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The T-Mobile and Sprint merger is done and nothing good will come of it

We now have less choice when it comes to wireless providers and there isn’t even a madman in charge to entertain us.

T-Mobile and Sprint are now one, at least on paper. You might have seen the news about it, along with T-Mobile CEO John Legere stepping down to do … something and former T-Mobile COO Mike Seivert will now lead the new company that looks and feels strangely like the two old companies — a thing  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new 5G-optimized display has nothing to do with 5G

The real improvements are in power savings.

What you need to know Samsung this week announced new 5G optimized OLED displays. In reality, the improvements have to do with reduced power consumption and blue light emission of the new panels. Samsung says there’s a 15% power consumption decrease with these new panels compared to last year’s panels.

Samsung Display has unveiled a new type of display, one which the firm claims is optimized for 5G use.

Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Your phone tracks your every move and there is nothing you can do about it

Ad networks and trackers are bad, but they aren’t the only way your phone tracks your every move.

The New York Times has published a bombshell of a story that goes into great detail about how software SDKs (especially advertisement-based ones) can track your every move no matter how “anonymized” they claim to be. It’s a great article and really goes in-depth about how it all works and more importantly, why it’s something you might want to  [Read More…]

The Google Pixel 3a is just a great $400 phone, and nothing more

This is a great $ 400 phone, but let’s not kid ourselves in saying it’s anything more.

Whether it was because of the extremely long run-up or just the prospect of getting a Pixel 3-level software experience and camera for a considerably lower price, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL launch was highly anticipated and hyped. Early takes on the phone were, rightly, positive — the Pixel 3a is an amazing phone for $ 400. We just  [Read More…]

It’s like your Moto G7 is wearing nothing at all

The Moto G7 might be cheaper than other phones on the market, but at its foundation, it’s just like any other phone and it needs to be protected with a case. However, it can be tough sometimes to find a case that’s both thin and protective to avoid adding to your weigh to your pocket or any extra bulk onto your phone. Here are some options to peruse, whether you just want a case that’s a little thinner than normal  [Read More…]

Nothing says luxury like a Galaxy S10+ and some leather

With its striking glass back, a multitude of different colors, and the controversial hole-punch display, the Galaxy S10+ is a phone that makes a statement. It’s big, powerful, and unashamed of its $ 1,000 starting price. If you plan on picking one up for yourself, you might as well go all out and “treat yo’ self” to one of these leather cases.

Genuine leather Samsung Leather Back Cover

Staff Favorite

Coming straight from Samsung, this case is  [Read More…]

Crappy little gap of nothing [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly have a look at the Moto G7 series of phones. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for budget devices. This leads them to ask the question: Why even buy an expensive phone anymore?

They also dive into the Samsung One UI and Android Pie update, and spend a little time on Galaxy S10 rumors. Lastly, they cover AT&T’s fake 5G and discuss Sprint’s lawsuit against them for false  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring Review: Nothing up my sleeves

The perfect fitness tracker for people who don’t want to look like they’re wearing a fitness tracker.

After 20 minutes of silence, the woman sitting across from me at this picnic table I was writing at felt compelled to strike up a conversation. “Do you mind if I ask what your wedding ring is made of? I’ve never seen anything else quite like it,” she asked of the complete stranger before her. It caught me off guard,  [Read More…]

If you hated the Pixel 2 XL, nothing about the 3 XL will change your mind

This is a new Pixel, not an entirely new kind of device.

Leaks of upcoming smartphones are fun for the most part, because they give us a glimpse at what’s to come in a new device and lets us have informed speculation about the rest. I don’t quite feel the same about this latest Google Pixel 3 XL leak, which is the whole picture. The whole phone, retail box and all, has leaked spectacularly. It takes away  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]