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Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus visit TENAA, reveal renders and specifications

The CEO of Meizu confirmed earlier that at least one variant of the Meizu 16---expected to be the Meizu 16 Plus---will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, which is Qualcomm's 2018 flagship SoC. This makes the Meizu 16 series interesting because up until now, the company's choice had been limited when it came...

Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus receive 3C certification, are confirmed to launch on August 8

The Meizu M6s was the company's very first smartphone with a Qualcomm chip (the Snapdragon 625). Then, the company released the Meizu 15 and the Meizu 15 Plus in April in China. The Meizu 15 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, while the Meizu 15 Plus is powered by the Exynos 8895 SoC,...

There are nearly 16,000 Google Play Certified Android devices

The Android operating system is often compared to Microsoft Windows because of how ubiquitous it is. While Windows continues to dominate on the desktop, Android has been dominating on smartphones for years. At Google I/O 2017, Google announced that Android was installed on over 2 billion devices. That's a staggering number to consider, and it's a...

How to Check if a Phone or Tablet is Certified Android Before Buying

So you want to buy an Android smartphone or tablet. There are so many devices out there that it can be a real headache trying to decide what to get. If you can afford it, you could shell out hundreds of dollars for flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei P20 Pro, or Sony Xperia...

Google Removes the 100 Device Registration Limit from the Uncertified Device Page

Good news for the Android community today: Google has heard our concerns. When we first broke the news that Google would begin blocking Google Play uncertified devices from accessing Google apps and services, there was a lot of confusion about what this would mean for users. At first, it seemed like the webpage wasn't working...

How to Fix the “Device is not Certified by Google” Error

A few days ago, we reported that Google is starting to block uncertified Android devices from accessing Google Play apps and services. That means that any device that isn't certified by Google will no longer be able to download and use apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play Music, Google Photos, and more. There's a...

Meizu Introduces the M6s with a Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner

On Tuesday, China-based smartphone maker Meizu announced the successor to last year's Meizu M5s -- the M6S -- and it's a massive improvement. Just about every element of the M6s has been upgraded, from the system-on-chip to the modem, display, and more. Perhaps the most notable upgrade is the processor. Meizu has switched to the Samsung Exynos 5 7872...

Meizu Launches the M6 Note in China with the Snapdragon 625 SoC

Meizu, like other Chinese smartphone OEMs, are known for producing Android smartphones at a reasonable price with an impressive design and build quality. Their devices have typically shipped with system-on-a-chips from MediaTek (and even the Exynos SoC  from Samsung), but they haven't worked with Qualcomm lately due to a patent lawsuit. That lawsuit has been...

Meizu Releases Flyme 6 For Third Party Devices

Flyme OS is one of the most popular Android-based operating systems in China. Produced by Meizu, Flyme is officially available on all of its own smartphone offerings, but recently the company has started to port Flyme 6 for other smartphones. The first smartphone (apart from Meizu's phones) that has received official support for Flyme OS is...

Benchmark Cheating Strikes Back: How OnePlus and Others Got Caught Red-Handed, and What They’ve Done About it

A few years ago there was a considerable uproar, when numerous major manufacturers were caught cheating on benchmarks. OEMs of all sizes (including Samsung, HTC, Sony, and LG) took part in this arms race of attempting to fool users without getting caught, but thankfully they eventually stopped their benchmark cheating after some frank discussions with...

China’s Fluctuating Mobile Market And Future Trends

China's mobile market is by a comfortable margin the largest in the world, with over 1.3 billion monthly mobile subscribers across the three carriers. It is understandable then that short term trends and fashions can have a huge effect on the incomes of OEMs and the market as a whole. If are unfamiliar with the Oppo...

Qualcomm Files Multiple Complaints Against Meizu for Patent Infringement *Updated*

At the end of June, Qualcomm had filed a lawsuit against Meizu at the Intellectual Property Court in Beijing. The company was seeking 520 million Yuan in the lawsuit that claimed Meizu had infringed on multiple patents that Qualcomm owned. Meizu does not use Qualcomm chips in their smartphones, but they were allegedly using 3G and 4G...