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Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge getting the Note 8’s new UI with next (big) update

Samsung’s 2016 flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge might soon get a taste of the Galaxy Note 8 new UI, Samsung Experience 8.5. The two flagships have remained stuck to Android 7.0 Nougat for a while now, which also brought a newer version of TouchWiz called Grace UX on board. But the Samsung […]

For Google, HTC deal is about the Pixel’s next decade

Google wants to win the smartphone game, and with the recent HTC deal, there’s a realistic roadmap to getting there.

When rumors began swirling about Google buying HTC’s smartphone division, anyone with an opinion on the industry had thoughts; here’s why it’s good for Google; here’s why it’s a terrible idea. Both sides were probably right, to some extent.

Now that the deal is done, though, we have a more nuanced understanding of exactly what transpired, and  [Read More…]

Three features I’d steal from iOS 11 for the next Android update

iOS 11 is officially out, and there’s nothing wrong with a little feature envy.

The latest update to iOS is out of beta and rolling out to iPhones as of Tuesday this week, and it’s got our friends over at iMore pretty excited. If you need to catch up on what’s new, you can check out Rene Ritchie’s full review:

iOS 11 Review

While it’s all Android, all the time over here, it’s always worth keeping up  [Read More…]

The next Google Glass might come from Amazon, with Alexa in tow

2017 may well be the year you switch from tapping or typing on your touchscreen to simply voicing out your commands. Many platforms, including Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Samsung’s Bixby or the Google Assistant want you to talk to them, but Alexa easily leads the race. Alexa is virtually everywhere – from smart speakers and […]

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition coming to Canada beginning as soon as next week

A new KEYone color is coming to Canada soon.

If you live in Canada and have been holding on waiting for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition to be available, your wait is almost over. Amazon.ca, Walmart.ca, Staples.ca and more will begin offering the Black Edition beginning as soon as next week.

“This has been an exciting year as we’ve introduced our reimagined BlackBerry smartphone to fans and customers here in North America, with overall market demand exceeding  [Read More…]

Be prepared for your next at-home electronics repair with this $25 iFixit toolkit

Got any ongoing do-it-yourself projects? Need some precision repair work done? This deal is definitely for you, then!

We know. You’re clumsy and break things, and fixing them gets expensive, right? Doing it yourself is a great option, but only if you have the right tools around. Right now you can pick up the 64-piece iFixit driver kit for $ 24.99. This is the best price you’ll find on the kit right now, which is around $ 20 lower  [Read More…]

Camera cutouts: The next horrible smartphone trend?

Smartphone trends take lots of different forms, but this latest one sucks.

Some smartphone trends are borne of necessity, like the trend towards larger onboard storage. Some smartphone trends are borne out of a desire to curb costs and space, like the trend of removing the headphone jack. Some trends are useful, such as the wide adoption of fingerprint scanners. Some trends are nuisances, such as the removal of the headphone jack. We’re seeing the beginnings of  [Read More…]

Essential Phone is getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the next month or two

Earlier this week Reddit hosted an AMA during which Andy Rubin and other Essential officials answered a series of questions asked by users from around the world. One of these queries was regarding the Essential getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update. The phone is currently shipping out to customers with Android 7.1 Nougat out of […]

Huawei has four new inexpensive MediaPad tablets coming to the U.S. next month

Huawei is launching new MediaPads in the U.S. beginning at the end of August.

Besides its Mate flagships and Honor-branded smartphones, Huawei also makes the MediaPad line of tablets. Now, in the days before IFA, Huawei has announced four new tablets coming to the U.S. in September.

The Huawei MediaPad T3 8-inch and 10-inch and M3 Lite 8-inch and 10-inch tablets are now available for purchase from Amazon. The tablets feature entry-level specs, but they’ll pack more  [Read More…]

Google’s next Pixel phones will be unveiled on Oct 5

Google’s next Pixel devices will be announced on October 5.

According to @evleaks, the next Google Pixel phones will be unveiled at an event held on October 5. The first generation phones were announced on October 6, 2016, so the upcoming event will be almost exactly a year later.

@Evleaks also noted the devices will be powered by the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 836. Given that the Snapdragon 821 was a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 820,  [Read More…]