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OnePlus Explains Their Smartphone Design Philosophy

Building up to the release of the OnePlus 5T, the company started publishing a number of articles to explain the various choices they make when creating a new smartphone. We first heard about the company listening to their customers' demand for the 3.5mm headphone port and that was why it stayed in the OnePlus 5T....

CEO Explains Why the Razer Phone Doesn’t Have a 3.5mm Headphone Port

Over the last couple of years we've been seeing a slow trend building up where smartphone OEMs are removing the 3.5mm headphone port. Apple said it took "courage" for them to do it, so that they could fit fit in the Taptic Engine for better haptic feedback. Google made fun of last year's iPhone with...

Microsoft Office for Android is Now Available on All Chromebooks

Microsoft Office was released for Android over two years ago, with separate apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The apps were free to use for viewing and editing documents on phones if users signed in to their Microsoft account. On the other hand, the Office productivity suite was not available on Chrome OS, which was...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 to Launch in January

Samsung's Galaxy S series and LG's G series are usually the first two major flagships that we see launched each year. Samsung has a history of waiting until either March or April and LG follows right along with them. Sometimes LG is able to get ahead of Samsung and launch their device in South Korea...

Fake WhatsApp Updater on the Google Play Store was Downloaded Over 1 Million Times, Served Malware Through Ads

The Google Play Store is a little more open than its competition, such as the iOS App Store. With the uploading of applications being so cheap, a free SDK to work from and a very high application acceptance rate, the Google Play Store is much more attractive to indie developers. This further opens the platform,...

Google is Being Questioned by Regulators Over Location Data Collection on Android Phones

Location services have been a part of Android since its original release. This has always involved a little controversy on the privacy aspect of such services, because if a user keeps location enabled on an Android smartphone, the device's cell tower location is being continuously sent to Google. For privacy-focused users, this hadn't been a huge...

Report: Galaxy S9’s Screen-to-Body Ratio Could be as High as 89-90%

A consistent trend in smartphone design has been to increase the screen-to-body ratio of smartphones. As display sizes get larger, smartphone bezels have to be reduced in order to make sure that devices are still comfortable to use and hold. The screen-to-body ratio measures the amount of surface occupied by the screen in relation to...

Oppo A79 with Helio P23 and 18:9 Display is Launching on December 1st

Oppo will be launching the Oppo A79 in China on December 1st, a fairly midrange device judging by the specs. The Oppo A79 comes with a Helio P23, 4GB RAM, a 3000mAh battery, a fullview 18:9 6" 1080p display and Oppo VOOC, which is what OnePlus's Dash Charge is based off of.  This device is set...

Save Extra on VPNs, Camera Lenses, and More with This Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday is upon us, and that means the web is packed with deals on everything tech. Of course navigating through all the sales can be a challenging process. That's why we've curated six of the best deals out there, and each deal includes a Cyber Monday coupon code that will let you save even...

Hands-on with the Bezel-less Elephone S8

Elephone sent us one of their bezel-less phones to check out. In this video we do an unboxing and first impressions of the Elephone S8. This is a $240 phone with the most notable feature being the large 2K display. Check out the video and let us know what you think. Stay tuned for a...

Unlocked HTC U11 will Start Receiving the Android Oreo Update Tomorrow

Regardless of your feelings about Sense UI, HTC's arguably light OEM skin, there's no denying that the software has become one of the strongest points of HTC as of recently. The Taiwanese company announced an Android Oreo update for their devices just a few days after the first release of said Android version. And sometime...

Android Oreo Officially Rolling Out to the Nokia 8; Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 to Follow Next

Last month, HMD Global kicked off a beta software program for its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, to let users try out an early version of Android Oreo. At the time, the company promised that a stable release will be rolled out to the device before the end of this year. Sticking to its promise,...