Tag Archive: Mobile


A USB-C iPad Pro is great for the mobile industry. Here’s why

Apple has the power to shift an industry, even though it isn’t the biggest player on the field.

While we were all talking about the OnePlus 6T and Google screwing up wireless charging, over in Apple land there was this “little” announcement about new Macs and iPads. You might have heard something about it, even if you usually don’t follow Apple news. One of the show-stealers was an all-new iPad Pro. Available in two sizes, they are  [Read More…]

ThriftyDroid: Discounts on mobile phones, accessories, and other gear

If you’re like us, you don’t go shopping without looking for discounts first. Not just in-store stuff, but online, too. Yes, we still clip coupons.

The tech space is one of those interesting fields where there’s always something on sale. Drilling down a bit deeper, the smartphone market is often full of discounts, sales, and limited time promotions. We’ve done our best to scour various websites, outlets, and other sources for bargains worth your time.

What follows is a list of  [Read More…]

Mobile gaming takes a step forward with SteelSeries’ $29 Stratus controller

Level up with this wireless controller for Android and Windows PC.

One of the best wireless controllers for Android devices, SteelSeries’ Stratus XL, is now on sale for its lowest price yet at Amazon — $ 28.95. It’s regularly found selling for nearly $ 15 more on average.

This full-sized wireless gaming controller utilizes Bluetooth to connect to Android devices, but it’s also compatible with Windows 7 and up, along with Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile starts selling an Android Oreo Go edition phone, the Coolpad Illumina

Boost Mobile recently welcomed its first Android Oreo Go edition smartphone. It’s called the Coolpad Illumina and obviously, it’s a low-end smartphone which you can pick up for $ 39.99 (plus tax) for a limited time.

Once the promo period expires, the phone will take you back with $ 79.99, which is still pretty affordable.

Anyway, in case you don’t know Android Go is a special version of Android designed to bring smooth experience on entry-level smartphones that have low  [Read More…]

Unreal Mobile review: How good can a $10/month cell phone plan be?

How much does your cell phone line cost every month? $ 50? $ 75? $ 100?

How does $ 10 sound?

If you think that sounds too good to be true, you’ve never heard of Unreal Mobile. Unreal is an offshoot of FreedomPop, another low-cost carrier. Unreal started quick on the back of incredibly cheap lines of service and now its here to disrupt the industry.

Carriers like FreedomPop or Unreal are commonly referred to as MVNOs or Mobile Virtual  [Read More…]

Freedom Mobile is rolling out RCS support for Android Messages

You’ll need to be running Android 5.0 or later with Android Messages v3.6 or newer.

Since iMessage won’t be coming to Android anytime soon, Google’s been hard at work to build up its own version of the popular messaging service using RCS technology and its excellent Android Messages app. On Thursday, October 11, Freedom Mobile announced that it’s now rolling out RCS features for its subscribers.

If you’re on Freedom Mobile and use Android Messages, this means  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets new look, additional features on mobile devices

Google on Wednesday introduced a new version of its Google Assistant app for mobile devices. The refreshed client, available for both Android and iPhone, combines voice and touch-based elements to deliver a more intuitive experience that also closely resembles the other apps getting UI overhauls.

Why It Matters

Google Assistant, first introduced with  [Read More…]

The best phones you can buy at Boost Mobile — what’s available?

Not everyone wants, or needs, a smartphone plan from a tier-one wireless provider. In fact, a lot of us are content with going through a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) just so long as the phone works where needed.

Boost Mobile is an MVNO which operates on Sprint’s network. In essence, everywhere you can you Sprint, you can use Boost. The rate plans are different, and there might not be the full set of features and options, but few may  [Read More…]

10 years of Android: How the best mobile OS was made

You’ve come a long way, baby.

Step into the Wayback Machine and travel to October 2008, if you will.

I was with a small crowd of other folks at a Washington, D.C. T-Mobile store waiting in line to buy the T-Mobile G1. It was a phone that had a very limited release — in the U.S. only high-volume T-Mobile retail stores in areas with 3G deployments were selling them — and it was also a phone that  [Read More…]

In brief: Mobile news worth knowing (9/28/18)

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Friday, September 28th and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we learn about the delays surrounding the RED Hydrogen One,  [Read More…]