Tag Archive: ditches


Lenovo ditches Vibe Pure UI, will ship stock Android on all future phones

Lenovo is sticking to stock Android, starting with the K8 Note.

Motorola’s focus on an uncluttered software experience allowed its phones to stand out, and its parent company Lenovo is following suit. The company has confirmed that it is abandoning its Vibe Pure UI skin in favor of stock Android, with the upcoming K8 Note the first phone to ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

According to Anuj Sharma, Lenovo India’s head of  [Read More…]

Action Launcher ditches the 3, adds a new logo and frees up previously paid features

Action Launcher is back, baby!

One of our (and your) favorite home screen launchers is getting itself a major update today. Action Launcher 3 is retaking the classic Action Launcher name with this update, and with the name change comes an icon change as Action Launcher ditches the Quickdrawer-reminiscent icon for a modernized, minimal AL logo.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Action Launcher has made the Pixel Launcher look and feel the default  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 6 ditches the 3.5mm jack, picks up Snapdragon 835 and dual cameras

The Mi 6 has everything you’re looking for in a 2017 flagship, if you don’t care about the 3.5mm jack.

At a massive event in Beijing, Xiaomi unveiled its 2017 flagship, the Mi 6. The phone is the first from a Chinese manufacturer to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest 10nm Snapdragon 835, offering eight CPU cores with a max clock speed of 2.45GHz. The Adreno 540 GPU is 25% faster than last year’s Adreno 530, and has serious VR  [Read More…]

Honor 8 Lite ditches the dual rear camera, comes with Nougat out of the box

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is being sold as the Honor 8 Lite in Finland.

The Honor 8 Lite is now official in Finland. The phone is currently up for pre-order in the country for €269 ($ 290), with deliveries slated to kick off from February 17.

Based on the image, the Honor 8 Lite is identical to the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 — which is now on sale from Vodafone UK for £185 ($ 235)  [Read More…]

AT&T ditches monthly overages for reduced data speeds

AT&T has announced that the carrier will be ending overage charges in favor of reduced data speeds once you’ve used your allotment. The carrier will offer plans ranging from 1GB to 200GB of high-speed data so you can pick the correct amount for what you use. Some customers will actually get more data in their allotment under the new plans without paying any more money. Instead of charging per gigabyte, AT&T is offering on some plans to bump up your  [Read More…]

Apple Music for Android finally ditches the beta label

The Apple Music app for Android has ditched the beta label, officially launching after first appearing in the Google Play Store back in November 2015.

The Android version of the streaming music service has received a number of feature updates and improvements since it launched, and now it appears Apple is happy enough with those changes to move it up to version 1.0.0. In addition to getting rid of its beta title, the  [Read More…]

Domino’s ditches T-Mobile Tuesdays after getting hit with too many free pizza orders

Domino’s has decided to “indefinitely” postpone any future participation in the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program after getting hit with way too many free pizza orders earlier this week from customers of the wireless carrier.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere posted, via Twitter, an internal message from Domino’s announcing their decision to pull out of the rewards program, despite previous plans to offer a free pizza to members on June 21. Legere added, “They saw 3x & 4x  [Read More…]

Instagram is testing a new design that ditches color to help your photos pop

Instagram is testing a new design for its Android app, one that ditches the familiar blue for a simpler, white design. In fact, white is the dominant color across the board in this test version of the app, from the feed to the camera.

A screenshot of the Android app redesign was posted to Twitter by Thomas Pepall (via Reddit):

What has Instagram done to me pic.twitter.com/3eTob12Vkf

— Thomas Pepall (@thomas_pepall) April 26, 2016

Instagram  [Read More…]

Project Fi ditches invites in the U.S., offers Nexus 5X for $199 with signup

Google is now expanding the reach of its Project Fi pre-paid carrier service. Previously, the service was only available to access by those who received an invite, but that is no longer required.

In addition to ditching the invite signups, Google is also running a special for the Nexus 5X. People can buy the phone for as low as $ 199 for the next month if it is bought and activated with Project Fi. That’s  [Read More…]

Nuzzel 2.0 ditches the need for a Twitter account, adds news alerts and more

Nuzzel, an app that makes it easy to see what your friends are reading and talking about, has just pushed out a huge update which brings some great new features. Previously, to log in the app you needed a Twitter account, but that has since been changed.