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[Update: Google working on wider compatibility] Wireless Android Auto will require Android P if you don’t have a Pixel

Back in early April, wireless Android Auto was finally launched. The feature launched with version 3.1 of the Android Auto app but it was only for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. At the time, Google said they were “actively working with phone manufacturers on adding software compatibility” for non-Google devices. Now we have more information...

Samsung Bixby 2.0 will launch with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Bixby is currently the worst voice assistant available in any smart phone. It has its uses, but it is slow and bad at voice recognition. The Korean Herald was told by Gary G. Lee, the new head of AI at Samsung Research, a lot of previously unknown information on Bixby 2.0. Lee confirmed that Bixby...

HTC U12+ specifications and official renders leak

The HTC U12+ is the next flagship phone we have circled on the calendar. We'll finally get to see the device at HTC's event next week on May 23rd. The device has only shown up a few time in leaks and rumors, but today we have everything and the kitchen sink. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared...

A Closer Look at Honor 10’s AI Camera

Honor hopes to push the boundaries with their newest smartphone camera in the Honor 10. With a new level of AI implementation, this phone is taking the best photos we have seen from an Honor phone so far.  The Honor 10 features a 16+24MP back facing camera and a 24MP front facing camera. Check out our...

Gmail’s Nudges feature now available to remind you of important emails

Gmail has so many users (more than 1 billion monthly active users) that even the smallest of new features can have a tremendous impact on how the world interacts with emails. Back in March, we told you that Google was preparing a "Nudges" feature that would suggest emails to you that the service believes you...

LG is rebranding the LG G6 as the LG G6 ThinQ, for some reason

At Mobile World Congress 2018, LG announced a rather underwhelming revision of the LG V30, dubbed the LG V30S ThinQ. To call it a revision would be a stretch, actually. Internally, it was the same phone as the LG V30 with only minor differences. The greatest difference? The "ThinQ" moniker, which brought LG's set of AI...

Twitter reveals new API that’ll charge third-party clients for old functionality

When Twitter was growing its user base, third-party clients like Flamingo, Falcon, and Talon were flourishing on Android. Then, the company implemented restrictions on its APIs; in particular, a developer could only request 100,000 login tokens for their users. For example, the popular Flamingo client was pulled from the Google Play Store after the developer reached the token...

Google to launch revamped YouTube Music next week, YouTube Premium sometime later

We've been expecting Google's YouTube music and Play Music services to merge for some time now and next week Google will take a major step in that direction. On Tuesday, YouTube Music will launch a revamped mobile app and desktop player with a free ad-supported streaming service and a $9.99/month standalone ad-free subscription service. The primary...

OnePlus 6 launched in India, price starts at Rs. 34,999

The OnePlus 6 was globally launched yesterday at an event in London. Regional pricing for India wasn't revealed at the event, because OnePlus had already scheduled a separate event in Mumbai, India, on May 17. At the Mumbai event, the company officially launched the phone in India, along with the Marvel Avengers limited edition. OnePlus has...

Android P beta for the OnePlus 6 is now available

The OnePlus 6 is now official. Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, the device is a power-house on the basis of specifications alone. You should check out our hands-on of it here. OnePlus has a history as well of supporting the custom development community with easily unlocked...

OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition is coming to India and China

OnePlus is no stranger to releasing special edition movie tie-in phone models. The OnePlus 5T had a Star Wars Edition launch in a few countries before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. OnePlus teased an Avengers: Infinity War tie-in back in early April, but they didn't say anything about it when they announced...

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Mini-Review: Good Audio, Comfortable Design, Great Price, and Not Much Else

With the premature death of the headphone jack on various smartphones, we’ve seen a marked emphasis on wireless earbuds and headphones in the past few years. Most wireless earbuds come in one of two formats: the "fully wireless” variants, and those in which both earphones are united by a cord and/or neckband. The OnePlus Bullets...