Tag Archive: Phones


Moto X Pure Edition, one of our favorite phones of 2015, is getting Nougat

The Moto X Pure Edition was big and curvy and didn’t have a great camera, but we loved it anyway. And now it’s getting an update to Nougat.

Android 7.0 is rolling out to one of our favorite devices of 2015, the Moto X Pure Edition, also known as the Moto X Style in some parts of the world.

Motorola’s parent company Lenovo promised the update way back in October of last year, but has been prioritizing its 2016  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s phones aren’t coming to the U.S. or UK anytime soon

Xiaomi doesn’t want to jeopardise its position in Asian markets by stretching itself too thin.

Erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced back in August 2016 that the company would make its debut in the U.S. market “in the near future.” We haven’t heard much about the Chinese manufacturer’s global plans since then, but it looks like customers in Western countries will have to wait awhile to get their hands on Xiaomi’s phones.

In an interview with Engadget,  [Read More…]

Sannheiser’s 3D audio earbuds will soon be compatible with Samsung’s phones

Renown German high-end audio product maker, Sennheiser announced it was partnering up with mobile phone giant, Samsung in order to develop an immersive sound program for Android-powered devices. While the IFA 2017 tradeshow is still a few months away, organizers have already been teasing the latest in terms of tech trends during the IFA Global […]

Google Play Music becomes the default music app on Samsung phones and tablets

Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to Play Music.

Google has partnered with Samsung to offer Google Play Music as the default music player on the South Korean manufacturer’s phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are going on sale in the U.S. starting today. The partnership includes exclusive features for Samsung customers, including a three-month trial to Play Music. The offer is available globally, but is limited  [Read More…]

Best tips for extending the life of your phone’s battery

How do I make sure my phone’s battery lasts as long as possible?

Most of us never think about the battery in our phone until it dies. When everything is working properly the battery should not be a part of the Android experience, other than not lasting long enough because we never put our phones down. The only time we ever think about the battery is when we have to charge it.

How you do that charging  [Read More…]

AC readers recall their first cell phones

What was your first phone? We asked, and here are some of your answers.

Can you believe what used to pass for a cell phone in the beginning? Or how much we used to spend just to make a phone call? And do you remember how excited we used to get over a carrier-provided app store on our phones, merely so that we could download color games?

Interestingly, roughly only 17 percent of you mentioned wielding a Nokia mobile  [Read More…]

Canada’s Freedom Mobile is finally getting the phones and coverage it needs to compete

Something good is happening at Freedom Mobile.

Back when Freedom Mobile was called Wind Mobile, it was seen by the Big Three Canadian carriers as a pest that wouldn’t go away. Now that Shaw Communications owns the company, and is growing its LTE network in major cities around the country, it’s becoming a much bigger force to be reckoned with.

Much of that comes from the growth of its LTE network, which is expanding in all directions  [Read More…]

Amazon running sale on unlocked Android phones from Sony, LeEco, and more

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you may want to point your browser to Amazon, which is holding a sale on unlocked Android handsets right this very second.

There are several different Android phones on sale from different manufacturers. Included are devices from ASUS, Coolpad, LeEco, Lenovo, and Sony. Here are the devices that are being discounted:

ASUS ZenFone Zoom for $ 169.00 (normally $ 229.00) Coolpad Conjr for $ 143.99 (normally $ 179.99) LeEco Le  [Read More…]

Ulefone Power 2 among only Android 7.0 phones with massive batteries

If you’re in the market for a new phone that runs Android 7.0 and which has a high-capacity battery, you don’t have too many options just yet. While there are more models running the Nougat build today and more coming soon, few of them offer batteries above 3,500mAh. Ulefone’s newest phone, the Power 2, runs a stock […]

Verizon partners up with Evie to put spyware on its Android phones

If you loathe all the junk that comes pre-installed on the Android phones sold by America’s biggest carrier – Verizon – you’re really going to dislike the next piece of information. It looks like the startup behind the Evie launcher has partnered up with Verizon to introduce a new product called AppFlash. AppFlash will soon […]