Tag Archive: 2018


OnePlus ranked as a top 5 high-end U.S. smartphone brand in Q4 2018

Looks like that T-Mobile partnership went pretty well.

The high-end U.S. smartphone market is incredibly tough to break into, but OnePlus apparently managed to do just that last year. According to a report from research analyst IDC, OnePlus was one of the top five high-end smartphone brands in the United States during Q4 2018.

That “high-end” distinction is for brands with phones that sell for $ 500 or more, and while that’s a big win for OnePlus,  [Read More…]

CordCutters Podcast Episode 9: The Best of 2018

Wherein we take a quick look back, and a quick look ahead.

You can’t end a year (and start a new one) without making a list of all the best things from the prior year. And so we’ve done that. But we also were reminded that it’s not quite that simple in the world of cord-cutting, where we have so many great options that it really comes down to more than just what we deem “the best.”

Thanks  [Read More…]

The people we love: Mobile Nations 2018 Community Awards Winners!

Kicking off a new year is always a great time to reflect on the previous year. While on the blogs we tend to look at the best devices, the greatest apps, and things of that nature, there is another section of our sites that deserves attention and appreciation as well — the forums and the volunteers and members that make our communities so amazing.

We take great pride in our community and know that without the people who  [Read More…]

Google imagines Home Alone in 2018 with Google Home commercial

Kevin McCallister is home alone… again. A new ad campaign from Google imagines what life would be like if Macaulay Culkin had to defend his home in 2018, but now with help from Google Home.

The ad features the actor revisiting some of the more memorable scenes from the 1990 film; the attention to detail for the set is really awesome, by the way.

Now, instead of freaking out over how he’d defend the house, McCallister relies on Google for  [Read More…]

Amazon Digital Day 2018 kicks off on December 28 with thousands of deals

Shop from home!

Friday December 28 will be the date which Amazon’s third annual Digital Day will take place, offering up thousands of deals on digital content from in-game purchases to digital magazines, novels, and so much more. Some of the deals will go live as early as December 26, though the biggest discounts are going to be available starting at 12:00 am PST on December 28, so you may want to set an alarm.

Unlike many  [Read More…]

What texting app are you using in late 2018?

Checking in with the Android Central forums.

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other similar apps are great tools for communicating with friends/family as an alternative to traditional texting. However, whether it be because you don’t want to force all the people you know to download a new app or something else, good-old SMS is still hard to beat.

The Play Store has long been filled with a large assortment of various texting apps that try to deliver a  [Read More…]

Top PlayStation announcements from The Game Awards 2018

Hit after hit after hit.

This week, The Game Awards 2018 took place in California. The evening was filled with news, first looks, and plenty of surprises. Obsidian Entertainment revealed The Outer Worlds and God of War took home the award for Game of the Year. You can read about all of the PlayStation-related announcements at the celebration below.

Journey to the Savage Planet

Journey to the Savage Planet is an adventure game which should  [Read More…]

AndroidGuys Holiday Buying Guide 2018

The holidays are fast approaching and we’re running out of time to get gifts for those we love. Sure, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are passed, but that doesn’t mean that we’re out of luck. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best products that have passed through our doors here at AndroidGuys as a list of things you should consider for this holiday season.

Smartphones and Accessories

Smartphones are generally our favorite gadget. Here’s our pick  [Read More…]

What’s new on Hulu in December 2018

Killing Eve, The Wonder Years, and Marvel’s Runaways highlight the holiday month.

It’s not all tinsel and snowflakes, folks. December on Hulu is shaping up to be quite critically acclaimed. From the full first season of the AMC hit Killing Eve to the classic that is The Wonder Years to the second season of the Hulu Original Marvel’s Runaways, there’s something for everyone this december.

The only probably is picking what to watch, right?

Here are the  [Read More…]

December 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel devices

Latest patch addresses the Pixel 3 RAM management issues, along with some general improvements for all Pixel devices.

Google is rolling out the last batch of security updates for 2018. Officially announced on December 3, the latest security patch delivers general security patches for some remote and local flaws affecting all Android devices, and also includes a number of updates and fixes specifically targeting Pixel devices.

Google said it would address RAM management issues on the Pixel  [Read More…]