Tag Archive: Phones


The four best Android phones for gaming (March 2018)

Mobile gaming is becoming an increasingly important factor when deciding on a new phone. Here are the four best options if gaming is important to you.

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Deal: Get select phones for $19 in honor of Cricket’s 19th birthday

Eligible phones include the LG Stylo 3, Samsung Galaxy Halo, and more.

Cricket Wireless is turning 19 on March 17th, and to celebrate, it got you a present! What kind of present, you ask? Select smartphones for just $ 19 when you switch from another carrier.

Between March 9th and 18th, you can get the following phones for $ 19 when you switch to Cricket, transfer an existing number, and activate it on a plan that costs  [Read More…]

Google announces Android P Developer Preview, full images available for Pixel phones now

You can’t stop progress.

A day after Google had plenty of fun with National Oreo Day, it’s releasing the first Developer Preview of the next software version: Android P. Now we don’t know what the official name for Android P will be yet, but that hasn’t ever stopped Google from letting developers get their hands on early builds of the new software.

As was the case with both Nougat and Oreo, Android P is looking to be  [Read More…]

How To: Install Android P Developer Preview on Pixel and Pixel 2 phones

Google has released the first Android P Developer Preview. Although it’s aimed at app developers, you can manually flash it on your Pixel and Pixel 2 devices. Here’s how to go about it.

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Xiaomi phones may finally come to the U.S. by the end of 2018

“We’ve always been considering entering the U.S. market.”

Xiaomi, one of the largest phone manufacturers in China and India, could finally make its long-awaited debut in the United States as early as this year.

This news comes via a report from The Wall Street Journal, with Xiaomi’s Chairman Lei Jun saying:

We’ve always been considering entering the US. market. We plan to start entering the market by end 2018, or by early 2019.

Xiaomi was founded in  [Read More…]

March security patches now available for Pixels and Nexus phones; expect your OTA soon

Security updates and fixes for “functionality issues” are cleared for landing and inbound.

Factory images with the March 2018 patch for the Pixel and Pixel 2 family, the Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X are available at the Google Developer site and can be manually installed today, and OTA updates are expected to begin shortly.

These are part of the March Security Bulletin and besides patches for the critical vulnerabilities found in Android and hardware partner’s code, some  [Read More…]

Best Cricket Wireless Phones as of March 2018

Here’s a look at the best Android phones offered by Cricket Wireless.

Best overall Best for less Best for note-takers and doodlers Best if you already have a phone

The Galaxy S9 has just been announced and it will be released on March 16! We are still evaluating the phone and will add it to this list once it is available.

Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8

See at Cricket Wireless

The Galaxy S9 will soon  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: We don’t need longer battery life, we just need to use our phones less

Consider this option.

I haven’t met someone who doesn’t complain about the battery life on their phone to some extent. Walking through airports, as I so often do, people aggressively hunt for power outlets so they can charge up their phone. On the streets of every major city I visit there are people walking with a power bank stacked underneath their phone with a USB cable so they don’t have to stop using it on the go. Market demand  [Read More…]

Carrying two phones at once: How to make it work seamlessly

Dual wielding can be a drag — but it doesn’t have to be.

At some point in your life (especially if you’re around me), you’ve probably come across someone in possession of two phones. Maybe they were talking on one and browsing on the other (remember the days before VoLTE?). Maybe one was in their hand and the other was attached to a clip on their belt.

Maybe they were just walking around with both phones in  [Read More…]

CAT S61: One of the best rugged phones gets a laser-powered upgrade

If you ask me, smartphones can’t have enough sensors. Sure, the communicator was my favorite Star Trek gadget growing up, but coming in a close second was the tricorder. Starfleet’s palmtop scanner could see through walls, alert the crew to the presence of poison gases, and determine the distance to the nearest drove of dilithium – all while surviving the kind of punishing abuse only Paramount Pictures soundstages- I mean, Exotic Alien Worlds could dish out.

The  [Read More…]