Tag Archive: Problem


The biggest problem facing YouTube Music comes from within

The biggest problem facing YouTube Music isn’t a slow rollout. It isn’t casting bugs, or wacky library sorting, or missing albums, or poor handling of going offline. No, no, no, my friends, YouTube Music’s biggest problem is a YouTube that predates the service by years. And with how important rating songs in YouTube Music is, this problem is going to bite music-lovers, long-time YouTube users, and YouTuber creators hard.

While evaluating YouTube Music’s capabilities compared to other  [Read More…]

I enjoy the Galaxy S9+ despite its software, not because of it — and that’s a problem for Samsung

Samsung needs a true re-thinking of its software strategy.

I’ve been using a Galaxy S9+ since the end of February, going through a full review process and lengthy set of comparisons to really put it through its paces. A month in, I’m still using it every day. I continue to use the phone because I like it overall, not because of some work obligation. The hardware is good (though it benefits from a case), the performance has been solid,  [Read More…]

Fiio BTR1 Portable Wireless DAC Review – No headphone jack, no problem

It’s been a year and a half since we’ve first seen the idea of a headphone jack-free smartphone implemented, with the iPhone 7. For fans of wired audio, it’s been a war we’ve been losing since that time. Several major Android players, like HTC, Motorola, and Sony have unapologetically followed in Apple’s footsteps. Fortunately, Samsung […]

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Mobile gaming has an advertising problem that needs to be addressed

There are so many great games in the Google Play Store library — don’t fall for sleazy advertising tricks.

It’s safe to say that aside from the Super Bowl, people generally go out of their way to avoid watching ads. We use ad blockers wherever possible and smash that “Skip Ad” button on YouTube pre-roll ads as soon as humanly possible.

Needless to say, I am also aware that ads are still a necessary evil in the  [Read More…]

The U.S. smartphone industry has an LG problem

LG needs to rebuild, but it may be too late.

A few years ago, I was in New York for the launch of the LG G3. It was the first phone I’d touched with a Quad HD display and was pretty well built (though plastic) and fairly fast (though not the fastest) and overall people seemed pretty happy with the phone. That year, the company went on to sell over 10 million of them, so LG must  [Read More…]

Disney Emoji Blitz perfectly captures Android’s emoji problem

Emoji are really, really complicated, and they don’t need to be.

Emoji are supposed to be easy, cute, and even fun. They’re whimsical ways to communicate with your friends, allowing you to create and converse in sometimes-cryptic pictographic codes. Emoji can say a million things, and while they should translate across platforms and people easily, the truth is, they don’t, especially on Android. This is doubly true for custom emoji keyboards on Android, which are all either  [Read More…]

People are taking the OnePlus 5 ‘jelly’ problem a bit too seriously [Update]

Don’t look too hard.

Update: The offending Tweet has been deleted, and a OnePlus representative confirmed to Android Central that “the Twitter post does not reflect our official stance and has since been deleted.” You can see the original below, but as I made very clear, I think the issue is being terribly overblown and this post was not meant to be taken too seriously.

I feel for OnePlus these days, despite the opaqueness with which it is  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 has a frustrating Bluetooth problem, but a fix is on the way

Bluetooth problems have been plaguing a few Galaxy S8 owners, but a fix is reportedly on the way.

The Galaxy S8, like any popular phone, has its share of problems. While its most visible issue, a red tint on some of its SuperAMOLED displays, has been dealt with in a widely-released software update, another chorus of people are making noise about a less publicized issue: Bluetooth instability.

According to a number of forum posts, both on Samsung’s  [Read More…]

AT&T’s ‘5G Evolution’ network isn’t a brand (new) problem

AT&T told us it would be rolling out its 5G lie back in February. At the time, no one cared. Here’s why we still shouldn’t care.

In February, AT&T announced that it would launch something called a 5G Evolution network in Austin later in the year. At the time, no one paid the announcement much attention because it was filtered in with a larger, seemingly more-important pronouncement: that AT&T was moving towards real 5G trials, also in  [Read More…]