Category: Android News

Xiaomi just unveiled a super cheap Amazon Echo alternative

The expanding smart speaker market just got a new addition. Following the footsteps of companies like Amazon, Google or Apple, Xiaomi today unveiled its own AI-powered speaker baptized the Xiaomi Mi AI. And as it’s to be expected of Xiaomi products, it comes with a super affordable price tag and customers will be able to […]

Allo: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know to get started with Google’s messaging service.

Allo is a smart messaging service that relies on the Google Assistant to serve up contextual suggestions. Assistant lives on as a chatbot within Allo, and you can invoke it to offer recommendations on nearby points of interest, tell jokes, play games, and much more. It’ll also suggest contextual replies in conversations, provide you with score updates for your sports teams, along with weather and  [Read More…]

How to use the archive feature in Google Photos

Archive pictures on Google Photos to keep your main screen free from clutter.

Google has been steadily adding features to Google Photos, and a recent addition is the ability to archive images from your main stream. The feature comes in handy if you’re looking to get your pictures more organized within Photos, or if you want to move a few images off the main view.

You can manually archive photos, and Google will also notify you  [Read More…]

Fleksy rises from the ashes under new owner, update available

The Fleksy keyboard first made an appearance on the scene back in 2013 and quickly became an extremely popular option in the Android world. But then in 2016, the development team behind the app announced Fleksy had been acquired Pinterest. Since then the keyboard app’s status has been pretty uncertain with no new updates being […]

Verizon’s Back to School promo: Get the Pixel for $5/month with device trade-in

The new school year is due to start in a month or two, but Verizon is already tempting students with a few sweet deals. As part of its Back to School promotion starting July 27, the carrier will offer the Google Pixel for only $ 5/month when you trade in an eligible handset. Customers are required […]

This is our best look yet at the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2

Leaked CAD renders give us a detailed look at Google’s 2017 flagships.

We got a first look at the Pixel XL 2 earlier this month, and a new leak out of MySmartPrice gives us a detailed look at the Pixel 2 and the larger Pixel XL 2. The 3D renders are based on CAD designs given out to accessory makers, and given the publication’s accuracy with the Galaxy S8 leak, there’s a high probability that this is what Google’s  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition could offer 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage

The Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition will be limited to Asia.

If a recent rumor out of Weibo is to be believed, Samsung will launch a special edition of the Galaxy Note 8 in its home market. Dubbed the Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition, the phone will feature 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Samsung is set to launch the special edition alongside the standard model, which is expected to feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

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Android Octopus: Are animals the new sweet treats?

Could Android 8.0 Octopus become a thing?

In sensible, functional terms, it’s probably the least important thing about a new version of Android. Yet each year, there’s intense speculation around what the new nickname of the next release will be. Google — including prominent Googlers like Hiroshi Lockheimer — play into the hype, teasing fans with cryptic confectionery references. The result is a predictable crescendo of hype in the month running up to the launch of each  [Read More…]

Xiaomi brings dual cameras to the budget segment with the Mi 5X

The Mi 5X offers the same camera setup as the Mi 6 for half the cost.

Xiaomi switched up its dual camera strategy with the Mi 6, offering a phone with a standard 12MP sensor paired with a secondary 12MP telephoto lens. The company is now bringing the same camera configuration to the budget segment with its latest phone, the Mi 5X. The Mi 5X also offers 2x lossless zoom, but the phone will be sold for just $  [Read More…]

What’s new in Android O?

See what the latest and greatest version of Android has in store for you!

Android O brings several changes to existing features as well as all new features. Since it first arrived in 2008, Android has been a very fluid bit of software. The mobile space is always evolving and Android has evolved along with it so it could meet the needs of people like us who use it every day.

With the first developer preview of  [Read More…]