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It’s still difficult to just buy a Google Pixel today, and that’s insane

For all of its great successes in the Pixel, Google still has one critical flaw to figure out.

April 20 marked the six-month anniversary of the Google Pixel going on sale in the Play Store. As was typical for a Google phone launch, they were tough to get ahold of — backorders reached weeks or even months, depending on what model you wanted. Now, six months later, Google inexplicably still can’t keep Pixels in stock. Just head  [Read More…]

MIUI is never going to be close to stock Android, and that’s a good thing

Don’t hold out for a MIUI build based on pure Android.

With over 200 million users, Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular manufacturer skins in the world. Its usage has skyrocketed in recent years as Xiaomi made its foray into the Indian market, where the company has set up an R&D unit to cater to localization needs.

MIUI has come a long way in the last three years, adding a host of new features that  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 could offer a dual-camera setup that’s ‘much better than that of iPhone 7 Plus’

Galaxy Note 8’s dual-camera setup said to be the ‘most important upgrade’ in the device.

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has dished out a few details on the Galaxy Note 8. In a note released to investors obtained by 9to5Google, Kuo said that the phone will feature a dual-camera setup with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. Both imaging sensors will offer OIS and six-element lenses, with Kuo stating  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: We like different phones, and that’s OK

Diversity in Android means we can disagree on the ‘best’ phone, but still both have a great phone.

This week I wrote a three-month follow-up to our Pixel review, keeping up our tradition of returning to high-profile devices several months on to see how they’ve held up over time. As seems to be the case any time we talk about our favorite phones, there’s a large amount of dissent in the comments section and on Twitter saying  [Read More…]

I don’t wear my smartwatch anymore, and that’s a huge problem

When I first got my original Moto 360, I remember being amazed at how cool it was to have a piece of tech like that fit so nicely on my wrist. Every morning, I was excited to put on my new smartwatch and show it off to the world. It became part of my wardrobe

Android Pay no longer works if you unlock your bootloader, and that’s a good thing

Yes, Google has blocked Android Pay if you unlock your bootloader. My biggest question about it all is ‘why did it take so long?’

Quietly and without any fanfare, Google disabled the ability for Android Pay to make payments on phones with unlocked bootloaders; landing in line with its previously held policy of not allowing rooted phones to access the payment system. It’s frustrating to some, but it’s the right move and it’s in line with  [Read More…]

Glass cracks and that’s why you need to protect your glass Note 7 with a Caseology case

I learned a tough lesson this year with my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and it’s one most of you already know; dropping your cell phone sometimes results in cracks on the glass display. In the case of the S7 edge, it can also result in cracks on the back of the phone as well. I

Galaxy Note 7 ships with Marshmallow, not Nougat — but maybe that’s not a huge deal

The Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 out of the box — which, for the time being, is still the latest stable version of the OS. But even without Nougat, Note owners aren’t missing out on that much.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lands at a precarious time on the Android calendar. We’re just reaching the end of the Marshmallow era, with final Android 7.0 Nougat code likely to be released in a matter of weeks. By  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone Max review: Lasts long, and that’s that

The quick take

The maiden ASUS ZenFone Max launched last year was not perfect, but it was a standout performer in the affordable smartphone segment with its stellar battery life. The company recently launched a refresh with upgraded internals and identical design – just months after the first one went on sale. The highlight of the ZenFone Max – battery life — hasn’t changed, and it’s one area where it doesn’t disappoint. In few others, however, it  [Read More…]

Super Stacker is a kids’ block-stacking game that’s missing the big crash (review)

As kids, most of us played a game, be it with branded blocks or whatever items we had lying around, where each player would take a turn adding another block onto the previous one. This would create a growing tower, balanced by the skill of the stacking players. Turns would be taken, and higher the