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

Qualcomm Confirms Adding 600MHz Support to the X16 Modem

T-Mobile spent upwards of $8 billion to purchase 45% of the available 600MHz spectrum earlier this month during an auction for the available spectrum. The company has since been tight-lipped over how it would be utilizing these new airwaves to enhance its network. But recently, the company has hinted in its recent earnings call that...

Reddish Tint on Some Galaxy S8 Units “Not a Controversial Issue,” Will be Fixed in Next Software Update

Early reports indicate that Samsung's new flagship devices are off to a pretty great start, with the lineup breaking the previous pre-orders records set by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. However, not all things are bright and beautiful: the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have attracted a quite a bit of criticism for its...

Report: HTC’s Upcoming Flagship Will be Called HTC U 11, Will Come in 5 Color Options

It looks like HTC has finally reached a conclusion as to what to name its upcoming flagship device. Internally code-named ''Ocean'', it was earlier believed that the device would carry the brand name "HTC U," however, a new report shows that won't be the case. The report comes to us courtesy of Evan Blass (@evleaks) over...

Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner Will Authenticate Mobile Transactions in the Near Future, Starting with South Korea

When it comes to security, the recently-released Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offers a plethora of authentication options a user can choose from to securely unlock their device. The user can choose whether they want convenience over security or vice versa and set an unlocking method accordingly. The device comes with a fingerprint scanner, iris...

Google Reportedly Working on a Built-in Ad Blocker For Chrome Browser

According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a built-in ad blocker solution for desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome web browser. The ad blocker will be turned on by default and will block out those specific types of ads which are responsible for ruining the browsing experience,...

South Korean Samsung Galaxy S8’s Owners Facing Reddish Display Issue

Samsung began shipping the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on Tuesday in South Korea and looks like the device is not off to a good start. Some users who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 in South Korea have complained that the display on their Galaxy S8 has an excessive reddish tint, with some claiming the...

Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Assistant Reportedly Won’t be Available Out of The Box

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus approaching the consumer launch, Samsung has revealed somewhat-unpleasant news for potential buyers (well, depending on how you look at it). One of the main focus during Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last month was its own virtual assistant called Bixby. Similar to already-available...

Android Wear 2.0 Arrives for 1st Gen LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch R; Urbane 2nd Edition to Receive Next Month

Android Wear 2.0 was announced back in February this year. While the update was supposed to roll out to all supported devices soon after it became available, it took close to 2 months to Google to start rolling out the update. So far, only a handful of devices have received Android Wear 2.0. A majority...

April’s Android Distribution Numbers Show Lollipop Still on Top, Nougat Continues to Rise

Google has released the Android distribution numbers for the month of April. The data was recorded in a 7-day period ending on April 3, and it's also worth mentioning that any version which has less than 0.1% distribution is not shown in this data. So chances are there might be thousands of Android devices running older...

YouTube TV Goes Live in Select U.S. Cities For $35 a Month

After announcing the YouTube TV service back in February, Google is now finally launching the service in the United States. There are already quite a few online TV services available in the market which let users watch their favorite TV channels on multiple platforms on the go. Sling TV, AT&T's DirectTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue...

Unity 5.6 Released With Tons of Performance Improvements and Support for Vulkan API

After a long beta testing period, Unity has now finally released the latest version of its cross-platform game development tools. The version 5.6 brings in tons of new features, performance updates as well as support for new platforms and Vulkan API. Speaking of the changes, the 5.6 update brings massive improvements to baked lighting and real-time...

Android Wear 2.0 Starts Rolling Out to Fossil Q Founder (2nd Gen) As Well

It has been close to two months since Google officially launched Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport were the first to come pre-loaded with this new update. It was not before this month Google finally started the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for some of the supported watches. Earlier, Google said...