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.

Google I/O 2017 Agenda Page Updated with Scheduled Sessions

A little more than a month ago Google started taking applications for those who wanted to attend their Google I/O developer conference this year. It took less than a week for the company to start sending out confirmation emails to the first batch of lucky applicants who were selected to attend the event. Tickets are...

Phoenix OS v2.0 Updates to Android 7.1, Supports More Network Adapters, and More

Android is an incredibly versatile operating system that we've seen integrated in all sorts of products like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, refrigerators, ovens and more. There's been a number of companies trying to adopt it to a desktop platform as well lately, and we've talked about Remix OS from Jide quite extensively in the past. They aren't...

Twitter Explores the Possibility of a Premium Version of Tweetdeck for Professionals

Twitter has based its business on offering a free service to hundreds of millions of people for the past 11 years. The service is advertised constantly on mainstream TV shows, on the back of food boxes, and even the President of the United States finds himself in twitter arguments. Still, user acquisition has become somewhat troubling...

SMS is Being Removed from Google Hangouts on May 22nd

It's pretty clear that Google's social messaging aspirations are a bit of a mess right now. Hangouts has been incredibly popular within the community due to its widespread market penetration (mostly by being forced on everyone as a pre-installed application on Android devices), but Google clearly has different plans in mind. Hence they launched two...

Preliminary Alpha of SuperSU Released for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Running Android O DP1

Google made headlines this week with the release of the first Android O developer preview, and we're expecting the company to release 4 different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release comes later this year. With preview builds like this, some developers stay away since there will likely be tons of changes made...

Updates Announced for Duo, Allo, Google Photos and Posts on Google

A lot of people are focusing on Android O right now, but there were also a number of application updates announced recently. Yesterday we talked about the new changes to Google Maps where the application will finally remember your preference to avoid tolls. We also learned that this update even included a new feature that...

Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...

ARM’s DynamIQ Focuses on Performance, Efficiency, Redundancy, Scalability, and Latency

There has been a lot of progress made in mobile SoCs over the last 10 years. We have come a long way since the single core chips from a decade ago. The biggest advancement in chipsets since those days has likely been ARM's big.LITTLE cluster design which has helped massively improve both performance and power efficiency...

Huawei is Working with AT&T in Hopes to Have Their Phones Sold in the U.S.

Huawei has managed to climb its way to a top three position in the world in terms of smartphone marketshare behind Apple and Samsung. The company was able to do accomplish this feat without having much of a presence in the United States market, either. Sure, they have had some of their phones sold by...

Image and Features of the Samsung DeX Station for the Galaxy S8/S8+ Leak

We've seen leak after leak reveal specifications, details and images of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ from Samsung. I think it's fair to say there won't be any surprises left once the device becomes official at Samsung's product launch event. We've heard there will be a new Gear 360 camera, a new...

OnePlus Announces a 4th Update Channel for OxygenOS, the MP Early Access Program

Since the OnePlus 3 was released, OnePlus has really started to expand the way they handle their OxygenOS updates. Previously, the company only had 2 channels for their software updates and that consisted of the Closed Beta channel and the Official Release builds (which went out as OTA updates). OnePlus then started to do Community...

Latest LineageOS Changes Bring Back Custom Quick Settings Tiles, March’s Security Updates and More

The folks over at LineageOS have been doing write ups on a weekly to biweekly basis that clue us in on what the latest changes to the platform have been. This is great for those who don't want to sift through hundreds of individual commits, and even better for those who wouldn't understand the commits...