Tag Archive: Phone

Huawei Mate9 is now an Alexa-ready phone

Remember that back at CES 2017, Huawei announced the Mate9 will be the first phone in the world to have the Amazon Alexa voice assistant onboard. The company also said it will send out a software update that will bestow Alexa capabilities on the phablet in February 2017. Well as it turns out Huawei had […]

Xiaomi Redmi 4A hands-on: A decent phone at an unbeatable price

The Redmi 4A solidifies Xiaomi’s place in India’s budget segment.

Xiaomi is sailing high in India — the company’s Redmi Note 4 sold a million units in just 45 days, and the entry-level Redmi 3S is faring remarkably well in the country. Coupled with the immense success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is well on its way to continuing its dominance in the online segment.

The company is far from resting on its laurels, as evidenced  [Read More…]

Your LG G6 will scratch, just like every other glass phone

Despite ‘reliability’ claims, the LG G6’s glass will indeed scratch like any other.

In a very common move in today’s phones, LG chose to go with glass on the back of its new G6 for the first time since the introduction of the G series back in 2012. Using glass on the back of a phone has a whole host of benefits, including allowing radios to pass through it and enable wireless charging — all the while,  [Read More…]

These Beauty and the Beast themes will bring some magic to your Android phone

Theme as old as time… true as it can be…

Beauty and the Beast is coming back to theaters with a big, bold, live-action telling of our favorite bookworm princess. As a diehard Disney fan, this means breaking out the Nova Launcher and the KWGT to get my theme on. There’s a lot of iconic characters to cover in Beauty and the Beast, and without further ado, here they are!

We invite you to relax, pull up  [Read More…]

Google might be prepping a third phone this year, codenamed “taimen”

A few days ago we told you that the next-generation Pixel phones are probably codenamed “muskie” and “walleye”. Like in 2016, Google is expected to unveil not one, but two flagship smartphones this year. However, according to the sources talking to The Droid Life it appears the search giant has another phone codenamed “taimen” in […]

How to bring your own phone to a prepaid alternative carrier

Here’s how to make sure your unlocked or pre-owned phone will work with an alternative carrier.

There are a number of things to consider before moving to an alternative carrier. How much data do I really need? Am I looking for better service, or just cheaper service? And if I already have a phone, will it work on the carrier that I choose?

We’re going to delve into this topic, but there are a couple of things  [Read More…]

Add 32GB of storage to your phone or tablet for just $17.87 today

The storage in your phone and tablet can run out fast, but luckily many phones allow you to add microSD cards to expand them. SanDisk’s 32GB microSD card is a great option for those who want more storage but don’t need a ton, and right now you can pick one up for $ 17.87.

Google could team up with India’s Jio over an affordable 4G phone

A Google-branded budget phone could be in the works.

Google is reportedly working with Jio — which recently crossed 100 million subscribers — to launch an affordable 4G-enabled phone that will work exclusively on Jio’s network. The phone is likely to make its debut before the end of the year, according to The Hindu.

Google is looking to expand its reach in India, and one way to do that would be to collaborate with Jio. The  [Read More…]

Need help customizing your phone? Take Google’s #myAndroid Taste Test

The main reason why people love Android so much is because there are so many customization options available for them. Throw in a custom launcher, icon pack or wallpaper and voila you have a new phone on your hands. However, at times users might have a hard time navigating the extensive number of possibilities. So […]

US Cellular welcomes first affordable Android 7.0 Nougat phone

Do you remember the LG Aristo? This was an entry-level handset which so far was available with T-Mobile and its pre-paid arm, MetroPCS. Well now the same phone – just under a different name, the LG K8 2017 – has landed with US Cellular. While T-Mobile and MetroPCS have been offering the device in silver, […]