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From the Editor’s Desk: We like different phones, and that’s OK

Diversity in Android means we can disagree on the ‘best’ phone, but still both have a great phone.

This week I wrote a three-month follow-up to our Pixel review, keeping up our tradition of returning to high-profile devices several months on to see how they’ve held up over time. As seems to be the case any time we talk about our favorite phones, there’s a large amount of dissent in the comments section and on Twitter saying  [Read More…]

Save big on these great smartphones from BLUBOO and get a free smartwatch

Between now and February 5th, BLUBOO is offering some great deals on its lineup of smartphones while giving customers the chance to get one for free and another chance to get one for just $ 10.

Here are the best deals from Amazon’s Great Indian Sale

Amazon India kicks off first major sale of 2017.

Amazon’s Great Indian Sale is now live, with the three-day sale event featuring thousands of discounted items across categories. The Moto G4 series is on sale, as is Lenovo’s Phab 2 Plus and Samsung’s On7 Pro. The Z2 Plus has picked up a permanent price cut, and Amazon is using the sale to promote the device.

Phones Moto G4 Plus – 2GB RAM/16GB storage – ₹11,499 –  [Read More…]

How to stop Google Play from automatically adding new icons to your home screen

App shortcuts are great, but can quickly overwhelm your home screens.

There’s nothing worse than getting overwhelmed on a new device, but thanks to one pesky setting in Google Play Store, while you’re installing all your apps on your new Android phone you might go into Google Play with an empty home screen and come out to find it completely covered with apps. It’s a bit annoying if you’re not the type to put every app you  [Read More…]

Google buys mobile app toolkit Fabric from Twitter

Twitter has announced that Google has purchased Fabric for an undisclosed sum.

Fabric is Twitter’s set of tools that helps mobile app developers to build, distribute and monetize apps. These tools are designed to give developers easy access to Gnip, Fabric’s data platform, and the MoPub ad revenue platform. This gives a wide range of analytics and tools for development and a complete set of enterprise APIs driven by real-time and historical social data and hosted methods  [Read More…]

Order a ride share straight from Google Maps! [How-To]

Last week, Google gave me another reason to never download another map or direction app, they integrated ordering an Uber or Lyft directly into the Google Maps interface and, you guessed it, we are here to show you how to use it. Prerequisites: I know, no fluff this time. I’m so excited about this addition

From the Editor’s Desk: Flagship spotting

Have you heard? There’s a new Android flagship!

This industry has no shortage of irksome buzzwords (see: “iPhone killer,” “phablet,” “innovation” — I could go on.) But one that’s been almost entirely stripped of all meaning is the term “flagship.” It used to be that a flagship — the very best product in a series, intended to bear the standard of a particular brand — was easy to define. Then, with multiple high-end phone releases every year  [Read More…]

Struggling LeEco gets $2.4 billion investment lifeline from Chinese real estate company

LeEco has gotten some much-needed cash from a new investor.

LeEco has been struggling financially as of late as it expands globally, but Chinese real estate holding company Sunac China Holdings seems to have faith in the company as it acquired stakes in three LeEco businesses for 16.8 billion yuan, or about $ 2.4 billion.

Sunac acquired relatively small stakes in LeEco’s video streaming service and film production unit, alongside a 33% stake in LeEco’s television hardware  [Read More…]

Now you can easily hail a ride from Uber or Lyft inside Google Maps

Why did it take so long for this kind of functionality to come to Google Maps?

Google has announced that you can now hail a ride from your preferred ride-sharing service directly through the Maps app. Tap on the icon of the guy hailing a ride and Maps will offer you a complete list of ride options, including special offers and promotions for both Uber and Lyft.

The Google Maps  [Read More…]

Best phones you can pick up from T-Mobile right now

Stepping into the new year, you might find yourself craving a new phone. You can already check our AT&T and Verizon buying guides, but if you are not a fan of either carrier, an alternative would be to look towards T-Mobile. The magenta carrier offers plenty of mobile solutions and some of them are even