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T-Mobile & Sprint Merger Efforts Have Been Reportedly Dropped

A few months back, we reported that T-Mobile and Sprint were in talks for a potential merger, months after a previous attempt. Previously, problems relating to the US Department of Justice may have posed a problem to the telecom giants in America, but doubts about the Trump administration's views meant that the merge may have...

The Upcoming HTC U11 Life Leaks in Full, Courtesy of T-Mobile

HTC is now preparing for an event on Thursday, where they'll announce new additions to the HTC U lineup. The star of the show will allegedly be the HTC U11+, which is pretty much a revision of the critically acclaimed HTC U11, swapping the 5.5" 16:9 display for a bigger 6" display with a beefier...

NVIDIA SHIELD Experience 6.1 Rolling Out with New Assistant Actions, IR Remote Controls, New YouTube TV App, and More

Roughly a month ago, NVIDIA began rolling out yet another major version update, the NVIDIA SHIELD Experience 6.0, to the NVIDIA Shield TV. While it didn't bring a major Android version bump or any UI changes, it did bring with it two important improvements. First off, we got Google Assistant support, bringing the conversational voice assistant...

The ZTE Axon M Will be Available for Purchase from AT&T Starting November 1st

The announcement of the ZTE Axon M phone, has taken many people by surprise despite its frequent leaks and rumors. Instead of going for a conventional smartphone with top-of-the-line specs, as everyone is currently doing, ZTE is instead going for a more "experimental" approach with their 2017 Axon flagship. That's why the Axon M, in...

Essential Phone Receiving OTA That Fixes KRACK Vulnerability and Adds Fingerprint Gestures

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone announcement received a ton of hype it's easy to understand why. The man behind the company is considered "the father of Android", so many looked forward to experiencing his vision of a perfect (or essential) Android phone and ecosystem. As it turns out, the new startup has come across a number of...

Nokia 2 with 4,100 mAh battery and Snapdragon 212 SoC Launched For €99

In its global launch event today in India, HMD Global unveiled their new Nokia 2 smartphone. The Nokia 2 is the latest entry in the Nokia lineup and its the 5th Nokia device to be launched in India. The launch of the Nokia 2 comes just after the company launched its latest flagship device, the...

Samsung Internet v6.2 is Now Stable, Adds Night Mode, Tracking Blocker and More

When it comes to web browsers on Android, Google Chrome remains the most popular option simply because of the fact that it is installed by default on Android phones. However, we are now seeing a surge in popularity for third-party web browsers, and Samsung Internet has been riding on the very top of that surge. Samsung...

Chrome OS v62 Fixes KRACK Vulnerabilities, Revamps Notification Design

Chrome OS is Google's platform for computers and laptops to act as an in-between of a full-blown OS and a light, productivity-based OS. With the whole Google suite of applications, Chrome OS is generally for people who don't need a full computer experience but rather a lighter one. You can run Android applications, play some games...

Google Adds A/B Testing to Firebase as a First Class Feature

For a long time, A/B testing has been a bit of a pain to perform in Firebase, requiring manual segmentation of user groups in order to decide who to send each version of the app to, and requiring manual parsing of the data you received to find out which version was prefered. Today at the 2017...

Google Launches Firebase Predictions for User Segmentation Using Machine Learning

Today in Amsterdam at the 2017 Firebase Dev Summit, Google launched Firebase Predictions, their attempt at helping you predict what your users are going to do, before your users actually do it. Trying to figure out how to target promotions within your app has historically been an absolute pain, up until now requiring manual segmentation of...

Google Firebase Dev Summit 2017 Brings Crashlytics, a UI Redesign, Machine Learning, and Much More!

Today in Amsterdam, Google held their yearly Firebase Dev Summit, where they showed off all the new tools and features for developers who are building on the Firebase platform. While Google's Firebase Predictions and Native A/B Testing support stole the show at the Firebase Dev Summit, they weren't the only things announced. First up is Crashlytics. When Google purchased...

Paranoid Android 7.3.1 Released with KRACK Vulnerability Patches, Anti-Shake mode in Camera, and more

After a long hiatus, Paranoid Android made a solid return to the custom ROM scene back in May of this year, bringing Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based builds with carefully-crafted features like Pie Controls and Color Engine to a range of supported devices. Over the course of the past four months, we have seen multiple updates to...