Tag Archive: Dies


Newton Mail dies for the second time following Essential closure

Servers will officially shut down on April 30, 2020.

What you need to know Andy Rubin’s Essential announced its plan to close shop earlier this week. Alongside the end of updates to the Essential Phone, this also means that the Newton Mail app will be shutting down. Existing users of the app will have until April 30, 2020 before they lose access.

Newton Mail just can’t catch a break, it seems. The award-winning app that’s a favorite  [Read More…]

Galaxy Fold dies after 120,000 folds in CNET torture test

The Galaxy Fold is rated for 200,000 folds by Samsung.

What you need to know CNET put Samsung’s Galaxy Fold through a folding torture test. It used a machine made by SquareTrade in order to test how many folds the smartphone could withstand. Samsung rates the Galaxy Fold for 200,000 folds, but during CNET‘s test, it only made it through 120,000 before failing.

To say the Samsung Galaxy Fold has had a rocky launch would be putting  [Read More…]

Android’s progress lives and dies by Samsung

Google makes Android, but Samsung increasingly owns Android. And that’s a problem for updates.

In Canada, we have seasons. It’s currently winter, and therefore cold. Not so cold, but enough to change the snow to rain and back again, and it’s been doing a fair amount of both lately.

But aside from cold hands and wet feet, this type of weather isn’t great for most Android phones, and only one in my lineup right now is IP68  [Read More…]

Moto Z Force Droid Edition’s ShatterShield survives drops, phone still dies

It’s not the fall that killed my Moto Z Force Droid Edition. It was the sudden stop at the end. And even then, it took five of them. … And the screen still didn’t crack.

I now have a zombie Moto Z Force Droid Edition. No, it’s not the name that killed it. It was the drop test. And while I’m normally not a fan of killing a phone just to watch it die, we had  [Read More…]