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.

Chrome 57 Beta Adds the CSS Grid Layout, Enhances Add to Home Screen and More

Google has recently rolled out new Chrome updates to Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac and Windows. If you haven't already received your latest Chrome update, be sure to check and see if it's available for you now. This means that work from previous release channels are now being shifted to the next branch (Canary to...

Pokemon Go Reportedly Passes $1 Billion in Revenue

Pokemon Go was initially released in July of last year and it has already surpassed what so many other mobile games have been able to do. The game was able to garner a tremendous amount of hype before it was even made available to the public, and then it took the world by storm once...

Android 7.1.2 Adds the Fingerprint Swipe Gesture for the Nexus 5X (and likely Nexus 6P too)

When Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL, they included a fingerprint swipe gesture feature that we've seen in many Huawei devices in the past. The gesture enables you to swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to quickly expand the notification panel. This is quite a useful feature for users who don't want to reach...

IDC Report States Apple Shipped More Phones in Q4 2016 Than Samsung

The International Data Corporation (IDC) is a highly respected research company that uses often publishes studies on the smartphone market. A new report has just been published by the IDC that highlights the smartphone shipment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016, and there have been some interesting changes to highlight. For many of the past quarters, Samsung...

New Development Updates Revealed for Replicant 6.0

As many people know, the core parts that run Android is completely open source and is free to use by anyone. All OEMs shipping phones based off of Android do exactly this, including Amazon. But due to competition and profit motives, many parts of the OS that is shipped on devices are closed source. Since...

Alleged Price, Specs and Release Month Revealed for the Galaxy Tab S3

We haven't heard much about Samsung's 2017 flagship tablet, but now there are some new rumors circulating that claim to give us an idea of what we can expect. The last time we saw rumors about the device was back in October of last year when it was said this new tablet would be released...

Samsung Sends Press Invites for their MWC 2017 Launch Event

Samsung made a big splash last year at MWC 2016 with the announcement of both the Galaxy S7 as well as the Galaxy S7 Edge. We got to see how the RAM management of the Galaxy S7 was compared to the Galaxy S6, and they even showed off Samsung Connect Auto as well as some...

Google Talks About the Latest Speed Improvements for Chrome

Google has four core principals for Chrome that include Speed, Security, Stability and Simplicity. The company is constantly working on the speed aspect as there are generally always some type of improvements to be made with the current system. Their goal is to make websites display at 60 frames per second and doing this means...

Project Fi is Rumored to Integrate with Google Voice Soon

To kick off last week with a bang, Google finally started rolling out a big update to an application they've been ignoring for the longest time - Google Voice. This seems to be the latest step in Google's overarching goal of moving regular users away from their Hangouts application. With Hangouts shifting towards becoming an...

ZTE Admits Kickstarter isn’t the Place to Sell Project CSX/Hawkeye

Late last year, ZTE decided they wanted to sell a smartphone with ideas which were crowdsourced from the community. This device was given the name Project CSX and with it they wanted the community to decide everything that went into the phone. The main rules when launching this project were it needing to be a mobile...

Nextbit has Officially been Acquired by Razer

You may know of Razer as the company who sells high-end PCs and PC accessories, but they got into the Android business in 2015 and even relaunched the OUYA store as Cortex for the Razer Forge TV. They haven't been very active in the community since then, but it seems they aren't done with the...

The Chromecast Ethernet Adapter Works with Google Home

A couple of weeks after the Google Home personal assistant device was announced last year at Google I/O 2016, it was reported that Google Home would be nothing more than a Chromecast stuffed inside of a speaker. The report came from The Information, and claimed this was true because they shared the same microprocessor and WiFi chip...