Tag Archive: Smartphone


How to use an LTE Apple Watch with an Android smartphone

It’s hacky as all hell and your battery life will be terrible. But it works.

While testing the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular last night, I floated a crazy idea past iMore editor-at-large Rene Ritchie: What happens if you set up the Apple Watch on an iPhone, then swap that iPhone’s SIM card over into an Android phone? Would the watch recognize that its paired iPhone SIM was no longer in an iPhone and stop  [Read More…]

Google is spending $1.1 billion to hire HTC’s best smartphone talent

Google has made a strategic investment in HTC, and is hiring its best phone engineers.

After intense speculation and lots of pontificating by tech pundits, Google has made it official: it’s going into business with HTC.

But instead of buying HTC’s phone business outright, Google has “signed an agreement with HTC, a leader in consumer electronics, [to hire] a team of HTC talent [to] join Google as part of the hardware organization. These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks  [Read More…]

Get accurate blood pressure results on your smartphone with the $64 QardioArm monitor

This blood pressure monitor works with your smartphone and can even help identify irregular heart beats based on the data!

The QardioArm wireless blood pressure monitor is down to $ 64.49 on Amazon. The street price normally fluctuates between $ 80 and $ 100. It has only dropped below $ 70 once before, making this a match for its lowest price ever.

The smartphone app itself does a ton of work, including setting up reminders for you,  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs LG V30 (Smartphone Showdown)

As you have probably already noticed – this year’s biggest trend in phone design is slimming down the bezels around the screen as much as possible. Even since the Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled last year, we’ve seen a parade of high-end phones from Samsung, LG, and Essential that have basically taken the same approach […]

Forget drones! This kit lets you control paper planes from your Android smartphone

If you’ve been flying drones as a hobby, but recently found yourself craving a new distraction, then you listen to this. Remember the good old days when you used make paper airplanes? You’re not probably aware of this but now, in the era of technology you can actually get them to perform complicated tricks.  All […]

Camera cutouts: The next horrible smartphone trend?

Smartphone trends take lots of different forms, but this latest one sucks.

Some smartphone trends are borne of necessity, like the trend towards larger onboard storage. Some smartphone trends are borne out of a desire to curb costs and space, like the trend of removing the headphone jack. Some trends are useful, such as the wide adoption of fingerprint scanners. Some trends are nuisances, such as the removal of the headphone jack. We’re seeing the beginnings of  [Read More…]

An Android One smartphone from Motorola might be coming soon

Remember that back in January we heard that Google’s Android One initiative might be coming to the US? Well, it seems this will indeed be the case if a recent leak coming to us via well-known leakster Evan Blass is to be believed. Google – who recently teamed up with Xiaomi for the Mi A1 […]

Google reportedly in talks to buy HTC smartphone business

Taiwanese press reports Google is in the ‘final stage’ of negotiations which could see it become a ‘strategic partner’ for HTC — or buy the struggling phone biz in its entirety.

Following a dire financial performance in August, resulting in the manufacturer’s lowest monthly revenue figures in 13 years, the Taiwanese press is reporting that HTC is in the “final stage” of talks with Google around a possible sale of the former’s struggling smartphone business.

Digitimes reports  [Read More…]

Huawei leaps past Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world (for now)

Huawei is the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

The latest data from market research firm Counterpoint Research shows Huawei overtaking Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Strong sales in June and July allowed the Chinese manufacturer to inch past Apple, but with a major iPhone launch on the cards next week, Huawei’s position in the rankings could turn out to be short-lived. Nevertheless, it is a big deal for Huawei.

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Moto X4 vs Moto G5 Plus (Smartphone Showdown)

At IFA 2017, Motorola unveiled the Moto X4 handset – the latest addition to its middle-range portfolio. Motorola already has a few mid-rangers on the market including the Moto G5, G5 Plus and G5S, G5S Plus models. In what follows we’ll compare the newly launched Moto X4 with the Moto G5 Plus, a product that […]