Tag Archive: Phones

I hate big phones, but I really wish I went XL with the Pixel 4

I like everything about my Pumpkin Spice Pixel 4 except for its crappy battery life. I should have gone extra-large.

It seems like everyone (well, almost everyone) hates the Pixel 4. That’s OK and hating things you never planned to buy is the secret fuel that powers the tech side of the internet. I’m not one of those people and think the Pixel 4 was a great upgrade from the 3 in almost every way. It’s just  [Read More…]

Call Screen on Pixel phones can now record call audio

Rolling out to Pixel 4 users now.

What you need to know Automatic Call Screen is now rolling out to Pixel 4 users. Call Screen is also gaining a new feature to record call audio. The new automatic Call Screen feature should come to older Pixel phones running Android 10 in the coming weeks.

One of the biggest highlights of the first Pixel feature drop on December 9, was the update to Call Screen. With the update,  [Read More…]

Stable Android 10 update will hit Galaxy S10 phones in Canada next week

Canadian Galaxy S10 users won’t have to wait much longer for the One UI 2.0 update.

What you need to know Canadian carrier Telus says the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 will begin rolling out in the country on December 16. Samsung had started rolling out the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update for users in Germany last month. So far, the update has been released in over 40 countries around the world.

The  [Read More…]

All Pixel phones running Android 10 will get automatic screen calling

“Over the coming weeks.”

What you need to know On December 9, Google introduced new features for the Pixel smartphones, including automatic screen calling exclusively for the Pixel 4. Later, Google revealed to Business Insider that automatic screen calling would be coming to previous Pixel smartphones running Android 10 “over the coming weeks.” Like the original Call Screen feature, automatic screen calling is expected to be exclusive to the U.S.

On December 9, Google had a Pixel  [Read More…]

Google Fi’s Wi-Fi calling and spam protection expand to more phones

The new features are rolling out now.

What you need to know Google Fi’s full feature-set is now available to all supported devices Previously, users required a “designed for Fi” device. Included features are spam protection, WiFi calling, and enhanced VPN support

Google Fi’s experience is getting a bit more universal for all supported devices. The carrier announced today that it would be bringing the full Fi feature-set to all compatible devices. This includes features like Spam  [Read More…]

Google blesses Pixel phones with awesome new features

One of the best reasons to own a Google-branded phone is that it’s quick to receive timely software updates. That was the case with the Nexus line and it’s the same with the Pixel line.

Whereas major Android OS updates were critical in the first few generations of phones, the focus has shifted more to focus on security patches and bug fixes. Starting today, Google is introducing a new monthly “Feature Drop’ for its Pixel phones.

In a post on  [Read More…]

Which phones work on US Mobile?

For those thinking about making the leap to US Mobile, you’re probably wondering which phone you should bring over, or if you need to buy one from them. The good news is that 99% of phones in America will run on US Mobile! This includes the latest Android devices like the OnePlus 7T, Pixel 4, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy S10.

There are a few caveats to keep in mind:

The device needs to be unlocked. You’ll get  [Read More…]

Google brings Pixel Themes to its older phones with December update

Surprisingly, Google is yet to begin rolling out the December update for the Pixel 4 and 4XL.

What you need to know The latest December update for older Pixel phones brings gesture navigation support on third-party launchers. It also adds Pixel Themes customization feature that Google introduced with the Pixel 4 series. The update is currently rolling out to the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3a series phones.

Google has started rolling out the December security  [Read More…]

Latest Galaxy Note 10 Lite leak reveals the phone’s ‘mid-range’ specs

The smartphone is rumored to go official next month, along with the Galaxy S10 Lite.

What you need to know An alleged Galaxy Note 10 Lite benchmark listing suggests the phone will be powered by an Exynos 9810 chipset and feature 6GB of RAM. If the benchmark listing is accurate, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be less powerful than the Galaxy S10 Lite. Both the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite are rumored to  [Read More…]

US Cellular Black Friday 2019: Free phones and big discounts

Black Friday is just a few hours away which means we pretty much know what retailers, wireless carriers, and others in the mobile space plan to do for the shopping season.

US Cellular has a number of offers for both new and current customers, including big discounts and free phones. If you’re looking to make the switch to US Cellular, or are considering an upgrade as the year winds down, check  [Read More…]