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.

Amazon’s New Fire HD 10 Tablet has a 1080p Display for $150

Back in 2015, Amazon added a 10" tablet to their Fire HD line called the Amazon Fire HD 10. While many were happy to see the other tablets released in that batch, the 10" model wasn't in line with what people were expecting. The company was trying to charge $230 for a 10" tablet that...

Samsung Likely to Hit Record Profits Due to Increased Demand of DRAM Chips

If you've been following the trends in both the smartphone and personal computer space, then you likely know that there is a supply and demand issue happening in regards to memory chips. Due in part by the demand of smartphone components, the demand of memory chips has been increasing over the last year and that...

Alleged Photograph of the Huawei Mate 10 Surfaces

It's getting close to that time of the year when Huawei releases a new flagship smartphone and so it is only natural that more details leak as we get closer to launch. Last month, the company teased the upcoming release with a video telling you to meet the device that is worth waiting for. We...

Report: Google Proposes to Display Rival Shopping Comparison Sites via Auction

After a long investigation and multiple reports, The European Commission claimed Google was abusing their market dominance as a search engine to promote their Google Shopping service. This led to the EU saying Google needed to pay the biggest antitrust fine they have ever issued out ($2.7 billion). While this case plays out, the company...

Report: Samsung to Mass Produce a 3-Layered Image Sensor Capable of 1,000 FPS

Back in February of this year, we learned that Sony had been working on a 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor for their smartphones. This was interesting because the new sensor was going to enable slow motion video recording at up to 1,000 frames per second. Most smartphones these days can only go up to a...

New Replicant 6.0 Update Doubles the Number of Supported Devices and More

Replicant has been in development since 2010 and has received a few updates since that time. For those who are unaware, this is a version of Android that is completely open source and doesn't rely on any closed source drivers or code. This results in some hardware not working properly, but there are some workarounds available...

Samsung’s Dedicated Bixby Button Can Now Be Disabled, but Not Remapped

Samsung won a lot of fans when they finally got rid of the dedicated navigation buttons with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This was a big move as they've been hanging onto that aging system for so long, and this allowed them to decrease the size of the bottom bezel. With this change, the...

Arris Brings Android TV to 3 New UHD HDR Set-Top Boxes

We don't generally read too much new information about Android TV these days. The operating system is being embedded in a number of new smart TVs all the time though, it's just that there hasn't been much innovation made in the field. This may change soon with three new products and a new professional service...

ExpensiveWall is the Latest Type of Malware Spotted in the Play Store

Google puts a lot of work into making sure our smartphones, tablets, wearables and set-top boxes are as secure as possible. But it's virtually impossible for any software platform to stay 100% secure and this is especially true when it's used by 80% of the global smartphone market. We've seen the Play Store hit with...

Purism and KDE are Crowdsourcing a “Truly Free” Smartphone, the Librem 5

Multiple companies in the past have tried their hand at creating a smartphone with as few closed source binaries as possible. So far, many have dropped the premise, but the support for such a smartphone is still there within the open source community. The latest in this effort is a collaboration between KDE's Plasma Mobile...

Summary of Essential’s Reddit AMA: Android Oreo Coming Soon, White Model, Verizon Support, and More

After multiple delays of the Essential Phone, the company was finally able to start shipping their smartphone to those who had pre-ordered. To celebrate the device being made available on Sprint, the team decided to host an AMA (ask me anything) over on Reddit. We've combed through the most popular questions that were answered and...

Report: Google May Invest $1 Billion in Uber Rival Lyft

For those unaware, Google is in the middle of a lawsuit against the popular ride-sharing service Uber for allegedly acquiring trade secrets from a former Google employee. This lawsuit was filed back in February of this year and since then the relationship between Google and Uber has broken down more and more. This opens up...