For those of you who are currently on one of Sprint’s MVNOs, or possibly looking to switch to one of these two services, as of today you now have the option of purchasing a new device, the LG K3. This budget device isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off, but for under $100 it is a pretty decent bang for your buck. Hit the break to see what this baby is packing.
LeEco has been slowly but surely putting the pieces in place to make an attempt at becoming a major player in the U.S. smartphone market following their successes overseas, notably in the Chinese market. Earlier this year the company opened a new U.S. headquarters facility and started hiring a U.S.-based workforce. However, at the time no timetable had been established. Sources are now saying LeEco hopes to start sales this fall of not just smartphones, but a new video streaming service as well. Read more
During the past year, Facebook has been working to get users to view more videos on their social platform. One of the roadblocks to that is a measure Facebook had to implement when they rolled out auto-play for videos to only do that when on Wi-Fi unless a user opts in to see all videos even on cellular connections. This was done to address concerns about the impact on data usage. To help get around this, Facebook is working to have the videos not count against data caps, at least on T-Mobile thanks to that carrier’s Binge On feature. Read more
OnePlus announced its new flagship the OnePlus 3 this week in a virtual reality event. The company noted that it would be sold in two colors–Graphite and Soft Gold. But, it looks like the latter colors won’t be up for grabs until sometime in July.
It seems like when Google announced Allo and Duo, they weren’t quite finished with the project. If you keep up with Google that probably won’t shock you, but it’s still fun to see the small changes that happen right up until a project is “finished.” The latest tweaks for the pair of messaging apps has to do with the icons, and it appears Google has changed the color scheme a bit before both apps are officially released. Read more
The Gear S2 has had a pretty successful run for Samsung, but like any other piece of technology, there’s certainly something being prepared to take its place. In this case, Samsung is working on a new smartwatch that’s being called Solis that will very likely end up being the Gear S3. Read more
Are you looking for a new device on the cheap? Or maybe you’re just looking for a backup in the event that your daily driver bites the dust. Well, B&H has a great deal on the 16GB Nexus 5X–it’ll cost you a meager $230 and you’ll get two free screen protectors with it.
Do you own an ASUS Chromebook Flip? If so, it looks like your going to be able to try out Android apps on the Chrome OS machine very shortly. Developer Channel 53 is now available for the Chromebook Flip, bringing with it full access to the Play Store.
At the start of the year, Alcatel OneTouch strategically chose MWC 2016 as the time and place for a rebranding to happen as its next flagship would debut during the global conference. Its name was shortened to just Alcatel and the company’s logo received a fresh appearance. The turning point in February, however, wasn’t from a new name or logo. Everyone became excited for Alcatel when the Idol 4 and Idol 4S were announced. Between the stunning glass-meets-aluminum design and the high-end specifications, Alcatel was seemingly ready to get serious with the big players at the table.
Now it’s June and Alcatel’s flagship is still not on the market for anyone to buy. So we contacted Alcatel directly to find out where the Idol 4 and Idol 4S are at.
Google’s Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, posted on the Android Developers Blog that the 4th Developer Preview of Android N has been released. Users who already enrolled their devices in the Beta program should be receiving a notice to update to this latest version. This sounds like the final preview that will be released as Google has finalized a couple key components of Android N in preparation for the official release. Read more