Polls

Weekly Poll: Will Chinese OEMs eventually penetrate the US smartphone market?

February 10, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Over recent years, we’ve seen a major push by Chinese manufacturers to conquer smartphone market share. Huawei and OnePlus have been two of the more successful of late, and their market strategies are very much aligned. For 2018, both companies have eyes set on the US territory with hope to spread influence to the western hemisphere. Huawei’s initial attempt failed miserably, but the company hasn’t given up. The US market, one of the largest for smartphones, is more saturated than [Read More]

General News

The Lava Red OnePlus 5T is coming to the US

February 5, 2018 Doug Demagistris

There are quite a few variants of the OnePlus 5T. There are the original models, a Star Wars model, a White Sandstone model, and a Lava Red model. The Lava Red variant of OnePlus’ latest and greatest smartphone has been a Chinese-exclusive up through now, but won’t be as of Tuesday, February 6.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 1/29 – 2/2: Which Android devices were updated this week?

February 4, 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.

Polls

Weekly Poll: Do you enroll in Android beta programs when you have the chance?

February 3, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The Android beta program was first introduced by Google, the maker of Android, with the purpose to eliminate bugs and absorb feedback of which can be used to improve software for its final release. Beta programs used to be limited to very few people, typically a randomly generated sample of testers, but not any more.

General News

New open beta for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T brings interesting new features

February 2, 2018 Doug Demagistris

OnePlus has done well when it comes to providing its latest devices with software updates. Right now, the company is running several beta programs of which anyone can join. The purpose is for OnePlus to gather feedback on upcoming features so that it can fix issues and improve stability for the final release. The latest open beta is for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Here is what’s included.

Polls

Weekly Poll: What was the best overall Android smartphone from 2017?

January 7, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The smartphone, or should we say the “cell phone,” has come a long way. What was once only for making phone calls, has now evolved into much more, and is now essential for most of us to have. The smartphone is the centerpiece of all our connections and we take it with us just about everywhere we go. 2017 brought a handful of new smartphones, some better than others. Many say that by the end of next year, we will have eclipsed [Read More]

General News

OnePlus brings back Sandstone with new OnePlus 5T White Limited Edition model

January 4, 2018 Doug Demagistris

With the OnePlus One and Two, OnePlus brought sandstone to the smartphone with a textured back panel. Flash forward to today, the company has brought back sandstone with its latest OnePlus 5T smartphone. The texture that stole the show has been revisited by request in the form of a White Sandstone Limited Edition OnePlus 5T model.

Droid Updates

Droid Updates Weekly 12/25 – 12/29: Which Android devices were updated this week?

January 1, 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.

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