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Crappy little gap of nothing [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly have a look at the Moto G7 series of phones. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for budget devices. This leads them to ask the question: Why even buy an expensive phone anymore?

They also dive into the Samsung One UI and Android Pie update, and spend a little time on Galaxy S10 rumors. Lastly, they cover AT&T’s fake 5G and discuss Sprint’s lawsuit against them for false  [Read More…]

Please don’t buy a crappy cheap tablet on Black Friday

You owe it to yourself to avoid buying something terrible.

We’ve all been there, scrolling down the list of sales online or flipping through the heap of ads that arrive in the newspapers that week. A tablet that was “regularly priced at $ 299” is going to be available for $ 50, but only to the first 20 people in line who ask for them. That tablet never cost $ 299. The store probably didn’t spend  [Read More…]

Can the Moto 360 save us from crappy smartwatch chargers?

Proprietary charging docks suck — but Motorola’s much-anticipated Android watch could make things better

The smartwatch market is still in the very early stages of development, and the three main platforms out there right now — Pebble, Samsung Gear and Android Wear — all have their own unique quirks. But if there’s one area of the smartwatch experience that’s pretty much universally terrible, it’s charging them.

Low-quality proprietary chargers and the relatively short battery life of  [Read More…]

Motorola exec Mark Randall calls current crop of smartwatches ‘pretty crappy’

Motorola executive Mark Randall isn’t just proud of the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch — he thinks that the current crop of wearables are “pretty crappy” in comparison. Motorola is understandably excited about the Moto 360, the Android Wear-powered wearable is a notable step up in software and hardware design for smartwatches, and one of very few that have dared to go round. Randall, the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations at Motorola, said that  [Read More…]