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Will the OnePlus 5 work on Verizon? Not really

Unlike its previous OnePlus 3T, this year OnePlus announced the new OnePlus 5 will be released in one version for the entire world. The phone boasts 34 distinct cellular bands thus covering at least one band in every country, but even so, folks on certain networks might not be able to use OnePlus’ latest and […]

OnePlus 5: Do you really need 8GB of RAM in a phone?

Nope. But it opens a lot of possibilities.

You can buy a OnePlus 5 that has 8GB of RAM on board. That’s 4GB more than most other high-end Android phones (and Chromebooks and cheap Windows Laptops) have and about 6GB more than the absolute bare minimum you can get away with. We’ll answer the question right here in the first paragraph: No, you do not need 8GB of RAM in a phone.

But it does mean some  [Read More…]

Nex Band review: What I really wanted instead of a smartwatch

Finally, a wearable that does exactly what I want it to do.

I hate what we’re doing with smartwatches right now. I don’t want to talk at my wrist; I couldn’t care less about a cellular connection; and I’m not interested in a smaller version of my phone giving me turn-by-turn directions in a place that still requires me to look away from the road. If I turn off the features I don’t care  [Read More…]

Google is now making its own podcasts, and the first one is really good

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 LG V20 is really popular in Canada, expanding to three new carriers

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…]

Verizon really is updating the Droid Turbo 2

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…]

Do you really need a PS4 for PlayStation VR?

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’ Google Pixel now up for pre-order in the UK

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…]

Rogers is now selling the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel

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…]

‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive

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…]