Tag Archive: Runs


Huawei is working on a backup OS that natively runs Android apps

The operating system could launch as early as this fall.

What you need to know Huawei’s been working on an Android alternative since 2012. The custom OS can still run Android apps. It could launch in Fall 2019.

Huawei’s relationship with the United States has been anything but smooth over the last year, but this past weekend saw the company take its biggest hit yet. Now with there being a very real possibility that Huawei could lose  [Read More…]

China runs on WeChat [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader is joined this week by Carolina Milanesi, an Analyst for Creative Strategies. During their one-on-one conversation, they place a light on the broader smartphone market in relation to Apple — especially given Apple’s poor performance in mainland China. Apple is no longer the benchmark against which all others are judged. Many players have emerged as smartphones have transitioned from to luxury to commodity items. Additionally, ecosystem lock-in diminishes in value due to features/services that are geographically  [Read More…]

These are all the durability tests Samsung runs its Galaxy phones through

Galaxy phones are put through the wringer before hitting store shelves.

Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones are among the most popular in the Android space, and as such, Samsung wants to ensure that each device it sells is performing as good as can be. To do this, Galaxy handsets go through a series of different tests and benchmarks before hitting store shelves.

The Samsung Newsroom (Samsung’s official blog) recently published a tour of the company’s Reliability Test Group over  [Read More…]

LG G7 One has the outside of a G7, inside of a V30, and runs Android One

They share a name, and that’s about it.

LG finds success in using its well-known brands and design language from its high-end phones across a variety of lower-end models, focusing on the value and price-conscious buyers. In its latest attempt, LG is announcing two new LG G7 models — the LG G7 One and LG G7 Fit — with a similar design and brand, but different software and internals focused on differentiating and cutting costs.

The  [Read More…]

Galaxy Watch is Official, Still runs on Tizen

Samsung unveiled quite a bit in today’s Unpacked event. Besides the Note 9 and the Galaxy Home, Samsung showed everyone it’s new smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch. The Watch comes in two sizes, three colors, and unfortunately still runs on Samsung Tizen OS.

If you’re into Samsung and either your health or general accessibility, the Galaxy Watch was made with you in mind. The Watch has a significant focus on fitness (similar to its biggest competitor) with new features for stress  [Read More…]

Pokémon GO Water Festival 2018 is now live, runs through June 21

Pokémon fans rejoice! Niantic just confirmed that the Water Festival is making a comeback to Pokémon GO this week. From now until all June 21 at 1:00 pm PDT, players will once again be given the chance to win a powerful Legendary Pokémon and a variety of bonuses.

What’s more, since this is the Water Festival, Water Pokémon such as Magikarp and Totodile will pop up more frequently throughout the duration of the event. And catching any Water-type creatures will  [Read More…]

Pokémon GO Water Festival 2018 is now live, runs through June 21

Pokémon fans rejoice! Niantic just confirmed that the Water Festival is making a comeback to Pokémon GO this week. From now until all June 21 at 1:00 pm PDT, players will once again be given the chance to win a powerful Legendary Pokémon and a variety of bonuses.

What’s more, since this is the Water Festival, Water Pokémon such as Magikarp and Totodile will pop up more frequently throughout the duration of the event. And catching any Water-type creatures will  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5 hands-on: This iPhone X runs Android

Yo dawg, I heard you like notches…

Are clones inherently bad? I’m not talking about Dolly the sheep or the clone army from Star Wars Episode II, but the typical kind we see in consumer electronics: one company makes a thing, its good ideas permeate into our shared culture, and other companies, wanting to stay on trend, copy one or all of those good ideas.

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is an unabashed iPhone X clone, so much so  [Read More…]

Tacklife’s $10 USB-rechargeable arc lighter never runs out of gas

Never go digging for matches again!

The Tacklife USB-rechargeable electric arc lighter is down to $ 10.03 with code 8WBYZBHY on Amazon. We haven’t shared a deal on Tacklife’s USB-rechargeable arc lighter since early December. This deal is almost the same as that one, with a coupon code bringing it down to just $ 10. Although it’s $ 15 without the code, this lighter usually sells around $ 17.

This might be the last lighter you ever  [Read More…]

Ingenico’s latest mobile POS reader runs Android out of the box

With the Moby M70, Ingenico is offering a mobile POS solution running Android 7.0 Nougat.

Ingenico is one of the largest integrated payment solution providers in the world. Even if you haven’t heard the name previously, if you’ve used a credit card reader at a retail store recently, chances are it was made by either Ingenico or Verifone. Ingenico has been offering POS (point of sale) systems for over 35 years, and the company is now rolling out its  [Read More…]