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Google’s notch-less Pixel 3 poses for the camera, Verizon exclusivity now in doubt

With all the Pixel 3 XL leaks that have been floating around recently, it was inevitable that the smaller Pixel 3 would break cover eventually. Images of the Pixel 3 made an appearance on Reddit, showing off the phone from a few different angles, along with screenshots showing some of the phone’s specifications. The design …

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Wear OS update paves the way for Google’s Pixel Watch

As mentioned a few weeks ago, Google’s upcoming Pixel Watch will likely have a massive impact on the smartwatch space. But in order for the device to be successful and drive the growth of the Wear OS smartwatch segment, Google has just released a new update to its wearable operating system. The fundamentals are still the …

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HTC’s mid-range HTC U12 life is better than you think

HTC hasn’t been churning out as many phones as it used to, but the newest addition to the company’s lineup, the HTC U12 life, is more interesting than we expected. Clad with a two-tone acrylic glass panel on the back and a notch-less 6-inch FHD+ display up front, the HTC U12 life looks like it …

Oneplus killer?

Is Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 really a OnePlus killer?

When the OnePlus One launched, it was dubbed the “flagship killer.” The phone features most of the high-end specs we see in flagship Android smartphones but sold for half of what high-end smartphones did at the time. Over the years, OnePlus has slowly increased the price point of its phones but has managed to still offer …

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The LG G7 One is a re-imagined G7 running stock Android

LG hasn’t been a leader in the smartphone space for quite a long time, but the company’s phones have usually had some good ideas, accompanied by decent hardware. My main complaint about LG’s devices has been the cutesy software layer that LG has been using for the past few years. It does have a few …

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In-display fingerprint sensors coming to Samsung’s 2019 flagship lineup

We’re barely halfway through 2018, but we’re already seeing details about Samsung’s flagship 2019 smartphones starting to trickle out. According to The Investor, Samsung will source in-display fingerprint sensors from Synaptics and Qualcomm for its Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones. The report claims that Samsung is working on two “high-end” and one “lower-end” variants of its 2019 …

Pixel 3 XL reveals all its secrets

Pixel 3 leaks reveal camera settings, photo samples and new design details

If you haven’t been paying attention lately, there are quite a few Pixel 3 XL smartphones that have made it out into the wild. Google isn’t expected to unveil the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL until the first week of August, but every single detail about the phones will likely be revealed before then. …

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OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T get Project Treble support with latest update

OnePlus is finally rolling out the Oxygen OS 5.1.5 update to the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. While the official changelog for the new system update isn’t that exciting, quite a few people have noticed that OnePlus also snuck in Google’s Project Treble framework which will allow the phones to be updated to new versions of …

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Huawei’s first Android Pie update coming in two weeks

Every year it’s the same story: Google releases the newest version of Android Manufacturers then announce their support for the new version of Android Consumers wait 3-9 months for the new version of Android to hit their phones While it looks like that general narrative will continue to play out this year, Huawei seems to …

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Google Assistant can now help you find “good news”

If you’re reading this on your Android phone or sitting next to your Google Home, we have a new voice command to try out with the Google Assistant. “Hey Google, tell me something good” As you’re probably well aware of, we are inundated with news, more than ever before. While keeping up with news helps …

I spy with my little eye

Google’s Pixel 3 XL spotted in the wild

As we inch our way closer to the unveiling of Google’s Pixel 3 lineup, leaks of the new devices have become more common. While we’ve seen a handful of images of the phones already, today’s photo shows that people are already using the phone in the real world. A Mobile Syrup reader recently spotted someone …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 versus iPhone X shootout compares video recording capabilities

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a beast of a phone with quite a few amazing features. While the NOte 9 will likely be praised as being one of the best Android smartphones of 2018, many will be wondering how it compares to Apple’s iPhone X. To that end, Casey Neistat took both phones out to …

Same phone, new color

Flame Red HTC U12+ finally added to HTC’s lineup

When the HTC I12+ was unveiled a few months back, HTC announced three distinct colors: Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black and Flame Red. The Translucent Blue color option was unique, giving us a subtle glimpse inside the phone, but Flame Red was the true show stopper. Unfortunately, the color option wasn’t available when the phone hit the market, leaving …

Cutting the cord with Android Auto

Review: Pioneer AVIC-W8400NEX with Wireless Android Auto

It’s no secret that the auto industry is notoriously behind when it comes to cutting-edge technology. While the smartphones we carry in our pockets are extremely powerful, the heat units in our cars are typically underwhelming and often not very intuitive to use. Google’s Android Auto has been around for a few years now, giving …

Big phone, lots to love

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 …

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

For all the great things that smartphones have done for us, they also make it a lot easier for people to get a hold of your private information. A wallet may contain your driver’s license and credit card, but a smartphone has all of that information plus passwords to websites, private photos, conversations, and so …

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10 surprising Android facts you probably didn’t know

Android has been around for nearly a decade already and a lot has changed since the beginning. You might think you know everything there is to know about Android, but we’ve got 10 things you probably didn’t know.

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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 …

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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 …