Tag Archive: Available

Google Home available with $15 off for Mother’s Day

We included Google Home in our Mother’s Day 2017 gift guide, so if you too, think Google’s connected speaker would be a good match for that special lady in your life, now it’s a great time to purchase it. How so? Well a few retailers are listing the Google Assistant-powered device with $ 15 off, which […]

Android 7.0 is now available for the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge via Smart Switch

The phone that time (and Samsung) forgot finally gets a Nougat update.

Everyone was happy when Samsung decided to sell a factory unlocked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge last year. First-adopters and enthusiasts wanted it and they got it. But nobody was happy when it was forgotten any time an update rolled around for carrier versions. If you were one of these enthusiasts and bought a Galaxy S7 edge, you need to start looking for your USB cable  [Read More…]

Pixel and Nexus images with May 2017 security patches now available

Right on schedule, Google device owners have access to the latest security patches.

For those who want to be on the bleeding edge of security with your Pixel or Nexus, Google has just released the latest factory images and OTA files that include the May 2017 security patches. The Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player have Android 7.1.2 with the latest patches integrated, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 get the latest  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay is now available in Sweden, UAE, Hong Kong, and Switzerland

Samsung Pay is now live in 16 markets around the world.

After landing in India last month, Samsung Pay is now heading to four new markets. The digital payments service is now available in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates — its first foray into the Nordics and the Middle East respectively — and has gone up for early access in Hong Kong and Switzerland.

In Sweden, Samsung Pay works with most credit and debit cards  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the U.S. and Canada on May 31

Keyboard addicts, start your engines…

The BlackBerry KEYone is coming to the U.S. and Canada on the last day of May. That’s the official news out of TCL, purveyor of all things BlackBerry hardware these days. The phone was initially supposed to launch in April, but unforeseen delays pushed its release back to the edge of summer.

Back at MWC, BlackBerry Mobile said that the KEYone would cost $ 549 unlocked, and we can now confirm that  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S8’s quick launch camera setting isn’t available globally

The ability to quickly launch the camera with the power button is missing on a few Galaxy S8 units.

Double tapping the home button was the fastest way to launch the camera on the Galaxy S6 and S7. But with the Galaxy S8 eschewing the home button, Samsung had to come up with a new way to quickly launch the camera, and the company turned to the power button. Pressing on the power button twice in quick  [Read More…]

YouTube Kids app now available on LG, Samsung and Sony smart TVs

This is an important expansion that probably took a bit too long to make.

Google is expanding its YouTube Kids app to altogether new platforms, bringing in smart TVs from LG, Samsung and Sony. The expansion moves the YouTube Kids app beyond just phones and tablets, in a move that you have to say is surprising wasn’t implemented earlier — the service has been around for two years now.

YouTube Kids has served up 30 billion  [Read More…]

ZTE Blade Max 3 now available at Boost Mobile for $129.99

On top of announcing the ZTE Blade Max 3 today, the Chinese company has also introduced the new Max XL handset which will be available at Boost Mobile for $ 129.99 a pop. However, if you hurry up and purchase it online you’ll be asked to spend only $ 101.99. For this amount of money customers will […]

FYI: Bixby’s Amazon shopping feature not available for Verizon Galaxy S8 users

We already told you that Bixby isn’t fully operational on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ just yet. Despite promising a virtual assistant that allows users to do anything they’re doing on the phone by using voice commands, for the time being, Samsung delivered a pretty restricted Bixby. Ok, initial buyers won’t be able to […]

BlackBerry KEYone now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

Pre-order today for delivery by May 5th, priced at £499.

UK retail giant Carphone Warehouse has today kicked off pre-orders for the new BlackBerry KEYone. BlackBerry Mobile’s new keyboard-toting device is available to order SIM-free for £499. That’ll get you a security and productivity-focused handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, Android 7.1.1 Nougat and BlackBerry’s full loadout of apps, including BlackBerry Hub and DTEK.

On the inside, it’s running one of the Android Central team’s favorite mid-tier  [Read More…]