Tag Archive: iPhone


The first cross-platform AR app for iPhone and Android just launched

Finally, you and your friends can escape into augmented reality together even if you’re using Android and iPhone!

Google has been talking about ARCore on Android for a while now. Apple’s been championing ARKit for iPhone for about as long. Today, the first cross-platform ARKit/ARCore app has launched on both app stores respectively. It’s called Just a Line and you and your friends can make drawings in the air, and even draw on top of each other’s  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9 has dramatically faster LTE than the iPhone X, but that isn’t the whole story

The Galaxy S9 may be 42% faster than the competition, but that’s not as impressive as it may sound.

As technology advances and more of what we do transitions to the internet and cloud, it’s increasingly more important to carry smartphones that offer reliable LTE performance. Samsung recently revealed that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have demonstrated LTE speeds that are up to 42% faster than competing handsets in real-world conditions, and while that might sound like a seriously  [Read More…]

Android P gestures vs. iPhone X: A swiping comparison

Google will probably be accused of copying Apple, but this is the right way forward.

There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the shift from the standard three button navigation we’ve had in Android since the ICS days to a gesture-based system. As hardware manufacturers lose the bezels and fingerprint sensors leave the front, this navigation mechanism costs you what could otherwise be valuable screen real estate.

Google didn’t come to this conclusion first, as we all know  [Read More…]

Oukitel announces its newest iPhone X clone, the U19 (promoted)

Back in February, Oukitel released the U18, the first unabashed iPhone X clone on the market. Featuring a notched display and a larger than average battery, the U18 sold well by all accounts. But Oukitel has never been on to sit on its laurels, and just announced a new notched smartphone; the $ 100, Oukitel U19.

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HTC’s latest event teaser shows parts of an iPhone 6

HTC is teasing their latest event with an image of smartphone parts surrounding a date. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a nice image. But you’d think HTC would use its own phone internals to tease an upcoming phone. Preferably U12+ internals, but any recent HTC phone internals would do.

But that’s not how HTC do. This teaser contains a collection of iPhone 6 internals. Just check out the above image next to iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 6.

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LG G7 ThinQ to feature Google Assistant button, iPhone X-like notch

The upcoming LG G7 has been rumored to have an iPhone X-like notch. A new rumor confirms the notch as well as a dedicated Google Assistant button. LG is adding the “ThinQ” moniker as a nod to the growing AI trend.

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Android P to adopt iPhone X’s multitasking menu

Android P seems to be getting a gesture-initiated, vertically-arrayed multitasking menu. Leaks also show that the navigation bar is getting reworked a bit as well.

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Is the Pixel 2 a good phone for former iPhone users?

Our forum members sure do think so.

Switching from iOS to Android (or vice-versa) is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Checking out a new mobile operating system often requires a big learning curve, but for some people, it’s one of the best decisions you can make after using the same OS for years on end.

One of our newer members to the Android Central forums is currently using an iPhone 6S, and they’re thinking about upgrading to  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5T officially updated with iPhone X-like navigation gestures

Both the OnePlus 5 and 5T are also being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.

At the tail-end of January, OnePlus introduced a new gesture-based navigation system for the OnePlus 5T with its OxygenOS Open Beta program. The setup very closely resembled the gestures found on the iPhone X, and now with the OxygenOS 5.1.0 public update that’s rolling out, all users of the 5T are will gain access to it.

In case you missed Daniel’s hands-on from  [Read More…]

Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X: A MrMobile/TechnoBuffalo Collab

To anchor a collaboration years in the making, Jon Rettinger and I chose a comparison that never seems to get old. That’s right: for the ninth year running, it’s Galaxy vs iPhone time as we put Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ head to head with Apple’s iPhone X! In this break from the traditional MrMobile format, I visit the TechnoBuffalo offices for a podcast-like debate with Jon Rettinger on the merits of iOS vs Android, FaceID vs iris scanning, and simplicity vs  [Read More…]