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.

Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile to Launch the Galaxy J3 Emerge Next Month

The 2016 Samsung Galaxy J3 was a budget smartphone the South Korean conglomerate launched way back in January of this year. This smartphone launched with a 5" 720p display, Exynos 3475 SoC (while some had the Spreadtrum SC9830), and 1.5GB of RAM. Samsung has reportedly updated a few of the internal components of this device and will re-brand...

Imagination Technologies to Focus More on IoT and Virtual Reality

Imagination Tech is known for their MIPS CPU architecture as well as their PowerVR GPUs. We generally do not see their CPUs in mobile hardware, but Apple does use their PowerVR GPUs in the iPhone. However, it hasn't been that great of a year for the technology company, and it looks like they will pivot...

LG Officially Announces the G Pad III 10.1 Tablet

While most sales figures seem to indicate the tablet market is dying, some OEMs like Samsung and LG are still producing new ones year after year. Images of this new LG tablet were actually leaked by Evan Blass yesterday, but since then he has deleted the tweet. We weren't given any additional details about the...

A GM at Lenovo Says They’ll Release a New Tango Phone in 2017

Google has been publicly working on Tango for close to three years now, and they've made a lot of progress along the way. Tango uses special sensors to map out the physical world so that it can be placed in a virtual one (on a tablet or a smartphone). So far, this technology has been used...

LG Says an LG V20 Bootloop was Caused by a Cheap USB Type-C Cable

Over the last few years, LG has had a serious issue with their smartphones going into a bootloop at seemingly random times. This didn't seem to be a huge issue with the Nexus 4, LG G2, or the Nexus 5, which are all manufactured by LG. However, since the LG G3, there seems to be some...

Renders Based on CAD Dimensions Show us the Xperia XA’s Successor

OnLeaks, in collaboration with Slashleaks, has been able to come up with a 3D render of what the successor to Sony's Xperia XA could look like. OnLeaks is known for getting his hands on CAD dimensions of upcoming products. Then, he's able to take this data and come up with reasonable look at what an...

BlackBerry Announces a Long-Term Licensing Agreement with TCL

You may know of TCL as the company who manufactures Alcatel's smartphones. They've been producing the company's smartphones for a while now and it seems TCL enjoys this type of business relationship. After BlackBerry's popularity declined, it seemed like the company was just going to stop manufacturing smartphones and focus on their enterprise software division...

Material Design Guideline Update Talks About App Shortcut Icons and More

It's been a few months since Google updated their Material Design guidelines, but they were able to sneak one in before the end of the year. This update adds three new sections to the spec, and then makes some significant changes to three other sections. Many were wondering what design was ideal for icons of...

Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System Goes Live Today

17 years ago, Europe committed to funding their own satellite navigation system. This new satellite system would be replacing both the U.S.-ran GPS and Russia-operated GLONASS that people throughout Europe have been using. Named Galileo, the new cluster of navigation satellites are promising to be both faster and more accurate than the older U.S. and Russian operated satellites. The project...

Hiroshi Lockheimer Talks About the Future of Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer is the man in charge of Google's popular mobile platform (as well as Chrome OS), and the executive recently sat down with The Telegraph for an in-depth interview to discuss the future of Android. The first topic discussed in the interview was the motivation for launching the Pixel smartphone this year. Mr. Lockheimer states that Google looks...

Google Publishes Changes in the Android Support Library v25.1.0

The Android Support Library is an invaluable resource for application developers. The library offers features that are not built into the Android framework, and also includes backwards-compatible versions of new features as well (such as the Snackbar, the Floating Action Button (FAB), tab support, and more). The library is there for developers who want useful UI elements...

WebVR and GamePad APIs are Available in Android’s Chrome 56 Beta Channel

If there's any technology that best characterizes 2016, it would be Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality has moved beyond expensive headsets tied to your computer to more affordable solutions that couple with your smartphone. VR content has similarly seen an explosion in availability, and we're seeing companies working hard to bring VR content to the web thanks to...