Tag Archive: Owners


Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Gift Guide

Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Gift Guide

When it comes to selling phones to a wide variety of consumers and being an instantly recognizable brand in consumer electronics, no company does it quite like Samsung. Not only has it completely set the bar for what a flagship phone is with the Galaxy S line, but it continues to push boundaries with the Galaxy Note line as well. And in the past couple of years, it  [Read More…]

Pixel and Nexus owners, how’s the Oreo update holding up?

The Oreo update has been out for a few weeks now. How’s it going so far?

The Google Pixel received Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21, though thousands of people had been using it in Developer Preview form for longer than that.

Still, a finished Android version is sure to attract a lot of attention, even from average folks whose lives don’t revolve around the comings and goings of updates named after sweet treats. And while Android  [Read More…]

Some Nexus 6P owners getting Pixel XL as RMA replacement

The Nexus 6P hasn’t had the best track record for reliability. Many people are facing issues like bootlooping, battery drain, and more. It’s terrible when your phone, a device that’s at the center of many people’s lives, suddenly stops working at the worst time.

Thankfully, Google is trying to make it right. Some people are reporting that they have sent their devices out for RMA and have received Pixel XLs instead of another 6P. This has worked even out of warranty. Unfortunately, it’s currently  [Read More…]

Pixel owners on Oreo receiving September patch disguised as downgrade to Nougat

Certain Pixel owners are being asked to downgrade their phone’s software.

The Android 8.0 Oreo announcement came and went a few weeks ago, and the Pixel phones began recieving the over-the-air update. However, it looks like some users are running into a new problem: their phones are asking to be updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

9to5Google reports that several users on Google+ and Google’s Product Forums have noted that they received the “update” notification. Fortunately, it seems  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S8+ can clearly change an owner’s view of their iPhone 7 Plus

Owners of both the Galaxy S8+ and iPhone 7 sound off on their differences.

We’ve all been there before: you think the phone you have right now is The Best Thing Ever™, only to use something else and start to question why you’re still using your current device. Apparently that’s happening for a number of iPhone 7 Plus owners, like forum user jjinal, who has picked up a Galaxy S8+ and found it tough to go back  [Read More…]

Google makes it easier for devs to hide apps from rooted phone owners

Last week, Netflix made headlines due to its decision of blocking owners of rooted devices or those with unlocked bootloaders from downloading the application from the Google Play Store. Which seemed quite puzzling at the time, since the app could still be side-loaded and rendered functional on the said devices. But soon more developers might […]

Samsung is giving Galaxy S8 owners a free case, SD card and 6 months of Netflix

How can you turn down free stuff?

If you already have a Galaxy S8 or S8+, or plan to buy one before May 16, Samsung is handing you three free perks just for downloading its Shop Samsung app. By downloading the app and registering between May 5 and May 16, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners get a free Clear View Standing cover, 64GB Samsung SD card and six months of Netflix. That’s  [Read More…]

A warning to all Wileyfox owners on Android Nougat 7.1.1

April 2017 saw a big change. Wileyfox users around the globe bid a fond farewell to the ever present CyanogenOS that had up until last month been the backbone to all of WileyFox’s devices. This has paved the way for a new OS era for the WileyFox brand. Android nougat 7.1.1 has now officially rolled […]

Nvidia is now letting Shield TV owners beta test new features

If you’re a fan of unfinished software connected to your television, Nvidia would like to hook you up.

All of the best official beta trial programs make sure you know that participation will not void your warranty, right? The folks at Nvidia are reaching out to Shield TV owners this week in search of willing test subjects for upcoming features and software updates. It’s being called the Shield Preview Program, and all you need to sign up, and a  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 5 and S6 series owners, how’s the Nougat update treating you?

A big update for some aging phones.

Depending on the carrier and version of the phone, it’s been between a few weeks and a few days since your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 series phone was updated to Nougat.

The update, surprisingly, brings Samsung’s 2015-era phones largely to feature parity with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 — barring any hardware-specific variances — and updates the Samsung Experience UI to the company’s blue-and-white color palette that  [Read More…]