Mercedes Benz, Kia add to Android Auto options


Google has been working diligently over the years to expand the footprint of Android into all manner of devices that consumers and businesses use. With their overwhelming market share, odds are good that you will come upon an Android smartphone on any given day if you don’t already use one yourself. Google has been trying to get into other markets like home automation and wearables, but the news has not been as positive in those segments. Just recently several partners have pulled back on plans to continue releasing Android Wear powered smartwatches and Huawei is even toying with the idea of switching to Tizen. Some good news for Google and parent company Alphabet is that Android Auto is getting a bump this week as both Mercedes Benz and Kia have expanded the models in their lineups that will be coming with the vehicle-centric version of Android. Read more

BlackBerry won’t be manufacturing smartphones anymore


BlackBerry will go down in history as one of the key players in the early smartphone market, but that era is officially over. In the company’s quarterly financial results, they’ve announced that they’ll no longer be manufacturing any smartphones from this point forward, coming after BlackBerry posted an $8 million loss over the previous quarter. Sad, but reasonable. Read more

Best Sprint phones


When we think of American carriers, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are usually the first brands that come to mind. Sprint might not have as much going for it as the other three big names, but it’s still a carrier that shouldn’t be left it out. Sprint often runs some excellent and enticing promotions, but also offers stellar network performance where the provider has coverage.

If you’ve been thinking about switching to Sprint, here are the phones you should consider!

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