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Kristin
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A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. An Android purist.

HMD Confirms US Availability For Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3

Nokia made its global comeback at MWC last month with the launch of three new Android-powered smartphones in the form of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, along with a successor to the classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. While HMD Global had confirmed at the time of launch that all three phones would...

Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

Leaked Image Shows The Galaxy S8’s Display Scaling Options

After last year's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, expectations are higher than ever for Samsung to deliver something truly exceptional with its next device: the Galaxy S8. The device itself has been subject to frequent leaks and rumors, especially over the past few weeks. From what we have learned so far, there will be two devices,...

ZTE’s Quartz Smartwatch Gets Leaked with its First Ever Pictures

Back in February, we reported that ZTE was reportedly preparing its first ever Android Wear powered smartwatch called the ZTE Quartz. At the time, we didn't know much information apart from the fact that the upcoming watch will run Android Wear 2.0 and will feature 3G UMTS cellular connectivity. Now, thanks to a treasure trove of...

New Android O Rumor Hints at Revamped Notifications, App Notification Badges, Picture-in-Picture mode, and Lots More

Last year, Google surprised us with an early release of the developer preview of Android N ahead of Google I/O. While chances are Google might go the same way this year as well for Android O, there are no indications about it yet. But that doesn't mean we can't get a peek at what Google...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments

Bloomberg reports Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8, will have facial recognition capabilities to verify user's identity. The technology will primarily be used in mobile payment services such as Samsung Pay to provide users with enhanced security. According to the report, the Galaxy S8 will make combined use of phone's iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, and facial recognition...

Google Assistant In Allo Revealed Your Search History In a Conversation Without Your Permission, Now Patched

A recently discovered flaw in the Google Allo messaging application has raised concerns over users' privacy. According to a report from Recode, Google Assistant in Allo can reveal your Google search history details without your permission while in the middle of a conversation. Before Google Assistant started rolling out to all devices running Android 6.0+, using Google...

Android Security Bulletin Released For March 2017

Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for 60 vulnerabilities, the severity levels of which range from critical to low. Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs to...

Google Takes on Cable with YouTube TV

You now have one more way to watch your favorite content thanks to Google. The Mountain View technology giant has just launched its own online TV subscription service, called YouTube TV. This service will join the already popular streaming TV services such as Sling TV and AT&T-owned DirectTV Now. YouTube TV will include over 40 networks with...

Amazon is Reportedly Working on Advanced Voice-Recognition for Alexa

According to a new report coming out of Time, it appears Amazon is internally working on a new technology to further improve the voice recognition capabilities of Alexa. Amazon is reportedly developing a new technology which would allow it to identify and distinguish between individual voices. That means Alexa might be able to recognize whether a...

New Leak Shows The Huawei Watch 2 Will Come In Three Color Options; Will Officially Launch On Feb 26

While the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport are the first to come running Android Wear 2.0 out of the box, other OEMs have also been working on releasing an updated watch hardware to take advantage of new features introduced with Google's latest Android Wear OS update. Huawei is one of relatively few OEMs who...

Press Render of The Huawei P10 Leaked Ahead of its Official Launch

Huawei is expected to launch its next flagship, the Huawei P10, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a few days. The device has been subject to numerous leaks for the past few weeks, which have allegedly revealed most of what we should expect from the Chinese OEM's upcoming device so far. Now, we have a...