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UMI MAX Android Phone Review

For the past month I have been testing the UMI MAX smartphone, a budget Android phone under $200. Admittedly, when I first received the phone, I was skeptical about its capabilities, but it happily surprised me.

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Re-predicting Android’s OS dessert names beyond Kit Kat

In 2009, Android enthusiasts got their first tastes of Cupcake and Donut. With Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and Kit Kat now in the books – just for fun – I’m revising my predictions.

What recall?

Scalpers in Hong Kong are still selling the Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled worldwide, but phone scalpers in Hong Kong are still trying to get their money’s worth with the recalled device by offering a “special price” to those curious enough to enquire about the phone.

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7 tips & tricks to get the most out of Hangouts

Google Hangouts is one of the most in-depth and comprehensive messaging apps available today. Here are some tips & tricks to help you master this great service


Samsung will offer discounts on the Galaxy S8 for Galaxy Note 7 owners

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle is finally starting to fade into the background, but Samsung isn’t out of the woods yet. It will be important for Samsung to get Note 7 owners to finally ditch their devices and to retail the other customers. We’re already hearing about plans to do just that.

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7 sneaky ways pickpockets steal your phone (and what you can do about it)

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can’t protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We’ve written about what to do about lost or stolen phones in the past, but sometimes even the best anti-theft software is no use.


This week’s best smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals [Oct 22]

There are dozens of incredible smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals each week, so we thought we’d do you a favor and pull together the best deals we could find. This week’s highlights include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the HTC 10, Fossil’s Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch and the brand new Amazon Echo Dot. If …


Top Android Stories of the Week (October 21st)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android for the week of October 21st.