When it comes to media streaming devices, Amazon is one of the first brands that come to mind thanks to its domination of the market in recent years. The online retailer’s Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Fire Stick are no one-trick ponies though because now they come with Amazon’s Alexa built-in. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon just yet, both devices are currently on offer at reduced prices.
The Essential Phone has been around a while now and has undergone several price reductions as it attempts to improve on the meager says that it achieved in 2017. The Essential Phone has issues with its software and camera quality, and as Erik pointed out when he reviewed the Essential Phone, so long as ‘photography isn’t your top priority, there’s a lot to like with Rubin’s first effort’. It seems the Essential is fully aware of the shortcomings of its first smartphone because it is promising that its second-generation smartphone will be better.
Besides accidentally confirming the Pixel 3’s existence, Google has also released a list of the latest apps and games to feature on the Android Excellence program on the Play Store in April 2018, as it does every three months. To be selected for the awards list, an app or game must be of high quality, provide a great user experience and show a strong technical performance.
It may only be April, but with Google I/O just a month away, thoughts are turning towards Android P and the next generation of Pixel handsets. Speaking of which, Google itself has accidentally confirmed the rather unsurprising existence of a Pixel 3 on its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) pages.
Samsung has posted a record breaking first quarter in terms of profits, which is great news for the company. However, there are some concerns about the future of Samsung’s business, and that’s actually eating into their stock price. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, unfortunately.
Samsung has completed a pretty big manufacturing milestone, and they’ve done it six months ahead of schedule. The company’s been hard at work developing a 7nm manufacturing process for mobile CPUs, and they’ve officially crossed the finish line and are making it ready for other CPUs to start utilizing.
Google is testing out a new feature for the mobile version of its Chrome web browser that should make your browsing experience a bit better. Currently accessing your recent web history involves a few taps behind some settings menus, but a new feature in the works will allow you to long press the back button on your device to pull up that history in case you need to quickly jump back several pages.
Taboola is an advertising company that you’ve likely seen across websites on the internet, and they’ve announced a new partnership with ZTE that’s aiming to bring a more personalized ad feed to your smartphone, for better or worse. The app itself looks pretty similar to the old Google Now feed, but it’s tailored around content and products that you would potentially be interested in.
Good bluetooth earbuds can make your day-to-day much more enjoyable, and the simple and practical Creseur Touchwave headphones are here to help. They’re solid earbuds with noise cancellation and simple tap controls and avoid some of the more complex setups that make other headphones a pain to use.
Anker is back with its latest batch of discounted accessories, and today we have something that just plain sucks. That’s right, Anker has discounted its Eufy RoboVac 11c vacuum cleaner by a massive 33.3%, and that isn’t the biggest price reduction on offer. Other discounted items include Eufy’s Genie Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, Smart Plugs, the SoundBuds Curve headphones, a Roav dashcam, and a 60W multi-port wall charger. So what are you waiting for? Join us after the break for more details.
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Mechanical keyboards are undoubtedly very cool gadgets for computer enthusiasts, and sometimes you find some that really stand above the rest of the market. Lofree, for example, is releasing their Four Seasons mechanical keyboard that aims to capture some of the nostalgia of a classic typewriter in a modern gadget.
OnePlus has confirmed some of the details and hardware of their upcoming OnePlus 6, letting us know what to expect before it’s officially announced. There’s not much here that we didn’t already know from leaks, but at least now this does away with some of the fuzzier details.
Android phones are like Windows computers in the mobile space. Dozens upon dozens of different manufacturers build devices in all price ranges, from under $100 to well over $1,000. Unlike Apple, which strictly controls both hardware and software with only a few smartphone releases per year, Android is an open source free-for-all with tens of thousands of unique devices out in the wild. There are, however, a handful of exceptional standouts that have left their mark on Android’s ten year history. They’re not all flagships, they’re not all best sellers and some can even be considered a little niche, but they’ve all played an important role and represent the best of Android. So let’s take a look at the ten best Android phones of all time.