Tag Archive: After


Essential Phone is coming ‘in a few weeks’ after certification delay

A deadline apparently isn’t essential to the Essential Phone.

Andy Rubin’s bizarre, bezel-less Essential Phone went up for order at the end of May. It was promised to ship in June. It is now the middle of July, and still the Essential Phone is not in buyers’ hands. And it’s not going to be in buyers’ hands for another couple of weeks, but today Essential is acknowledging their delays in an email sent to early registrants (and  [Read More…]

Bixby voice finally lands in the US three months after the Galaxy S8 launch

One of the biggest points of emphasis during the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event was the newest virtual assistant to hit the scene, Bixby. Touting the ability to control your phone with only your voice, Bixby was supposed to be the next big thing according to Samsung. Heck, they even gave it a dedicated button […]

Xiaomi allegedly readying a new smartphone lineup to go after OPPO and Vivo

Xiaomi is rolling out a third sub-brand targeted at the offline segment.

Late last year, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun outlined his vision for the brand in 2017, which included increasing its focus on the offline market. While Xiaomi’s online-only business model has worked in the past, the likes of OPPO and Vivo have made huge strides by focusing on the lucrative offline segment by creating a robust distribution network in tier 2 and tier 3 cities in China and  [Read More…]

Selling your phone? Do these things during and after the sale

The Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, HTC U 11, and OnePlus 5 are all beautiful new devices that are tempting customers to open up their wallets. If you’re in the market for a new device, an important factor in your decision might be how much you can get for your old device. It’s a lot easier to drop […]

Moto G5S Plus leaks shortly after Moto G5S reveals itself

Following the leak of the Moto G5S, its bigger brother has also joined the leak party with a new reveal that shows all the details about the  upcoming Moto G5S Plus. According to sources, the devices have been confirmed to be called the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, which we kinda already knew. More […]

Our first Galaxy S8 smashed after just five days: How to avoid the same fate

It’s pretty much the worst nightmare of any new phone owner. Just days after you’ve picked up your shiny new, expensive, state-of-the-art handset, it slides/slips/drops/pinwheels/fumbles its way out of your hands, out of your pocket, off some surface and onto the floor. You look on, dismayed, distraught, in disbelief — grief and terror gripping you as you see the telltale spider-leg pattern in the glass.

RIP in peace new phone.

That’s what happened to Windows Central contributor Matt Brown  [Read More…]

How the Galaxy S8 is holding up after a week [Roundtable]

See what the AC staff thinks after using the Galaxy S8 for a week.

It’s been a week since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were released. You’ve read the reviews, watched the videos and no doubt had some thoughts of your own by now. Chances are you came away from it all thinking that this is a pretty great phone.

A week later, and everyone has time to settle down and take a breath or two  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher review: King of the mountain after all these years

Nova Launcher is a legacy launcher that runs like a modern marvel.

Nova Launcher has been around for a long time. How long? Well, Nova Launcher Prime, Nova’s premium upgrade, was one of the first paid apps I ever bought back in 2012 during Google Play’s 25-cent sale. A lot has changed in that time, and while trends in Android have come and gone, Nova Launcher has stayed one of its best launchers.

Here’s how Nova Launcher  [Read More…]

Six things you need to do immediately after getting the Galaxy S8

Take some time to make your Galaxy S8 yours.

There’s a lot going on inside the Galaxy S8. From the new design, which does away with much of the front bezels, to the relocation of the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone, the S8 is all new. But there are some holdovers from previous versions of the Galaxy lineup, including a number of software features that were present in previous iterations, updated and brought over  [Read More…]

Sony is hedging its bets on VR to keep it chugging after smartphone slowdown

President Kazuo Hirai spoke to the Financial Review about the company’s plans for the post-smartphone era.

The Xperia XZ is an impressive phone, but it’s hardly enough to move the needle Sony’s stagnant smartphone business.

That doesn’t seem to concern Sony, however. In Australia this week, the company’s president, Kazuo Hirai, spoke to the Financial Review about the future of its mobile business and why it’s focusing its efforts on experimenting in other areas — particularly virtual reality.

“Unless  [Read More…]