Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

The LG V35 ThinQ shows up on the Wireless Power Consortium

LG is one of a handful of smartphone OEMs that have been having a hard time bringing in a profit. This has caused the company to take a new stance when it comes to releasing yearly flagship smartphones in an attempt to save some money. We have been told that LG likes the idea of keeping...

[Update: Moto Z Play also] Unlocked Moto Z receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update in the U.S.

The now Lenovo owned Motorola released the Moto Z smartphone back in the second half of 2016. That launched the start of a completely new lineup for the company's flagship smartphones. The company had been using the Moto X line to showcase the best they could come up with, but this stopped in 2015 with...

Join 2.0 brings IFTTT support, predefined remote actions, and more

Join started as an application from João Dias that made it much easier to sync and share content between devices. At the time, the main player in the game was an application called Pushbullet, but even it received some negative backlash from the community when some of its features were gated off behind a subscription service....

Android Oreo update now rolling out to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Google announced Android TV back in 2014 and since then we've seen a number of companies integrate this platform into their products. It's become a popular feature for smart TVs and we've even seen a number of dedicated set-top boxes released as well. NVIDIA has had the Shield TV on the market for close to...

MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM officially available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

MIUI 9 has been a highly anticipated software update for MIUI devices. We were previously told which smartphones Xiaomi makes that would be receiving this update and since then we've watched as they have rolled it out to more and more devices. The Redmi Note 5 Pro and its other variants have received a lot...

The Alcatel 3V is a budget 18:9 FHD+ phone with Android Oreo that’s coming to the U.S. for $149

We've been talking about the new 3 and 5 series of smartphones from Alcatel for half a year so far as the company continues to stagger the release of their new devices. We first learned about these new products back in November of last year when we were given a look at some press renders...

Android Oreo update for the LG V30/V30+ accidentally allows unsupported models to unlock the bootloader

The community had mixed feelings about the LG V30 as many were hoping the company would stick with the secondary screen the series had become known for. Others were also upset that LG went with a design style that makes the device look so similar to others on the market. That being said, the LG...

Samsung announces Galaxy J6, J8, A6, and A6+ in India

Samsung has a huge presence throughout the world and has been able to maintain the #1 spot in many regions. While things may have shifted a bit for them at the start of this year with Xiaomi taking the lead in India, Samsung is still holding strong in 2nd place. The company wants to take...

Google Photos adding “Favorite” feature to help you save your best photos in one place

Google Photos changed the way millions of people store the photos they take. Even today, most cloud storage services will cut you off when you hit a certain storage threshold but as long as you don't mind Google using its compression algorithm (which isn't bad at all), then you can upload all the images you...

LG announces the LG Q7, Q7+, and Q7α with 5.5-inch 18:9 displays

We all know that the G series is LG's current flagship line with it being released during the first half of the year. The LG G7 was announced earlier this month, and now the company has introduced an update to their low-end Q series of smartphones that they are currently trying to build brand reputation and...

What are your thoughts on Android P Developer Preview 2?

Google released the first developer preview of Android P back in March of this year, but it was one that not many people ended up using. Instead, they decided to wait until the second developer preview was released. The company announced the second developer preview at Google I/O last week and since then we've had...

Facebook users in India are getting voice posts, stories archive, and cloud storage features

Facebook recently had one of the largest executive reshuffles the company has ever had. Mark Zuckerberg is still leading the company but WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have all received new leaders in an attempt to evolve the platforms. The first update since that announcement happens to be for the core Facebook application as it is...