Whether you should buy a smartphone from its manufacturer or through a cell carrier has always been a topic of debate. There are both pros and cons to each, and this week we may have received some indication as to which option you’ve been electing for.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are on their way, with a confirmed announcement coming in just a few days on October 4. Timing is everything, and with the Pixels, the new spec leaks are right on schedule.
Japanese consumer electronics giant, Sony, introduced its ‘OmniBalance’ smartphone design with the 2013 flagship Sony Xperia Z. Over the four years that followed, Sony has done little in revising its squared-off slab design. Though, a new report makes the claim that the company will soon switch to a totally new design language in order to be more competitive.
Near the beginning of the 2017 year, Google announced that its AI technology, the Google Assistant, would become part of Android devices of all kinds. At the time, the Google Assistant was working in Allo and exclusive to Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The voice assistant technology that improves using machine learning recently expanded to Android Wear, Android devices running Marshmallow or newer, and even certain Apple iPhone models. Today, the virtual assistant seems to be making its way [Read More]
Google was right when it said that its assistant would become part of our everyday lives. Recently, Google Assistant support expanded to include headphones and a slew of speakers, and now, appliances. LG has announced that 87 of its Wi-Fi smart home appliances are now compatible with the Google Assistant via the Google Home speaker, and compatible Android and iOS devices. This achievement has been made possible by the Google Assistant SDK.
The LG V30 is one of the biggest and most feature-rich smartphones we’ve heard about all year. The phone has been available in LG’s homeland of South Korea for a few weeks now, and today, some US carriers confirmed availability of LG’s new flagship.
BayStreet Research, an industry analyst, has estimated Sprint to have sold just 5,000 units of the Essential PH-1 smartphone since it launched in September.
Last week it was reported that US carriers Sprint and T-Mobile had entered “active talks” about a merger. We’ve been hearing about the possibility for a number of months, though Reuters points out that the two cell providers are inching closer to a deal that could happen sooner than we think.