Automated Awesome

How I’m using Amazon Subscriptions for more than saving money

Amazon Subscriptions also save you money by completely avoiding the possibility of impulse buys and that cannot go unnoticed. If you smartly set up your subscriptions, you’re saving a lot more in time and money than the math price-based comparisons will show.

Inside Scoop

The Future of Phandroid

It’s been 3 strange months since I announced Phandroid was for sale and many of you asked for updates as the situation developed. Here they are.

Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy S9+ unboxing and first impressions

Since I wanted to share the unboxing of my Lilac Purple Samsung Galaxy S9+ with you guys, I waited until the next morning to open the box and play with the phone for the first time. Hope you enjoy.

Best of Phandroid

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.

July release?

We could see the Galaxy Note 9 a bit earlier than expected

A new report claims that Samsung is moving up its schedule for the Galaxy Note 9. The device could be launched as early as July, and this would be to help offset some of the disappointing sales from the Galaxy S9.

Nostalgia

The Palm brand is coming back with Android on Verizon

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. 

GUIDE

5 things to do with your new Android phone

It’s that time of the year and if you’re looking to finally upgrade your aging Android device, the holidays are the best time to do it. Our guide on the 5 things every new Android user should do will get you started off right. Take a look or share with your loved ones!

Shutter Happy

Why every phone should use the Pixel 2 Camera App

Many people buy new smartphones each year so they can have the best camera experience possible. But if you’re happy with the phone you have now, there’s a chance that you could get the Pixel 2’s camera experience on your phone simply by installing a modified version of its camera app.

News

Samsung has to answer in court for Android update policy

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.

LEAKS

OnePlus 6 leaked with wood(?) finish and headphone jack

With the OnePlus 5T now officially discontinued, fans of premium, high-end Android phones that wont break the bank turn their sights to the OnePlus 6. We’ve seen a few leaks tipping off its design — it’s even said the recently announced Oppo R15 could launch elsewhere as the OnePlus 6 — but we never had …

powerusers

40+ Pixel 2 Tips & Tricks

Stock Android phones like the Pixel 2 have a lot of neat tricks. Here are over 40 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pixel 2.

Best of Phandroid

150+ Android Tips and Tricks

Google has posted a master list of over 150 tips and tricks in an effort to get folks acclimated to their various products and services. That’s no small list, and it covers a wide range of things going from Gmail and Chrome to Android and YouTube.