Tag Archive: Work


WhatsApp will continue to work on Android Gingerbread until 2020

Support will officially end on February 1 of that year.

In addition to being one of the most widely-used messaging apps around, WhatsApp gets another thing really right that its competitors often drop the ball with — supporting old versions of the operating systems it’s available on.

On June 13, 2018, WhatsApp revealed that it’ll continue to support Android 2.3.7 and older versions of Gingerbread until February 1, 2020. Seeing as how the first version of Gingerbread  [Read More…]

Every Oculus Go game we’ve found that doesn’t work

Did Oculus REALLY mean it when they said Go had over 1000 games?

When the Oculus Go was released we were told there was going to be over 1,000 games and apps for us to play around in. Yet from the moment I received my I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of error messages when trying to get into games. That or the controls for games straight up don’t work.

This got me wondering how many of  [Read More…]

These phones work on Project Fi

Not sure if your phone works with Project Fi? Check the list below!

If you don’t use a lot of mobile data, want your phone service to be as easy to understand as possible, and/or like being connected to all of Google’s services, Project Fi is absolutely worth looking into.

For just $ 20/month for unlimited calls/texts and then $ 10 per GB of data you use, Project Fi is one of the most compelling MVNOs around  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 6 doesn’t work on Verizon or Sprint

It’s AT&T and T-Mobile only if you’re in the States.

It should come as no surprise to long-time OnePlus users, but the company’s newest phone, the OnePlus 6, doesn’t work on the largest U.S. carrier, Verizon, nor the fourth largest, Sprint. That’s despite technically supporting most, but not all, of the wireless bands a phone typically needs to run on those networks.

Given that no OnePlus phone — nor most “unlocked for the world” phones — have  [Read More…]

Why don’t more Chinese smartphones work on US networks?

There are many great smartphones out there hailing from China, but the majority don’t work in the US. But why is that exactly?

The post Why don’t more Chinese smartphones work on US networks? appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Best Smart LED Light Bulbs that Work with Google Home

Google has so far done a pretty great job in the smart home race — between the stellar Google Home speakers and Google Assistant baked into the Android experience, we’ve all likely come to rely on Google’s smart home assistant more and more over the past couple years.

If you love the idea of controlling the lights around your home using just your voice, here are your best options for smart LED bulbs that work with Google Home.

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How Philips Hue lights work with Nest

Philips Hue color ($ 45 at Amazon) and Nest Cam IQ indoor ($ 299 at Nest).

Very well, thank you very much.

Three little letters that may well be one of the most important parts of the Internet: A, and P, and I.

An API is an application programming interface. And in a nutshell it’s what lets one thing talk to another when the two comes from different owners or different families. It’s what lets Amazon  [Read More…]

Google Home is a work in progress in India —but there’s plenty to like

Google Home isn’t customized for the Indian market, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The Google Home was unveiled back at I/O 2016, and the device is now available in India, alongside the newer Google Home Mini. Google has a limited presence in India on the hardware front, and the launch of the Home and Home Mini comes at a key moment as the company tries to takes on Amazon in this category.  [Read More…]

BLU S1 long term review: Great in some respects but needs work in others

After having spent a few months living with the Blu S1 we return with a more long-term look at the phone. As Blu’s first model to offer CDMA support, it’s a sub-$ 200 phone worth consideration.

The post BLU S1 long term review: Great in some respects but needs work in others appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Google Allo on the web will soon work without phone requirement

Back in August of last year, Google officially rolled out a web app for its messaging platform, Allo. While that did add a bit of oft-requested functionality to the messaging platform, it still required a phone to work properly. That means the handset not only needs to be turned on, but it also has to have a data connection. But it looks like that’s changing soon.

Justin Uberti, the lead engineer of the Google Duo team, recently posted on Twitter  [Read More…]