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 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...

Google Reportedly Wants OEMs to Integrate Google Home in Products

October 4th is going to be a big day for the Mountain View internet giant. It's all but confirmed to be the day Google officially announces the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. We've seen mock-ups created, the the front display assembly leaked, photos showing the front and back of the devices, and software details about how...

Qualcomm is Reportedly in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductor

Qualcomm's financial standing seemed to have started going slightly down hill when Samsung opted for their own Exynos chipset over the traditional Snapdragon variant in select markets last year. The company had to revise their sales targets for the entire year because of this and while they did beat analyst expectations in Q3 of 2015, revenues were still...

LeEco Sends Out Press Invites for an Event in the US

LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, is a massive Chinese conglomerate that has their hand in all sorts of industries. The company deals with music, sports, smart TVs, cloud computing, driverless cars, and has made a big splash in China and India with their smartphone business. Much like Xiaomi, LeEco's smartphones are priced very competitively and...

Samsung is Waiting to See How the VR Market Develops

Samsung is satisfied with the progress they've made in the mobile VR space thanks to the Gear VR for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. However, they do realize that the display technology isn't quite there yet and this is why they've been holding back on releasing a standalone VR headset. The company also...

BlackBerry will Outsource Development and Manufacturing of Smartphones

In an attempt to limit the number of employees the company has to lay off in the long run, the CEO of BlackBerry has officially announced they will no longer be manufacturing smartphones anymore. This is a move that we've seen coming for a long time. John Chen has even alluded to this multiple times...

Moto Z Receives Official TWRP Support

The Moto Z is just starting to get in the hands of customers and we're already seeing community developers releasing mods for the device. This build of TWRP for the Moto Z is being maintained by kaneawk, and it is for the device with the codename Griffin (not Sheridan). There aren't any special instructions required to get this...

Samsung: 60% of Recalled Note 7s Exchanged in U.S and South Korea, 90% of Users Choose new Note 7

Samsung has been dealing with their Galaxy Note 7 replacement program for close to a month now. At first, things were slow to start as the company didn't have new, safe units for customers to swap out. So those who participated in the replacement program early were forced to get a refund or switch to...