Category: Android News


Leagoo’s upcoming S10 offers an in-display fingerprint scanner on the cheap (Promoted)

Leagoo is one of those smaller Chinese OEMs that’s trying to make a name for itself in the smartphone market. The company is preparing to launch a new flagship called the S10.

Leagoo has taken to Indiegogo to fund the production of this device which it calls the world’s most affordable phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Aesthetically the S10 has taken design cues from the iPhone X on the front. While the back is obviously inspired by the  [Read More…]

The $100 Automatic Pro OBD-II car adapter can track your car and diagnose problems

Real-time diagnostics and easy solutions.

The Automatic Pro real-time car tracking Connected Car OBD-II adapter has dropped to $ 99.99 on Amazon. This is its lowest price ever outside of Prime Day and Black Friday events. We have seen it hit $ 110 a couple of times, but this is the first drop to $ 100.

If you have a car that’s newer than the mid-90s, you most likely have an OBD-II port in it. You can  [Read More…]

Amazon is discounting popular smart home accessories by 20% for Echo device owners

Some deals worth considering!

If you own an Echo device or other 3rd-party Alexa-enabled hardware, you can save 20% on a bunch of smart home accessories at Amazon right now with the use of coupon code SMART20. From smart plugs to bulbs, smart door locks to security cameras, this sale has a little bit of something for everyone. The TP-Link Wi-Fi smart LED bulb drops to $ 17.59 from $ 22, the Sengled starter kit with 2  [Read More…]

Which flagship killer is for you? ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6

Unveiled back at MWC 2018 in February, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z finally went up for pre-order in the US this week at an affordable $ 499. And the price puts it in direct competition with the OnePlus 6.

The affordable flagship category has been seeing an intense amount of competition in recent years. It was initially dominated by OnePlus and Xiaomi, but now entrants like ASUS are coming out with very compelling alternatives.

Which brings us to today’s question. How  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX review: A bold showcase for the future

The Vivo NEX is one of the most innovative phones of 2018.

The Indian handset market is one of the most competitive in the world, with no shortage of options at all price points. Vivo has managed to rise up the ranks in the country over the last four years through a combination of aggressive marketing and an impressive distribution network. The company has targeted the budget and mid-range segments, but it is now setting its sights  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie is official and the update is starting today

Current Pixels get the latest software right away, with beta program devices to follow throughout the fall.

Following months of beta releases, Android 9 is being officially released to the public today. And its name is Pie. As is usually the case, this release of Android 9 Pie comes about two months before the expected launch of the Pixel 3 line of phones — meaning current Pixel owners get the latest and greatest software exclusively for a  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie review: Greater than the sum of its slices

Pie does a good bit of fine-tuning the things that make Android great, then adds a few more of them.

Android platform updates have traditionally followed one of two paths: delivering a huge number of changes that make thing very different than they used to be, or tightening the screws and polishing the silver of what we already have. Both play a very important part of maintaining a long-term platform like Android, even if they don’t provide an  [Read More…]

Here’s your last chance to pre-order Madden NFL ’19 on PlayStation and save 20%

Are you ready for some football?

The last few months have felt cold and empty. A darkness has descended upon my life. I have wallowed in despair and self-pity. And all because football was in its offseason. Well, the Hall of Fame game is over and the pre-season has officially started. With that comes a new edition of Madden, too! Madden NFL ’19 releases August 10, this Friday. You can use your Amazon Prime discount to get the game  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie becomes official and goes live for Pixels today

It looks like the rumors were off, and Google is releasing the latest version of the Android OS, Android 9 Pie, today. Amongst all the possible names we’ve heard it seems as though the company is merely going with Pie. Not the worst we’ve heard. After the past few months of betas, the official version is available today for many devices.

This official version of Pie comes just under two weeks from the last developer preview we received. Today’s date  [Read More…]

Modern Dad on Android 9.0 Pie, Pixels and more!

An update on what’s in my pocket.

There’s something about using a Google Pixel phone that almost feels lazy at this point. Is it the sexiest piece of hardware you can buy? Nope. But it’s predictable. It’s dependable. It’s the kind of phone you want if you don’t want to worry as much about your phone.

And that’s where I’m at these days. I want a phone that works, and I want a phone that works well. The  [Read More…]