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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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How to use Android Pay right now

Android Pay is said to be coming September 16th, but did you know it’s possible to use it right now? If not, well, consider yourself aware. Here’s how to use it yourself.

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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Alcatel Idol 4S review

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a mid-range device with the ambition of playing with the big boys. It has a QHD display, 32GB of RAM and a near-stock version of Android. But is that enough when there are a handful of Chinese flagship smartphone selling for $400 these days?


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 hide apps, photos, and text messages on your Android Phone

We all get that uncomfortable feeling when someone else is using your phone. Something embarrassing or confidential is just a few errant swipes away. We’ve created three new guides to help you lock down personal photos, messages, and apps.

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Phan Favs: The Best Messaging App for Android [RESULTS]

We asked you to tell us which messaging apps you use. These apps could be used for SMS, instant messaging, video chat, or all three. After one full week we have tallied the votes. Here are your picks!


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.