Tag Archive: Going

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Who’s going for the Galaxy S8+ over the S8?

Are you leaning one way or the other?

Last year, there was a clear divide in size and features between the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge — it was even in the name!

This year, not so much. The Galaxy S8+ is slightly taller and wider than the Galaxy S8, with a 6.2-inch display over the smaller phone’s 5.8-inch panel, but both are curved, and both are very compact.

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Sprint is going all-in on unlimited and killing its 50%-off deal to boost revenue

Sprint is getting rid of its metered plans entirely as it moves to a single unlimited plan.

Sprint has announced its intention to get rid of its metered plans and go all-in on unlimited as it tries to find a balance between the intensely competitive U.S. wireless market and its own need to keep revenues high.

The company is ending its long-standing 50%-off deal, which offered up to four lines for $ 90 per month to new customers, and  [Read More…]

Waze is finally coming to Android Auto as beta invites start going out

Android Auto is finally getting an update.

Google demoed Waze integration in Android Auto back at I/O 2016, but we haven’t seen any progress on that front. Back in February, Android Auto picked up an app switcher for maps, hinting at the availability of navigation options other than Google Maps.

It now looks like Waze is finally about to make its way to the car, as invites are being sent out to beta test Waze on Android Auto.  [Read More…]

Why I’m going back to the HTC 10 after using the Pixel

I was so happy when I got the Pixel.

After months of dealing with Bluetooth reception spottiness on my HTC 10, I ordered a Google Pixel. I made sure to get the 128 GB model so that I could use it as a daily driver, something I never felt comfortable doing on the non-expandable 16 GB Nexus 5X. And my shiny silver Pixel has served me well this winter, but Spring has sprung, and with it, I’m  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher is getting a new feature that you’re going to love

Unread badges have always been a controversial piece of the home screen experience.

Some people can’t live or work without knowing how many hundreds of emails they are away from Inbox Zero. Some people just like having the badge to remind them of notifications and messages they may have ignored. Some people just can’t stand the look of ’em. Whatever camp you may be in, there’s a new kind of unread badge to try in the latest Nova Launcher  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s $90 Redmi 4A is going up for sale on Amazon India

The first Redmi 4A sale kicks off at 12 p.m. IST on Amazon India.

The Redmi 4A is Xiaomi’s most affordable phone to date in India, offering decent specs for ₹5,999 ($ 90). The phone will be going up for sale for the first time later today, March 23 at 12 p.m. IST, on Amazon India.

To recount, the Redmi 4A offers a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 13 MP camera, 5MP front camera, 2GB  [Read More…]

When the hell are we going to get Star Trek: Bridge Crew?

Captain’s Log, Stardate 94807.36. Our hunt for Ubisoft’s epic masterpiece continues.

Nine long months ago, the folks at Ubisoft took to the stage with legends from all over the Star Trek universe to show us what it would be like to be on the bridge of our very own starship with friends. It’s every Trek fan’s dream, and not only is there going to be a game all about that experience, but you’ll be able to play  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017 confirmation emails are now going out!

I/O confirmations are hitting inboxes, so check your email!

As promised, Google has begun sending successful Google I/O 2017 applicants emails confirming their place at the event. The conference kicks off at Shoreline Amphitheater in Google’s hometown of Mountain View, Calif. from May 17, with tickets prices having increased to $ 1150 for general attendees, and $ 375 for students.

This year we’re expecting to hear what’s next from the Android team in the upcoming O release,  [Read More…]

What are the advantages of going with an alternative carrier?

Using an alternative to the big four wireless providers is a great idea for many of us, and here are some reasons why.

When we talk about phone companies most of us automatically think of the big four here in the U.S.: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But they’re not the only choices when it comes to who you get your service from and the popularity of alternative carriers is on the rise.

It’s not difficult to  [Read More…]