Category: Android News

Canadian carriers are preparing for 5G, but don’t get too excited yet

Canadian carriers are poised to begin tests for next-generation 5G service in the run-up to a public launch in the next five years.

According to The Star, Bell and Telus already have plans to begin 5G trials in their labs, and are working with international telecom standards bodies to finalize the 5G spec, which should happen over the next couple of years. Rogers is sitting tight, but is also eager to begin trials.

Bell, Rogers and Telus  [Read More…]

Nexus Player makes its exit from the Google Store

Google is no longer directly selling the Nexus Player, its premiere Android TV set-top box that launched alongside Google’s second (and more successful) attempt at entering the living room.

If you visit the Google Store now, the Nexus Player is no longer listed under the TV & Audio section, and its direct link no longer works either. Meanwhile, the Nexus Player remains out of stock across online retail outlets, so your best bet for securing one  [Read More…]

Seven music apps you need on your Android phone this summer

  Summer is almost here, bringing long road trips, days spent on the beach, and flights to other cities and countries. It’s time to plug into some new music on your Android device and create an epic summer 2016 playlist. doubleTwist Image via One of the best free music players you can download to

How do you use your phone for messaging?

Technology has made it easier than ever to talk to the people in your life.

Communicating using technology has become second nature for most of us. We use our phones to talk to coworkers, friends, and family alike. Phones have been a part of how we communicate with the people in our lives for decades. However, the way we communicate using them has definitely changed since smartphones because a normal part of life. That’s because we  [Read More…]

Project Abacus plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps based on a “Trust Score”

Google’s I/O Developer conference last week included a variety of changes to the Android Ecosystem. What you may have missed, however, is that Google ATAP discussed Project Abacus in a low-flying announcement. This was initially unveiled at Google I/O 2015, where the software giant described its ambition to take the pressure of password logins off the user. Project

Best third-party watch bands for Fossil Q Founder

Need more bands for your Fossil Q? Strap on one of these!

You bought your Fossil Q Founder with pride and you should wear it with pride! When it comes to the strap, you may need more than one. Different straps are good for different occasions.

The great thing about the Fossil Q Founder is it works with almost any 22mm band, and we have rounded up some of the best aftermarket bands for the Fossil  [Read More…]

11 lifetime services you can purchase for less than $50

Know someone about to graduate in the next few days? Are you in need of a gift for them? Why go the conventional route and pick up a physical product? No, this time you’re gonna be the cool friend or relative and purchase something practical for that special someone. We’ve put together a list of services

Micromax launches entry-level Bolt Selfie and announces Canvas Selfie 4

India’s leading handset maker, Micromax, has announced the launch of its two new smartphones — Bolt Selfie and Canvas Selfie 4. With a focus on front-facing camera, Micromax is bringing its highly successful Canvas Selfie range to the entry level Bolt series.

Commenting on the launch, Mr Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, said,

Our Bolt Selfie is designed to keep the new and young smartphone users especially women in Tier 2 & 3 cities who have  [Read More…]

Huawei sues Samsung on claims of patent infringement

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has filed suit against Samsung, accusing the Korean tech giant of patent infringement. Specifically, Huawei alleges that Samsung has infringed on some of its patents related to 4G technology, software and more.

From Reuters:

Huawei has filed lawsuits in the United States and China seeking compensation for what it said was unlicensed use of fourth-generation (4G) cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones.

Samsung is no stranger to  [Read More…]

Capital One among 48 new U.S. banks supported by Android Pay

The official Android Pay bank support list in the U.S. has been updated with a large number of new additions, including Capital One.

The list of new additions (via Droid life) include:

Advia Credit Union Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union Altra Federal Credit Union Amegy Bank Arsenal FCU Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union Bank of England (England, Arkansas) Benchmark Federal Credit Union Blackhawk Community Credit Union California Bank  [Read More…]