We use our phones for everything. From managing the office to organizing family schedules, making phone calls to making lists, keeping up with our friends and public figures, to recipe and academic research, many of us depend on our phones to get through the day with ease. And let’s face it, there’s nothing more grand than receiving that brand new device in the mail. But after using it all day, every day, the same standard look may eventually seem a little dull.
That’s exactly why today, we’ve compiled this list of launchers for you to take a look at. By downloading a launcher, you can either change the way your phone looks and works by a little, or by a lot, depending on your preference. Each of the following apps will change your setup in some way, and some more than others. Forget getting a new phone when you can just get a brand new launcher.
There’s actually a Google phone that you can buy right now, but first you probably want to check out its specifications. So we assembled a spec sheet for you to see what the Pixel packs and how the device stacks up in the very competitive mobile industry.
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The year may have more than two months left, but an insider isn’t waiting to share when the Galaxy S8 will launch.
If you hesitated in placing a pre-order then you are probably well aware that Google is currently out of stock on several versions of the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones that they revealed last week, so demand does not seem to be an issue for the moment. However, that did not stop Google from releasing a bunch of sample photos and even a 4K video captured with one of the devices to help showcase how powerful the camera is on the Pixel and Pixel XL. If you are on the fence about placing an order and the camera is a question mark for you, then you are the target of this effort by Google. Read more
Cyanogen Inc. is going through a minor restructuring on the executive level. The company’s CEO, Kirt McMaster, is stepping down from his lead role so that the Cyanogen will be able to refocus on its efforts.
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Samsung was reported to have brought worldwide production of the Galaxy Note 7 to a screeching halt after multiple reports of battery fires emerged. Now, in a statement given to Android Central, the company says it will be “adjusting” its production schedule to ensure quality and safety, something that was thought to have been done for the first round of replacement devices.
The popularity of Huawei‘s budget conscious e-brand, Honor, has grown in leaps and bounds in 2016, spurred on by the warm reception the Honor 8 received when it launched back in August, helping it sell more than 1.8 million units. It’s recently been rumored that the company would soon launch a successor to the 5X, a rumor that has today been officially confirmed with Huawei issuing invitations to a launch event in China on October 18th. Read more
HTC has long been rumored to be developing a smartwatch with the codename Halfbeak based on Google’s Android Wear platform, in tandem with Under Armour. It’s been rumored for so long, in fact, that for a while it seemed that we had more chance of seeing unicorns roam freely in the streets than the Halfbeak being announced. Today’s leaked images of the Halfbeak smartwatch at least prove the existence of the device, although it’s still unknown if it will launch anytime soon. Read more
On Talk Android Deals, RAWtronics’ SunVolt Solar Charger is on sale for less than $20.
It’s a solar-powered product with a 5000mAh battery and two USB ports to charge your devices anywhere in the world as long as you give it a little light from time-to-time.
Following multiple reports of replacement units exploding throughout the world, Samsung is announcing an indefinite suspension in Galaxy Note 7 production.