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Why an ARM processor in a Chromebook isn’t the same as the ARM processor in your phone

Electronics all have one thing in common: how you handle the heat makes all the difference when it comes to performance.

We’ve seen or heard about two really interesting developments when it comes to smart devices recently. The first is that Qualcomm and Microsoft have hooked up and plan to birth some Windows 10 products that run on a Snapdragon processor and promise they will make us happy when it comes to how well they perform. The  [Read More…]

The U.S. government’s beef with Huawei isn’t really about phones

One-liner quotes from intelligence agency officials aren’t telling the whole story about the U.S. government’s feud with Huawei.

In case you missed it this week, the heads of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and others recommended that we (meaning you and me and all consumers in the U.S.) stop using products from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. None of the speakers had any explicit reasons why we should heed their advice, but FBI head Christopher Wray offered this  [Read More…]

Truly bezel-less in smartphones isn’t worth the effort

The headline to this article may sound like I don’t care about the recent trend to reduce bezel in smartphones, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was a bezel-hater since the early days, and it drove me nuts year after year how barely anyone acknowledged that they were a nuisance. Especially as […]

BlackBerry Priv isn’t being upgraded to Android Nougat

BlackBerry’s first Android phone isn’t getting updated past Marshmallow.

Plenty of praise was lavished on BlackBerry’s first Android phone, the Priv, when it debuted in late 2015. In fact, in his review, Russell Holly called it one of the best phones of that year:

This is absolutely one of the best phones to be released this year, and while BlackBerry still has to demonstrate it can keep its promises when it comes to software updates this is already an  [Read More…]

Qualcomm isn’t working on a Snapdragon 836, Pixel 2 to sport Snapdragon 835

New reports suggest Qualcomm isn’t working on a mid-cycle refresh to the Snapdragon 835.

Early Pixel 2 rumors suggested the phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 836, a mid-year refresh to the Snapdragon 835 with a minor uptick in performance. Qualcomm did the same last year with the Snapdragon 821, which made its debut on the first-generation Pixel. But according to two new reports from XDA Developers and Android Police, Qualcomm never had any plans for a Snapdragon  [Read More…]

If the Moto Z2 Force isn’t unveiled on July 25th, then Motorola has been playing an elaborate prank

After the initial invitation was sent out last week, Motorola has sent another teaser for an event on July 25th where the company is expected to unveil the Moto Z2 Force.

The OnePlus 2 isn’t getting Android Nougat, company confirms

Marshmallow is the end of the road.

Confirming what we all expected, Android 7.0 Nougat won’t be coming to the OnePlus 2 after all. It was just about this time last year that the OnePlus 2 was getting Marshmallow, but a similar platform jump won’t be made in 2017 according to a OnePlus representative who confirmed the news to Android Central.

Despite not moving up to Nougat as the OnePlus 3 and 3T did, the OnePlus 2  [Read More…]

Samsung DeX review: This isn’t a replacement for your laptop

It’s useful, but it isn’t practical, and you should only consider one if you’re into the novelty.

Admittedly, I’m in a bit of disbelief that I’m writing a review for a desktop operating system that’s running off of the Galaxy S8+. Who knew this would be our future? I certainly didn’t. I knew computers were getting smaller, particularly when netbooks and tiny little Chromebits were introduced to the market, but I never imagined it would be the  [Read More…]

JAM Voice review: This isn’t your ordinary Bluetooth speaker

At first glance, the JAM Voice Speaker appears to be just another unremarkable Bluetooth speaker. Its rubberized black rim and glossy body are pretty but very understated – it won’t catch many glances when it’s sitting on your end table – it has solid heft and a premium feel. Powering on, we’re treated to a […]

AT&T’s ‘5G Evolution’ network isn’t a brand (new) problem

AT&T told us it would be rolling out its 5G lie back in February. At the time, no one cared. Here’s why we still shouldn’t care.

In February, AT&T announced that it would launch something called a 5G Evolution network in Austin later in the year. At the time, no one paid the announcement much attention because it was filtered in with a larger, seemingly more-important pronouncement: that AT&T was moving towards real 5G trials, also in  [Read More…]