Google is getting into original podcasts, and you should listen.
I’m obsessed with podcasts. When I’m not writing or listening to music, I’m usually walking down the street with someone’s voice in my head (😱). And increasingly, podcasts are big business. Companies like Slate, Gimlet and even we here at Mobile Nations have made a pretty good dent in the universe with series that appeal to every type of person.
Well, after Spotify announced that it was [Read More…]
The V20 is coming to more carriers in Canada because LG says customers demanded it.
LG Canada appears to be on a high. The company announced during MWC that its flagship G6 would be available across multiple carriers — a given in this highly-subsidized market — and now it has revealed that its fall hero phone, the V20, would be expanding to two of the country’s biggest providers.
The V20 was, until now, only available on smaller regional carriers [Read More…]
Good on you for keeping your promises, Verizon.
One of the big guarantees that came with the Droid Turbo 2 was software updates, which was a big deal after so many Droid Turbo owners felt left out when all of the other phones released at the same time were updated so quickly. Verizon’s Turbo 2 push was a big deal in stores, but it’s been a long time in smartphone years since those days and Motorola isn’t [Read More…]
Skip the PlayStation part of PlayStation VR.
PlayStation VR is a great headset and has an expanding library of games with a few standouts that really make it worth the money. Just because it has PlayStation in the name, however, doesn’t exactly mean you need a PlayStation 4 to use it.
To indulge your curiosity and to help some of you decide if you should buy a PSVR on its own, we explain how the PSVR works [Read More…]
Really Blue Pixel is coming to Carphone Warehouse and EE.
Google has announced that it is bringing the Really Blue Google Pixel to the UK via EE and Carphone Warehouse. The phone is now up for pre-order on EE, with in-store availability at Carphone Warehouse kicking off from February 24.
EE’s two-year plans for the standard 5.0-inch Pixel with 32GB of storage start at £45.99 per month, and if you’re opting for the 5.5-inch Pixel XL, [Read More…]
The Google Pixel returns to Canada.
It took a few months, but the most striking colo(u)r of the Google Pixel is now available in Canada.
Available for pre-order at Rogers, the country’s largest carrier, the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel costs the same as its black and white counterparts — $ 199 on a 2-year Premium+ Share Everything plan and $ 899 outright — but Google is throwing in a $ 100 Google Store gift card for good measure. And, [Read More…]
A blue exclusive for the red carrier in Canada.
Google and Rogers have co-announced that they are bringing the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel — the one that everyone wants and hasn’t been able to buy due to its limited inventory — to Canada as a carrier exclusive.
The limited edition version was released alongside the black and white variants in October, but it’s been difficult to find — more so than the regular Pixels, which have also been [Read More…]
Twitter has a problem. Well, it has several problems.
The biggest issues that people deal with on a daily basis when using Twitter are unnecessary abuse and harassment. Today, Twitter is announcing three new initiatives it hopes will cut down on theses issues, making the social network a more approachable and inclusive place. It’s calling these steps an update on “safety,” to give you an indication of just how bad the situation is for many.
There [Read More…]
Remember Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone, the first one to arrive with a 4K panel? Well the handset wasn’t too popular with Android users despite its high-end specs, but for some reason Sony thinks it’s a good idea to release yet another 4K handset this year. Sony has been quite absent from the mobile ecosystem
Ownership isn’t a clear concept when it comes to a smartphone.
Phones are no longer just a thing you use to call people or text them. The days of playing Snake because it’s the coolest thing your phone can do are long past. Today, they’re more like your computer that they are the Nokias and Motorolas of the past. Because they are computers, software licensing starts to matter more.
I’ve been thinking about this since the Note [Read More…]