OnePlus New Year’s Resolution: Ship Phones More Quickly to Buyers

OnePlus has big plans for the start of 2017 regarding its ability to ship phones to buyers as soon as a purchase is made. With OnePlus, typically, you order your new phone and then maybe receive it in a few weeks. This is due to high demand of its smartphones, which is completely understandable, but folks don’t tend to enjoy waiting too long for their purchases.  (more…)

ZTE Admits That Crowdsourcing Hawkeye Was a Bad Idea, Asks Customers to Solve Its Problem

A week ago, ZTE’s Project CSX unveiled the complete spec sheet for the crowdsourced Hawkeye smartphone. For a $199 introductory-priced smartphone with eye-tracking software and a sticky backside, the specs seemed fine, considering the low cost.

Highlights from that spec sheet are a Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, 5.5″ FHD display, and rear-facing fingerprint reader. As it turns out, though, this phone is exciting nobody, with ZTE currently sitting at $35K of the $500K goal they need to reach by February 18. (more…)

Google Voice Gets Major Updates on All Platforms Today (Updated: APK Download)

Big time updates (first big ones in five years) for Google Voice are arriving as early as today on all platforms, Google just announced. We first learned of incoming updates a couple of weeks back, thanks to a teaser notification in the Google Voice web portal, but Google wasn’t ready to reveal anything at the time. Well, now they are, so here we go!  (more…)