Tag Archive: Preview


Skype Preview for Android will soon relay SMS messages from your PC and Mac

You’ll soon be able to send and receive SMS messages on your Android phone via Skype for desktop.

Skype is making a bid to be your texting app of choice with its latest preview update. The Skype Preview app for Android has been updated with a new “SMS Connect” feature that will let you send and receive SMS messages from the Skype app on your PC or Mac (via Windows Blog Italia).

Unfortunately, while the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch hands-on preview: Another Gear in all but name

The ‘Gear’ may be gone, but these are very much the same watches we know.

Samsung’s wearable strategy has settled into a groove the past few generations, with each smartwatch offering the same basic story: a circular display with a rotating bezel that runs Samsung’s own operating system and has tons of features for health and fitness tracking. The new Galaxy Watch may have a different name, dropping “Gear” altogether, but it’s primarily more of the same.

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Moto Z3 hands-on preview: A Verizon exclusive with 5G flourish

It may look familiar, but this phone goes to 5G.

Motorola’s newest phone looks a lot like its other newest phone — and that’s no accident.

The Moto Z3 (no Force) is a Verizon-exclusive version of the Moto Z3 Play, and while it shares much the same spec sheet, there are a couple of upgrades — and one particular exclusive feature — that will keep it interesting.

Of course, it supports Moto Mods (more on that in  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hands-on preview: The two-faced tablet

Samsung’s best tablet in years is trying to be all things to some people.

Samsung has returned to the tablet game after a near 18-month hiatus. In that time, the market has shifted to 2-in-1s, and Chromebooks have largely superseded Android tablets in bringing a great mobile experience to the Google ecosystem.

But Samsung lives in its own world, and the stylish, expensive Galaxy Tab S4 tries to work many of the same ideas we’re seeing in  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A2 preview: Android One at its best

The Mi A2 offers everything you’re looking for in a mid-range phone, and then some.

Xiaomi made its foray into the world of Android One last year with the Mi A1, and the company is now introducing updated variants for 2018. Xiaomi has overhauled the hardware and rolled out key upgrades to the camera, making the Mi A2 an even more attractive option.

The Mi A2 is designed around an 18:9 panel, and the goal with the  [Read More…]

Google releases final preview of Android P ahead of official release

If you are waiting to see the final release of Android P, the wait is almost over. Google has released the final developer preview for its latest version of Android.

The preview is available for a handful of devices, including the Pixel, Pixel 2, and even Essential Phone. Surprisingly, Essential released its beta for Android P just an hour after Google released it for Pixel devices.

We just released a new Android P Beta build that includes the  [Read More…]

Android P Beta 3 (Dev Preview 4) released for Pixels with subtle design changes, stability fixes

The latest software is available right away for Pixels and coming soon to other phones in the Developer Preview program.

Plenty of us have gotten in on the Android P Beta fun already, but Google has released yet another update to improve stability and fix bugs in the yet-to-be-named new Android release. Android P Beta 3 is now available for Google’s own Pixel devices through the Android Beta Program, which will push out over-the-air updates to anyone  [Read More…]

Google drops latest Android P Dev Preview with Dark Mode and more

It’s been almost two months since the first Android P Developer Preview was released in the wild. Google has just released the latest preview, coming with a build number of PPP4.180612.004. This update is available now for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

While you may think this is just another boring update, you would definitely be wrong. Thanks to our friends at Droid Life, we know about a slew of new features that have arrived.

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Google’s Flutter pushes forward with its first Release Preview

On June 20, the team behind Flutter announced that its development platform was officially exiting the beta stage it entered in February and moving into Release Preview 1.

Flutter is a mobile UI framework that aims to help developers make high-quality apps that work on both Android and iOS as easily and seamlessly as possible. There was a sizable showcase for Flutter during Google I/O in May, and since then, the Flutter team says it’s seen a 50% increase  [Read More…]

Vivo NEX hands-on preview: One step closer to a bezel-less future

Here’s a look at the next evolution of smartphone hardware.

Vivo isn’t a name we hear about in Western markets, but it’s a huge force in India and China — and most of us were introduced to the brand when it showed off a crazy concept phone at MWC 2018. It had tiny bezels, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a pop-up camera and all sorts of futuristic tech. We thought there was no way this would make it  [Read More…]