Topic: Smartphones

Android Cofounder Andy Rubin Is Making A Brand-New Smartphone, And Here’s What It Looks Like

Android cofounder Andy Rubin just gave everyone a peek at the smartphone his company is developing. Not much can be gleaned from the photo because it’s covered by a hand, but a nearly bezel-less screen looks to be a shoo-in.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 28, 2017

Man Gets Electrocuted While Charging iPhone In Bath: Here's Why You Shouldn't A Charge Smartphone In Water

The death of a British man from electrocution while charging his iPhone in the bath, has highlighted the dangers of such actions. Experts have advised people to restrict usage of electronic devices near water.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 20, 2017

Hackers Can Use Sound Waves To Crack Your Smartphones, Scientists Suggest

A study reveals the ways through which hackers can use sound waves to crack a smartphone. A minor mistake can enable someone to easily enter the operating system of electronic devices.

Security March 14, 2017

Google May Release Android 7.1.2 Nougat To Nexus, Pixel Devices On April 3

Google may release the Android 7.1.2 Nougat publicly in the beginning of April for its Nexus and Google Pixel devices. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not benefit from the update.

Apps/Software March 14, 2017

Lost Your Phone? Amazon Echo Can Locate It For You

Get Alexa to find your smartphone when you lose it. Here are two ways Amazon Echo can help locate your smartphone using Alexa voice commands.

Gadgets March 12, 2017

LG V20 Coming To More Canadian Carriers Soon

The excessive demand for LG V20 in Canada has led to the addition of three more carriers who would provide the device. The smartphone will soon be offered by Rogers, Fido and Bell in Canada.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 8, 2017

Flagship Smartphones And Wearables With On-Screen Fingerprint Scanners Coming In 2017, Confirms Module Maker

Future flagship smartphones and wearables will deploy on-screen fingerprint scanning vis-a-vis the current technology per reports. These devices with an embedded fingerprint scanner will reportedly hit the market in the second half of 2017.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 23, 2017

Never Miss A Call Again: Here's How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Satellite Phone

Stay connected wherever you are in the world. A high-tech phone case now gives both Android smartphones and iPhones the same range as satellite phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2017

HTC To Pull Out From Entry-Level Smartphone Market, Will Focus On Midrange And High-End Phones Instead

HTC is pulling back from the entry-level smartphone market, reports say, opting to release six or seven exclusively top-tier smartphones this year. Its entry-level phones presently at retailers, however, will continue being sold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 17, 2017

BlackBerry’s Smartphone Market Share Dips To 0 Percent, Android And iOS Lead

BlackBerry’s global smartphone market share has now reached 0 percent, virtually declaring the once dominant phone’s demise. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, meanwhile, remain as two operating systems duking it out at the top.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2017

OnePlus 3T Takes On Huawei Mate 9 Pro In Speed Test: Guess Which Smartphone Is Faster?

PhoneBuff tested the OnePlus 3T and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro to see which one would come out on top. Both phones being similar in features and specs made this contest interesting as either one could win the battle.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 2, 2017

Smile! Not All Selfie Lovers Are Narcissists: Study

There is no person on the internet who has not come across a selfie -- or self-taken photograph. Many question whether taking too many selfies makes one a narcissist, but one study seems to refute the selfie's association with narcissism.

Life & Style January 31, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8: New Leaked Image Shows Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Launch And Release Dates, Battery Size, And Prices Revealed

A newly leaked image of what is supposedly the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveals some new details. The handset features a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device next to the camera and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom of the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2017

ZTE Working On 'World’s First Groundbreaking Concept Mobile Phone,' MWC 2017 Debut On Cards

Making a mark with its Axon 7 Mini and Blade V8 Pro, ZTE is slated to showcase a new concept phone at the MWC 2017. The company has claimed it is working on the 'world's first ground-breaking concept mobile phone.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 23, 2017

New LG G6 Leaked Renders Emerge: This Could Be What The Upcoming Flagship Will Look Like

Purported LG G6 renders have just been leaked by Ghostek, showing the device’s rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual cameras, and metallic body. The LG G6 will be unveiled Feb. 26 at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2017

LeEco Smartphones And SmartTVs Now Available In US Via Amazon

LeEco has opened its own Amazon store and now consumers in the U.S. will be able to purchase its SmartTVs and smartphones easily. The LeEco store on Amazon is live now.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2017

You're Charging Your Smartphone The Wrong Way: 7 Charging Mistakes That Affect Battery Life

Smartphone batteries last longer when users know how to charge them correctly. It is not yet too late to learn the right way.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2017

Xiaomi Smartphones Coming To US 'Eventually,' But Don't Get Your Hopes Up Just Yet

Xiaomi has raised quite some interest at CES 2017, but it's still not ready to launch its smartphones in the United States. The company says it will enter the U.S. smartphone market 'eventually,' but don't get your hopes up for this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 2017

What's The Best Smartphone Of 2016? These Critics Have Spoken

Experts reveal which among the smartphones released in 2016 get their vote as THE best smartphone of 2016. Here are their own unique choices: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and Moto Z Force.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2016

5 Best Smartphones Of 2016: iPhone 7, 7 Plus, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Google Pixel, Pixel And More

What are the best smartphones of 2016? Take a look at the list below to find out which smartphones wowed consumers this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 25, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price And Release Rumors: More Expensive Than S7, Launch Delayed To April?

More Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors hit the surface and the latest reports indicate a delayed release and a higher price. The Galaxy S8 announcement will reportedly be in April, and the smartphone may cost up to 20 percent more than its predecessor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 19, 2016

Oppo To Land On US Shores Before 2016 Ends: Report

Oppo might roll out in the U.S. this month. Reports from industry sources revealed that the China-based company will start selling Oppo smartphones before the year ends, which means in the next two weeks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 12, 2016

Nokia 2017 Android Phone Rumors: D1C Variants To Cost $150 And $200

Pricing details about Nokia’s upcoming smartphone, the D1C, have recently been leaked. According to reports, the D1C, headed for a Mobile World Congress unveiling this February, will be Nokia's mid-range offering, available in $200 and $150 variants.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 12, 2016

Cyber Monday Sales Smash Prior Records As Mobile Device Shopping Surges

Cyber Monday 2016 was a huge success. Online sales surged from those of last year’s big day, while the number of consumers shopping from mobile devices jumped significantly.

Business Tech December 1, 2016

Your Choice Of Smartphone Says Something About You: Study

The first study to link a type of smartphone to a personality trait suggests that there are significant differences between users of different smartphones. The operating systems have something to do with it, too.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday 2016 Deals By Best Buy: Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Video Games, Consoles, 4K TVs, And More

Best Buy has officially kicked off its Cyber Monday sales and it's offering attractive discounts in all departments. Here are the best deals on smartphones, tablets, 4K TVs, laptops, consoles, smartwatches and more.

Internet November 27, 2016

Huawei Dethrones Samsung As Most Profitable Android Smartphone Brand For The First Time Ever: Report

Huawei has taken Samsung's place as the second most profitable smartphone business during the third fiscal year of 2016. However, that won't be for long, according to an analyst.

Business Tech November 25, 2016

Asus ZenFone 3 Skipping The US, ZenFone 3 Deluxe Canada Release Canceled

Asus launched the ZenFone 3 Deluxe in the United States, but it's apparently not planning to release the standard ZenFone 3. Across the border, the standard ZenFone 3 is available in Canada, but Asus apparently canceled the ZenFone 3 Deluxe release.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 25, 2016

LG Can't Fix Nexus 5X Bootloop Issue So It's Offering Full Refunds

LG can't fix the Nexus 5X bootloop issue because a part necessary for the repair is out of stock. To make it up to customers, LG is issuing full refunds for affected Nexus 5X units.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 25, 2016

LG V30 Secondary Display Rumored To Not Have A Ticker: Something Better In The Pipeline?

As per Evan Blass, trusted source of smartphone leaks, LG might bid 'adieu' to the secondary display for its next flagship, the V30. However, is LG really scraping it away or making something better?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 21, 2016

Apple Announces iPhone 6 Plus Touch Disease Repair Program To Fix Multitouch: It's Not Free, But It's Cheaper

Apple acknowledged that some iPhone 6 Plus units are affected by the so-called iPhone Touch Disease and it's launching a program to address the issues. The repair is still not free, but at least it costs much less than it used to.

Apple November 18, 2016

Verizon Wireless And Sprint Launch Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Pricing, Options And Deals

Sprint and Verizon Wireless have officially started selling the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in Blue Coral. Here's what you need to know regarding pricing, options and promotional offers such as BOGO deals.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 17, 2016

AT&T Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Preorders Now Available, Ships On Nov. 18

AT&T has officially started taking preorders for the Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The smartphone is available on various pricing options and should start shipping on Nov. 18.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 8, 2016

Huawei Mate 9 Price, Specs And All You Need To Know, Including Super Premium Porsche Design Mate 9

Huawei officially unveiled its premium Mate 9 powerhouse, ready to fill the void Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 left. The Mate 9 is Huawei's most powerful smartphone yet, and the exclusive Porsche Design Mate 9 ups the ante with higher-end specs and a price to match.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2016

Google's First Project Tango Phone Is Here: Meet The AR-Touting Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Now On Sale

The intriguing Lenovo Phab 2 Pro officially went on sale today, launching as the first fully-equipped AR smartphone. Touting Google Tango augmented reality technology, the Phab 2 Pro makes an interesting proposition.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 1, 2016

Apple iPhone 8 Coming In 3 Sizes, All Models With Glass Backs: Report

Apple could unleash three iPhone 8 models in 2017, including a 5-inch variant. Moreover, all three models will reportedly stray from the current aluminum design and sport glass backs.

Apple October 27, 2016

BlackBerry DTEK60 May Just Be The Best BlackBerry Yet, But It Will Not Be The Last

BlackBerry said back in September that it was dropping hardware to focus on software, but it's not quite so drastic. The company has just launched a new DTEK60 Android smartphone made in collaboration with TCL, and it won't be the last BlackBerry handset to hit the scene.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 26, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 On Track For February Launch At MWC 2017, Rocking QHD AMOLED Display And 6 GB RAM

The whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has sparked rumors that Samsung might release the Galaxy S8 early, but that may not be the case. The Galaxy S8 is reportedly on track for a February debut at the MWC 2017 as originally planned, rocking powerful specs.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 26, 2016

iPhone 8 To Rock Surprise Revolutionary Design Unlike Any Other Smartphone: Sounds Good, But Unlikely

Apple is celebrating the iPhone's 10th annyversary in 2017, so the iPhone 8 should be pretty special. According to one report, it will actually be unlike any other smartphone we've seen so far.

Apple October 24, 2016

LeEco To Enter US Market And Offer Everything: Smartphones, VR Headset, Smart Bike, Self-Driving Electric Car And More

LeEco, dubbed as the Netflix of China, officially unveiled its product line last week. Headlining its official U.S. entry are two new smartphones, a virtual reality headset, an Android bike, a self-driving electric car, a lineup of TVs and more.

Gadgets October 24, 2016

Kodak Accidentally Teases Second Smartphone: New Handset Coming Oct. 20

Kodak accidentally posted a now-deleted photo showing its second smartphone following the Kodak IM5. The successor is expected to be a step up from its predecessor, which failed to win consumers because of its lukewarm specs and mediocre cameras.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 9, 2016

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: Should You Upgrade?

Google took the wraps off its latest gadgets, and the new Pixel XL comes as the successor to the popular Nexus 6P from last year. Is it worth the upgrade?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 5, 2016

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 Specs Compared: Battle Of The Flagship Smartphones

The Google Pixel is finally here, but how does it stack up against rivals? Here's how it fares against the iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 5, 2016

Google Pixel vs. Sony Xperia XZ: Battle Of The New Smartphones On The Block

The yet-to-be-announced but often-leaked Google Pixel goes head-to-head with the Sony Xperia XZ. Google is expected to unveil Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices on its Oct. 4 event, while the Xperia XZ is available now for purchase.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2016

Xiaomi Beats Apple To Its Rumored iPhone 8 Fingerprint Feature With The Mi 5s

Xiaomi unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Mi 5s, which takes a page from a rumored Apple iPhone feature by placing the fingerprint sensor under the glass.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 27, 2016

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