Category: Android News


Xiaomi unveils the Mi Max 2 with a massive 5300mAh battery

The Mi Max 2 delivers two-day battery life, will be able to charge other phones.

At a media event in Beijing, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Max 2. The phone retains the 6.44-inch Full HD display, and the highlight this time around is the 5300mAh battery, 450mAh more than what was included in its predecessor. Xiaomi is claiming a battery life of two days, touting over 18 hours of video playback, 21 hours of GPS navigation, and 57 hours of  [Read More…]

Traveling to India? Here’s how you can pick up a local SIM card

A local SIM card is essential to staying connected in India.

India’s handset market is seeing a meteoric rise thanks to an influx of affordable devices and wide availability of 4G data, and with the country becoming a mobile-first market, having a local SIM card is mandatory for accessing the plethora of digital services available.

A local number comes in handy not just for staying connected, but also for undertaking basic tasks like payments and money  [Read More…]

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus hitting Canada on June 6

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will come to Canada just in time for the summer.

Huawei’s P series will be sold at a North American carrier for the first time ever starting June 6, as Canadian providers are set to sell the P10 and P10 Plus.

The company’s newest flagship phones do a lot of things right — and, unfortunately, one thing very wrong — but they stand up well to the competition from Samsung, LG and  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5: CEO hints at fingerprint on the front

Not the back. Or the side. Or under the screen.

OnePlus has made an artform of the “slow trickle” of info around new, unannounced smartphones. The most recent nugget of info comes from the company’s CEO, Pete Lau, who recently appeared to confirm that the OnePlus 5 will feature a front-facing fingerprint scanner, like its predecessors. First reported by GizChina, the remark came in Lau’s answer to a fan question on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

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Samsung’s new Gear 360 available tomorrow for way cheaper than the original

You can pick up a new Gear 360 starting May 25!

The biggest hurdle for most people when it comes to getting into 360-degree photography is price. Cheap 360 cameras don’t take good photos, and good 360-degree cameras aren’t cheap. Samsung is going to put an end to this with its new Gear 360 camera, which will be launching in stores and online just about everywhere for $ 229.

That price undercuts the original Gear 360 pricing by over  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about WebVR

Your web browser is also a VR platform.

Most conversations about VR surround specific headsets, like Oculus Rift or Google Daydream. WebVR, as the name suggests, is bringing immersive experiences to anything with a browser. It’s a lot of fun to explore, and something anyone can try out without a lot of set up or additional hardware.

Lets get to know WebVR together!

Read more at VR Heads!

Get great deals on Logitech gear today only

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with great deals on Logitech gear that won’t last until the end of the day!

Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day features a selection of Logitech PC gear. Pretty much anything you get from Logitech is going to be pretty high quality and these are all good prices, but there’s a couple of items that stand out as a worthy investment here:

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless  [Read More…]

Want to use PayPal with Android Pay? Let us show you how

Back in April we reported that a PayPal and Android Pay collaboration was teetering on completion; Just a mere three weeks later we can confirm that the (metaphorical) eagle has landed. It’s fair to say writing this article has come somewhat as a surprise, neither PayPal or Google (as of yet,) have provided any sort of official announcement […]

Android Pay expected to come to Canada on May 31

Canadians have been waiting a long time for Android Pay, and it looks like the wait is almost up.

Android Pay is set to come to Canada on May 31, according to internal documents received by MobileSyrup. Google made the announcement earlier this month at its annual developer conference, but neglected to spell out a specific date. If the leak is to be believed, Canadians should be able to use their Android phones to pay at contactless-enabled retailers starting  [Read More…]

Google Photos for Android now offers easy archiving

Help eliminate the embarrassment of bad angles by archiving what you don’t care for others to see.

Launching Google Photos can become a practice in vulnerability. The app tends to showcase the last batch of pictures you took, and if any are just plain bad or unflattering, it can leave you feeling exposed.

The latest update to Google Photos helps eliminate this kind of embarrassment. Discovered by 9to5Google, now you can archive  [Read More…]