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9 things you’ll love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially unveiled last week. The phone may look really similar to last year’s Note 8, but Samsung has packed it with with a ton of new features which should justify its ludicrous $1,000+ price tag. We’ve put together a list of the top 9 features you’ll love about the …

GOING THE WAY OF THE ODM

Leak suggests HTC may no longer build its own phones

After the underwhelming launch of the HTC U12+, you might find it surprising that HTC is planning a mid-range successor to its flagship smartphone. From what we can tell, the HTC U12 Life is still on track to launch this fall, but a new rumor claims that HTC will not actually be building the HTC …

GET YOUR GAME ONE

How to install Fortnite for Android on non-Samsung phones

Fortnite for Android is one of the most anticipated games we’ve seen in a long time. EPIC Games initially launched the Fortnite Beta for Android, locking it down to a select number of Samsung devices. But now, they’re opening it up to quite a few other Android devices, just as long as the phone is …

Stock Android at a low price

DEAL: Buy Xiaomi’s Mi A2 or the Mi A2 Lite for up to 10% off

Last year’s Xiaomi Mi A1 was one of the most sought-after Android One phones. It offered pretty decent specs, a sleek design and a dual-camera and stock Android at an extremely attractive price. The new Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A2 light were announced just a few weeks ago with an upgraded spec sheet and …

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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.

TIME FOR THE BIG REVEAL

Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unveiling LIVESTREAM

In just a few minutes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked Livestream will begin. For your convenience, we’ve embedded the video below so that you can just sit back and enjoy the show. If you’re not caught up on all the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 detail yet, we’ve compiled all the Galaxy Note 9 rumors …

All the rumors in one place

Samsung Galaxy Note 9, what to expect from tomorrow’s unveiling

If you haven’t already heard, Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 at an event in Brooklyn, New York on August 9th. That’s right, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be announced tomorrow! While we’ve known about the launch date for a few weeks now, no one was really expecting the device …

Time for a wider viewpoint

LG is the only one getting dual-sensor camera right

When buying a new smartphone, there are a lot of factors to consider. Many of you are looking for the best performance possible while others want a device that can last a day or two under heavy usage. But one thing that we can all agree on is that a good camera is a must-have feature …

Track your steps for less

DEAL: Xiaomi Mi Band 3 gets at 30% discount

Smartwatches are a great accessory for those who like to track their steps or workouts, but short battery life and high price tags often keep people away. Dedicated fitness trackers like the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 are an amazing alternative, especially since the 110 mAh battery will last you at least 20 days between charges. …

New Smartphone camera king

The HTC U12+ is 2018’s smartphone camera champ

HTC has gotten a lot of flak for the flagship devices it has been putting out recently. The phones have been extremely thick, HTC’s software hasn’t had a substantial update since 2016 and Edge Sense, the main selling point that HTC’s been pushing, is nothing more than a gimmick. But despite all that, HTC has …

Pixelfy your phone

How to get the Pixel experience on your Android smartphone

I’m sure that we can all agree that the Android ecosystem isn’t perfect. There are dozens of new Android phones released every quarter, each with their own unique software and hardware features which manufacturers use to distinguish them from their competitors. The UI may look a bit different on these devices, but for the most …

which type are you?

The 5 Types of Android Users You Meet [Part 2]

We may use hundreds of different devices with millions of different launchers, themes, and icon pack combinations, but we’re all Android users and we’re all unique.

News

Android P rumored to launch on August 20

The long-awaited release date for Android P may finally be right around the corner. Famed leakster Evan Blass just posted a new Tweet which places the letter “P” on the 20th of August. While no additional information was shared in the Tweet, it’s not hard to deduce that the image is directly linked to the …

Reviving Wear OS

Google’s Pixel Watch could save Wear OS from extinction

While Google got into the smartwatch game before Apple did with Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch operating system hasn’t seen the same uptake as Apple’s. This fall, Google is expected to unveil multiple Pixel Watches alongside the upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones. There aren’t many concrete details to share, but Google’s Pixel Watches will likely be the …

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The Galaxy S9 was an unmitigated disaster for Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn’t the phone we expected it to be. I’ll admit that the title of this article may be a bit harsh, but I can guarantee that the folks at Samsung aren’t really happy with how the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have fared so far. Now, before you jump into the …

Features

OnePlus 6: the 6 Best Features

The OnePlus 6 is a new affordable flagship Android phone from OnePlus with lots of things to love- here are 6 of them.

6 Degrees of Freedom

Hands-On: Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset

Although Google IO 2018 was mostly about software and AI, several hardware partners made announcements in tandem with the event. We saw JBL unveil a Soundbar with Google Assistant, a trio of manufacturers showed Smart Displays with Google Assistant due out in July, and Lenovo followed on the heels of Oculus Go by announcing their …

Big Things

10 Biggest Announcements at Google IO 2018

NOTE: This post will be continually updated to rank the biggest announcements from Google IO 2018 as they occur!…refresh often! We made our Google IO 2018 predictions but the time has come for Google to make things officially official. Here are the biggest announcements from the event, updated by the minute, as they happen. Google …

Use the force

37 Awesome Easter eggs in Google Assistant for Android [VIDEO]

There has been an Easter egg in every new version of Android since Gingerbread. Google Search is also full of Easter eggs (this one is our favorite). So it’s no surprise that Google Assistant has Easter eggs, but we were blown away by the amount that we found

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The 10 worst Android phones of all time

We thought it’d be fun to think about what the worst Android phones have been so far. My colleagues and I have had a fun time putting this list together and talking about what awarded each device’s spot in this list. Come check out some of the worst Android phones of all time!