Tag Archive: Phones

Samsung refreshes Galaxy A series of phones for US launch

Samsung will offer three of its mid-range A series of phones in the US starting as soon as this week. The Galaxy A50, A20 and A10e will arrive over the coming weeks with prices as low as $ 180.

Galaxy A50

At the upper end of the A line, the Galaxy A50 packs a triple-camera configuration on the rear as well as a 4,000mAh battery. Boasting a massive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, the phone comes to Verizon starting June  [Read More…]

Opinion: 5G is the perfect example of why modular phones should exist

In 2019 we’re finding that 5G garners a huge amount of buzz as mobile carriers are slowly rolling it out to more areas. Phone makers, for their part, are scrambling to create 5G capable phones.

In case you didn’t know, even if 5G service is available in your area, it still requires a phone that was built for 5G networks.

For the most part, 5G networks have rolled out quicker than 5G phones. In fact, at this current time,  [Read More…]

Skype gains screen sharing on iOS and Android phones

What you need to know Skype now supports Screen Sharing on iOS and Android. Mobile versions of Skype can easily hide controls for Screen Sharing and more. Screen Sharing requires iOS 12 and up and the latest version of Skype on iOS or Android.

Users can now share their phone screens with anyone through Skype on iOS and Android. The Screen Sharing feature works in a similar way to Skype’s desktop app. To share your screen, you tap  [Read More…]

These are the best Android One phones in 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you owe it to yourself to make sure it’s an Android One device. Phones that are part of Google’s Android One program come with a couple of big benefits, including stock builds of the latest version of Android and guaranteed software updates/security patches. To make your shopping a little easier, here are the best Android One phones you can buy right now.

So damn good Nokia 7.1

Staff pick

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Do you change the launcher on Pixel phones?

Looks like the Pixel Launcher has a growing fan club.

If you own a Pixel phone, chances are one of the main reasons you bought it was because of its software experience. Since Pixels are made by Google, they come with clean/uncluttered UIs, features you won’t find anywhere else, and get access to Android updates and security patches before any other handset.

Google’s custom Pixel Launcher is what ships on every Pixel phone out of the box,  [Read More…]

Will you trade in or stop buying Huawei phones now?

It’s not clear what happens to Huawei’s phone business now.

It hasn’t been a great week for Huawei. The company is embroiled in a pretty messy situation: it’s been placed on an Entity List, making it illegal for U.S. companies to transact with it, be it hardware or software. This has forced Google to stop providing Android updates and security patches, though existing devices have received a three-month reprieve. It’s also forced ARM, the maker technology that  [Read More…]

The Pixel 3a is one of the most exciting phones I’ve seen in a while

I am 100% here for this.

If you’ve been following the smartphone market even remotely close for the last couple of years, you’ll likely have picked up on a few trends. Manufacturers are overly eager to commit to glass/metal designs, reduce display bezels as much as possible, and increase price tags as high as they can.

This has resulted in some pretty phenomenal smartphones, such as the Galaxy S10 and Pixel 3 XL, but unless you’ve got  [Read More…]

Motorola’s One Vision and E6 phones look like amazing budget phones in leak

New renders reveal blue and bronze color options with a 48MP camera on the Motorola One Vision.

Thanks to some new leaked renders, we’re getting a look at the Motorola One Vision and Moto E6, which could be announced at Motorola’s May 15 event.

The Motorola One Vision is the successor to the One Power (which was the P30 in China — this will likely be called the P40 there, too). Previously, renders leaked showing off the  [Read More…]

Android Q Beta 3 is heading to 21 phones — here’s the full list

Google is once again expanding its beta program, with phones from 13 OEMs now on the list.

Google expanded the Android beta program last year, and with Android Q that list is getting bigger. Google has announced that Android Q beta builds — starting with Beta 3 — will be available on a total of 21 phones from 13 OEMs, with the likes of ASUS and Realme joining the list.

In addition to the Pixel phones, the  [Read More…]

AR navigation in Google Maps is rolling out to Pixel phones

AR navigation is rolling out for walking directions in Google Maps Previously saw this feature previewed at last year’s I/O keynote Feature will be available on Google Pixel phones starting today

Google wants to change the way you use Google Maps on a Pixel, by using the phone’s camera and augmented reality to overlay directions and other relevant travel information when you use walking directions. It was something they announced at last year’s Google I/O, and more recently  [Read More…]