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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 gets revealed by designer, looks stunning

French designer Phillippe Starck partnered up with Chinese company Xiaomi to design the Mi MIX smartphone last year. The almost bezeless smartphone impressed mobile fans across the globe with its bold aesthetics and this year we expect to see Xiaomi launch a successor. Actually, the original Xiaomi Mi MIX was announced in November, so we […]

YouTube Music finally gets the robust offline functions it needed at launch

YouTube Music can finally go oflline with the songs you choose rather than songs an algorithm picked.

It’s hard to believe YouTube Music has been around for almost two years now, and that for most of that time, the service’s offline offering have been so paltry compared to YouTube proper’s ample offline options. Before this week, if you wanted to download songs to listen to in YouTube Music, you were at the mercy of the Offline Mixtape,  [Read More…]

Mobile printing to a Mopria-ready printer is as easy as it gets (Review & Giveaway)

Let’s be honest for a moment. Printing from a smartphone hasn’t always been easy. Up until the more recent versions of Android it was, for all practical purposes, nearly impossible. But, things have changed over the years and we’re getting to a place where cloud-based and connected printers make things much simpler. In an increasing […]

Action Launcher gets big update with Google Now, Android O features, and more

Fans of Action Launcher, you may want to visit the Play Store, because there’s a pretty significant update that’s now rolling out.

Action Launcher v26 is now rolling out, says developer Chris Lacy. The update is a biggie, adding Google Now integration, Android O features, and more.

First up, you can now enable Google Now with Action Launcher on devices running Lollipop or later. You’ll just need to install the Action Launcher Google Plugin and you’ll then be able to  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 9 gets hefty price cut in the U.S.

$ 459.99 now gets you a 6-inch handset with dual cameras, Nougat and a 4,000mAh battery.

The Huawei Mate 9 is one of our favorite big-screened Android phones of the year — and arguably one of the best, if battery life is your main concern. Now the Mate 9 is available at its lowest price to date — $ 459.99 from Amazon in the U.S., down from its already discounted price of $ 499.99 just a few  [Read More…]

HTC U11 gets Alexa in the UK

App update brings Amazon’s virtual assistant to British U11 phones.

HTC has updated its Alexa app for the U11, bringing Amazon’s virtual assistant to UK models of the phone.

As we saw a week ago when the service launched in the U.S., the app effectively turns the HTC U11 into a portable Amazon echo, responding to voice commands, and living harmoniously alongside Google Assistant, which shipped on the phone at launch.

When it’s equipped with the HTC  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa gets fancy

The quick take

Amazon adds a touchscreen and camera to a couple of decent speakers, giving us the best Echo yet for only $ 50 more than what the original Alexa device is selling for. Video calling is an easy-to-use (if still novel) feature, and Amazon’s paving the way for developers to make use of the 7-inch display. Now it just has to get them to update those thousands of skills to take advantage of it.

The Good  [Read More…]

Google News & Weather app gets a Material redesign and some spitshine

Good news for Google News (& Weather)!

This week’s app update has given Google News & Weather an update that lets it better match the Google News website and better match other Google apps like Google Now and Google Home, brightening things up and cleaning the busy sections drawer a little. It’s not a huge overhaul, but it is a welcoming to see Google updating apps for consistency.

The  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 camera gets a DxOMark score of 87

With every new smartphone that gets released the camera gets that little bit better than the device before it. A method of benchmarking the quality and performance of the camera on a smartphone is by DxOMark that provide a score based on a number of factors. The recently released OnePlus 5 got the same benchmark […]

Bixby gets delayed in the US once more, don’t expect it until fall

Unveiled with a lot of pomp back in May, Samsung’s own virtual assistant called Bixby has failed to take off so far. Actually Bixby Voice – its most important part – wasn’t even available at the time of launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ – which were first phones to integrate the virtual […]