Tag Archive: Years

Android phones need to get software updates for a lot longer than two years

With $ 1,000 flagships being the new normal, Android device makers need to match Apple when it comes to software updates.

The iPhone X set the stage for $ 1,000 flagships back in 2017. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t far behind, with the phone launching at $ 929. Ever since then, phone prices have been regularly trending upward, and the latest Android flagships now start off at $ 1,000. The regular Galaxy S20 retails for $ 1,000,  [Read More…]

TCL 10 Pro will only get one Android update, two years of security patches

TCL promises at least one major OS update for its affordable phones.

What you need to know The TCL 10 Pro and 10L are TCL’s first own branded phones. The company promises to deliver at least one major OS update. It will also deliver two years of security patches every two months.

While often cheaper and more powerful (broadly speaking) Android phones don’t get nearly the same amount of support as iPhones, with the TCL 10 Pro  [Read More…]

Give ProtonVPN a try today for free, or sign up for 2 years and save 34%

You may have heard of ProtonMail already, but did you know that the company also makes a VPN service? If you didn’t, now you do. ProtonVPN offers many of the same features that the best VPN providers do, but where it stands out is that there are plan options for as little as $ 0 a month. That’s right, Proton offers up its VPN service for free (with limitations) each month, making it a perfect option for those who want  [Read More…]

Top 5 features announced at Google I/O in the last five years

A lot can happen in just a few years.

If you’re an Android fan, May is usually a super exciting month. It’s when Google I/O takes place, which is Google’s big developer conference where we learn all about the latest version of Android and other projects the company is working on.

This year, however, things are different. Google I/O 2020 was canceled as a result of the global health pandemic our planet is facing, meaning no big and  [Read More…]

Should you upgrade to the Galaxy A51 or pick up last year’s Galaxy A50?

Samsung Galaxy A51

Bigger and better

$ 400 at Samsung

Pros Modern design Vibrant AMOLED screen Fantastic battery life 48MP camera 3.5mm headphone jack Cons Macro lens is frivolous Aging hardware

The Galaxy A51 has exciting new features that make it stand out. The new design on the back is joined by a 48MP primary camera, you get One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box, and the phone has outstanding battery life.  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Edge+, the most exciting Motorola phone in years

Here’s what a $ 1,000 Motorola phone looks like.

It’s been a long time since I was genuinely excited about a new Motorola phone. The company’s Moto G and Motorola One handsets have done an excellent job of providing quality Android experiences at low price points, but as with any budget smartphone, they aren’t designed to be overly interesting or jaw-dropping.

The last time I felt that sort of excitement was for the 2nd-gen Moto X. I think  [Read More…]

Our favorite Chromebook in years, the Pixelbook Go, is now 10% off

The original Pixelbook was pretty pricey with its base model starting at $ 999, but its successor is not only more affordable but includes some much-needed improvements as well. Now, thanks to an exclusive offer at Best Buy, you can save an additional 10% on various configurations of the Google Pixelbook Go when you login with a My Best Buy account and clip the coupon on its product page. If you’re not a member already, it’s free to join and  [Read More…]

A brief history: Looking back at all OnePlus phones over the last six years

Take a walk down memory lane and see all the phones OnePlus launched over the last six years.

OnePlus burst onto the scene back in April 2014. Its first phone was released in partnership with Cyanogen, and from the very beginning, OnePlus set itself apart by focusing on its user community. Whereas other manufacturers flooded the market with phones, OnePlus released just two flagships a year, with the brand laser-focused on the value category.

Six years and  [Read More…]

Folding phones are saving us from several years of boring slabs

I’m sick of the specs race. Make my phone fun.

A history of the folding phone Galaxy Z Flip vs. Moto RAZR Why your next phone should be a foldable Why your next phone shouldn’t be a foldable Our phones are our most important fashion accessory The clamshell foldable is the new ‘small’ phone Foldables aren’t the ‘small’ phone you want (yet) All the differences between foldable devices Should you buy a foldable phone  [Read More…]

Don’t miss any of this year’s search for the next American Idol

The search for the next American Idol is back on as the series has returned for its third season on ABC and 18th season overall. The format is essentially the same though and once again the show’s judges will discover talented voices from all over the country to see who can become America’s next singing sensation.

Singers Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will all be returning for their third season as judges and radio personality and comedian Bobby  [Read More…]