Tag Archive: Brings


Planet Computers’ Gemini brings the classic PDA into the Android era

Some of you might remember the Psion Series 5, a personal digital assistant (PDA) device that launched back in 1997. Well, the original Psion designers have returned to give the classic pocket computer a modern form. Under the umbrella of UK startup Planet Computers, the Psion Series 5 revival project is named Gemini. The Gemini […]

Honor View 10 goes international Jan. 8, brings the Honor 7X in limited-edition red

The first AI-centric smartphone from Huawei’s more affordable brand will cost about $ 460 U.S.

Honor — the affordable offshoot of Chinese manufacturer Huawei — tonight at CES announced that the new Honor View 10 will see international release starting January 8.

The View 10, as you’ll recall, is the non-U.S. version of the Honor V10. It’s Honor’s first phone to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor — the first with built-in AI via a  [Read More…]

New ThinQ Speaker brings LG into the smart home game using Google Assistant

This was basically an inevitability.

LG is continuing its tradition of pre-announcing things ahead of big trade shows, and has just dropped details on some of its home audio lineup for CES 2018. There are some new portable speakers and sound bars, but the most interesting part of the announcement is the new “ThinQ Speaker.” The ThinQ Speaker brings Google Assistant in yet another package, joining the ranks of several other companies that announced similar devices earlier this year.

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HQ Trivia gets its first rival app: The Q brings the excitement of daily trivia to Android!

Finally, Android users can experience the highs and lows (and lag) of a live trivia game show streamed to your phone!

Trivia is back in the spotlight these days, thanks in large part to the viral sensation that is HQ Trivia. Currently exclusive to iOS, HQ Trivia is a daily trivia game show that lets players play with hundreds of thousands of others for a chance to win cash. While HQ Trivia plans to launch an Android  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 update brings continuous heart rate monitoring

The latest software update for the Gear Fit 2 introduces continuous heart rate monitoring, new watch faces, and apps.

At IFA this past August, Samsung showed off a trio of new fitness wearables, one of which was the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a slightly upgraded version of the Gear Fit 2 that was released last summer, but thanks to a new software update, last year’s hardware is getting one of the Pro’s biggest  [Read More…]

Alcatel Idol 5 brings subtle design tweaks, heads to Cricket Wireless for under $200

If there’s one thing we know by now, a solid Android doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

We’re seeing a lot of premium smartphones come in over $ 800, but you can also enjoy some premium features in a smartphone that costs less than $ 200. The Alcatel IDOL 5 is a VR-ready Android 7.0 Nougat phone with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and dual front-facing speakers. Under the hood is a (cost-saving) Mediatek Helio P20 octa-core processor,  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new Echo Connect brings landline phone calls to your Echo

A device that plugs into your standard phone jack (given that you still have one of those) and turns your Echo into a landline speakerphone.

At Amazon’s surprise press event on Wednesday, the company revealed a new addition to the Echo family: a call-centric device dubbed the Echo Connect.

On one side, the Connect plugs directly into your landline phone jack. On the other, it connects to your Echo device. This will allow you to  [Read More…]

Emogi for Gboard brings thousands of animated stickers to Android

Thousands of new animated stickers are now at your disposal with Emogi for Gboard.

Virtual keyboards have come a long way since the days of mourning over the loss of their physical counterparts, and one of the best ones on the market is Google’s Gboard. There’s already no shortage of emojis or GIFs to choose from within Gboard by default, but a new addition from Emogi is now adding thousands of animated  [Read More…]

LG X Venture brings its ruggedness to US Cellular

We recently included the LG X Venture in our list of best rugged phones you can buy right now. Up until now, the handset was available only with AT&T, but starting this week those interested in acquiring a rugged phone can buy the LG X Venture from US Cellular, as well. US Cellular even offers […]

OxygenOS 4.5.0 brings several OnePlus 5 features to the 3/3T

Latest OxygenOS update brings a ton of new features to the OnePlus 3/3T.

The OxygenOS 4.5.0 OTA update is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, introducing features from the OnePlus 5 like lift up display and Gaming Do Not Disturb to last year’s devices. Lift up display wakes the screen when you lift the phone, and Gaming DND mutes notifications and locks the navigation buttons when a particular app is running.

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