Samsung announced the Bixby assistant several weeks ahead of the Galaxy S8 launch. We were told at the time this feature would let you control apps by voice and get contextual information. It doesn't do any of that at launch, though. Naturally, people want to remap the Bixby button, and that's still possible despite Samsung's attempts to block it. However, the remapping apps are pretty hacky. Read More
T-Mobile customers may have seen the recent news that Galaxy Note5 owners on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were starting to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update, and worried that they were being overlooked. But fear not! It appears that nougaty goodness is just around the corner for you. Read More
This isn't the first time we've been through this rodeo: Sony announces a new device in 2 or 3 colors, then a couple of months later tries to grab back some headlines by launching it in a new color. This time we're looking at the high-end Xperia XZ Premium which made its debut in February at MWC with a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 5.5" massive 4K display, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a 19MP camera on the back that can shoot videos in up to a mind-boggling 960fps. And the new color in question is Bronze Pink.
The color is nice, but Sony's press release obviously contains a lot of graphical superlatives from Xperia Colour Designer (that's a job title, apparently) Satoshi Aoyagi. Read More
The Nextbit Robin was released to the general public last year, after it finished its Kickstarter campaign at over $1.3 million. It was an interesting phone, and over the past few months, we've seen it drop lower and lower. Now you can get the Robin for just $136.99 - a $163 discount from its current MSRP. Read More
The two phones may not have even come out until today, but T-Mobile and Verizon have been on their toes. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ on everyone's favorite red and magenta networks have already been updated. T-Mobile is a bit scant on details, but Verizon has obliged with plenty of their own. Either way the timely frequency of updates thus far bodes well for the future of the device.
T-Mobile's notice for the update landed yesterday (note, before the phone was officially released) and Verizon's hit today. Read More
Every phone has a few problems, and the recently-released Galaxy S8 is no exception. One of the commonly-reported issues is a red tint with the display, affecting some phones more than others. Thankfully, Samsung is aware of the problem, and a software update scheduled for next week will fix the problem. Read More
Motorola is gearing up to release several new phones, including the Moto E4/E4 Plus, Moto C/C Plus, Moto Z2, Z2 Play, and Z2 Force. All of them have been leaked already, except the standard Moto Z2 and Z2 Play. Well, we now know what the latter will look like, courtesy of a new leak from TechnoBuffalo. Read More
We've been hearing about the "HTC Ocean" for months, and just the other day HTC finally teased it as part of the U line. We believed at the time it would simply be called the HTC U, but our old friend Evan Blass says the final name will be "HTC U 11." It's apparently HTC's way of bridging its old and new naming scheme. Read More
Like most Android device makers, Samsung has always had a custom music player on its phones. However, that's changing with the Galaxy S8. Google and Samsung have teamed up to make Play Music the default player on all Samsung devices going forward. As part of the deal, owners of the GS8 (or future devices) get some special perks not available to others. Read More