Video: Checkout the LG G6 Square Camera Mode

As a part of a teaser for the new UX we’ll see in the upcoming LG G6, LG talked a lot about squares and the fact that the phone’s 18:9 display ratio allows for perfect 1×1 viewing of content. For example, this sizing would allow for a camera to shoot 1×1 squares (for things Instagram), while viewing the shot in a matching 1×1 square panel next door, almost in real-time.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: A Phone’s Back Button Belongs on the Left or Right?

My mention of Samsung’s navigation button order being “wrong” in the previous post seems to have sparked quite the conversation over which order people prefer. Of course, when that happens, a poll must follow, thus the existence of this follow-up post.

So let’s decide once and for all! Do you prefer the back button to be on the left, where Google, creator of the platform that all Android phones are built upon, has placed it and where almost everyone other Android OEM places it, or should the back button go on the right, where Samsung, king of smartphone makers who (rightfully) laughs at all who question its decisions, puts it?

Left or right. You must choose.

A Phone's Back Button Belongs on the Left or Right?

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If These are the Galaxy S8 On-Screen Buttons…💩

Earlier today, a bunch of photos of a live Samsung Galaxy S8 showed up on Twitter, one of which gave us a first look at how Samsung may implement on-screen buttons for the first time. We only got a single look at the back button, not the other two buttons, so the shot left open some questions. Shortly after, though, the folks at Android Police got their hands on what they believe to be images from a system dump from the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 that may back-up the previous report.  (more…)

Sprint HTC 10 and Galaxy S7 are Getting Their Nougat Updates

Android 7.0 “Nougat” arrived back in late August. I point that out because we have seen numerous devices over the past week receive an update to it. I also point that out because you should be shaking your head at these companies for finally getting around to giving your high-end phone a taste of a version of Android that isn’t even close to being the most current.  (more…)

Qualcomm Brings Its 4G LTE Smarts and Snapdragon to Android Things

Android Things, the connected device or Internet of Things (IoT) platform from Google, now has the support of Qualcomm and its work with 4G LTE, the chipmaker announced this morning. Specifically, Qualcomm is making their Snapdragon 210 chipset, with integrated 4G LTE, available to Android Things devices, which could be anything from retail solution to smart home assistants.  (more…)