Tag Archive: Support

Virgin Mobile says it will continue to support its Android user base

Last week, Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile announced it will stop selling Android smartphones and will instead be offering only iPhones, as well as a new iPhone-exclusive unlimited plan dubbed the “Inner Circle”. But while the news was greeted with enthusiasm by some, Android phone owners under the carrier were understandably starting to get worried. In a […]

The LG V30 is likely to feature a new design and will support wireless charging

A new rumor claims that the LG V30 will feature wireless charging, leading to speculation that it will feature a glass back.

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets surprising Android 7.1.1 update, support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is one of the best phones under $ 200, and it’s got software likely newer than your phone.

ZTE’s Axon 7 flagship got an update to Android 7.1.1 in March, and it looks like the company is following through with its promise to do the same for its smaller, less powerful (but just as well-designed) Axon 7 Mini.

The phone, which sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow,  [Read More…]

You can now get Google Now support on Nova Launcher

Google Now is one of the standout features of Android and to have it at your fingertips is a powerful tool. Unfortunately that is only the case if you’re using the official Google Now or Google Pixel Launcher. For those using a third-party launcher unfortunately were unable to have the Google Now pane accessible to […]

Pixel and Pixel XL will stop getting on-device tech support in 2019

Google now says that the Pixel and Pixel XL will no longer be eligible for on-device phone tech support in October 2019.

When something goes wrong with your phone, you want to be able to call (or more usually chat) with someone that can help you fix it. Google currently offers on-device tech support that lets you call Google Support right from the Settings app if your Pixel gives you trouble, and those calls are going to go unanswered  [Read More…]

Oculus launches Chromecast support for Gear VR, opening new viewing possibilities

The VR fun doesn’t have to be limited to just the person wearing the headset.

Oculus has announced a nice update that brings Google Cast functionality to Gear VR — meaning you can let anyone see what you’re seeing inside your headset on a big screen. All you need is the latest version of the Oculus mobile app and either a Chromecast, Android TV or Cast-ready TV, and you’ll be able to share right away.

Cast support  [Read More…]

The U.S. unlocked HTC U11 doesn’t support Verizon’s CDMA network, and that’s okay

Sometimes you just have to trust that the company selling you a phone has done its homework.

The U11 is arguably the best flagship phone HTC has ever made, and it properly competes with the other great phones released in the first half of 2017. But in coinciding with HTC’s general decline in the U.S. market, its partnerships to put phones in carrier stores have dwindled, leaving us with a single carrier “partner” here: Sprint.

That means  [Read More…]

Ikea’s cheap smart lightbulbs will soon support Google Home and Amazon Alexa

Ikea is a huge name in inexpensive home furnishing, but its influence is extending to the smart home space, too.

When Ikea gets into a market, competitors stand up and notice. In the case of smart home tech, the company began offering wireless charging solutions built into desks and lights, it allowed for the average consumer to see the magical technology without going to a carrier store or tech retailer.

Ikea’s smart lighting solution, Trådfri, similarly undercuts  [Read More…]

LG ‘V30’ will support Google’s Daydream VR: One big, important clue

For starters, LG’s next flagship will probably use an OLED screen.

At the Google I/O 2017 keynote presentation, Google let slip (well, it was surely intentional) an important clue about an unannounced Android phone. In addition to confirming that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will get Daydream support via a software update later this year, Google’s Clay Bavor told attendees that LG’s next flagship phone would also be Daydream ready.

Since we’ve already seen the flagship LG G6 this  [Read More…]

Android Things Developer Preview 4 adds full support for Google Assistant

The new update also features support for more development platform and a few other minor tweaks.

With Google I/O just around the corner, it seems like every Google property is getting a boost of oomph in preparation for the big developer event. Android Things Developer Preview 4 is next to get a bump with full support for the Google Assistant SDK for every compatible development platform, rather than just limiting it to the Raspberry Pi.

Google has  [Read More…]