Tag Archive: Phones


Motorola announces its list of phones that will receive Android Pie

Do you own a Motorola device and jealous of all the new great features of Android 9 Pie your Pixel friends are enjoying? Well, the company has released a blog post sharing which phones it will update to Android Pie. Did your phone make the list of 8 devices the company says made the initial cut for the upgrade?

Here’s the list of Android Pie-ready devices:

Moto Z3 Moto Z3 Play Moto Z2 Force Edition Moto Z2 Play Moto X4  [Read More…]

What is a YouTube Signature Device and what phones are certified?

If you’ve never heard of a YouTube signature device until the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch, then you’re not alone. For many of us, that was the first time we ever heard of this certification. Join us as we dive deeper into what exactly a YouTube signature device is and what devices are currently certified.

What is a YouTube Signature Device?

In short, it is a device which has been certified by YouTube to provide you with the best video  [Read More…]

Project Fi is offering $200 off the Pixel 2 XL and deals on Moto and LG phones

Google’s back to school sale isn’t the only way to get a deal on a Pixel 2 XL. Starting August 12 until the 31 Project Fi has some discounts for you as well. Starting with the Pixel 2 XL, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, and Moto G6 for some pretty steep discounts.

Pixel 2 XL

The Pixel 2 XL is still one of the best Android phones around and one of the few running the official release of Android  [Read More…]

The best Android phones for gaming (August 2018)

Modern smartphones can be used for just about anything. They’re important tools to stay in touch with friends and family, stay up-to-date on the world around us, and to entertain us. The world of mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular as newer and higher-quality games are released into the Play Store. It makes sense that how good a phone is at gaming is now a key comparison point when choosing a phone.

Here’s our list of the best phones for  [Read More…]

The best 2017 phones to purchase in 2018

Newer isn’t always better. While we as consumers always think that the newest model may have the most features, best build quality, and that cool factor, that isn’t always true. That’s especially the case in smartphones. While new phones are great, there are still a ton of 2017 phones that we’d recommend well into 2018. Here’s a list of some of the best.

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

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What is Android Go and which phones run it?

What is Android Go?

Anyone who is familiar with Google knows how they love rebranding, and Android Go is the next evolution of Google’s Android One program. Android Go’s main target is emerging markets such as India. Due to economic conditions, many people’s first experience with mobile technology will be a more affordable entry-level phone.

Google hopes to make this a more enjoyable experience by offering a separate lighter version of Android and their apps. The first version of Android  [Read More…]

Google ‘inadvertently’ added a government helpline number to contact lists of all Android phones in India

Google apologizes for coding a government agency’s number into all Android phones in India.

Over the course of this week, several Android users in India took to Twitter over the mysterious appearance of a government helpline number on their devices. The number in question is the toll-free helpline (1-800-300-1947) for the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the government agency that oversees the Aadhaar biometric identity program.

The agency’s number seemingly popped up on all Android phones  [Read More…]

These are the best Android phones you can buy right now (August 2018)

Are you looking for a new phone? It’s never been a better time to be in the market because there are so many great phones out there right now.

From budget flagship options from OnePlus to the steady and excellent options from Samsung, there’s something for every budget. We’ve compiled a list of the best phones you can go out and get right now.

Without further ado, here are our picks in no particular order.

OnePlus 6

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Do updates come to Amazon Prime Exclusive phones at the same time as other models?

The short answer: It depends.

No one could blame you for looking into Amazon’s Prime Exclusive range of phones. They’re the same phones you’ve probably been eyeing anyway, with a reduced price in exchange for putting up with a few pre-installed Amazon apps — don’t worry, the vast majority of them can be either uninstalled or disabled.

Aside from the bundled Amazon services, there’s no difference in the software experience of a Prime Exclusive phone compared to  [Read More…]

Apple’s AirPods work great with Android phones, and today they are just $145

These don’t go on sale all that often.

Amazon is currently offering the popular wireless headphones from Apple for $ 144.99, which is about $ 15 off the normal going rate. We don’t see many discounts (outside of Costco’s recurring one) for these truly wireless headphones from Apple, so if you have been looking for a set, this is a deal you won’t want to miss out on.

Don’t forget, just because Apple makes the headphones doesn’t  [Read More…]