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Xiaomi Launches the Mi Box in USA for $69

There's no denying that Xiaomi has become a strong player in the smartphone market in Asia, thanks to its affordable lineup, its spec-heavy mid-ends and great-value flagships. Markets outside of Asia, though, have not yet tasted the offerings from Xiaomi. That changes today, in some part at least, as Xiaomi is launching the Mi Box...

Opinion: The LG V20 Offers One of the Best Year-on-Year Improvements of 2016

On September 6, LG unveiled their latest flagship device, the V20. A few months back we wrote about the V20, discussing how important this device is for LG. Given LG’s declining sales and increasingly lackluster offerings, many were hoping LG would provide a solid flagship option with this device. Now that the V20 has been officially...

Facebook Announces Messenger Lite For Older Devices and Emerging Markets

Facebook just announced Facebook Messenger Lite, a new low-resource version of Facebook Messenger (much to the disdain of the developers of Lite Messenger for Facebook), joining Facebook Lite in their portfolio. Facebook Messenger Lite is a cut down version of Facebook Messenger, weighing in at under 10 MB. It is designed to be fast to download...

Samsung Sells 30,000 New Galaxy Note 7 Units in South Korea in 2 Days

Samsung has been working hard to get back on their feet after the whole defective battery issues with the Galaxy Note 7. The last couple of months have not been good to the South Korean tech giant, but things are finally starting to level out for them. It did seem like business was going to get...

Xiaomi Brings the Redmi 3S+ to India via Retail Stores

Xiaomi has been very impressive in their push to increase their online presence. For a long time, buying a smartphone online from Xiaomi was the only official way you could get one of their smartphones or tablets. There have always been unofficial resellers here and there, but the company's flash sales were the only official channel...

“Working As Intended” – An Exploration into Android’s Accessibility Lag

The beauty of Android lies in the many different ways that third-party applications can interact with the system. Password manager apps such as LastPass provide the ability to automatically feed relevant username/password data to almost any login screen. Text Aide allows you to significantly shorten your time texting your friends by allowing you to create text...

BlackBerry DTEK60 Spotted Online; Looks Like a Rebranded TCL 950

BlackBerry's recent decision to license manufacturing and focus on software meant that they would not be developing and manufacturing any of their future phones from that point forth. Their last device, the DTEK50, was a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. So when images of the DTEK60 surfaced, the likeliness to the TCL 950 could not be ignored. The...

Exploring Andromeda: A Look at the Challenges Awaiting Google’s Next Voyage

With the release of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones coming up, rumors abound that Google will be announcing a new platform based on Android enhanced by Chrome OS features, called Andromeda. Google has already started bringing features from one to the other (Android apps in Chrome OS, seamless updates in Android, etc.), but questions remain...

EU Plans to Fine Google for Anti-Competitive Android Practices

The road in Europe is looking to become rockier for Google and Alphabet, as the antitrust proceedings against the company in the European Union are looking to culminate with a hefty fine and some drastic changes. As per a new report published by Reuters, EU's antitrust regulators are planning to order Google to stop offering financial incentives...

The OnePlus 3 and Axon 7 Show Affordable Phones Don’t Have to Come at the Cost of Software Updates

In the past, purchasing a "mid-range phone" meant a plethora of compromises: weak after-sales support, few and far between updates, and compromised feature sets (and, more often than not, an ugly user interface). OnePlus devices, too, had questionable software and update support. The OnePlus 2 took ages to get a proper marshmallow update. The OnePlus...