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Samsung Experience Launcher adds home screen rotation to the Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8

In an update to the Samsung Experience Launcher yesterday, Samsung seems to have added support for home screen rotation to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8. This was a feature only available on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ until this update. This now allows for users to enable a landscape mode...

Honor Unveils the Honor Note 8 with a 6.6″ QHD Display

Big is in these days, it seems. Coming hot on the heels of its big competitor launching the Mi Max, Huawei's Honor division has launched the bigger and supposedly better Honor Note 8. How big are we talking about here? The Honor Note 8 comes in with a display that measures 6.6" diagonally, with a resolution of...

Xiaomi Launches the 6.44″ Mi Max, MIUI 8 Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

In an event in China, Xiaomi has launched the physically mammoth Mi Max, its largest smartphone in recent years; and MIUI 8, the next iteration of its home brewed custom OS/skin based on Android. Mi MaxThe first thing that one would notice about the Mi Max is its massive size. Bearing a 6.44" FHD LCD display,...

Enable One-Handed Mode using a Script

Bigger Isn't Always BetterWith the advent of bigger phone screens, it’s nearly impossible for most people to reach every corner of their phone using only one-hand (unless you’re LeBron James). Yet big phones like those from the Note series are still very popular due to how comfortable they are is to consume video and web...

Phablets and Their King: No Longer Note-Worthy?

June 4th, 2010. As far as dates go, this was a rather normal day for the world at large. But for people who call themselves "smartphone enthusiasts", this date is of some significance. It is on this day that Dell began sales of the Dell Streak 5, the smartphone with a 5" display running Android...

ZTE Axon: A Quick Look at Specs and Strategy

ZTE is one of a number of manufacturers from across the world desperately trying to break into the US market, and today they have announced their new flagship offering, the Axon. Previous efforts from ZTE like the Grand and Grand Max have fallen within the mid to low range, with the company's separately managed Nubia line...