Tag Archive: Next


The next 18:9 ratio phone will come from Google

The Pixel 2 is popping into the rumor mill with some frequency these days. Slowly but surely the aura of mystery is lifting and we’re starting to an idea of what the Pixel 2 will be like. German website WinFuture has spotted the Pixel XL 2 in the GFXBench database with most of its specifications […]

Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next

Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun.

Google’s first Daydream headset is finally shipping to people who purchased the first Daydream phone, and are quickly finding it’s not easy to locate the whole list of Daydream apps from the Play Store. While we’ve been having a lot of fun showing you the best free Daydream apps and the Daydream games everyone should have installed, the act of browsing for apps and then  [Read More…]

Quick Charge 4+ is the next fast charging spec for your smartphone

Qualcomm’s 15% faster charging standard is limited to one device at present, however.

Who doesn’t love fast charging? It’s certainly become a necessary requirement when buying a smartphone, at least in the Android world. But part of that is because Qualcomm has been pushing the specification in every new smartphone debut for years. Can you blame them? Once you go fast charging, you never go back.

This time, we’re hearing about Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+, the evolutionary successor to  [Read More…]

Nokia confirms when we’ll see it’s next phone

One of the most satisfying stories over the last year, for me at least, has been the rise of Nokia. Nokia has gone from mobile juggernaut to purchased and then sold again by Microsoft, to a property of Foxconn and HMD Global. Now, under that partnership, Nokia is releasing phones again like the 3, 5, and 6 […]

From the Editor’s Desk: Where next for OnePlus

With the arrival of the OnePlus 5, the company graduates from ‘startup’ status. So where does it go from here?

OnePlus had a great 2016. Last year, the company that made its name Never Settling settled into its groove. It gave us two of the best Android phones of the year at competitive price points and built vital carrier relationships while also catering to its core “unlocked” customer base. And it finally figured out software and OS  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017: What’s next for Google payments?

During its keynote a few days ago, Google revealed a host of new features that will be coming to the Google Assistant in the near future. Google said the Assistant will allow users to pay for stuff, but during a later talk regarding Android Pay it also revealed users will soon be allowed to send […]

Android Go is the smartest thing Google can do to win the next billion smartphone users

Android Go isn’t a big deal, and that makes it an incredibly powerful and meaningful change for Android users everywhere.

You may know this well-known idiom: fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Such a phrase can be applied to many circumstances, but it also works in the context of Google’s salvo into the world of unifying the experience of budget smartphones, Android One.

One is the loneliest number

Android  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017: Assistant and its AI is what’s next for all the things

Android O and 2 Billion users is big news, but the real story from I/O 2017 is how everything will become a vessel for Google Assistant and the artificial intelligence that powers it.

Google Assistant looks and feels like the natural successor to Google Now. In a way it is, but it’s also so much more. At Google I/O 2017 we saw that Google Assistant is it’s own platform, and one that might be bigger than anything else  [Read More…]

Daydream’s next update is bringing Cast, Notifications, and Social

There’s a huge update coming to Google Daydream, and it’s going to be great for everyone.

Separate from all of the awesome things coming to Android in the O update, Google has some big things coming to Daydream. While the overall purpose of this update is preparing the platform for the upcoming Standalone Daydream launch, existing Daydream-ready phones are going to benefit in several huge ways.

This new version of Daydream is codenamed Euphrates, and this is  [Read More…]

Kodi 18 Leia: What you need to know about the next version of Kodi for Android

Everything you need to know about the next version of Kodi that’s heading to Android.

Kodi 17.1 “Krypton” is the current release that’s available through the Google Play Store, but work on next version of the popular media server software is already well underway. In a break from the normal routine of choosing names within the community, Kodi 18 will be known as “Leia,” in honor of everyone’s favorite princess who sadly left us.

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