a few minutes and check out some  [Read More…]

New renders show off what the Galaxy Note 8 will look like with dual cameras

A new video shows off a render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, confirming the dual-camera setup, as well as the rear placement of the fingerprint scanner.

Ad-subsidized Nokia 6 goes up on Amazon for $179 along with $99 Moto E4

Amazon’s lineup of ad-subsidized phones now include the Nokia 6 and Motorola’s latest entry-level phone.

Ahead of its availability in early July, the Nokia 6 is now up for pre-order on Amazon for just $ 179. Like the Moto G5 Plus, Amazon is offering a Prime Exclusive edition of the Nokia 6 with lock screen ads, knocking $ 50 off the retail price of the device. Amazon is also kicking off sales of an ad-subsidized version of the Moto  [Read More…]

Valve ‘Knuckles’ controllers — Everything you need to know!

Valve’s newest VR controllers, what are being called Knuckles, are fully-tracked motion controllers with a new design and a few neat tricks. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

Valve’s newest controllers are taking things in an interesting direction; they are immediately familiar but have quite a few new features and a new way to attach to your hands. If you’re wondering what they’re all about, we have everything you need to know.

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HTC U11 review: A second opinion

HTC’s 2017 flagship is an excellent handset that sets the tone for the future of HTC’s smartphone business.

When you can pick up a pretty good smartphone for around $ 400, why would you cough up the extra 250 bucks for an HTC flagship? That question has been central to the Taiwanese manufacturer’s decline over the past couple of years. The company would target the likes of Apple and Samsung, miss, and get trounced by OnePlus, Huawei,  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 renders purport to show large dimensions, rear fingerprint sensor

Could this be the Galaxy Note 8?

Still a couple months out from seeing the Galaxy Note 8 for real, renders have surfaced purporting to show the next big phone from Samsung. These “leaked” renders, offered up by 91Mobiles and @onleaks, are actually constructed using factory CAD information — meaning they’re made after the fact to look like a complete phone, rather than the typical leaks we see of actual completed device renders from a company.

Based on  [Read More…]

2 billion people use Facebook every month, despite its consistently subpar Android app

Facebook has reached a new milestone.

2 billion people now use Facebook every month, which is an incredible feat for a single platform to reach. On average, 800 million people “like” something on Facebook every single day. Surprisingly, over 1 billion people are using Facebook Groups every month. Those are just absolutely bonkers numbers to think about.

From the perspective of those who use Facebook on Android to be part  [Read More…]

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