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.

LG Reportedly Wants to Leverage AI for its Products in 2017

LG's smartphone division is currently being propped up by profits the company is making selling other products like TVs and home appliances. LG made a major gamble on its modular concept with the LG G5 but then recently confirmed they would be ditching this design with the upcoming LG G6. A lot is riding on their...

Marclay Displays Landscape Videos Behind Your Notifications on Android TV

Android Experiments is Google's way of highlighting applications that have interesting and unique features. We've seen projects like a VR-style camera using just the hardware in your smartphone, a project to lock people out of their phones so you can enjoy a family meal in peace, and even a tic-tac-toe game that used a 3x3x3 cube...

Google has Acquired Fabric, Twitter’s Mobile App Developer Platform

Crashlytics was founded in 2011, but was acquired by Twitter at the start of 2013. The team continued to work out of Boston, Massachusetts and had an SDK that was used in over 1 million applications. They developed software that enabled iOS, Android and Unity developers to pinpoint the reasons why their applications were not stable (down...

The Galaxy S8 is Rumored to Come with the Largest 5.7″ Panel

We were essentially in the dark about the Galaxy S8 until a few months ago, and since then we've seen numerous rumors published about their upcoming flagship smartphone. It's believed that they will be called the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus and they will both be equipped with incredibly thin bezels at both...

Huawei’s Security Advisory Announces Fixes for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Similar to the Android security bulletins that Google, LG and Samsung have, Huawei is another company that keeps track of vulnerabilities that are reported to them. The company published three of these this week and they are possible on a combination of three smartphones that Huawei is currently selling. Fixes for these vulnerabilities will be...

ZTE Reveals the Specs of their Crowdsourced Hawkeye Smartphone — SD625, 1080p, 3GB RAM

We've talked about ZTE's Project CSX smartphone extensively. The company first announced the idea back in August of last year, and started asking the community what they wanted to see in a smartphone from ZTE. Naturally we wanted the company to release a device with stock Android, but things didn't turn out that way. Instead,...

Google Shares Details on How They Spot Malicious Apps in the Play Store

Google works very hard at keeping malicious applications out of the Play Store and off of your device. They aren't perfect at this and there are some instances when a malicious app slips through the cracks and is published in Google's application store. Thankfully, Google will remove them if an issue is brought to their...

OnePlus: OxygenOS 4.0 Doesn’t Use a Debug Kernel

Some people have felt that OnePlus rushed out their official Nougat OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T just to meet the deadline they set for their customers. Recently, there was a vulnerability that was discovered which let you to change SELinux to permissive mode with a simple Fastboot command. Then someone found...

Two High-Severity Vulnerabilities Discovered for the LG G3, G4 and G5

We generally get alerted to Android vulnerabilities for major phones like the Nexus/Pixel phones, LG and Samsung phones directly by these companies on a monthly basis. Sometimes though, there are some exploits discovered in the middle of the month and that's what has happened with LG right now. MWR Labs has just published two vulnerabilities for...

Future S Health Update is Rumored to Schedule a Doctor Visit

S Health is Samsung's own health and fitness companion application, and it is packed with a bunch of features. If you have a Samsung wearable then it can tap into data from those sensors directly, but it can also use the sensors built into their Samsung phones as well. The company has been improving this application...

Android 7.0 Nougat is Rolling Out to the Unlocked HTC One A9

HTC launched the HTC One A9 back in October of 2015, and it was at a time when the Taiwanese handset maker was really trying to bounce back from financial issues. Many were speculating about whether or not it would be the phone that would save the company, and reviews kept bringing up its design...

Over 100,000 People Pre-Ordered the Nokia 6 in China

In case you missed it, HMD Global recently launched their first smartphone with Nokia branding. We covered the release last weekend, but the most important news at the launch was that the Nokia 6 will initially only be officially sold in the Chinese market. The new Nokia phone will be made available sometime in "early 2017," for a...