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Apps & Games
Google’s Play Store is full of apps and games, but one category that has taken off more in the last year or so is messaging applications. There are a ton of messaging apps available on Android, many of which see millions of active users each and every day. Leading the charge is Facebook, who just this week announced a brand new messaging app, and the possibility of another.
If you’ve been following Droid Turf of late, you’re aware that we’ve been covering a lot of OnePlus stories lately. The Chinese manufacturer has been doing exceptional in all areas, and so we write on! Let’s talk about OnePlus.
The 2017 year is nearing an end, but at least not without one more Android flagship. We have a new phone from Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus. The OnePlus 5T is the company’s seventh-ever smartphone, and the sixth installment in a flagship series. What’s to happen to the OnePlus 5 that released just six months ago, we’ll soon find out, as it appears the OnePlus 5T has now taken over the spotlight.
This week saw a bevy of new Android smartphones go up for sale. The HTC U 11 Life is now available to purchase unlocked and on T-Mobile, both the Galaxy S8 Active and LG V30 Plus are making way to T-Mobile and Sprint, and the Razer Phone just went official. There’s still one more launch to come later in November, but all options thus far appear to be nice choices for their respective target markets. With that being said, are [Read More]
A controversial topic in the news lately has been the possibility of a carrier merge in the United States. The two participating carriers would be T-Mobile and Sprint, America’s third and fourth largest network carriers respectively. Are you rooting for the two to make an agreement, or are you against the pair making a deal? Consider this when making your choice.
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]
Just when we thought smartphone launch season was over, Razer, OnePlus and Huawei seem to have other plans in mind. Over the last several months, Samsung announced a new phone, LG brought a new phone to market, and so did Google with a few others as well. Normally, these are the companies who wrap up the year, but this might not be the case for this year, as we learned this week.
Things are winding down now that the Made By Google 2017 event in San Francisco has concluded, but there are a lot of Google goodies including a pair of new Pixels coming our way. It’s the end of review season and Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL are the last of the herd to arrive, which are the successors to last year’s first-generation Pixel models. After reading all about the new accessories, our overviews, spec lists, and insight, we want [Read More]