Tag Archive: Inside


The inside story of how the POCO F1 costs just $300

Two factors: conscious cost-saving and Xiaomi’s supply chain.

With so many diverse options in the smartphone segment, it’s hard for a new player to stand out. However, Xiaomi’s sub-brand managed to do just that. When POCO unveiled the F1, it did something that I thought wasn’t possible anymore: take Indian consumers by surprise. India is one of the hardest markets to sell a phone — there’s no dearth of choice across any given category, and the average  [Read More…]

An inside look at how the OnePlus 6 is made

You’ve seen the teardown, now see the OnePlus 6 being put together.

Over the last four years, OnePlus built up a name for itself as a company that caters to power users. OnePlus now sells in most major global markets, but it’s India where the company has seen the most success to date. The Chinese company managed to overtake Samsung as the premium segment in the country earlier this year, a worthy accomplishment from a brand that’s  [Read More…]

LG G7 One has the outside of a G7, inside of a V30, and runs Android One

They share a name, and that’s about it.

LG finds success in using its well-known brands and design language from its high-end phones across a variety of lower-end models, focusing on the value and price-conscious buyers. In its latest attempt, LG is announcing two new LG G7 models — the LG G7 One and LG G7 Fit — with a similar design and brand, but different software and internals focused on differentiating and cutting costs.

The  [Read More…]

‘Inside Oculus’ at GDC 2018: All the biggest news

Here’s what Oculus had to say at GDC 2018.

Oculus had its “Inside Oculus” presentation today at GDC 2018, and alongside some stats on usage and a promise to invest more money in “AAA” content, there were a few major announcements that have the VR world atwitter, including new information about Oculus Go and the “Santa Cruz” project, as well as some improvements to Oculus Home.

Here’s what you need to know.

See Gear VR at  [Read More…]

Google is also running customer surveys inside Android Messages — and not just on Pixels

User feedback or user annoyance?

A few days ago we pointed out that Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2 XL’s settings page, which turned out to be a pretty polarizing subject. Though it doesn’t seem like many Pixel 2 owners are seeing the settings page survey, some are seeing a very similar one pop up in other Google apps — in this case, the Android Messages SMS client. And not just in Pixels — this particular  [Read More…]

This $13 Anker portable charger would fit neatly inside a holiday stocking

It’s a portable charger that fits in your hand.

This Anker black Astro E1 ultra compact portable charger is down to $ 13.19 on Amazon. It normally sells around $ 17 and the other colors are selling for $ 20 right now.

This charger is the size of a candy bar but has 6700mAh, which means it’s got enough power to fully charge a Galaxy S8.

Features include:

Exclusive PowerIQ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its  [Read More…]

How to use Daydream inside of Gear VR

Gear VR and Google Daydream both deliver awesome experiences in VR, but let’s face it, most of us have a favorite between the two headsets. If you’ve found yourself enjoying Daydream games more, but preferring your actual Gear VR headset, then you’re in luck. There is a way to get your Gear VR to let you play Daydream games in it.

We’ve got the details on exactly what you need to do right here!

Read more at VRHeads

Inside the battery-free cell phone of the future

The battery-free phone runs on ambient light and RF signals, though it’s not enough to power your favorite game.

Batteries: You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them, and I recite that cliche because I know you’re nodding along with me right now. Smartphone battery packs have become bigger so that they last longer, and a majority have been infused with fast charging technology. But a dead battery remains a major pain point, especially since  [Read More…]

This wall charger packs a 5000mAh battery inside to keep you powered up from anywhere for just $22

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a pair of charging accessories you’ll want to check out!

Battery life is something that continues to improve in phones and tablets, but not everyone can make it through the whole day on a single charge. Sure, you can carry around a spare wall charger and cable, or a battery pack, but what about if you could combine those into one? That’s what Anker’s PowerCore Fusion does,  [Read More…]

Google Assistant inside Allo can now converse in French and Spanish

Google Assistant is learning new languages.

Just a week after adding a few new features, Google’s smart chat app Allo is also picking up new language skills. You can now talk to Google Assistant inside Allo in French and Spanish, and it will respond in that language along with all of the smarts you expect from the Assistant.

French and Spanish join English, Hindi, Portuguese and Japanese as supported languages in  [Read More…]