Tag Archive: Opens


Voting opens for Fan Favorites of 2018 on Google Play

Google Play’s year-end awards are getting interactive this year!

Google Play has given out “Best of” awards at the end of the year for the most-streamed songs, the most-purchased movies, and the best apps from a variety of categories. This year, however, Google is adding new categories to the Best App, Best Game, and Best Movie categories: Fan Favorite.

Voting is now open on the Google Play Store, and will remain open for the next two weeks. Results of  [Read More…]

Samsung opens the world’s largest mobile experience center in India

Samsung will showcase phones, wearables, and VR headsets at the 33,000 sq. ft. retail store in Bengaluru.

Samsung opened the world’s largest phone factory in India earlier this year, and the company has turned to the country once again for its largest retail store globally. Samsung’s Opera House store in Bengaluru, India is dubbed the world’s largest mobile experience center, with the company showcasing phones, accessories, VR headsets, IoT, wearable devices, and home appliances at the 33,000  [Read More…]

Samsung opens up reservations for the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung will be hosting an Unpacked event on August 9, where the company is expected to introduce the Galaxy Note 9.

Ahead of the big announcement, Samsung has opened up reservations for the flagship. Starting now until August 9, 2018, at 11:59 p.m Eastern Time you will be able to reserve the right to place an order for the upcoming flagship on Samsung.com. If you want to use the Shop Samsung App you can reserve stating August 10, 2018, at  [Read More…]

Early access for HTC’s Exodus blockchain phone opens in Q3 2018

HTC is partnering with Cryptokitties, Animoca, and Bitmark to help create Exodus.

This past May, HTC confirmed it was working on a new phone by the name of “Exodus.” Rather than release another typical Android handset, Exodus is a smartphone that’s powered by blockchain. Today, July 11, HTC announced it’s opening up early access for Exodus during Q3 this year.

Per an HTC press release:

Context and meaning are being destroyed by copyright and privacy laws that  [Read More…]

Best Buy opens pre-orders for HP’s 2-in-1 Chromebook

The machine costs $ 599.

Just a little over a month ago, HP announced the Chromebook x2 — a 2-in-1 Chromebook that can function as a traditional laptop or work as a 12.3-inch tablet thanks to a detachable keyboard.

The Chromebook x2 is looking like one of 2018’s best Chrome OS gadgets so far, and you can now pre-order it for yourself at Best Buy.

The x2 will set you back $ 599, and you’re getting a  [Read More…]

LG opens Software Upgrade Center, aims to make slow updates a thing of the past

LG has opened a new Software Update Center in Seoul, with the express purpose of speeding up the delivery of software updates to its smartphones.

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ZTE opens up Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Axon 7 users in the US

Back in December, ZTE announced it was working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its highly acclaimed Axon 7 smartphone. Fast forward a few months later and the Chinese company today announced it has opened the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Axon 7 users in the US. You can join the beta program […]

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Google opens Instant Apps for all developers

You might remember Android Instant Apps from last year’s Google I/O, introduced as a new way to allow developers to create lightweight versions of Android apps that don’t require installation. With Instant Apps, all a user needs to do is click a link in a web browser in order to be granted access to a […]

BlackBerry opens research center to improve QNX-powered autonomous vehicles

BlackBerry moves even further into software.

Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced that it was shifting research and development for its QNX platform, which powers the infotainment systems in millions of cars around the world, to include autonomous vehicles. The idea was to leverage QNX’s powerful embedded position in the industry to leverage BlackBerry as a contender in the self-driving car space against the likes of Tesla, Apple and Google.

Now, the company is opening a  [Read More…]

ZTE opens Nougat preview program for Axon 7 users in US

Here at AndroidGuys we like ZTE phones quite a lot, especially the Axon 7 and its spin offs. The original Axon 7 was launched on the US market in June 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It’s been a few months since Android 7.0 Nougat was announced and OEMs have started rolling