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Unlocked HTC 10 is being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

Remember last month when we heard that the unlocked HTC 10 had started receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update? Turns out that that rollout didn’t actually happen, but fast-forward a month and a half and the push has indeed begun.

Owners of the unlocked HTC 10 are now reporting that they’re getting Android 8.0 Oreo over the air. The OTA update is 1.3GB and includes Oreo as well as unspecified “system enhancements.”

@LlabTooFeR In case no one has  [Read More…]

Swype Keyboard is officially being discontinued

Time to move to Gboard.

Like a lot of my fellow Android users, I often used to jump back and forth between keyboard apps on my phone. I’ve dabbled with just about every popular option out there, but today the Play Store is losing one of its long-standing champs as development for Swype Keyboard has officially ended.

According to one Redditor that contacted customer support at Nuance (the company behind Swype), they were told that “Swype+Dragon for  [Read More…]

Essential Phone now being discounted by Amazon

We’ve seen the Essential Phone go on sale a few times ever since Essential dropped the price of its flagship smartphone last year, and today another deal has appeared.

Amazon is now selling the Essential Phone at a discount. The sale price applies to the Black Moon and Pure White versions of the device, both of which are in stock and available for Prime shipping as of this post.

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While this deal isn’t the cheapest price that we’ve  [Read More…]

Google Now is being left to wither and die as Google Assistant takes the focus

One of Google’s standout features has been left to die, and that’s sad to see.

Google Now used to be really useful. It used to be so good that I only used Google Now Launcher on every phone because I needed to have Google Now just a swipe away on my home screen. Any other launcher felt like it was keeping me disconnected from information that I relied on every day.

As we turned the calendar over  [Read More…]

AT&T being urged to stop its commercial relationship with Huawei

This would prevent AT&T from working with Huawei on 5G developments.

This past week has been a rough one for Huawei. The company’s plans to launch its Mate 10 Pro flagship phone on AT&T and Verizon were scrapped during CES 2018, and shortly after this, a bill was proposed to prevent all government agencies from using Huawei’s network equipment.

According to a new report from Reuters, lawmakers in the United States are now trying to convince AT&T  [Read More…]

Facebook’s M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19

Two years later, Facebook’s pulling the plug on M.

Back in 2015, Facebook announced its own virtual assistant by the name of “M.” M was different from the likes of Siri and Alexa due to the fact that it was regularly monitored by a group of humans to help grow the platform, and because of this, M could do things book reservations, order gifts, and more. The assistant was only ever made available to a small group of people  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Priv isn’t being upgraded to Android Nougat

BlackBerry’s first Android phone isn’t getting updated past Marshmallow.

Plenty of praise was lavished on BlackBerry’s first Android phone, the Priv, when it debuted in late 2015. In fact, in his review, Russell Holly called it one of the best phones of that year:

This is absolutely one of the best phones to be released this year, and while BlackBerry still has to demonstrate it can keep its promises when it comes to software updates this is already an  [Read More…]

Some Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to safety concerns

A few days before the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is expected to launch, we’re hearing US regulators have issued a recall for select Galaxy Note 4 batteries. Before you get your pitchforks out, let us tell you that this time around it’s nothing remotely similar to the Galaxy Note7 scandal. Actually Samsung doesn’t even have anything […]

How to track what’s being said to Alexa with the history feature

Alexa history automatically saves your conversations; here’s how to review them.

Alexa, the Amazon Echo’s virtual assistant, learns about you as you interact with her, and part of the reason she’s able to do this is that she records all of your conversations. The history is where all of these conversations are stored and where you can delete conversations you don’t want Alexa to learn from. It’s located right in your settings and we have the details  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T is being discontinued to make way for the OnePlus 5

You’ll soon no longer be able to buy a OnePlus 3T, but that’s not a bad thing.

OnePlus is so, so ready to launch the OnePlus 5. The company has announced that the OnePlus 3T, its latest flagship, has reached the end of its production life, and will only be sold until current stock runs out.

A lot has happened since we launched the OnePlus 3T back in November of last year. We were thrilled by the  [Read More…]