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Carrier Unlocked SD820 Galaxy S7 / Edge Available in USA… Bootloader Likely Still Impenetrable

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are arguably among the best Android smartphones one could buy right now. Whether you like or hate the various nuances that come along with Samsung devices, like Touchwiz and locked bootloaders to name a few, there's no denying that the phone works for the normal user and...

Android N Officially Named Android Nougat

The upcoming Android N update has finally received its name unveiling, and as the statue was revealed and added to the collection, we found out the name is Android Nougat! What is a Nougat, exactly? From Wikipedia: Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common),...

Win a Bezel-Less Elephone S3! We Have Two. Contest Ends Soon!

Lately we've been talking about the budget-friendly, bezel-less Elephone S3. Just $149.99 (with the current sale, or $199.99 regularly) gets you a phone that has an ultra-modern look and feel thanks to its unique zero-bezel design and metal build. It has other goodies like a Sony camera, fingerprint sensor, microSD storage, and near-stock Android Marshmallow. We...

ZTE Employee Hints at Unlocked Bootloader on Axon 7

One important aspect of how many users decide to buy a phone is whether or not they can root it or flash ROMs. Many users, myself included, hold the ability to root in high regards, and almost find no interest in phones if they are not able to be rooted.  A recent phone making buzz is the...

Google Play Store Version 6.8 Hints at Sharing Music Purchases on a Family Plan, Improved Data Pre-Loading

Google Play Store Version 6.8 is now rolling out with hints suggesting a possible upcoming change within the Google Play Music Family Plan. Currently, subscribers to the Play Music Family Plan are unable to share individual purchases among family members, as noted in the help page: Each family member will still have separate Google Accounts, playlists,...

Amazon Discounts the Moto G4 for Amazon Prime Members… by Including Bloatware and Ads

If you are an Amazon Prime Member in the USA, Amazon is rolling out a hard-to-resist deal for you. You can now take advantage of "exclusive pricing" of up to 50% off on two decent Android smartphones, the BLU R1 HD and the more familiar Motorola Moto G4. The BLU R1 HD will cost $49.99 (down...

OnePlus Warn About Price Increases, Says Brexit is to Blame

Taking to their forums earlier today, OnePlus has warned that due to the uncertain nature of the GBP that prices may be increased to ensure they maintain their margins. Recommending that people considering purchasing a device did so sooner rather than later as they will only be providing "several days" notice in the event that the...

Exploring The Differences In Top Cloud Services

OneDrive Microsoft's OneDrive doesn't have any revolutionary features from within the app. There is one feature where you can scan a document and import it as a PDF which I found somewhat interesting. The real handy feature is the integration with Windows. Your windows computer most likely already has OneDrive software ready to go. Just sign...

Freedom 251, The $4 Smartphone is on Course to Reach Consumers

Remember the Freedom 251? No, this isn't related to politics or revolution, not in any confirmed way at least. Freedom 251 is the name of the $4 Android smartphone, that was being launched by Indian company Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. Poor choice of brand name aside, the Freedom 251 made the news back in February when...

Introducing A New Series: Ask TK

This new advice show will take your questions from either YouTube or Twitter and give you any Android related information you're looking for. You could be wondering what the prediction is for the next big device, curious about rooting, or wondering about the best app for a specific need is. Whatever the case, TK is...

PSA: Enable Scroll Anchoring in Google Chrome to Prevent Annoying Page Jumps

There are a ton of awesome features hidden away in many Google apps that are rarely hyped up namely due to a lack of advertisement by Google. One such feature hidden away in Google Chrome's chrome://flags page is the Scroll Anchoring feature. Introduced back in April initially only in Google Chrome Dev v51 builds, the feature prevents...

App Pricing Structures — Turn Your Hobby in to a Profitable and Sustainable Career

Pricing is a very important part of your app as the subject tends to invoke strong feelings in your users, get it right and you can bring in a steady income and leave your users happy. Get it wrong and you infuriate and alienate your users and gain bad faith. In the worst cases, this...