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LG G6 Android Oreo Update is being Beta Tested in China

The LG G6 was announced back in MWC 2017 as LG's first 18:9 flagship smartphone. Despite using 2016's Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 system-on-chip instead of the newer Snapdragon 835, the G6 still had a premium list of specifications which included 4GBs of RAM coupled with 32/64GB of storage, 5.7-inch WQHD+ (2880x1440) 18:9 Quantum IPS display, dual...

Report: Shipments of 18:9 Displays to Reach 230 Million Units in 2017

Smartphone displays have most commonly featured the 16:9 aspect ratio after the advent of HD (1280x720) displays in 2011. The 16:9 aspect ratio remained the standard until Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix in 2016, a near bezel-less smartphone with a 6.4-inch 17:9 aspect ratio display. Then, in 2017, the 18:9 aspect ratio became more and...

Chrome OS 64 Beta Lets Multiple Android Apps Run Simultaneously Without Pausing

Last year, Google released the Play Store for select Chromebooks and announced that Android apps would be available on Chrome OS. Now, multiple Chromebooks feature Android app support, and Google has worked to improve the user experience in Android apps, as well as in Chrome OS as a whole. In recent months, we've seen Google...

Nokia 2 Will Get Android 8.1 Oreo, HMD Global Confirms

The new Nokia-branded Android smartphones from HMD Global have been warmly received, and the smartphone maker's committed to supporting them. On Thursday, HMD Global confirmed that the affordable Nokia 2 will receive an update to Android 8.1 Oreo. The announcement's courtesy of Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, who responded to a question on Twitter  about...

Motorola and HTC Confirm They Don’t Throttle Older Devices

Late last week, Apple admitted to throttling the processor speeds of older iPhones as their batteries age. The behavior is intended to protect the phones' electronic components, Apple claims, and to prevent them from shutting down unexpectedly. But Android manufacturers haven't followed suit, and this week, Motorola and HTC became the first to confirm that they don't...

Best Apps of 2017

As the year of 2017 comes to an end, Miles looks back at all of his favorite apps of the year. This video covers some of the best new apps, as well as apps that saw significant growth and support during 2017.Apps mentioned in this video:Today Weather Lawnchair Launcher Substratum Custom Navigation Bar notin ...

New Microsoft Patent Shows Dual-Screen Device with 360-Degree Rotation Support

In recent years, Microsoft's efforts in mobile haven't been a resounding success. The company banked most of its hope on Windows Phone, and purchased Nokia's Devices and Services division in 2014 to compete with Android and iOS. However, Windows Phone and its successor, Windows 10 Mobile, failed to gain traction, and Microsoft discontinued the Lumia...

OxygenOS 4.7.6 Update for the OnePlus 5T Focuses on Camera and System Optimizations

It's been three weeks since the last major OxygenOS OTA update, and this week, OnePlus announced version 4.7.6 for the OnePlus 5T. Most of the phone's firmware upgrades have so far focused on camera and system optimizations, and OxygenOS 4.7.6 is no different. The previous OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 5T touched on the kernel, firmware files, and...

LG Announces Multiple Audio Devices for 2018, Including a Google Assistant-Enabled Speaker

The smart speaker market is booming, and Amazon's dominating the field with its Echo lineup of devices. But that hasn't stopped companies such as Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony from trying for a piece of the pie. Case in point: LG, which previously worked with Google to integrate the Google Assistant into some of its smart appliances,...

Report: AT&T to Begin Selling the Huawei Mate 10 in February

The Mate is Huawei's high-end flagship, and it's the smartphone series on which the company focuses most of its attention. The China-based smartphone maker launched multiple devices in the Mate 10 lineup earlier this year, and there's been talk of Huawei bringing the Mate 10 to U.S. carriers. Now, a new report claims that it'll begin selling the Mate...

OxygenOS Open Beta, Based on Android Oreo, Headed to the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus, which recently released the OnePlus 5T, has received a lot of flak for missing self-imposed deadlines on major updates to OxygenOS, its custom Android skin. While it managed to keep its promise to push out an Android 7.0 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T before the end of 2016, it's...

Xiaomi Launches Mi Service Order Status in India, Allowing Users to Track Repairs

After-sales service is an important consideration when buying a new smartphone. It differentiates well-known brands from no-name brands, and it lays the foundation for brand trust and loyalty. While the state of manufacturer service centers varies by countries, it's fair to say that some vendors provide better after-sales service than others. In India, we've seen...