Archive

Google Home and Google WiFi Arrive in the UK on April 6th

In the war of home assistants, Google and Amazon have been duking it out in an effort to own your living room. Both companies have launched their own products that launch their respective virtual assistants, Google Assistant and Alexa, at the convenience of a voice command. Google wants to expand the areas in which it competes against...

Editorial: “Luxury” Brands Reinvigorate a Waning Android Wear as Tech OEMs Missed Their Target

Last year Android Wear looked to be in a fairly precarious situation. The LG Urbane LTE was finally launched after a lengthy delay and sales pull, Lenovo/Motorola announced they would not be  releasing a new wearable device in the next year, and Google delayed the Wear 2.0 update for months. All of this was occurring at the...

HTC U aka HTC Ocean to Feature Sense 9 and a Touch-Sensitive Frame

The HTC U Ultra has not had the best of starts so far. While the U Ultra is certainly a beautiful device, it does not stand up to the price that HTC is commanding for the device. Mario Serrafero, our editor in chief, commented that the HTC U Ultra is an especially poor HTC flagship representative...

Samsung Galaxy S8 May Face Supply Shortage Due to Sluggish SoC Production

We're just a day away from the grand unveiling of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, bringing an end to the long list of leaks and rumors coming in for Samsung's flagship. While the S8 and S8 Plus will be unveiled tomorrow, it will be another month before consumers will be able to purchase the device....

Meet Gcam, The Software Secret to the Pixel’s Camera Performance

The Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL are best known as Google's flagship for the year 2016. With these devices, Google exerted greater control over the hardware and created an experience that found wide acceptance among critics and users alike. Our review of the Google Pixel XL also praised Google's efforts and recognized the camera...

Take the ReactJS Programming Bootcamp for 91% Off

Now is your chance to learn ReactJS from scratch with this killer deal from the XDA Depot. The ReactJS Programming Bootcamp will have you master this popular JavaScript library with 44 hours of training and start building powerful user interfaces. This bundle is marked down from $458 to only $39. Here is everything you'll get in this...

Hands On with the Huawei P10

Today we have a hands on video with the Huawei P10. For the most part, this phone is a smaller version of the Mate 9 that Huawei put out late last year. This is a small 5.1 inch phone with a really good metal body and design. You can expect to find the latest version of EMUI version...

Google App v6.16 Prepares for Phone Authentication for Assistant Payments, Creating IFTTT Actions, and Screenshot Crop/Edit

The Google App is one of the most frequently updated applications, especially thanks to its beta channel, and it's one of the more interesting apps to pay attention to because of how many functions it supports. Google App is necessary for the Google Assistant to work on your device, and with the beta release of...

The DNA Dark theme for Substratum

DNA Dark is a highly customizable, free Substratum theme that probably contains most of what your device needs. Not only does it sport a fancy dashboard (through which you can report bugs), but it also includes custom boot animations, fonts, and more. The theme religiously follows Google's Material Design guidelines and has two versions of the...

Audio Calling Rolling Out to Google Duo

Remember Google Duo, the less criticized of the two Google messaging apps that were announced at Google I/O 2016? The video calling app was a good way of bringing video chats to the average consumer through its ease of use, although it massively suffered from declining popularity as many Google products do. The limelight is now...

Samsung Sets Principles of Recycling Returned Galaxy Note 7’s Ahead of Galaxy S8 Announcement

If you were watching Samsung's Mobile World Congress 2017 live stream, you might have witnessed a protester come on stage during Samsung Electronics Europe's Chief Marketing Officer's, David Lowes, opening statement. The protester accomplished their purpose as they got Mr. Lowes to respond, "I think you've made your point". The incident at the time was not...

Microsoft Expands Cortana Functionality to Android Lockscreens

The war of Virtual Assistants is about to get really hot, once Samsung announces the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with the new Bixby virtual assistant. Considering the popularity of Samsung's flagships and its entire lineup, the inclusion of a hardware button for activation and the system-level integration on these devices, Bixby could just manage...