Tag Archive: Gets


Action Launcher gets a new look and a slew of new features in its latest update

Chris Lacy has released a major update to Action Launcher which provides a new name, new icon, and a slew of new changes and bug fixes to the popular third-party launcher.

Google Glass on the comeback? The wearable gets its first update in three years

In 2014 we were on the verge of a hardware revolution! Wearables were the hot new thing and everyone was convinced that this new technology would completely change how we lived our lives. Then we actually got to play with them and interest fizzled. People are still wearing smartwatches, but all of those sweet headsets […]

OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: What the extra money gets you

OnePlus has dropped the ‘flagship killer’ moniker, but that continues to be how its phones are measured.

OnePlus has made a name for itself with phones that offer high-end specs and experiences at prices a couple hundred dollars less than the true flagship competition. And even with the OnePlus 5 marking the company’s most expensive phone yet, at $ 479 it’s still $ 245 less than a Galaxy S8.

When comparison shopping, that’s a big price gap  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets surprising Android 7.1.1 update, support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is one of the best phones under $ 200, and it’s got software likely newer than your phone.

ZTE’s Axon 7 flagship got an update to Android 7.1.1 in March, and it looks like the company is following through with its promise to do the same for its smaller, less powerful (but just as well-designed) Axon 7 Mini.

The phone, which sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow,  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 update gets rid of the black navigation bar, lets you auto-hide nav keys

Galaxy S8 picks up a slew of new features in latest update, but not all of them are great.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving an update that brings the June 1, 2017 security patch along with several UI tweaks. There’s now an icon to the left of the navigation bar that lets you auto-hide the navigation keys when you’re in an app. allowing you to make full use of that 18.5:9 panel. You can toggle it with  [Read More…]

T-Mobile gets busy this summer rolling out new 600MHz network

The Un-carrier has a busy, busy summer ahead of it.

T-Mobile ran away with 45% of the 600MHz spectrum at the FCC’s spectrum auction earlier this year, and the time has come to start using it. T-Mobile is going to use its newly acquired licenses for 600MHz to beef up its high-speed LTE network this summer.

The FCC finally sorted out the last of the paperwork with the magenta-colored carrier this week, and now T-Mobile has  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 gets revealed earlier by case manufacturer

In a few days popular Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus will unveil the highly anticipated OnePlus 5 flagship. While we wait on that, case maker Case Fanatic has all but outed the device by posting a series of images showing the OnePlus 5 in all of its glory meant to advertise for its lineup of dedicated […]

Deal: Switching to Sprint gets you free unlimited for a year!

This Sprint deal seems too good to be true, but it isn’t.

We often tease Sprint for its desperate attempts at getting customers on other networks to switch over, but this latest deal is a doozy, and well worth investigating.

Until June 30, 2017, customers on T-Mobile, AT&T, or (especially) Verizon get up to five lines of free unlimited service by switching over to Sprint. There are a few caveats, which we’ll get to in a  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher gets a Google Now pane by jumping through hoops

Google Now Launcher, eat your heart out.

Nova Launcher is one of the best third-party launchers in the Android ecosystem because it will let you do just about everything you ever thought possible with your home screens and app drawer. One of the most sought-after features Nova Launcher has not been able to deliver to users has been the Google Now pane that the eponymous Google Now Launcher spoiled millions with during  [Read More…]

Nextbit Robin gets Android 7.1.1 update

For those with the Nextbit Robin, you’ll be pleased to hear the the device is now getting Android 7.1.1. The device was fantastic value and still is. With its unique app backup and restore mechanism to save storage space on irregularly used apps, the Nextbit Robin was one of those devices that gave that something […]