Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.
Google unveiled two flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, during its Made By Google 2017 event on October forth. The Pixel 2 XL is the better of the two devices and comes with a design that subscribes to the trend in 2017 that has been highlighted in other smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone X. But how does the Pixel 2 XL compare with its counterparts, particularly the iPhone X? Let’s find out.
You may have noticed that some phones allow you to squeeze their sides to trigger an application or function such as the Google Assistant. Essentially, the purpose of this ability is to allow users to have a hot key, which can launch something specific from any screen in less than a second. Samsung elected to use a hardware key for its Bixby voice assistant, and Google, with the help of HTC, was able to successfully implement squeeze gestures on Pixel [Read More]
The HTC U 11 ranks eighth on our list of best Android smartphones of 2017. However, the fall launch season is here, and HTC wants to revive its latest flagship model with a refresh in order to be more competitive against offerings from Google, Samsung and LG.
If you bought a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, or had the opportunity to spend time with a demo unit in Verizon stores, you may be aware of the “Active Edge” feature. This is essentially the squeeze feature that first debuted on HTC U 11. It allows one to squeeze their Pixel phone to launch the Google Assistant in less than a second. It’s really fast, but has been limited to only the Google Assistant function. That is, until [Read More]
How cool would it be if you could control what’s playing on your living room TV using a voice command to the Google Home in your kitchen? Now you can.
Our next Droid Turf Connect+ live chat session will take place on Friday, October 20 beginning at 10:00PM Eastern Standard Time. This is a great chance to chat with a Droid Turf contributor one-on-one.
Amazon and Motorola worked together on a Moto X4 variant that will be sold on the retailer’s website, and we brought you the details this morning. Now we have word that a new Moto Mod is coming with built-in Amazon Alexa voice capabilities.