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OnePlus 6 Display Analysis: Playing Bi-annual Catch-up

While OnePlus handsets creep up in price year-after-year, we the consumers have rising expectations for “flagship-level” components from the former proudly-self-labeled “flagship killer.” The display is the portal to just about everything we use our phones for, and as such, it deserves to be one of the most criticized components for the price we pay....

Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ will work on Project Fi

Google has announced three new phones will be available on the Project Fi network. The Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and freshly announced LG V35 ThinQ will be coming soon to Project Fi. These devices join the Pixel phones, Nexus devices, and the Moto X4 on Google's MVNO. Project Fi has been praised by consumers, but one...

Subby helps you manage your online subscriptions so you never miss a payment

We're becoming a society of subscriptions. Customers pick and choose which services they want from each company and then pay a monthly subscription fee for each of them. The more services you subscribe to the more difficult it can be to know which payments are coming up next and when they're due. This is where...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 is a chip for dedicated AR & VR headsets

Qualcomm, just like many other technology companies, believes there is a future in augmented reality and virtual reality technology. The two technologies tend to intersect so often that some are combining the two and referring to them both as "XR." We talked about Qualcomm's work in this area recently with the Snapdragon 3100 SoC but...

The Google Pixel 3 XL may have a notched OLED display from LG

The Pixel 2 XL was almost universally praised when it launched, but it had one issue that everyone seemed to notice. The LG-made OLED was consistently blasted in reviews. As time went on, Google tightened up quality control and the displays seemed to get better. Hopefully, we won't have a repeat of the situation this year...

The AT&T LG V35 ThinQ is an LG G7 with an OLED screen but no notch

The LG V35 ThinQ has popped up on our radar a few times in the last couple of months. Today, LG has made the device official. The previous reports were all true: it has an OLED display without a display notch and it's exclusive to AT&T. This is the third V Series phone LG has...

Intel’s elusive Ice Lake architecture shows up on a new Chrome OS platform

Intel's latest generation micro-architecture, Cannon Lake, has barely even released and yet its successor, Ice Lake, has appeared on the Chromium Gerrit on a new Chrome OS platform codenamed "Dragonegg." Ice Lake will be a 10nm+ refinement on current Cannon Lake's 10nm process and will ostensibly bring the usual efficiency and power improvements over the...

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 now available for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Earlier this month the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 received an unofficial port of TWRP. Shortly after that, it received a modified version known as the Red Wolf Recovery Project. Since then we've watched as a couple of custom ROM options have become available for the device, with an unofficial port of LineageOS 15.1 being a popular...

Navigation Gestures updated with pill customization and many bug fixes

Android P's new gesture control interface has a lot of fans, but also a ton of critics. Google's take on gesture navigation is just another implementation on a trend first popularized by webOS way back in the day, but more recently brought into the public view thanks to the Apple iPhone X. OnePlus soon followed suit...

All Nokia phones from HMD Global will get Android P

Hot off the heels of their announcement of the Nokia 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1, HMD Global has shared some good news regarding Android P. The company's Global Marketing Manager, Niel Broadley, confirmed that Android P will be coming to the entire Nokia portfolio. This is part of their commitment to fast and pure updates. All devices from...

Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are budget Android One devices with Android 8.1 Oreo

HMD Global has announced three new devices in their budget Nokia line. The Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1 are all firmly in the low-end to the mid-range category, just like their predecessors from last year. Nokia 2.1 Nokia 2.1 OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) Display 5.5-inch 16:9 720p (1280x720) Chipset Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 4x1.40GHz Cortex A53 GPU Adreno 308 RAM 1GB Storage 8GB, MicroSD slot Rear camera 8MP Front...

Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Revamped Design & Improved Camera, Same Steep Price

Sony’s Android smartphone endeavors stretch back quite some time, starting with the Sony Ericsson, X10 series in 2010. Since then, Sony has struggled with the typical highs and lows of the industry that led them to what most people know Sony smartphones by: the redesigned Z series with a designed dubbed “OmniBalance”. This flat glass...