Tag Archive: Becomes


Alphabet becomes the fourth trillion dollar company

You can guess the next big company, and it rhymes with Macebook.

What you need to know Alphabet has earned a market capitalization value of $ 1 trillion, according to CNBC. Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon have all hit $ 1 trillion, in that respective order. Analysts predict the next trillion-dollar company will be Facebook.

Investors were not scared by Alphabet’s CEO and President stepping down at the end of 2019, as the company’s market value has hit  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 Pro gets 388,803 on AnTuTu, becomes the ‘world’s fastest phone’

AnTuTu scores are still relevant to a subset of the community, and Xiaomi gets a big win in that area.

What you need to know With an overall score of 388,803 on AnTuTu, the Redmi K20 Pro has outscored the OnePlus 7 Pro. Synthetic benchmarks don’t tell the whole story, but Xiaomi is trying to highlight just how fast the K20 pro is. The device is all set to make its debut in India, and could cost  [Read More…]

T-Mobile ONE rebranded as ‘Magenta’, Netflix on Us promo becomes worse

Customers now get 3GB of LTE hotspot data, too.

What you need to know T-Mobile ONE is being rebranded to Magenta. Netflix on Us now includes the Basic plan instead of the Standard one. You now get 3GB of LTE hotspot access before being slowed down to 3G.

Nothing’s more fun than when carriers change their wireless plans, and on May 23, T-Mobile announced some pretty significant changes for its T-Mobile ONE unlimited plan.

First thing’s first,  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie becomes official and goes live for Pixels today

It looks like the rumors were off, and Google is releasing the latest version of the Android OS, Android 9 Pie, today. Amongst all the possible names we’ve heard it seems as though the company is merely going with Pie. Not the worst we’ve heard. After the past few months of betas, the official version is available today for many devices.

This official version of Pie comes just under two weeks from the last developer preview we received. Today’s date  [Read More…]

HTC U11’s Edge Sense becomes user customizable in latest update

If you follow the news, you probably know that HTC U11’s standout feature is the Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame which lets users squeeze the sides of the phone to get it to perform a certain action. Unfortunately, up until now the Edge Sense’s functionality was restricted to a few commands HTC had baked in. But […]

Strategy Analytics: Samsung Galaxy S8 becomes best-selling Android smartphone in Q2 2017

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were unveiled with typical fanfare when they were announced earlier this year, and, while receiving cheerful reviews from reviewers, have been accused of smaller sales numbers than last year’s Galaxy S7 series. Samsung responded to the claims with a statement that Galaxy S8 sales were 15% greater than Galaxy […]

Google Play Music becomes the default music app on Samsung phones and tablets

Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to Play Music.

Google has partnered with Samsung to offer Google Play Music as the default music player on the South Korean manufacturer’s phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are going on sale in the U.S. starting today. The partnership includes exclusive features for Samsung customers, including a three-month trial to Play Music. The offer is available globally, but is limited  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 becomes one of the first non-Google phones to get Android 7.1.1

A nice surprise from a company not known for its speed software updates.

ZTE isn’t the first company you think of when considering fast software updates. (Come to think of it, are there any these days?) The Chinese firm, which released its excellent Axon 7 flagship last summer, spent a good chunk of the latter part of 2016 testing Android 7.0 Nougat, delaying the upgrade well into this year.

When I asked a representative from ZTE, he said it  [Read More…]

LG G Pad III 10.1 becomes official; bears kickstand and stylus

After a recent leak, LG has made the G Pad III 10.1 official. The new tablet is decidedly aimed at average users who don’t need extra power or features, though the name packs plenty of extras, with the official moniker being the LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE. The device’s unique feature is its built-in kickstand, allowing users to adjust the angle of the device for various uses.

The rest of the specs include:

10.1-inch 1920×1200 display 1.5GHz octa-core processor 2GB  [Read More…]

Google Keyboard becomes Gboard, separates itself even further from SwiftKey

Beyond just a name change, the new Gboard offers even more features.

Following the launch of the “Gboard” keyboard for iOS earlier this year, Google is now rebranding Google Keyboard on Android to the same Gboard moniker. At the same time, Google is adding several new features to both match Gboard on iOS and also offer more customization choices for Android users. The move comes not as a separate app, but simply as the version 6.0  [Read More…]