One of the biggest problems with Android phones is the lack of updates from manufacturers. If you buy a Google phone like the new Pixel 2, you’re guaranteed software and security updates for a ... Read More »
While very few phones have received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo outside of Google’s own lineup, a few manufacturers have offered a beta version of the latest version of Android for their flagships. Nokia is the latest with the release of an Oreo beta for the Read More »
If you’re a smartphone enthusiast, you’ve likely heard of JerryRigEverything. He’s the man that comes off as rudely destructive until you figure out that his tests are valuable and constructive rather than destructive (well, both).
The latest victim is the Pixel 2, and the man doesn’t hold back when he’s not happy. The removal of ... Read More »
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Now that Oreo is out and running on Google hardware, every manufacturer is working on the update for its flagship devices and every power user is wondering when they’ll get it on their phones.
It’s difficult to buy a phone sight unseen. Though many of us strictly buy unlocked devices with no carrier bloat and delayed updates, carrier stores can be a blessing for testing a device before you buy it. If it doesn’t sit well in the hand, you won’t enjoy using it for the next year or ... Read More »
We’re used to our devices having night modes. That orange filter over the screen is a big improvement at night, where cool colors can strain the eyes and hurt your sleep. However, Chrome OS still doesn’t have such a feature.
Thankfully, Google is on it. A Night Light feature has been ... Read More »
The official Nougat update has already been released for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, but the beta tests keep coming. Now OnePlus has released a beta version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for both the Read More »
Android Instant Apps was announced at Google I/O last year, and it got quite a bit of attention and quite a few fans. It promised the ability to run compatible apps without downloading them.
Want to read a BuzzFeed article? You can click it in search results and open the app ... Read More »
The Google Pixel lineup is not water resistant, unlike most flagships these days. The phones are IP53-rated, and with the second digit denoting water resistance, a rating of 3 pretty much means nothing.
However, that doesn’t mean that the Pixel can’t stand up to a bit of water. Jonathan Morrison ... Read More »
When it comes to updates, Samsung isn’t particularly fast. With a heavy software skin, many features to add, and lots of custom hardware to support, the company has a lot of work to do to get a new version of Android ready for its flagship devices.
However, Samsung is allegedly testing a Read More »