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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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What to do if I forget my lock pattern? [Android 101]

The Android pattern lock is an extremely handy way to put a layer of security on your device. However, unlike a pin code or password it can be easy to forget. What do you do then? We’ve got the answer for you.

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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Don’t be this girl: Hide porn from your Android phone’s browser history

You might want to think twice the next time you’re feeling a bit aroused and want to check some porn sites out on the go, or you could end up like the young, unfortunate catalyst for what has quickly become a very embarrassing joke. Read on for tips on how to make sure your porn (or anything sensitive) stays out of your Android phone’s browsing history.


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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How to turn off iMessage when switching from iPhone to Android

Have recent major Android releases like the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 lured you away from your iPhone? Unfortunately, a side effect of the changeover might cause your new device to be unable to receive text messages.

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honor 5X review

If there’s anything history has taught us, it’s that it’s really hard for manufacturers to build a great smartphone for under $200. Somehow Huawei managed to do this with the honor 5X which on paper, appears to be the best budget Android device on the planet. But is it? Find out in our review.


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.