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.

Report Says There are 12 Million Mobile Developers

Mobile usage has been surging for years, and some reports suggests we're just now starting to see the industry hit a plateau when it comes to smartphone shipments. Whether or not this stagnation continues or not, we'll have to wait and see, but there are a lot of people and businesses investing money and time...

A Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Caught Fire on Southwest Airlines

While this incident doesn't mean the new, replacement Galaxy Note 7 units are having the same issue as before, this certainly doesn't bode well for Samsung. This person on Southwest Airlines says he had his Galaxy Note 7 replaced by AT&T on September 21st. If we remember back, we told you that AT&T had new units...

Android 7.1 Developer Preview is Coming This Year

For weeks we've heard rumors about the Pixel and Pixel XL phones shipping with Android 7.1 Nougat and that information was confirmed this week. At the Google product launch event on October 4th, we learned a lot about this new Android update and it's made people wonder which devices will get it. Not only that, but...

Google Confirms Upcoming Pixel Devices will use Custom Silicon

Yesterday was a huge day for Google and the company's newly formed hardware division. The team has been working for months to develop their first Android smartphone and so far it has been met with mixed feelings. Some people are excited to see Google finally taking initiative with an Android smartphone while others are not impressed...

Motorola Announces Which Phones will Receive Android 7.0 Nougat

Motorola's reputation for fast and prompt OTA updates has been a bit shaky since they were acquired by Lenovo. There were times when Motorola would beat Google to the punch when it came to the latest Android update. They still do a respectable job with updates to some of their devices, but they have seemingly...

Samsung will Reportedly Manufacture the Snapdragon 830 for Qualcomm

Qualcomm has generally hired companies like TSMC to manufacture the custom Snapdragon SoCs that so many mobile devices use these days. This worked out well for them for years, but changed last year with the Snapdragon 820. It's unclear if this transition happened because Qualcomm was unhappy with how the Snapdragon 810 turned out (which...

Huawei Allegedly Declined to Manufacture the 2016 Pixel Phones

Huawei has been trying to break into the United States smartphone market for a little while now and a new rumor claims this was planned to go big this year. We've seen the Chinese smartphone maker (well, its company Honor) have moderate success with the Honor 5X, but it seems Huawei wanted more. Android Police cities...

Google Publishes October’s Security Updates & Finally Releases Nougat for the Nexus 6

Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat for a number of Nexus devices last month, but they were still working on the update for Motorola's Nexus 6. It's unclear if the Android 7.0 update for the Nexus 6 was delayed because Google engineers were squashing bugs, or if Motorola was holding them back. Whatever the case, the...

Google Hires New Talent to Run its New Pixel Phone Division

David Foster has worked at a number of big companies over the last few decades. The man was a staff manager at IBM Research back in the late 80s and early 90s, he was a senior director at Apple in the late 90s and early 2000s, and also worked as a general manager at Microsoft...

Samsung Sells 30,000 New Galaxy Note 7 Units in South Korea in 2 Days

Samsung has been working hard to get back on their feet after the whole defective battery issues with the Galaxy Note 7. The last couple of months have not been good to the South Korean tech giant, but things are finally starting to level out for them. It did seem like business was going to get...

Xiaomi Brings the Redmi 3S+ to India via Retail Stores

Xiaomi has been very impressive in their push to increase their online presence. For a long time, buying a smartphone online from Xiaomi was the only official way you could get one of their smartphones or tablets. There have always been unofficial resellers here and there, but the company's flash sales were the only official channel...

New Pixel and Pixel XL Pictures & Details Emerge as Preorder Pages go Live

There's been a number of Google Pixel and Pixel XL leaks over the weekend and most seem to reassure us of things we've already heard in rumors. And throughout these leaks, we've learned a couple of new things that hadn't been talked about before. There have been official renders leaked from multiple retailers who accidentally...