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Bixby makes its global debut but still limited

We saw Samsung lining up the launch of Bixby only yesterday with updates to the core components of the virtual assistant. Today it seems that Samsung have finally pulled the trigger and updated the final component to mark the global release of Bixby. Just in time for the Note 8 launch, Samsung have finally flipped the […]

It’s been 9 years and Android still has a bad reputation when it comes to security

No matter who is to blame, Google’s name is on it so they own it.

“That Broadcom bug makes me not want to use anything other than an iPhone or Pixel.”

That’s what I heard from an admittedly security conscious friend while talking about him getting a new phone. The bug being referenced here, in case you’re unaware, affected over 1 billion phones that use a Broadcom Wi-Fi chip and would have been an easy way for  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Tab S is still great three years later

Back in July of 2014, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab S to compete directly with the iPad and iPad mini. With comparably sized screens at higher resolutions, more RAM, upgradeable storage, and unique features, Samsung was set to take Apple’s iPad line head on. Although the Tab S never quite reached the sales levels of […]

Amazon Prime members can grab Dash Buttons for $1 and still get a $5 credit for a limited time

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to grab Dash Buttons for just $ 1!

Amazon’s Dash Buttons are an extremely easy way to reorder the supplies that you use the most in your house, and thanks to Amazon’s upcoming Prime Day, members can grab select ones for $ 0.99. Normally the buttons cost $ 4.99 each, and then you receive a $ 4.99 credit after using it for the first time, but right  [Read More…]

Nougat share rises to double digits but so many Android devices still run KitKat and below

More Android devices are being upgraded to Nougat, but the going is slow.

I love KitKats but I’m getting older now so I try not to eat them so often. I also used to love the software equivalent of the crunchy chocolate wafer treat, released in 2013, which further refined the Holo aesthetic unveiled with Ice Cream Sandwich two years earlier while paving the way for the complete visual overhaul that came with Lollipop a year later.

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OnePlus still wants you to care about the OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score

OnePlus 5’s DxOMark score is about to be revealed, but the phone maker is in a tough spot.

Back in May, before we knew what the OnePlus 5 looked like or whether its camera was a double, the company boasted of a partnership with DxOMark, a popular camera testing platform that companies like OnePlus (and HTC, Samsung, LG, and others) like to use as a way to promote their optical prowess.

Here’s what OnePlus said about the  [Read More…]

Deal: You can still get the HTC U11 for $599 with these codes

Deals are deals, and getting the HTC U11 for $ 50 off its $ 649 price counts as a pretty good one!

If you’ve been on the fence about picking up an HTC U11, HTC’s still trying to make the decision a bit easier. HTC’s early bird pre-order codes to knock $ 50 off the price of an unlocked U11 are still running, even though the phone has been on sale for a few weeks now. With a code  [Read More…]

Two years on, the original Huawei Watch is still one of the best Android wearables

If you don’t want LTE — and let’s be honest, you don’t want LTE — Huawei’s original Android watch remains a fantastic option.

Android Wear is kind of all over the place right now. All the watches released in the past few months have either been ridiculously huge — hi there LG Watch Sport and Huawei Watch 2 — or underwhelming for other reasons — sup LG Watch Style, with sub-24-hour battery life. Even outside of the  [Read More…]

A look at the Android smartphones still to come in 2017

Like sands through the hourglass, so does the smartphone release cycle seem churn in perpetuity.

Samsung, LG, and HTC may have been first to bat with their flagship smartphones, but there are still plenty more device launches to look forward to. The year is only halfway through, and with the launch of the fourth-generation OnePlus 5, we’re officially headed into the summer smartphone release season.

What’s left to see? There’s plenty, actually. We’ve put together a list  [Read More…]

There are still people in parts of the world who use Android Market on Android 2.1

Google is officially ceasing support for Android’s archaic app store on Eclair at the end of the month.

Do you remember using the Android Market to download apps for your smartphone? Google announced that it will cease support for the relic app on Eclair devices at the end of June.

In the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Maximilian Ruppaner writes:

On June 30, 2017, Google will be ending support for the Android Market app on Android 2.1 Eclair and older  [Read More…]