Category: Android News


AT&T reveals its first three mobile 5G cities

Mobile 5G is coming this year, and now we know the first cities that’ll get it.

AT&T says that Dallas, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia will be among the first cities to get its mobile 5G service. AT&T plans to launch 5G in a dozen cities by the end of 2018, and it’ll reveal more of those cities in the coming months.

AT&T’s mobile 5G will be standards-based, and at least initally, it’ll use millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Additional  [Read More…]

Pixel 3 wish list: What we want to see from Google’s 2018 flagship

The Pixel 2 is already the best Android phone you can buy, but it can always be better. Here are the things I would like to see in the Pixel 3.

I’ve had my Pixel 2 XL since a week after release, and while a small number of early units had some issues, most owners have reported being happy with their device. I didn’t encounter any of the hardware issues that other early owners experienced, and I’ve been enjoying  [Read More…]

Google Pay is the latest payment service in town, merges Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google is trying to simply things when it comes to mobile payments, so it has created Google Pay, a new service which combines Android Pay with Google Wallet.

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These are the best Xiaomi lifestyle products you can buy in 2018

Xiaomi makes hundreds of lifestyle products under its Mi Ecosystem label. These are the best of the lot.

Xiaomi’s phones get all the attention, but over the years the manufacturer has rolled out hundreds of lifestyle products through its Mi Ecosystem label.

Under the Ecosystem label, Xiaomi partners with hundreds of Chinese companies to offer smart home products, fitness bands, smart shoes, robot vacuums, and even a rice cooker. Over the course of the last year, that  [Read More…]

Do you prefer Nova Launcher or TouchWiz Home?

The battle of third vs. first-party.

As most all of you know, one of Android’s greatest strengths lies in the ability to customize just about every little aspect of it that you want. Third-party launchers are a great way to change up the entire look and feel of your device, and time and time again, Nova Launcher has proven to be one of the best options around for doing this.

Samsung’s own Android launcher (TouchWiz Home) used  [Read More…]

Amazon is discounting the Prime-exclusive Moto X4 by $150 for one day only

Limited time offer.

You can grab an unlocked version from several retailers for $ 299.99 right now, but this is a great way to save even more. Amazon no longer uses your phone’s lock screen to display ads, and instead, the company just preloads a few of its apps on the phone including the Amazon widget, Prime Movies, Prime Photos Storage and more. The phone is IP68 water resistant and features a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 630 processor,  [Read More…]

Swype Keyboard is officially being discontinued

Time to move to Gboard.

Like a lot of my fellow Android users, I often used to jump back and forth between keyboard apps on my phone. I’ve dabbled with just about every popular option out there, but today the Play Store is losing one of its long-standing champs as development for Swype Keyboard has officially ended.

According to one Redditor that contacted customer support at Nuance (the company behind Swype), they were told that “Swype+Dragon for  [Read More…]

Google Pay launches to replace Android Pay and Google Wallet

The rebrand to end them all.

At the beginning of the year, Google announced that it’d be merging its Android Pay and Google Wallet services under one new umbrella called “Google Pay.” A little more than a month since that announcement, the Google Pay app is now rolling out to users via an update on the Play Store.

What does this change mean? Admittedly, not a whole lot. The Android Pay app on the Play Store is  [Read More…]

Job listings suggest that Spotify is working on its own smart speaker

“Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products.”

Ever since Amazon came out with the Echo in 2014, the market for smart speakers has exploded into something that Google, Apple, and countless other companies are trying to dip their toes into. According to a new job listing, one of the next smart speakers could come from none other than Spotify.

A new job listing was recently added to Spotify’s website for an “Operations Manager  [Read More…]

Seven self-help and motivation apps to channel your inner peace

Trying to improve yourself and stay motivated? Maybe these self-help apps for your Android smartphone or tablet could help you with the process. We’ve selected seven titles to put you on the right path.

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