Jan 11th - The update includes the usual array of bug fixes, security patches, and minor improvements. With the 15th quickly approaching, this is likely the last beta update we’ll see.
Jan 10th - Most OEM browsers are not worth caring about, but Samsung Internet is actually really good. They even have a beta version so you can get new features right away.
Jan 10th - Dish is promising to add Google Assistant control to the Hopper DVR, Joey client, and Wally receiver. You’ll be able to use your voice to control the set-top box.
Jan 10th - Users are still more likely to send a Snap to a friend that post to their Story. Try as they might, Snapchat is primarily seen as a messaging platform.
Jan 10th - Duo is one of the easiest video calling apps you can use, but it’s pretty barebones. Google hasn’t added many features since it was launched. It appears Duo will be getting some major new features in 2018.
Jan 10th - LG doesn’t have the physical device at CES, but we have some press photos of what it will look like. The design is not as inspired as the Lenovo Smart Display.
Jan 10th - The Samsung Galaxy S9 has been popping up in rumors, but we’re soon to get a lot more intimate with the device. Samsung has confirmed that they will be unveiling their first flagship phone of 2018 at Mobile World Congress in February.
Jan 9th - Canary isn’t as popular of a name brand as Nest, but they have some nice products. Their newest camera is only $99 and it includes some spiffy smart features.
Jan 9th - Razer and Netflix announced a partnership to bring some fancy features to the Razer Phone. The Razer Phone will be the first smartphone to offer Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and HDR10 video.
Jan 9th - Users will be signed out of Smart Storage on March 1st. They can sync their data to the phone or download it on Nextbit’s website. This feature will be available until April 1st.
Jan 9th - Smart home enthusiasts will be happy to hear that SmartThings is coming to Gear smartwatches. The app will be available on the Gear S3 and Gear Sport later this year.
Jan 9th - Razer has announced “Project Linda” at CES. It’s a shell for the Razer Phone that transforms the phone into a laptop. This has been attempted many times in the past, but Razer is doing something new and interesting.
Jan 9th - A few companies at CES have announced smart displays with Google Assistant. Lenovo was one company that had a device to show off. The device looks sort of like a propped up tablet with a big speaker on one side.
Jan 8th - It’s that time again. Another month is in the books, which means Google has released the Android distribution numbers. Once again, the numbers don’t look good for Oreo.
Jan 8th - At CES, Huawei announced there will be 20,000 limited edition red models of the Honor 7X. The first 100 customers (in each country) will also receive a pair of red Monster Am15 headphones.