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LG Appoints Jo Seong-jin as the Company’s New CEO

It's no secret that LG has been struggling to make a profit with some of its divisions within the company. LG's mobile division lost $389 million last quarter, and which was even worse than Q2 when they lost $132 million. Most of the profits LG has been able to bring in over the last couple of...

[Updated with New Picture and More Specs] New UMi Z Likely to be First Phone with MediaTek X27

We have received information from a credible tipster that UMi will be among the first, if not the first, OEM to release a phone with the recently-announced MediaTek X27 CPU, as soon as this month. Not only that, but a rendering we received of the new UMi phone, above, suggests that it'll have a dual-camera...

Motorola Won’t Release a New Smartwatch for the Launch of Android Wear 2.0

Motorola released their first smartwatch in September of 2014 and then followed it up a year later with the second generation Moto 360. Many were hoping that the company would release something this year, but then in September, we learned Motorola, LG and Huawei didn't have any plans to release a new Android Wear smartwatch...

Google Announces App Maker for G Suite Customers

G Suite used to be called Google Apps for Work, as well as Google Apps for Your Domain, and is Google's collection of tools for productivity, collaboration, and cloud computing. The service was initially launched in 2006, and it gave a way for businesses to have access to software and products that were built by Google. Google...

How to use Kustom Live Wallpaper: Continuum

In this video, Marco continues his series of tutorials on how to use Kustom Live Wallpaper. Today we are going over how to load a simple two page setup. First off, if you haven't seen the previous KLWP video, check it out here. This video goes over some of the basics of how to use the app. We...

Honor 8 EMUI 4.1 VS 5.0

In this video, TK gives us a comparison between two Honor 8 phones. One device is running Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.1, while the other is running Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0. So while the Nougat firmware for the Honor 8 is still in beta, let's take a look at all the differences in the...

OP3 Nougat Beta Impressions: OnePlus Scales Back to Stock Android for a Sweet Breath of OxygenOS

When I first reviewed the OnePlus 3, I had plenty of positives to sing about the device’s software UI and the resulting user experience. OnePlus had accomplished a truly-lightweight ROM that enhanced the UI in meaningful ways, while leaving the core of Android alone. This was one of my favorite parts of OxygenOS, and the user...

Sony begins Nougat roll-out for Xperia XZ and X Performance while Huawei unveils their update plans

Some companies pounced on the initial Nougat hype and rushed out of the gate with announcements for which devices they will be bringing up to date. Sony, for instance, announced their Nougat plans back in August. The company promised support for the following 11 devices: Xperia Z3+ Xperia Z4 Tablet Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia...

Google Pixel Owners Report Another Issue with the Camera

The camera has been a major selling point for the Google Pixel phones. Google has been touting the DxOMark camera rating in its marketing materials before the phones were even launched. Many Android smartphone publications, including our own, have lavished praise on the camera performance of the two Google Pixel devices. Sadly, some users have been...

MediaTek Announces the Helio X23 and Helio X27

After unveiling their flagship SoC, the 10nm-based Helio X30, earlier in September, MediaTek has announced two other upgrades in the Helio family: the MediaTek Helio X23 and the MediaTek Helio X27. The new Helio SoCs upgrade the overall performance, camera quality and power consumption of the SoC family. The aim here is to improve the user...

Netflix Brings Offline Downloads for Mobile Devices

We've seen this feature included with competitor services such as Amazon Prime Video for well over a year now. Even other competitors like Starz and now YouTube Red offer the ability to download video content onto a mobile device so users can play their favorite media back at a later time when they are without Internet access....

Fitbit Reportedly Buying Pebble For $40 Million

Fitness wearables and smartwatches share a lot of their use cases, to the point where one encompasses the other. Most smartwatches come with fitness tracking as one of their features, and a few fitness wearables also seek to integrate smart services into their functionality. The end result is that both of these categories end up...