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Pixels and Nexuses now receiving October security patch from Google

It’s once again time to furiously tap that update button.

Google has released its October 2017 security patch, complete with a brand new website for Pixel and Nexus patches. As usual, the October update is pushing out for the Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C.

The latest security bulletin details the changes, which are mostly low-level patches against known and 0-day exploits. Fixes are in  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Late-breaking Pixel predictions

Hunches, predictions and gut feelings about what’s next from Google.

Pixel season is upon us, as Google prepares to show off next-gen hardware across several categories this coming Wednesday, October 4. It’ll also be the sixth Google fall hardware launch I’ve covered (either in person or remotely), the first being the venerable Samsung Galaxy Nexus back in 2011.

Usually that’d give you a fair bit of perspective — background knowledge to help you see what’s coming next  [Read More…]

Twitter character limit expands from 140 to 280 to encourage more English tweets

Twitter has become a thriving social media platform for brevity, with the company making changes all the time (such as the introduction of Twitter Lite earlier this year for less-than-stellar cellular data networks) to encourage growing participation by its growing user base. While the company is famous for its 140-character limit, its brevity has proven […]

Deal: Get unlimited talk, text & data from ROK for just $50 a month

ROK Mobile’s offering the cheapest unlimited data plan on the nation’s most reliable network.

Anyone interested in an affordable unlimited data plan and top-notch nationwide coverage should check out the latest offer from ROK Mobile.

Currently, you can bring your own CDMA-compatible phone to ROK Mobile and pay just $ 50 a month for unlimited talk, text & data on the “nation’s most reliable network” (AKA Verizon’s network). The $ 50 deal is $ 25 a month cheaper than Verizon’s $ 75  [Read More…]

Four more coupon codes from BangGood, don’t miss them! (Promoted Deals)

BangGood has really been coming through lately as a source of great discounts on some little-known (but still quality) smartphone brands. Today is no exception, as we have four more coupon codes just for you, dear Android Guys.  Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Key Features  18:9 screen, 5.99″ Full screen display  12% reduced chin size  Hidden […]

PHOOZY: Sleeve protects your phone from extreme heat, freezing cold

Earthly heat & cold are no match for this space-grade floating smartphone capsule.

5 reasons to switch away from Sprint

Having a phone with Sprint isn’t going to work for everyone.

Having phone service that’s cheap and good is important.

Finding the right phone carrier is a pretty big deal. We’re using our phones more than ever, and doing more with them — they’re not just for making calls anymore. And sometimes, finding the right carrier doesn’t happen on the first try. What’s important is that you know it and are ready to move on.

A lot  [Read More…]

Three features I’d steal from iOS 11 for the next Android update

iOS 11 is officially out, and there’s nothing wrong with a little feature envy.

The latest update to iOS is out of beta and rolling out to iPhones as of Tuesday this week, and it’s got our friends over at iMore pretty excited. If you need to catch up on what’s new, you can check out Rene Ritchie’s full review:

iOS 11 Review

While it’s all Android, all the time over here, it’s always worth keeping up  [Read More…]

The next Google Glass might come from Amazon, with Alexa in tow

2017 may well be the year you switch from tapping or typing on your touchscreen to simply voicing out your commands. Many platforms, including Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Samsung’s Bixby or the Google Assistant want you to talk to them, but Alexa easily leads the race. Alexa is virtually everywhere – from smart speakers and […]

5 reasons to switch away from T-Mobile

T-Mobile doesn’t work out for everyone.

Having phone service that’s cheap and good is important.

Finding the right phone carrier is a pretty big deal. We’re using our phones more than ever, and doing more with them — they’re not just for making calls anymore. And sometimes, finding the right carrier doesn’t happen on the first try. What’s important is that you know it and are ready to move on.

A lot of folks are happy with  [Read More…]