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  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +19 +1

    2016 “Nexus” phones will reportedly be branded “Pixel,” launching October 4

    Report: Pixel Phones, Google Home, Daydream VR, and a 4K Chromecast will launch on 10/4.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +16 +1

    70+ Galaxy Note 7's have exploded in the US alone

    Two weeks ago, Samsung announced that it would recall all 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 after it found that a defective battery was to blame for 35 devices exploding while on charge globally. However, the Canadian government has now teamed up with Samsung to reveal that more than 70 Galaxy Note 7’s have caught fire in the US alone. That’s almost double the amount of worldwide incidents that were previously reported.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +8 +1

    iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Exhibiting 'Hissing' Noises Under Load for Some Users

    After the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began arriving to the first round of pre-order customers on Friday, a few users noticed what's become known as a "hissing" sound emanating from the back of the device, where the Apple logo is located. The first reports began on Friday, but the occurrence gained ground when 512 Pixels' Stephen Hackett tweeted about it, posting a video with the "terrible noises" produced by his iPhone clearly audible, which he determined to be caused by heavy performance at the time.

  • Question
    1 year ago
    by Maternitus
    +11 +1

    Who has experience with Arch on an Android smartphone?

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +5 +1

    Samsung thinks foldable phones are the new flip phones

    The next-generation flip phone could be foldable. A Samsung patent application was recently published (original, in Korean) and shows renderings of a phone that folds in half down its middle. The company is expected to release a bendable smartphone next year, according to reports. We don't know for certain whether this patent application would tie in to those alleged devices -- or ever be used at all -- but it looks plausible at least.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by zyery
    +4 +1

    “Smartphone Spoil Sleep”: According to the recent study.

    Smartphones are indispensable part of everyday life, but questions remain about the effects of frequent use of sleep. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco, USA found a link between smartphone screen exposures and sleep quality. People who spent more time staring at their smartphones screen tended to have unhealthy sleep patterns and sleep was of poorer quality.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +20 +1

    No Credit History? No Problem. Lenders Are Looking at Your Phone Data

    Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations. By Olga Kharif.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lostwonder
    +3 +1

    Samsung confirms it will render the US Note 7 useless with next update

    The update will be released December 19th and rolled out to remaining Note 7s within 30 days.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by hxxp
    +11 +1

    Samsung is targeting Galaxy Note 7 holdouts

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is officially going down in flames. On December 19, the smartphone maker will roll out a software update that will render those few Galaxy Note 7 phones that are still in the wild completely useless. "To further increase participation, a software update will be released starting on December 19 that will prevent U.S. Galaxy Note 7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices," Samsung said in a statement.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by lostwonder
    +1 +1

    Analysts: No 2017 HTC Flagship Smartphone In The US | Androidheadlines.com

    HTC will not launch a new flagship smartphone in the US in 2017. This is the latest prediction being made by the analyst firm, BayStreet Research, with Cli

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +3 +1

    Nokia's new owner launches its first Android smartphone

    The first Nokia Android smartphone from the brand's new owner has finally arrived, but it comes with bad news for folks who want to try it out: It will only be available in China. Finnish company HMD Global, which acquired the rights to release Nokia-branded devices after Microsoft abandoned the venture, started by releasing dumb phones in 2016. The Nokia 6, however, is a legit LTE smartphone that runs Nougat out of the box.

  • Review
    1 year ago
    by lostwonder
    +3 +1

    Samsung Galaxy S7

    There's nothing radically new about it, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 delivers the best Android smartphone performance in a relatively small package.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by zritic
    +24 +1

    Are smartphones killing the art of face-to-face conversation? We ask the experts

    Smartphones are everywhere now and for many of us they serve as a constant companion. They keep us continually connected, filling gaps in our day, entertaining us, and demanding our attention with a string of notifications. Because they offer a convenient alternative to face-to-face conversations, and at times they butt into our chats directly, there’s a growing realization that they may be killing the art of conversation.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by dianep
    +25 +1

    This Technology Will Self Destruct Your Phone As Soon As its Snatched

    Phone grabbing has turned into a much more concerning issue because of the deluge of costly cell phones, particularly in very populated urban areas like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar. Be that as it may, unless there is some ad lib on the snatchers' end, we could soon be free from this problem, on account of "Self-destructing phones".

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rhingo
    +13 +1

    Google confirms hardware issues as Pixel owners report buggy microphones

    Google might have a huge mess on its hands as numerous Pixel and Pixel XL owners are storming in the dedicated Support Forums to grumble about malfunctioning microphones. The complaints point towards what appears to be a critical failure of one or more of the microphones crammed inside the handset. While some users report the issue is causing a total audio input block, others claim the microphone works fine with the camera app when recording video.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +20 +1

    Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

    Cybersecurity experts recommend that smartphone owners take a number of steps to keep their mobile devices safe and secure. These include using a pass code to gain access to the phone, as well as regularly updating a phone’s apps and operating system. Many Americans, however, are not adhering to these best practices, according to a Pew Research Center report released earlier this year.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zritic
    +23 +1

    Sony patented a way for you to steal battery power from your friend's phone

    A new patent filed by Sony could let you charge a smartphone by sucking precious energy from a friend's device. The patent describes a way to wirelessly transfer power between devices using near-field communication (NFC) technology. It doesn't specify that these devices would necessarily be phones, instead using the term "portable consumer electronic device."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rookshook
    +25 +1

    Android creator Andy Rubin teases his new smartphone

    How much information can one corner reveal?

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +3 +1

    The LG G6 User Experience Proves 18:9 Has a Long Way to Go Before It's a Worthy Replacement

    We’ve heard time and time again that 2017 is all about eradicating the bezel. One way or another, OEMs want you to forget that your phone is more than a screen. Thin bezels can make for an attractive phone, but it’s also an obsession that can hurt the user experience when taken too far. The first taste of the 18:9 wave of phones we can expect in 2017 is the LG G6. The company has thus pioneered once more by investing a lot of R&D money into the phone’s most marketable and, in my opinion, most surprisingly underwhelming feature.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by aj0690
    +9 +1

    Google Nexus 6 Appears on Google Git with Android O Running the Show – Could the Phone Receive the Update?

    The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 is now into its third year following its release towards the end of 2014, meaning that it is no longer supported for major Android OS updates. However, the aging phone has been spotted on Google Git with the latest Android O running the show. This OS is still in developer preview mode and in fact, it is only available (officially) for a handful of Google devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X – all of which are less than two years old in the market.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by baron778
    +2 +1

    Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is still a great phone, and now great value thanks to the S8

    In anticipation of Samsung’s shiny new Galaxy S8, I’ve gone back to using the smartphone it is replacing, the Galaxy S7 Edge, and what I’ve (re)discovered is a device still very much worthy of the flagship title. A year after its release, the S7 Edge remains one of the very best smartphones you can buy, and that’s only going to get better once its price gets dinged by the S8’s arrival this month.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by aj0690
    +15 +1

    Galaxy S8 Plus 128GB initial stock sells out in Korea

    Samsung Electronics has sold out of initial stock of the Galaxy S8 Plus 128GB model in Korea, five days after pre-orders began, the company said. The South Korean tech giant prepared 150,000 units for pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 Plus 128GB model, which only comes in jet black and has 6GB RAM compared to 4GB RAM of the Galaxy S8. Now initial stock has sold out, those who newly pre-order the phone will get the model as late as end of May, Samsung said.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +12 +1

    Exclusive: Moto's new entry-level phones, Moto C and Moto C Plus revealed

    Motorola has enjoyed a lot of success at the lower end of the smartphone market, initially with the Moto G and then with the Moto E. This year we’ll be getting an even cheaper entry level product line with the all new C series. The first two devices in that range will be the Moto C and Moto C Plus, and we have renders and 360 videos of both in collaboration with OnLeaks.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by roxxy
    +1 +1

    ZTE unveils Axon 7s with Snapdragon 821

    ZTE extends the life of the Axon 7 even further - there’s a new upgraded version, which sports a Snapdragon 821 chipset (up from the 820). However, it’s not clear if it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage like the previous spec bump. Really, that’s all ZTE’s press release says and their website is yet to be updated with the 7s model. We did notice that the speaker grill design has changed, but there’s no info on any changes to the stereo speakers or the Dolby Atmos.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by zobo
    +11 +1

    Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

    People "aren’t excited by new phones anymore." That’s the first thing Samsung’s product manager said to me before introducing the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 last month. He’s not wrong: the modern concept of the smartphone has been around for a decade now, and the differences between devices are exceedingly incremental. It doesn’t help that virtually every smartphone looks the same, too.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +17 +1

    Huawei admits buying a P10 or P10 Plus is a bit of a lottery

    Huawei just admitted what Chinese users of the P10 and P10 Plus have been claiming for weeks. In a statement released in response to an inquiry from Android Authority, the Chinese giant admitted it’s using storage and memory chips of multiple specifications on the recently launched Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by hedman
    +24 +1

    Can mobile phones give you a brain tumor? An Italian court just ruled yes.

    “Does the radiation from mobile phones increase your chances of getting cancer?” is a question that has abounded since the earliest days of the technology, long before Apple and Google arrived on the scene. But an Italian court has just thrown its weight behind a man who argued that his benign brain tumor was caused by prolonged use of his mobile phone. Fifty-seven-year-old Roberto Romeo told the court that he used a mobile phone for several hours a day at work over the course of 15 years, according to a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ubthejudge
    +3 +1

    It's still difficult to just buy a Google Pixel today, and that's insane

    Six months after launch, Google inexplicably still can't keep its phones in stock — and it continues to be a critical flaw with its phone strategy. April 20 marked the six-month anniversary of the Google Pixel going on sale in the Play Store. As was typical for a Google phone launch, they were tough to get ahold of — backorders reached weeks or even months, depending on what model you wanted. Now, six months later, Google inexplicably still can't keep Pixels in stock. Just head to the Google Store right now and see that most configuration combinations aren't available.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +4 +1

    Samsung opens US preorders for unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

    Samsung has opened preorders for the unlocked variety of its new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. The company originally confirmed to The Verge back in March that unlocked versions would be arriving in May, and now Samsung will let you put money down with an availability date of May 31st. As we noted when the Best Buy listings first went live earlier this year, this time frame is about one month earlier than past unlocked Galaxy devices have been made available in the US.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +1

    Exclusive: This is the Essential Phone

    The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem. First, the Android phone basics: the Essential Phone costs $699 with top-of-the-line specs and features. As you can see above, it prominently features an edge-to-edge display that one-ups even the Samsung Galaxy S8 by bringing it all the way to the the top of the phone, wrapping around the front-facing selfie camera.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by 8mm
    +19 +1

    Leaked iPhone 8 images claim to show rear Touch ID, bezel-less design, more

    A handful of images have emerged this morning claiming to show the upcoming iPhone 8 with rear-placed Touch ID. The images come from Chinese site iPhoneros and are the clearest look yet at a design that has seemingly been at least prototyped by Apple…

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by melaniee
    +12 +1

    Exclusive: This is the OnePlus 5

    The image you see at the top of this post is the OnePlus 5, the next smartphone to be launched by OnePlus. The phone, as announced today, will be fully detailed on June 20th. We have corroborated this information with a second source and are highly confident this is an accurate image. This also debunks an earlier alleged live image of the phone, which we can state confidently is not representative of the production device.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rhingo
    +10 +1

    Samsung's Screen Fingerprint Tech May Have Brightness Issues

    Samsung Electronics may be struggling to embed optical fingerprint readers into mobile display panels due to the fact that the current technology has a tendency to cause brightness imbalance issues, one industry insider said earlier this week. The concept render provided by the source that can be seen above this writing visualizes Samsung’s supposed problem, with the tech giant apparently struggling to balance the brightness of its mobile display panels with integrated fingerprint sensors.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by Pfennig88
    +16 +1

    Samsung’s UI fluidity problem needs fixing

    The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are two of the most feature-packed and powerful smartphones released this year. It is powered by a 10nm, 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB of fast UFS 2.1 internal storage. Both chipsets come with powerful GPUs – Mali-G71MP20 in the Exynos 8895 and Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 – that are more than enough to drive those beautiful high-resolution Infinity Displays. The phones ace most of the synthetic benchmarks, be it CPU or GPU related tasks. However, the age-old Samsung problem still exists: UI fluidity.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by manix
    +15 +1

    Sharp is launching a pair of totally bezeless phones in mid-July

    Samsung might be calling their near-bezeless Galaxy S8 screen the “Infinity display”, but it might be time to rethink that name, because Sharp is set to launch two devices in mid-July which go to infinity.. and beyond. The Sharp FS8016 and FS8010 (catchy, right?) are a new set of handsets from the manufacturer which manage to make the entire front side of the phone into a single sheet of glass.