Tag Archive: Phones


Nokia phones now offered at Verizon and Cricket

It might have taken a few years but Nokia phones have returned to the US market. At least in a manner formally offered by wireless carriers.

As of January 25 the Nokia 3.1 Plus can be purchased through AT&T prepaid subsidiary Cricket Wireless. What’s more, a few days from now (January 31) Verizon will carry the Nokia 2 V.

Nokia 3.1 Plus

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Nokia is finally bringing its phones to carriers in the U.S. and Canada

Nokia’s launching two new budget phones in honor of the expansion.

HMD Global has been doing wonders with the Nokia brand over the last couple years, and while we’ve seen a ton of excellent Nokia phones hit the market, North America hasn’t been a primary focus with these efforts.

Now, after selling a handful of unlocked phones in the U.S. and Canada, Nokia’s bringing two new phones to carriers in these countries for the first time.

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Android Q could make it easier for carriers to lock phones to their network

Here’s what we’re expecting from Android in 2019.

Quesito? Quiche? Queen of Puddings?

Whatever it ends up being called, Android Q is the latest upcoming software update for Google’s mobile OS, and even though it seems like Pie was just released yesterday, Q will be here before you know it.

If you’re looking for the latest news, rumored features, and more for Android Q, you’ve come to the right place.

The latest Android Q news January 21,  [Read More…]

Google Play will stop offering 32-bit apps to some phones in 2021

Google’s pushing for 64-bit compatible phones to only use 64-bit apps.

On Wednesday, January 16, Google published a post to the Android Developers Blog to announce a few new requirements that app developers will need to follow in the near future regarding 64-bit applications and games.

Beginning August 1, 2019:

All new apps and app updates that include native code are required to provide 64-bit versions in addition to 32-bit versions when publishing to Google Play.

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How to make the DJI Osmo Pocket work with older phones

Officially, DJI says that the new Osmo Pocket doesn’t support smartphones with a Micro-USB connector, but what it says on the box isn’t the whole story. We’re here to show you how to hook up an Android phone without USB-C.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Apple USB-C to USB adapter ($ 19) Amazon: Anker Powerline+ micro USB cable ($ 11) Amazon: DJI Osmo Pocket ($ 349) How to use a phone with micro USB with the DJI  [Read More…]

Mophie’s powerstation PD recharges half your phone’s battery in 30 minutes

These portable battery chargers power up devices much quicker than the competition.

In preparation of next week’s CES trade show, Mophie just unveiled the latest products to hit its lineup of portable battery chargers: the powerstation PD and powerstation PD XL. Now with Power Delivery, these universal battery chargers are capable of charging select phones at up to 2.5 times faster than standard 5W chargers can, and they even have the ability to recharge half of your  [Read More…]

Android in 2019: Our predictions on foldable phones, 5G and more

The trends that will emerge in the year to come.

2018 was a good year for smartphones. Not because of one show-stealing feature or an altogether new innovation, but because the whole smartphone world got really good. Your average phone in 2018 was much better than in the last few years, and that’s better for everyone. But in 2019, I see a year in Android that will be slightly different — a “tock” cycle of altogether new  [Read More…]

These are the Honor phones you need to know about

If there’s one area where Honor phones stood out in 2018, it’s the design. The company introduced an Aurora Glass design with 15 layers of nano coating on the Honor 10, and it was an instant hit in the mid-range segment. The more recent Honor 8X has a two-tone finish that looks just as good, and the rest of the phone isn’t all that bad either.

Exquisite design Honor 8X

The Honor 8X combines a large 6.5-inch FHD+  [Read More…]

Some 2016 Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones get Call Screening

One of the most tantalizing — and potentially industry-changing — features of the Google Pixel 3 is coming to Google’s original Pixel phones.

There’s a lot to like with the Google Pixel 3, but of all the features to whet this nerd’s appetite, the ability to screen calls — and to read transcripts of the often awkward exchange — was the one that instantly made my mouth water in anticipation. The concept of being able to ward off telemarketers  [Read More…]

Samsung will make two 5G phones for AT&T in 2019

If you build it, they will come.

We know that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be the first commercial chip to support multi-gigabit 5G connectivity and that AT&T has big plans for a nationwide 5G network that uses both 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, so all that’s left are the phones. A 5G network will be useless without products to use it, and as expected Samsung is one of the first manufacturers AT&T has tapped to  [Read More…]