Tag Archive: Year


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – One Year Later (review)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge originally released on March 12, 2016. Now that users have had a full year to use and explore the device in the wild, we decided to look back on the S7 Edge and how it’s fared over the past 12+ months. Samsung is slightly notorious for having devices that find ways […]

Spotify may finally launch in India later this year

Spotify could make its long-awaited debut in India sometime later this year.

Google Play Music rolled out All Access in India last month, making its international catalog available to customers in the subcontinent. It now looks like Spotify and Amazon Prime Music are about to make their foray into the market, according to industry sources speaking to The-Ken (paywall).

From the publication:

Spotify has begun scoping the Indian market, following multiple trips to the country by  [Read More…]

The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs

Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016.

At I/O 2017, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year, a noticeable uptick from the 65 billion in 2015. Android itself now powers over 2 billion active devices, and is the largest operating system in the world.

Burke also shared details on Android wear, stating that 24 manufacturers have committed  [Read More…]

Moto X is still alive and kicking, new one coming this year

It was widely expected that the Motorola and Lenovo merging would see the end of the Moto X brand in favor of the Moto Z. It now appears that the Moto X lives on and there will be a new one coming this year. A new leak has surfaced that gives a glimpse into what […]

Galaxy S8 Active is (unsurprisingly) heading to AT&T later this year

Samsung is working on a ruggedized version of the Galaxy S8.

Samsung has released rugged variants of its flagships exclusively on AT&T for a few years, and it looks like the company will continue that trend with the Galaxy S8. According to the folks over at SamMobile, Samsung is working on the Galaxy S8 Active with a model number SM-G892A codenamed Cruiser that’s destined for AT&T.

Like its predecessors, the Galaxy S8 Active will likely be  [Read More…]

Foldable ‘Galaxy X’ could debut this year — in prototype form

‘2,000-3,000’ units will be produced in 2017, Korean press reports.

While foldable phones probably won’t hit the mass market until 2019, Samsung may be prepared to unveil such a device in prototype form before the end of the year.

Korean outlet The Investor reports that Samsung has already placed orders for the components necessary for “2,000-3,000” prototype devices. The phones, reportedly part of its “Project Valley” endeavor to create a foldable handset, are referred in today’s piece  [Read More…]

These are our favorite wallpapers from the past year!

Wallpapers are underrated.

No matter how much theming and customization you do, you’ve got a wallpaper on your home screen. And a wallpaper is the easiest way to express your style, your passions, your substance on your phone. Which is why I implore you to please, PLEASE, ditch your dingy old wallpaper and get something new, something fun!

Over the past year of my weekly wallpaper articles, we’ve amassed quite a collection, and today, I’d like to  [Read More…]

This year you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, both shipped out with Microsoft apps pre-installed and now it seems like the “partnership” between the two companies will leave a mark on the Galaxy S8 too. Microsoft just announced it is taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition starting today from Microsoft retail stores across the […]

Love baseball? T-Mobile offering subscribers 1 year of free MLB.TV Premium

This week T-Mobile announced a new promotion. The carrier says it will offer customers a free annual subscription to MLB.TV Premium (again!) on April 4. The service usually costs $ 112.99 and allows users to stream all your team’s game, whether live or on-demand, as well as home broadcasting. It also includes live game DVR, multi-game […]

Android apps will generate more revenue than iOS this year, but only due to third-party app stores

On its own, the Google Play Store still trails behind Apple’s App Store.

This is a fun piece of news in the midst of all the Samsung smartphone craziness. App Annie, an app store analytics platform, is predicting that iOS will fall behind Android in revenue generated by mobile apps this year.

The estimate includes third-party app stores compatible with Android, like the Amazon App Store and Samsung’s Galaxy Apps. The Google Play Store is expected to  [Read More…]