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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are coming to mid-range phones this year

These are the new chips you’ll see in mid-range phones for the next two years.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series platforms get most of the headlines, but it’s the mid-range 600 and 400-series that power more devices and are critical to the performance of less expensive phones. With that in mind, Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 — upgrades from the current 626, 430 and 425, respectively.

Further pushing the envelope in the mid-range, the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could get a new Brown color option this year

In a few months, Samsung will unleash upon the world yet another flagship. The Galaxy Note 9 will, according to the most recent rumors, will see the light of day in New York on August 9 during an Unpacked event.

As we’re drawing closer to the date, more and more leaks centering the upcoming smartphone have started emerging online. For example, we just heard the Note 9 will ship with a 4,000 mAh battery and now another leak reveals the  [Read More…]

Play online with a full year of PlayStation Plus for just $50

It Only Does Everything.

Sony’s got 12 months of PlayStation Plus for just $ 49.99. A year of the service is normally $ 60, and discounts directly from Sony are pretty rare. This is part of Sony’s “Days of Play” event, so it will probably expire June 18 when the event does. You can read more about “Days of Play” here, including information about a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console. You might find this deal on Amazon eventually,  [Read More…]

Google’s mid-range Pixel phone to come out next year with a Snapdragon 710

HMD Global will also release a Snapdragon 710 handset at the end of this year.

Google’s big hardware release this year is expected to be the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this October, but starting next year, we could see a mid-range Pixel added to the lineup.

According to Roland Quandt on Twitter, Google’s currently working on a “mobile device” that’s powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 710 processor and is scheduled for a release at some  [Read More…]

The LG G6: One year later

The LG G6 was one of the first devices to market with an 18:9 display and was the first flagship released in the states in 2017. Does the device still hold up a year later? Read our full review and decide for yourself.

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Google Play Music might be killed off this year in favor of YouTube Remix

Users are said to be forced off Play Music by the end of the year.

Right now, the state of Google’s music streaming services is a bit of a mess. Google Play Music is the company’s most notable player, but you can also listen to tunes and watch music videos via YouTube Red. If you’re on mobile, you can separately download the YouTube Music app that also comes with a Play Music/YouTube Red subscription. This jumble of services isn’t  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 review, one year later: Much cheaper, still fantastic

The Galaxy S8 is still a great phone, one year after release.

While the Galaxy S9 holds the lion’s share of our current attention, the Galaxy S8 is still chugging along. It’s been a year since the S8’s release, but it’s still worth your money today.

In fact, it may be worth your money more than the S9 is right now. The S9 has the benefit of newer hardware, better cameras, and… not much else, really. The S9 launched  [Read More…]

Palm is getting a reboot in 2018, new phone coming to Verizon later this year

It’s happening! According to a new report, TCL and Verizon are partnering up to launch a new Palm smartphone with Android, coming later this year.

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T-Mobile gifting its subscribers with MLB.TV for a year

Are you a T-Mobile customer? Do you love America’s Past Time? Well, T-Mobile has an awesome gift for you! Starting next week, the carrier will be gifting its customers with a free year of MLB.tv. Click here to find out how to get yours.

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Google releases its 2017 Android security year in review, showing Play Protect has huge impact

How Android got safer and more secure in 2017.

With a platform as massive and amazingly varied as Android, security is of utmost importance. Google works tirelessly to keep Android and Google Play a safe as possible, and in the first quarter of the year it releases an annual report on how it did — today, we get to see how Android security stood throughout 2017.

The big improvement to Android security in 2017 was the launch  [Read More…]