It’s been a long time coming, and quite frankly it’s rather sad how long it took for this to come, but the Motorola Milestone 2 has finally received its Gingerbread upgrade. European users of the device have been complaining to Motorola regarding the lack of updates and it seems this book can finally be closed. Things will begin tomorrow and will go out in a staggered process (meaning don’t get too upset if you can’t download it right away when you wake up). We’re glad that’s over. And just to help save you from heartbreak in the future, we’d advise against waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich – something tells us it’s not going to happen. [Motorola Facebook via Droid Dog]
stars Popular this Weeklaunch
more_vertGalaxy S8 to ditch headphone jack
Apple made a big splash when they removed it from the iPhone 7, but they aren’t the only manufacturer to do so. It was inevitable that Samsung would follow in Apple’s footsteps.
An analytics firm has released a report that shows growth of the Pixel was astounding over the Black Friday weekend, with 112% more activations in this period than the four weeks before it.
A YouTuber by the name of Adam Jakowenko decided to hook up an Amazon Echo (the Dot variant, specifically) and a Google Home next to each other to see if they could talk to each other. Hilarity ensues.
Check Point, the security research team who has uncovered a lot of this stuff as of late, has discovered a new form of malware that they’re calling Gooligan. Everything you need to know is inside.
more_vertFitbit buys Pebble
We typically view acquisitions for small startups as great news, but for Pebble and their supposed buyout from Fitbit it might not be that happy of an ending. The original Kickstarter sensation is being bought out by Fitbit for anywhere between $34 to $40 million.
more_vertBest Android Phones December 2016
As the year comes to a close, most of the Android phones for 2016 are out and available for folks to buy. The landscape of the current stable of Android phones won’t change much until the calendar turns, so if you are in need of a smartphone then now is the perfect time to buy one.
The holidays are here! If you aren’t in a position to grab yourself a dedicated camera to snap photos and video of your family gatherings and happenings, then you’re likely relying on a smartphone to get the job done. Let’s help you find the right one!
A new leak suggests that the Nokia D1C will feature two variants with different screen sizes, RAM, and cameras featured on the devices. Leaked specs seem to suggest these devices will be mid-range at best.
more_vertBest Apps/Games - Dec 2
Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff.
Smartphones these days are only getting more slippery, but if you’ve finally had enough — you need to see these ultra thin sandstone cases for the Google Pixel (and a variety of other smartphones). At $8, you may want to pick up two.