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Google Pixel Charging Speed Limited to 15W, While Pixel XL Can Charge up to 18W

While talking about the new Pixel devices, Google did not focus too much on the charging capabilities of the devices. While not exactly the a make-or-break anyway, the charging and battery spec on the Pixel phones do follow along the rest of the hardware in that it is flagship-grade indeed. Independent tester of all claims USB, Nathan...

Sony Invites X Performance Owners to the Xperia Beta Program

We recently learned that Sony had released step by step instructions on how to build an experimental version of Android 7.1 Nougat for select Xperia smartphones. We rarely see smartphone OEMs go to these lengths in an attempt to connect with the developer community. They even go as far as to create a beta program...

Samsung is Investing in Bezel-less, Edge-to-Edge Screen Technology

While some companies, including Samsung, are investing in foldable display technology, others are opting for a full screen display product. We recently watched Xiaomi make headlines with their Mi MIX concept phone. A smartphone that reportedly sports a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. This type of technology is still in its infancy, and has already shown to...

It’s still possible to enable the AOSP Lock Screen on HTC Devices

Over the years, the lock screen has evolved with the changing design language of Google's Android. Starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the lock screen developed a Material Design flavor and implemented rich notification support. But apart from Motorola, OnePlus, and a couple of other outliers, most OEMs have opted to use their own lock screen...

How to Root your Honor 8 and Install TWRP and Xposed

In this video, TK show us how to root the FRD-L04 and the FRD-L09 versions of the Honor 8. To root, we will flash TWRP and install SuperSU. Before we get started with the root tutorial, you will need to unlock the bootloader on your phone. See this video to learn how to unlock the bootloader...

Google “Evaluating” Firmware Update to Add Fingerprint Gesture Support to Nexus 6P and 5X

The Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL have been stealing the show in the latter half of 2016 so far. Google deciding to turn on the heat in the premium smartphone segment certainly surprised many users, as many expected Google to remain closer to the Nexus roots. But the Pixels have proved to be...

A Look Back: 2016 Has Been One Of The Most Exciting Years For Android Enthusiasts

This is part 1 in my three part series reviewing 2016; the good, the bad, and an outlook on what 2017 may hold for smartphone enthusiasts and Android fanatics his year will likely go down as the year of few compromises, the year of the flagship, the year where Android OEMs tried something entirely new or...

First Google Tango Phone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Now Available in the USA for $499

A few months ago, Lenovo introduced its first smartphone with Google's Tango, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. This device was to be the first smartphone developed to showcase the technological innovations that grew out of Google's ambitious augmented reality (AR) project, formerly known as Project Tango. The Phab 2 Pro was scheduled to go on...

Xiaomi is Testing Devices in US Wireless Carrier Labs

Xiaomi has become a well-known smartphone OEM in countries like China, India, Russia, Mexico and the Middle East. These are the markets where they currently push their smartphones and they are working to get their smartphones sold in Poland, Vietnam, Thailand plus some Latin American markets soon. The causal smartphone owner in the United States likely will have...

Photos Allegedly Reveal the Upcoming Mate 9 from Huawei

Huawei has a product launch event coming up this week, so it's not surprising that we're seeing an influx in rumors surrounding their next flagship smartphone. The company launched the Mate 8 last year in November, so everyone is expecting to see the Mate 9 during the November 3rd product launch. Rumors about the Mate...