TRI’s Turing Phone Will No Longer Ship With Android OS, Comes With SailFish OS Instead

Are you sitting down? Good, because you are about to receive a bit of shocking news. Yet another delay has struck the Turing Phone. Hyped as a phone with ultra security, made of Liquidmorphium, will probably never launch at this point, even though TRI, the company behind the phone, would like you to think otherwise. TRI has sent out a letter to those who pre-ordered, claiming that they are shooting to launch the device in April, pushed from their previous target of March, but there is also something else… The phone won’t run Android anymore, either.  (more…)

Flyperlink Brings Floating Web Browsing to Your Android Device

Flyperlink, an app available for download on Google Play, brings Chat Head-like web browsing straight to your phone. When skimming through links on your device, whether it be on Twitter or through Google Now, Flyperlink can pop up these webpages in individual bubbles, viewable and moveable for your convenience.

After initial setup, Flyperlink runs in the background until you click on a web link. At that point, you will decide which app you want to open a link with – Chrome, Flyperlink, or any other browser you may have installed. If Flyperlink is selected, you can then choose to open the link with Flyperlink just once, or always. When Flyperlink chosen, a bubble will appear that you can expand and minimize, and the bubble can be moved to wherever you would like, in case it is getting in your way. When you are done with a website, simply drag the bubble to the trash icon at the bottom of your screen. (more…)

Bill Simmons Says Podcasts are Coming to Google Play Music This Month (Updated)

Back in October of last year, Google announced that podcasts would soon join the line-up of offerings on Google Play Music. October seems like a hell of a long time ago, so as you can imagine, many of us have been itching for some news on when they might actually arrive. According to former ESPN and Grantland talking head, Bill Simmons, we should see podcasts show up this month (as in, February).  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for February 2016: Hey, Marshmallow Hits 1%!

Google updated its Android distribution numbers this morning for the month of February, showing minor adoption of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In fact, Android 6.0 jumped from just 0.7% the month prior to 1.2%. That seems, at least to me, like pretty slow movement to the newest version of Android after almost four months of it being available. And when consider the fact that Android 6.0 was released as developer previews as early as last May, you have to wonder what is taking the world so long to update to it.  (more…)

Sign-Up for T-Mobile Prepaid Plan, Receive Free Smartphone in Form of $50 Mail-in Rebate

Starting Wednesday, February 3, those who sign up for a T-Mobile prepaid plan will receive a $50 mail-in rebate, good for use on a smartphone. This rebate essentially nets you a select smartphone for free, which is never a bad thing.

There are currently three prepaid options available at T-Mobile: Simply Prepaid, Simple Choice Prepaid, and Simple Choice No Credit. The cheapest, being the Simply Prepaid, starts at $40/month for unlimited talk, text, and 3GB of high-speed data.  (more…)