Surprise! Google just took the wraps off a new version of Android in developer preview form. Say hello to Android O!
It’s still early days for Android O, and Google will be adding new features over the course of four developer previews before it’s all finalized later in the summer. For now, what we have is a very early sneak peek at some of the new features — including notification channels, adaptive icons, and picture-in-picture mode for phones and [Read More…]
The Redmi 4A solidifies Xiaomi’s place in India’s budget segment.
Xiaomi is sailing high in India — the company’s Redmi Note 4 sold a million units in just 45 days, and the entry-level Redmi 3S is faring remarkably well in the country. Coupled with the immense success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is well on its way to continuing its dominance in the online segment.
The company is far from resting on its laurels, as evidenced [Read More…]
Spec hounds and photographers, this is the P10 you’ll want to buy.
The Huawei P10 looks like a promising new flagship for the Chinese firm, bringing the technology first seen in the Mate 9 to a smaller form factor, with a palette of unique colors and finishes. But if you want the very best Huawei has to offer in terms of specs, camera optics and storage capacity, the beefier P10 Plus is the one you’ll want to [Read More…]
Huawei’s mainstream flagship for 2017 builds on the solid foundations of the Mate 9 with upgraded cameras, a slim form factor and AI-powered performance — in two sizes.
Huawei’s steady improvement throughout 2016 culminated in the Mate 9, a phone which remains our pick for the best big Android phone. Now, a little earlier in the year than usual, it’s time for a new mainstream flagship from the Chinese firm.
At a technical level, the Huawei [Read More…]
This svelte tablet is not only a performer, but it comes bundled with the software tricks and S Pen that made its phablet predecessor so popular.
I always say that the last great, fully-featured Android tablet was Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 because it fulfilled all the right criteria: it was stylish, thin, extremely light and came equipped with a vibrant Super AMOLED display that was really quite perfect for binge watching video.
That was nearly two years [Read More…]
The Moto G line gets another solid update, but a few confounding choices keep it from perfection.
There is no doubt as to whether the Moto G5 and its larger, more powerful sibling, the Moto G5 Plus, are the most attractive in Motorola’s four year-old series. Incorporating subtle curves into aluminum, the devices are comfortable to hold, easy to use in one hand, and belie their entry-level prices.
But when you dig into the phones themselves — [Read More…]
Mercury has a name, but there are still lots of questions remaining.
The BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ isn’t new — you saw it at CES — but the company behind the new phone, BlackBerry Mobile, has been trickle-announcing the hardware QWERTY flagship, teasing it to hardcore CrackBerry addicts who came of age tapping away on Bolds and Curves.
But this is a new BlackBerry — the phone itself is made by TCL, under the eponymous Waterloo company’s brand — [Read More…]
HTC keeps making really interesting phones, but will anyone care? I want to believe.
The question is asked every single time HTC releases any phone, from its mid-range Desire line up to the One (and now just numbered) flagships. HTC’s phones always pack stunning designs, clean and fast software, a few neat ideas … and usually a couple of odd decisions that throw people off. On the whole they’re still good phones, though, so why doesn’t anyone [Read More…]
The Scio Spectrometer phone allows you to scan all the things you put into your body and make sure they’re good for you. Then, you can scan your body and make sure you’re actually getting healthier! The perfect phone for the hypochondriac. While it’s not a great phone by most measures, the spectrometer inside the phone is a truly interesting feature.
MrMobile expounds on all his Star Trek fantasies by scanning things and talking chemical composition and captain’s-logging everything [Read More…]