Quentyn Kennemer

News Editor

The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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The Palm brand is coming back with Android on Verizon

Mar 29th - Palm is making a comeback, but these smartphones won’t be running the beloved webOS software that the Palm Pre championed. No, these will be Android phones. And they’re launching on Verizon, apparently.¬†

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Samsung has to answer in court for Android update policy

Mar 27th - A couple of years ago, a Dutch consumer advocacy group put the screws to Samsung by suing them over the company’s update practices. A Dutch court has actually decided to hear the case out. Samsung will effectively have to defend their stance on software updates.

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Oreo update rolling now to the Galaxy S8 on Verizon

Mar 16th - The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update along with the Samsung Experience 9.0. The update is currently rolling out to folks on Verizon. Folks should keep an eye out for a build number of G955USQU2CRB9. Expect lots of Oreo goodness, including picture-in-picture and autofill features, once it’s installed.

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T-Mobile is launching RCS Messaging in Q2

Mar 14th - It’s been a slow crawl to date, but the ball is definitely rolling. Google worked with Sprint to get RCS off the ground last year, and T-Mobile has announced their intention to do so in Q2 of this year.