Tag Archive: Phones

Rumor Roundup: Iris scanners on more phones, LG V20’s debut date, and a OnePlus 3 Mini?

Welcome back to another edition of Rumor Roundup! Today we have some leaks regarding iris scanners, when exactly when we’ll get our first official look at the hotly anticipated LG V20, and a possible smaller OnePlus 3. Let’s dive right in! Iris scanners for the masses Samsung hopes to bring its newest stand-out feature to

BlackBerry brings its Hub and other apps to more Android phones with Hub+ suite

BlackBerry has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite of Android apps, which will be made available with a new software licensing program for mobile devices.

The BlackBerry Hub inbox is included in this app bundle, which also includes a calendar, password keeper, contacts. notes, a launcher and more. BlackBerry is offering a free 30-day trial for the BlackBerry Hub+ suite, via the Google Play Store. After the trial is over, customers can continue to  [Read More…]

Here are some of the wallpapers from this year’s Nexus phones

We’re still awaiting concrete information regarding this year’s Nexus phones, but the folks at Android Police have managed to obtain some of the wallpapers that will be debuting on the handsets.

The HTC-made Nexuses are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish, and as such we’re treated to a lot of aquatic-themed imagery. Android Police also made full-size versions of the wallpapers available for download. If you want to get started with using the wallpapers on your current phone,  [Read More…]

2016 Nexus phones may feature a significantly redesigned launcher

It looks like Google is set to radically alter the look and feel of the launcher on this year’s Nexus phones. The updated launcher was obtained by Android Police, giving us a look at some of the key changes.

A notable difference is the lack of an app drawer icon. To access the app drawer, you’ll have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen, or tap the arrow located above the bottom row of  [Read More…]

Sony shifts focus in India, will only offer ‘premium’ Xperia phones

Sony will pivot to selling only “premium” Xperia phones in India. The Japanese giant said that it would “defocus” on certain markets earlier this year, opting to turn its attention toward the high-end segment rather than duke it out in the competitive budget category.

Vijay Singh Jaswal, head of Sony India’s Xperia business, revealed the new strategy in an interview with the Times of India:

Sony Mobile drove transformation in FY15 towards a profitable and sustainable  [Read More…]

Republic Wireless goes big with 9 new Android phones

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Republic Wireless is celebrating a rather monumental day today. For starters, it’s announcing the arrival of nine Android smartphones. Moreover, the carrier is promoting four Clear Choice options designed to make it easier to pick a rate plan. Starting today, customers can choose from a number of Android phones, all of which

Google brings spam call protection to some Nexus and Android One phones

Google is rolling out an update for the Android phone app that will warn you about spam callers. The update, currently for Nexus or Android One phones on Marshmallow, lets you block and report these numbers.

From Nexus on Google+:

Today, we’re beginning to update your Google Phone app with spam protection on #Nexus and #AndroidOne devices to warn you about potential spam callers and give you the ability to block and report these numbers. If  [Read More…]

Where next for mid-range Android phones?

Tomorrow’s mid-range looks a lot like yesterday’s high-end, as phones around the $ 300-400 mark are set to become really good.

It wasn’t long ago that in order to get an Android phone worth bothering with, you had to pay top dollar. But in the past 12 months, with phones like the Moto X Pure and OnePlus 3 proving that a relatively affordable handset can be really good.

It’s a trend that’s sure to continue towards  [Read More…]

T-Mobile giving away free Samsung phones to familes

T-Mobile today announced a new limited-time promotion which sees the service provider offering free Samsung smartphones. Starting July 13, customers can receive the Samsung Galaxy On5 or Samsung Galaxy J7 for free with Simple Choice plans on 6GB or 10GB data allotments. Not just one, mind you, but one for each member of the family. Families who sign up

Xiaomi’s phones are heading to 5,000 retail stores across India

Xiaomi is partnering with Indian brick-and-mortar distributors Just Buy Live and Innocomm to significantly expand its offline presence in the country. The manufacturer has thus far offered its phones exclusively online, but with companies like Oppo and Vivo making a lot of headway in the offline space in Tier 2 cities, Xiaomi is following suit by making its handsets available at chain retail stores like Sangeetha Mobiles, Lot Mobiles, Big C, and more. The Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi  [Read More…]