Photography rises above all for the OnePlus 5, exclusive interview reveals

Consider all the things that a phone offers. What’s the most important to you? Maybe it’s the display, or maybe it’s the battery life. But those areas can be very similar across a number of phones. The camera, however, differs greatly. Companies use different components and the software, too, is unique. That’s why you rarely see two phones that provide similar results.

In an exclusive interview with The Verge, OnePlus revealed the 2017 phone’s camera is more important than anything else.

LG announces G6+ along with updates, new colors for G6

LG announced today that they will be rolling out a major update for the LG G6 starting in July, producing the device in two new colors, and they will release an upgraded version of the smartphone to be dubbed the LG G6+. Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company says “LG’s G series has always been about offering innovation and technology that we believe will appeal to as many customers as possible. By expanding the G6 lineup with differentiating features and  colors, consumers will have even more options to consider when shopping for a new smartphone.”

Bixby sneak preview offered by Samsung, but more delays on tap

Last Friday Samsung issued a new update regarding their Bixby artificial intelligence/personal assistant software that is currently a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ only feature. The good news, if you are willing to test things on behalf of a manufacturer, is Samsung is offering users an option to sign up for early access to test Bixby’s voice commands. The bad news is this move clearly reveals even more delays for Samsung in releasing a fully-baked Bixby product to the U.S. market.

[TA Deals] Save big on lifetime access to uTalk Language Education (90% off)

It’s never easy learning a new language later in life, but you should familiarize yourself with the languages of the places you go. Mingling with locals in their native language is quite the experience; therefore, we’re encouraging you to take a look at uTalk Language Education. Right now there’s a sweet deal on Talk Android Deals for the package that can teach you various languages at your own pace and without a monthly subscription.

Google brings Android Apps support to 16 more Chromebooks

It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of another 16 Chromebook models to the list. Join us after the break for more details.

New OxygenOS Beta brings a host of bugfixes for OnePlus 3/3T

While we wait with bated breath for the official unveiling of the OnePlus 5 on June 20th, the OnePlus 3 and 3T are getting some love in the form of a new OxygenOS Open Beta build that dropped early this morning. This latest Open Beta includes a bunch of bugfixes as well as a new version of the OnePlus Community app. Join us after the break for more details. 

Twitter preparing to roll out new look, features on most platforms

All of Twitter’s platforms will be getting an update over the next few days and weeks, although iOS users may see the most change as the iOS client incorporates more of an Android look. Headlining the changes and the leading example of how Twitter is bringing the Android experience to iOS is a new side navigation menu for profiles, accounts, settings and privacy. On iOS, the bottom menu bar is also being trimmed to be simpler, much like the Android menu bar.

New LG G6 Second Year Promise extends warranty coverage to 24 months

LG has announced a new program to try to improve the deal for consumers buying a new LG G6 smartphone. Extending the manufacturer’s warranty to a full two years, the new LG G6 Second Year Promise program is designed to shift “the definition of ‘quality’ to one that includes not only device specs and build, but also the peace of mind consumers experience using them, particularly during long term ownership” according to Chang Ma, President of LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A.

Google updating Drive to full-fledged backup system

Google has announced an update to their Google Drive for Mac/PC client giving it a new name and new capabilities. On June 28, 2017 the product will become Backup and Sync from Google. In addition to replacing the Google Drive for Mac/PC application, the Google Photos desktop uploader will also be integrated into the new platform. For users who already use Google Drive for Mac/PC, the new application will respect their existing settings.