CES Press Day: Watch Samsung’s Press Event Live Right Now

Alright, the big event of CES 2017 press day is here – Samsung takes the stage in moments. This is always the biggest of them all, even if that has meant a focus on TVs and other electronics outside of mobile in recent years. Samsung is just that damn big and people show up to see what they have in store for the coming year.

Should we expect anything at all in the mobile field? That’s tough to say, but I’m leaning towards “No.” There is always a chance that a random tablet or something shows up, but Samsung seems ready to talk QLED TVs and appliances for 2017. Samsung saves its mobile announcements for stand-alone events later in the year or MWC. Whatever happens, though, we’ll pass along word.

The live stream – which we’ve included above – kicks off at 2PM Pacific.

2017 in Android is Probably Going to be Awesome

I love Christmas and the whole holiday season, but now that it’s all but over for 2016, I’ve got to say, that I’m starting to get excited about 2017 and Android. As much as I’d also like to sit here with everyone else and continue to complain about how sh*tty parts of 2016 is/was, there are some good things on the horizon to consider. Plus, don’t we all need some positivity in our lives at this moment? (RIP, George and Carrie.)

Think about what we just went through. Samsung made their three best smartphones ever by a large margin. Sure, one of them had an affinity for fire and probably needs to be wiped from memory, but it was still an awesome phone. Outside of Samsung, though, we saw Google create a new line of phones that they seem ready to promote and push forward in competition with Apple and Samsung and the rest of the players in the smartphone game. We also got a best-of-the-year phone from OnePlus and watched Motorola do modularity better than anyone. But where this gets good in 2017, is largely based around all of that moving forward another step or two.

Let me explain.  (more…)

Our Favorite Android Smartphone of 2016

While we are still bringing in votes for the DL Reader’s Choice for Phone of the Year (POTY), we are ready to present you with our choice(s). In 2016, we saw a plethora of great smartphones from a number of makers, which made for a very exciting and busy year.

Because there was such a high number of fantastic phones, it was actually quite the struggle to choose a single one as our favorite. As you will see, we have a couple runner ups this year, only because we didn’t want to have a three-way tie for favorite. (more…)

Report: Galaxy S8 Unveiling Could Happen at Special New York Event in April

Every year, as the final slow weeks of the tech news cycle wind down, Samsung rumors flood in. It’s almost as if Samsung executives want to steal CES thunder before CES ever arrives, or maybe just that they can’t go more than a couple of months without making headlines. Either way, we’re in full pre-CES Samsung rumor overdrive at this point, with new rumors suggesting Samsung will skip Mobile World Congress to hold a stand-alone New York event to launch the Galaxy S8(more…)