The OnePlus 3 is a sweet phone, I can’t deny that. For $400, you are getting a very nice hardware package, but on top of that, OnePlus throws in software tweaks and other functionality to spruce up what’s already a pretty solid Android experience.
For fans of Nexus devices, you undoubtedly like stock Android, and for me, that’s where the OnePlus 3 software shines. Not only does it provide that stock feel and look like on a Nexus phone, but certain OxygenOS features, such as gesture commands and icon pack support, really help get the most out of the possibilities for Android. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, we pointed out a new section in Google Play that showed you a list of apps you were currently beta testing, noting that it was only just beginning to rollout to users. Today (or maybe even last night), the full rollout started and you more than likely have the new section, whether you realized it or not.
What is this new beta section for? (more…)
If you believe the interwebs, we should see two Nexus phones once again this year, only this time only one manufacturer will make them. That manufacturer is thought to be HTC. Last week, purported specs for the smaller of the two HTC Nexus phones surfaced, and now this week, we are getting specs for the other, larger model. For those keeping track of the dirty details, the smaller is running under codename “Sailfish,” while the larger, possibly more premium phone is the “Marlin.”
Let’s talk about HTC Nexus “Marlin.” (more…)
HTC took to Twitter shortly after Google’s unveiling of the Nougat name for Android N, confirming that three of its devices will eventually receive the update to Nougat. The three devices are the HTC 10, One M9, and One A9.
If you have another device from HTC, stay hopeful that your phone might also receive the update, as HTC mentions more devices may be announced to receive the update once Google makes Android N available to OEMs. At this time, HTC can only confirm the aforementioned devices, though. (more…)
Google revealed the name of Android N today and that name is Nougat. Android Nougat, to be exact. There has been fallout on some level. Nerds seem to be unhappy with the choice, probably because it wasn’t called “Nerds” or “Neapolitan” or “Nutella.” You only think I’m joking about that – I’m not. People really are not OK with Google going full Nougat.
That right there, is the reason for this poll. This is as official as it gets. You either love it or hate it. There is no in between. You have to take sides because, well, because I said so.
The official name for Android N is Android Nougat! (more…)
AT&T is ready to start ‘thanking’ its customers, with the first phase of the Thanks program kicking off today. Unlike T-Mobile Tuesdays, which is available for all postpaid and prepaid customers, AT&T Thanks is currently exclusive to postpaid customers, which is something to keep in mind if you ever plan on switching carriers or are attempting to weigh your options when seeing which carrier is right for you.
As for what AT&T is thanking its customers with, phase one is a 2-for-1 movie ticket deal. If there is a movie you would like to see with a friend or loved one at an AMC theatre or Regal theatre (the two largest chains in the US), all you need to do is purchase one regular general admission ticket via AT&T’s dedicated redemption site, then receive an extra ticket free of charge. There are no apps to download or server malfunctions to deal with. (more…)
Samsung surprised us this morning with news that it was releasing the Galaxy S7 (SM-G930U) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935U) in unlocked form here in the US. While we’re a bit annoyed at the fact that it took them this long to do so, we still appreciate having the option. After all, not everyone buys the new shiny toy the minute it comes out and some have probably been waiting for the right moment to upgrade. Now would be that time.
These unlocked units work on all US carriers (including Verizon and AT&T), so if you champion unlocked phones like we do, these are great because they give you flexibility to jump around on carriers and never feel locked down. They also lack bloatware and may even receive timelier updates (might is the key there). (more…)