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Critical MediaTek rootkit affecting millions of Android devices has been out in the open for months

On the first Monday of every month, Google publishes the Android Security Bulletin, a page that discloses all the security vulnerabilities and their patches submitted by Google themselves or other third-parties. Today was no exception: Google just made public the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020. One of the vulnerabilities that are documented in the...

TCL unveils the mid-range Plex with triple cameras, new Alcatel devices

TCL is a company that has been making Android phones for a while, but they rarely get the fanfare of other OEMs. It seems like the only time we talk about TCL is when they show off phones at major events. IFA 2019 is going on this week and here we are again to talk...

TCL unveils the Alcatel 3, 3L, 1S, and low-cost foldable displays

TCL has been a known resident at MWC for the past couple of years. Usually, they announce a few different smartphones, most of them from the budget or mid-range categories. 2019 is no different. The Chinese OEM just announced three devices under the Alcatel brand and showed off prototypes of its DragonHinge foldable displays. Let's take a...

Xiaomi, OPPO, LG, and Alcatel have released less phones with NFC in the past 4 years

NFC or Near Field Communication is an amazingly useful technology that you'll find on many mid-range and high-end smartphones. Using NFC, you can tap on other accessories like headphones to connect with them over Bluetooth, make payments at PoS machines, share files via Android Beam (RIP), or even read the data stored programmable NFC tags...

The Alcatel 1S and ZTE Blade A5 2019 are upcoming budget smartphones that run Android Pie

Budget smartphones do not get near-enough attention as compared to flagship or other quirky releases, even though they occupy their own space in the smartphone market. For people on a tight budget or very limited needs, entry-level phones do the job well and save money while they're at it. If all you need is a...

[Update: Hands-on] The 2019 Alcatel 1X and 1C are TCL’s latest budget Android smartphones

TCL, the exclusive licenser of Alcatel handsets, has announced the 2019 Alcatel 1X and the Alcatel 1C at CES 2019. Both are budget handsets aimed at North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa that intend to launch in Q1 of 2019. They feature low-end specifications for a low price, though you certainly won't...

TCL’s Alcatel 7 could launch on T-Mobile as the REVVL 2 Plus

Unlike in India and China where there's a wide selection of decent, low price Android smartphones, the budget phones sold in the United States are pretty awful. HMD Global is finally bringing a mid-range device that's worth talking about over to the U.S. in the Nokia 7.1, but Americans will still have to wait before...

Every upcoming/unreleased Android smartphone and tablet we’re monitoring

Android smartphone and tablet leaks can be exciting, but there are so many new devices on the horizon that it can be a real headache to keep up with them all. There's the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3, Nokia 9, Sony Xperia XZ3, Huawei Mate 20, and Motorola One Power just to name a...

Alcatel 5V launches with 6.2-inch notched display, 4000mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo

Alcatel has been working on releasing a number of devices this year. We saw the Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 5 smartphones announced back in February. Following that, we then saw the Alcatel 3V, which is effectively an upgraded version of that particular smartphone. Now, we're getting to see the Alcatel 5V, a smartphone with a...

Xiaomi Mi 8 and Alcatel 1X forums are now open

Earlier this week, we saw a couple of interesting devices get announced. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is Xiaomi's newest flagship phone, bringing a screen notch with infrared face scanning hardware, similar to what we saw in the iPhone X, to their current formula. The device also has as an in-display fingerprint scanner on the higher-end...

The Android Go Alcatel 1X goes on sale in the US next week for $100

Google introduced Android Go as a specially designed version of Android that was to be used by smartphone OEMs on ultra low-end smartphones. This allows Google to continue developing the regular branch of Android for more modern hardware while also offering something special for those emerging markets. So far Android has done well for these...

The Alcatel 3V is a budget 18:9 FHD+ phone with Android Oreo that’s coming to the U.S. for $149

We've been talking about the new 3 and 5 series of smartphones from Alcatel for half a year so far as the company continues to stagger the release of their new devices. We first learned about these new products back in November of last year when we were given a look at some press renders...