Tag Archive: Gets


Huawei Mate 9 vs. LG V20: As good as it gets

Two completely different phones with very similar outcomes.

I have a problem. See, there are two phones in front of me, and they’re both very good. I’ve literally been switching between them every day to get a sense of their strengths and weaknesses, and have been assiduously noting the differences to get a sense of what a large “phablet” flagship should and shouldn’t do.

These two phones are the Huawei Mate 9, which recently arrived in the  [Read More…]

Tesla app gets refreshed UI and fingerprint authentication

If you own a Tesla, we’re jealous of you. But you’re also in for a treat, as the Android app that controls your car is being updated with a refreshed and quite pretty user interface.

Also added in the update is support for fingerprint authentication, so you can use your fingerprint for unlocking your car. Once inside the app, you can control charging, turn on the climate control, and even summon your vehicle from a garage or parking spot.

If  [Read More…]

Amazon Tap gets hotword support, XHamster schools Utah, and other things you need to know

Plus: Pink BlackBerry is Best BlackBerry, and a USB-C drive you have got to have in your gear bag.

Let’s kick off Monday with the start of a recurring series — Five Things I want you to know going into your week. Maybe they’re newsy. Maybe they’re just cool. Maybe they’ll fill that hole in your Android-loving soul. Or maybe they’ll tempt you with the fruits of Apple’s labor. Or maybe they’ll just be full of forced tech puns.  [Read More…]

HTC One M9 gets Nougat in Europe, Turkey, South Africa

Other regions to follow for Android 7.0 on HTC’s 2015 flagship.

HTC’s Android 7.0 Nougat update program in Europe hasn’t been running entirely smoothly so far, with the OTA for the HTC 10 being pulled shortly after last week’s launch. Nevertheless, the company is continuing its Nougat rollout, and today Android 7.0 hits the HTC One M9 in mainland Europe, Turkey and South Africa, according to HTC Europe’s Graham Wheeler.

Excited to share that  [Read More…]

Swype gets its biggest update in a long time but it’s still not as good as Gboard

It may not have the influence it once did, but Swype’s new update brings it back into focus.

In the early days of Android, Swype was basically unparalleled when it came to gesture keyboards. It was fast, reliable and intelligent. But its dominance was slowly eroded by competitors like SwiftKey and Google’s own first-party Google Keyboard, which is now known as Gboard, and the company behind the app, Nuance, slowed its development to a crawl.

The app has come  [Read More…]

Original NVIDIA Shield gets Android 7.0 Nougat treatment, see the new feats

NVIDIA Shield is an Android TV based set-top box designed for home entertainment and gaming in the living-room which was released back in 2015. Now the device is receiving the Shield Experience 5.0.2 update based on Android 7.0 Nougat which brings an extensive host of improvements. At CES 2017, NVIDIA unveiled the next-gen Shield (2017)

Google explains how Android detects malware before it gets out of hand

Hummingbad, Ghost Push, and Googligan — malware that didn’t stand a chance against Google’s DOI metric.

Security! No, really, security. That word is practically synonymous with the Android operating system, which is why the Android Developers Blog is always taking about it. In today’s installation, Megan Ruthven, Software Engineer for Android, writes about how the development team developed a metric to help identify Dead or Insecure (DOI) apps floating around in the Play Store.

If you remember  [Read More…]

HTC One A9 gets its Nougat update

Good news for a phone that desperate needs some.

Owners of the strange, better-than-we-thought-but-worse-than-we-hoped 2015 “flagship,” the HTC One A9, will begin receiving Android 7.0 through an OTA update beginning late January 16.

The update is being aimed at owners of the unlocked version, according to HTC’s Mo Versi; it’s unclear when the Sprint model, T-Mobile and AT&T models will get the same treatment.

HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical  [Read More…]

Google Pixel goes up for sale on India’s Snapdeal, gets a minor discount

The Pixel sees its first price cut as retailers incentivize cashback schemes.

If you’re looking to purchase the Google Pixel online in India, you now have more options. The phone is now up for sale on Snapdeal, with the 32GB variant available for ₹54,199, a minor 5% discount from its ₹57,999 retail price.

Snapdeal is only discounting the 32GB model, with the 128GB Pixel and the 32GB Pixel XL available for their launch price of ₹66,000  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s excellent Z2 Plus gets a price cut in India, now available for just ₹14,999

One of the best phones in this segment is now more affordable.

The Lenovo Z2 Plus is one of the best phones you can get for under ₹20,000 in India. The phone offers incredible value for money in the form of a 5-inch Full HD display, 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 13MP ISOCELL camera, 8MP front camera, USB-C, and a 3500mAh battery.

Starting today, Lenovo is slashing the price of the Z2 Plus  [Read More…]