OnePlus 3 and 3T Get Android 7.1.1 Open Beta That You Can Install Right Now

OnePlus dropped a new beta update on OnePlus 3 and 3T owners this morning in the form of Android 7.1.1. Oh yeah, it’s 7.1.1 Nougat update time, child.

The build is available as an “open” beta, which means we can all update to it right now without much work. You see, OnePlus makes updating incredibly easy as long as you have a file to flash. With these open betas, that’s exactly what they provide.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leak Floodgates Now Open

You could argue that Samsung mostly skipped Mobile World Congress this year. Sure, they announced a fancy new tablet and VR headset with controller, but we’re so used to them showing off their new Galaxy S phone for the year that it was hard to pay close attention. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in 28 days or so, though, which means we’ll now see a new leak for the phone every 5 minutes. Yes, the Galaxy S8 leak floodgates are now open.   (more…)

Google Announces YouTube TV Streaming Service, Starts at $35/Month

At an event in Los Angeles today, Google unveiled YouTube TV. The service, which is not yet available or even ready to be demoed by press, is a live TV streaming service, similar to what you see from AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. In addition to live TV, though, it offers access to the entirety of YouTube Red Originals, meaning its not exactly short on digital content.  (more…)

DEAL: Buy Google Home, Get a Free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio

Google’s latest deal for Google Home, which lands you a free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio in addition to your Home purchase, is live at numerous electronics dealers.

The deal is about as straight forward as it gets too. All you have to do is add Google Home and a Chromecast device to your cart and the $35 price of the Chromecast will be dropped from the final total. The Chromecast Ultra is not a part of the discount, just FYI.

If curious about Google Home, be sure to checkout our review.

Deal Links: Best Buy | B&H Photo | Target | Walmart | Google Store

LG G6: First 10 Things You Should Do

The LG G6 doesn’t have a firm launch date just yet, but once it does show up at your local carrier store, we want you to know exactly the types of settings to consider as you unbox and then begin setup. As we have done with top-tier phones for some time, we’ve put together a video list of the first 10 things we think you should do to help get you on your way to getting the most out of your new phone.  (more…)