Tag Archive: Parts


HTC’s latest event teaser shows parts of an iPhone 6

HTC is teasing their latest event with an image of smartphone parts surrounding a date. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a nice image. But you’d think HTC would use its own phone internals to tease an upcoming phone. Preferably U12+ internals, but any recent HTC phone internals would do.

But that’s not how HTC do. This teaser contains a collection of iPhone 6 internals. Just check out the above image next to iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 6.

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AT&T has two new unlimited plans and exclusive deals for parts of the U.S.

AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced costs $ 10/month less and has more hotspot data.

AT&T’s two unlimited plans – Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice – are about to get upgraded.

During the madness of nonstop news coming out of MWC 2018, the carrier’s announced two new plans joining its lineup, including Unlimited Plus Enhanced and Unlimited Choice Enhanced.

The exact details on these two offerings are still fairly murky, but here’s what we know so far. Plus Enhanced  [Read More…]

Samsung debuts Galaxy Note Fan Edition that uses Note 7 parts

A couple of months away from the expected debut of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has taken the wraps off of a different Galaxy Note smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will officially launch in South Korea on July 7th at a price of 699,600 KRW ($ 611 USD). Samsung plans to offer 400,000 units of the limited edition device in Korea, with sales in other markets to be decided later. Samsung explains that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition  [Read More…]

There are still people in parts of the world who use Android Market on Android 2.1

Google is officially ceasing support for Android’s archaic app store on Eclair at the end of the month.

Do you remember using the Android Market to download apps for your smartphone? Google announced that it will cease support for the relic app on Eclair devices at the end of June.

In the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Maximilian Ruppaner writes:

On June 30, 2017, Google will be ending support for the Android Market app on Android 2.1 Eclair and older  [Read More…]

SCOTUS rules in favor of you fixing your smartphone and reselling its parts

Good news, tinkerers: now you can do what you like to your devices without fear of patent-defying blowback.

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of consumers in the Impression Products v. Lexmark International case. It’s a massive win for the repair world because it means that companies like iFixit that sell detailed repair kits, complete with replacement parts in some, aren’t violating patents.

Kyle Wiens, the founder of iFixit.com, took to Twitter to celebrate  [Read More…]

Google’s unique update process is one of the best parts of owning a Pixel

Google’s phones are updated the same way phones from other companies are, with one big difference.

There is an extremely well-defined divide between phones from Google and phones from any other company when it comes to updates. While a few exceptions exist, you know that you can only expect a timely Android update if you’re using a phone recently sold by Google. In short, unless your phone says Nexus or Pixel on the back of it, getting  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go’s new tracker now available in all of US and parts of Europe

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has been teasing a update to the oft maligned “Poketracker” feature of the popular app. Niantic has finally pushed the new Pokemon tracker to the rest of the US and “large parts of Europe” today after a lengthy limited access beta program that was in select areas of the US. The

Periscope’s ‘Highlights’ will let you peek at the best parts of a replay before diving in

Live streaming app Periscope is rolling out some new features intended to boost the experience of checking out replay broadcasts. One of the main new features included in the latest update is “Replay Highlights,” which create a “short trailer” for each replay, Periscope says. This should give you a good idea of what to expect from a replay before diving in for more, or simply make combing through your feed to find the best bits much faster.

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Hey Google, don’t just change fundamental parts of my launcher without warning

This is the least user friendly way to update your apps.

Since it became available I’ve been using the Google Now Launcher on pretty much every phone. Though it’s of course pre-loaded on Nexuses and now Motorola phones, I even go out of my way to install it on my Galaxy Note 5 and Shield Tablet. It’s a great launcher — but seriously, why can’t Google just communicate when it’s going to dramatically change in function  [Read More…]

The important parts of the Android M Developer Preview live under the hood

Google’s vision for the next version of Android is incomplete, and we should treat it as such.

As Android users we are no strangers to the excitement that comes with something new. Google announces new things for Android, and hardware manufacturers spend the next year bringing that vision to life in various shapes and sizes. Some of us live for the bleeding edge, focusing on the next processor generation or what the pixel density of the  [Read More…]