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Here’s how Sprint will market its merger with T-Mobile to customers

With the new T-Mobile/Sprint merger just being announced last Sunday, people have a lot of questions. We have exclusively obtained a document including the talking points that Sprint would like their employees to use for answering questions concerning the merger. This document also reveals some more in-depth information about the merger. You can read the talking...

Chatbot support rolling out soon to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Messages app

Chatbot support will soon be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S9's default Messages app. So far this seems to only support AT&T devices, but it is very likely to be rolled out to more carriers and devices soon. This is a feature of RCS, which is the same technology behind Google's upcoming Chat service. We...

Developers can now register .app domains for their apps

For years, people thought the web was the future, but that was before smartphones and native applications surged in popularity. There are definitely benefits to both sides of the coin. Websites can be viewed on a plethora of different devices using the same code, while native applications tend to perform faster as they're built for...

WhatsApp founder leaves company amidst privacy disputes with Facebook

Facebook shocked the world when they ended up acquiring the popular messaging service WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion back in 2014. This spawned a lot of speculation about why the social network would spend so much to own a free messaging service. The leading concern was about owning, using and/or selling user data. As pressure...

Here are five high-end Chromebooks in development to challenge the Pixelbook

Evidence is mounting that a new generation of Chromebooks will utilise high-end features not commonly seen in Chromebooks such as powerful CPUs, 16GB RAM, backlit keyboards, and high-resolution displays. High-end Chromebooks are few and far between, with the Google Pixelbook being the lone device that is head-and-shoulders above the rest. Five high-performance Kaby Lake Chromebooks are...

Honor View 10 Development Recap: New ROMs, Kernel, and Mods to try

Earlier this year the folks over at Honor announced the Honor Open Source Program for one of their newest smartphones, the Honor View 10. This was used as a way to give back the open source community while also providing ways to encouraged well-known developers to get their hands on the new device. Since then,...

TV or Tablet? Developer ports Android TV to the 18.4″ Samsung Galaxy View

Tablets can come in all shapes and sizes. Most tablets fall in the 7-10-inch range, but we've seen a few that push the boundaries. The Samsung Galaxy View is firmly in that discussion. This device has a whopping 18.4-inch display. You might think the size has more in common with a TV than a tablet....

BLU Settles with the FTC Over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Violations

Amidst all of the chaos surrounding ZTE and Huawei, another Android OEM is getting caught up in the mess. BLU has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), over allegations of misleading consumers and allowing a third-party Chinese company to collect personal details, such as text message contents and location information without...

[Update: Rolling out for G6] LG G6 Android Oreo update coming Monday, V20 and G5 updates coming soon

Companies always make promises when it comes to Android updates and very seldom do they actually meet them. When LG opened its Software Update Center, their main goal was to bring Android Oreo to the LG G6 by the end of April. Many would deem this claim ambitious, given the length of time it has...