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Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.0 is basically the Pixel 2 launcher on steroids

On top of the Pixel interface, there’s icon pack support, a notification drawer shortcut, and a lot more.

Ask any Pixel owner why they like their phone so much, and chances are the first thing they’ll talk about is the software experience. The Pixel Launcher is one of my favorite software additions on the Pixel 2, and while there’s already a way to download that to a non-Pixel phone, developer Amir Zaidi might have something even better with their  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Why DxOMark scores are basically worthless

DxOMark controversy is back in the news this week, but the problem with the mobile camera rating system isn’t as simple as manufacturers ‘buying’ inflated scores.

This week, following a small amount of fanfare, the OnePlus 5 nabbed a DxOMark Mobile score of 87. A day later, as if timed perfectly to demonstrate the flaws of its rating system, DxO gave the LG G6 an 84. And the Internet is suitably riled up. Comment threads suggest something  [Read More…]

TubiTV is basically Ad-Supported Netflix Lite, minus the subscription (Review)

Everyone loves Netflix. It’s a universally accepted fact at this point. (Universally, I say – and if you say otherwise, you’re wrong.) Everyone loves binge-watching series (serieses?) and having moviethons and chilling whilst Netflixing. But sometimes – sometimes – Netflix doesn’t have what we want to watch.  Maybe – maybe – TubiTV will have it. TubiTV is very much […]

Huawei’s Mate 9 has basically no competition in Europe

With Samsung and LG out of the picture in Europe, there’s nothing at all with a big screen to challenge Huawei’s latest flagship.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle is good for everyone selling a high-end smartphone. The advantages of not having to compete with a phone as good as the Note 7 was, backed by Samsung’s enormous marketing budget, are obvious. It’s good for Apple, Google, and anyone else vying for consumer attention in a  [Read More…]

Nexus 6 is basically Android Silver

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‘Nexmas 2014′ has come and gone, and the previous leaks all seemed to be correct… surprisingly. I truly did not believe that “Shamu” would actually be the Nexus 6. And if it was, I was really expecting a smaller 5.2″ variant to be announced as well. So when the official announcements were live, I was a bit thrown off by how different the Nexus program  [Read More…]

Acer Iconia Tab A200 now available; basically an A500 with improved software

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The Acer Iconia Tab A200 was announced earlier this month, and while we expected it to be released last January 15, it is just now hitting Best Buy stores. When announced, the tablet seemed like just another A500, but the difference seems to lie on its software.

The specs are pretty much what we are used to from any 2011 Honeycomb tablet. It comes with a Tegra 2 dual-core  [Read More…]