Rumors, leaks, teasers

LG’s next flagship smartphone is code-named ‘Judy,’ expected in June

February 20, 2018 Amiel Pineda

LG didn’t announce a flagship smartphone at CES 2018, and at MWC 2018 next week, the company will show off new shades of previous smartphones and introduce only a revamped LG V30 Considering all we know about LG including their struggling mobile division, this is definitely not a good sign to start the year.

Google News

If you still own a Nexus, Google might grant you a 20% discount on Pixel 2

February 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Over the weekend, there was an outburst in comments on a Reddit thread in the Google Pixel subreddit. A trusted source looked to see what was going on, and discovered that more than just a few Nexus device owners seem to be receiving email about a 20% discount on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

Google App Updates

The latest Google app beta adds screenshot-editing tools

February 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Google has been testing screenshot-editing tools in its search application on Android for several months. However, the feature has finally made way to the public beta of the Google app for testers to try out. Sources claim that the next release will be completely public.

Google News
Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 2/12 – 2/16: Which Android devices were updated this week?

February 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

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.


Weekly Poll: Does Samsung’s inability to provide timely Android system updates bother you?

February 17, 2018 Doug Demagistris

With new Galaxy smartphones on the horizon, Samsung continues to struggle to provide updates. This has always been the case for the South Korean giant thanks to its somewhat heavy Experience UI, which makes it harder to alter and roll out Android system builds as they’re released by Google. Before we all start to craze about the Galaxy S9, we thought we should take time to step back and discuss an area Samsung can improve upon, and that’s providing Android [Read More]


Google smartphone shipments improve two-fold during 2017, Essential moved just 90,000 units of PH-1

February 16, 2018 Amiel Pineda

IDC analyst, Francisco Jeronimo, tweeted recently regarding Google and Essential smartphone shipments. According to Jeronimo, Pixel shipments were double that of last year thanks to sales of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The figure for Essential is very, very disappointing. It’s not often we hear sales figures for mobile devices, so we’ll take it for what it’s worth. 

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