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Would you rather have the OnePlus 7 Pro or Galaxy S10+?

Big phone showdown.

If you’re shopping around for a new Android phone right now, you have a lot of different handsets to choose from. At the time of writing this post, two of the hottest devices are the OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+.

The OnePlus 7 Pro was just released a week ago and delivers a true flagship experience for hundreds of dollars less compared to a lot of the competition. The display is phenomenal,  [Read More…]

Losing Google support would ruin Huawei’s global smartphone business

Even a company as big and influential as Huawei doesn’t stand a chance in the open market without Google services.

It took less than two days after the announcement of President Trump’s executive order to increase scrutiny of business dealings between foreign and U.S. technology companies for the first major shoe to drop: Huawei is expected to fully lose access to Google apps and services, as well as future Google-approved Android updates. And unlike previous government intervention  [Read More…]

Google shelves feature that would let Chromebooks dual-boot Windows 10

Google has poured water on “Project Campfire,” a feature that would have allowed Chromebooks to dual-boot Windows 10.

What you need to know Google has deprecated “Project Campfire,” according to comments and code removals in Chromium. The feature, which was first spotted in development last year, would have allowed Chromebooks to dual-boot Windows 10. Google was previously spotted working on getting Windows 10 certification for its flagship Pixelbook.

Google appears to have ended work on “Project Campfire,”  [Read More…]

Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: Would you like a phone with that camera?

The Nokia 9 PureView is an odd choice for a 2019 flagship, but if it works, it’s going to be amazing.

You have to credit HMD Global for its success rate since it brought Nokia’s smartphone brand back from the brink of death in late 2016. By the time its first Android phone, the Nokia 6, emerged in January of 2017, it was clear the company was onto something.

By the end of 2018, with over a  [Read More…]

Google Assistant on Sonos is just as good as you hoped it would be

Every CES, there are the announcements you expect from companies that put together big, splashy keynotes and ornate, over-the-top booths on the Convention Center floor, and then there are companies like Sonos with nothing new to announce but everything to gain from being here.

To wit, when Sonos invited me to spend some time with their director of global product marketing, Dane Estes, I wasn’t expecting much — merely an overview of the company’s existing products and perhaps  [Read More…]

Would you pay a subscription to access lots of paid Google Play apps?

Would you rather pay one monthly fee to avoid paying for apps individually?

Enterprising developers tear through every line of code in Google apps looking for hints and hidden treasure maps that lead them to the next great feature on the horizon; it’s a bit like shaking your presents while you wait for Christmas to arrive. Over the last few months, rumors have been growing as more and more references to a mysterious “Play Pass” in Google Play Store  [Read More…]

Would a plastic backing on a phone be a big deal to you in 2018?

A plastic body isn’t enough reason on its own to completely write off a phone.

Remember when Russian site Mobile-Review dropped an entire Pixel 3 XL early impressions review a few weeks ago, complete with unboxing photos and camera samples? There was a ton of information to unpack in the article, but in the hardware section specifically, the writer mentioned a rough plastic backing on the phone, to accommodate for the newly added wireless charging.

Plastic isn’t  [Read More…]

5 changes that would make the Galaxy S9’s software dramatically better

Samsung’s made strides, but there are a few final things that make the GS9 frustrating to use.

I quite like my Galaxy S9+. The overall experience of using this high-end phone is great, but as I’ve said many times I’m not a huge fan of the software overall. To put it concisely, I use the Galaxy S9+ despite its software rather than because of it. That’s the opposite of my feelings toward phones like the Google Pixel  [Read More…]

Project Fi wish list: 3 things that would make me switch

With a few small changes, Project Fi could become unstoppable.

When Google launched Project Fi in April 2015, I signed up for the service as fast as I possibly could. I ordered the starter kit for my Nexus 6 and loved the added benefits, but ultimately went back to my previous service provider after the first month.

Project Fi gets a lot of things right. Its mobile app is wonderfully designed and easy to use, the billing  [Read More…]

Would you like a flat screen on the Galaxy Note 9?

A matter of form vs. function.

Samsung’s been dabbling with curved displays for quite a few years now, but since the launch of the Galaxy S8 series last year, the company’s gone all in on these curves for its flagship phones. The Note 8 and S9 series that followed the S8 also came equipped with curved sides, and with the Note 9 on the horizon, people are debating whether or not this is a trend that should stick around.

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