Tag Archive: Units


Only 88,000 units of the Essential Phone were sold in 2017

Despite numerous software updates and price cuts, Essential still has a lot of work to do.

It’s no secret at this point that the Essential Phone has had a rough life. Relentless software updates and a dramatic price cut have resulted in the device finally being at least worthy of your consideration, but its blundering launch appears to have hurt Essential where it counts.

IDC Research Director Francisco Jeronimo recently announced on Twitter that the Essential shipped  [Read More…]

Google is exchanging defective Nexus 6P units with Pixel XLs in the US

The Nexus 6P was released in September 2015 and in its two years of existence, the phone proved to be a competent handset albeit being plagued by some issues. Owners of the device have been known to complain about things like abrupt battery shutdowns or bootloops. Well, the good news is that if you too […]

BlackBerry’s stronger, more resilient KEYone units are here

BlackBerry Mobile promised it would make things right, and it has done just that.

In early June, a prominent YouTuber broke — nay, destroyed — a KEYone, and BlackBerry Mobile was forced to defend its new baby, a phone that had, until that point, been largely without controversy. The company promised it would make things right, and it has done just that.

It claimed that only a small number of people were experiencing issues with the KEYone’s display detaching  [Read More…]

Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units in South Korea affected by reddish tint

Well that didn’t take long – Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units have barely started shipping out to users in South Korean and we already have a problem. According to a report coming out of the Korean Herald, a number of customers who pre-ordered the new handsets in the country took to forums to […]

Samsung readying more than 12 million Galaxy S8 units for launch

MWC 2017 didn’t feel quite the same without Samsung unveiling its next-fen Galaxy S flagship, but nevertheless there were plenty of other distractions. The Korean tech giant wanted to make absolutely sure it gets everything right, while the Galaxy S8 is concerned and it took its sweet time preparing it. We expect the phone to […]

Unlocked Moto Z units receiving Nougat update in the U.S.

It’s February, which means the unlocked Moto Z is beginning to get Nougat.

As promised, Motorola is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the unlocked variant of the Moto Z in the U.S., a wait that, for many, was far too long.

The company told Android Central last month that it wouldn’t be until February that the unlocked Moto Z would begin getting upgraded to Android 7.0, well after the Verizon edition, which was released over  [Read More…]

Xiaomi sells 250,000 units of Redmi Note 4 in 10 minutes, Nougat beta now available

First flash sale crosses 250,000 sales, Nougat beta ROM based on MIUI 8 now available.

During the launch of the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi announced that it will roll out a MIUI build based on Nougat shortly. The company is now making the preview build available for those interested in getting an early look at Nougat.

The news comes on the heels of today’s announcement that Xiaomi sold 250,000 units of the  [Read More…]

Nougat update now hitting LG G5 units in Canada

Bell and Telus customers are receiving the update right now.

LG kicked off the Nougat update for the LG G5 last month in South Korea, and the Android 7.0 update is now rolling out to Canadian units. LG G5 customers on Bell and Telus are receiving the OTA right now, with Rogers’ community page listing December 21 as the date for the rollout.

If you’re rocking an LG G5 in Canada, head into your phone’s  [Read More…]

More Galaxy Note7 units remain in use than LG V20s, research firm says

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 disaster was one of the year’s most controversial stories in tech. As you may as well known, the phablet was recalled from the market about two months ago and Samsung has been actively trying to pursue customers to return the remaining units. But despite Samsung’s efforts, it seems that there are

LG gives full refunds for Nexus 5X units affected by particular hardware failure

It seems like some owners of LG’s last year’s Nexus 5X are experiencing some problems with their handset. According to several reports on Reddit, some Nexus 5X devices are affected by a hardware malfunction that causes the device to enter a boot loop. Naturally, users faced with this issue took advantage of their warranty and