A little more than a week ago I was atop an ancient wall in an ancient land, just an hour or so outside a modern, bustling city. I don't speak a word of Chinese. Can't read a single symbol. And when I first took this job nearly six years ago with the prospect of a good bit of travel, I admittedly was worried by the prospect of being seen as the dumb American overseas. I've seen a lot more of...
We have got a LOT to catch up on this week! Phil's back from his time with Huawei in China. We've got new Android Wear with Marshmallow. We've got even MORE thoughts on the Nexus 6P and the BlackBerry Priv. And we've got a lot of your questions and voicemails to catch up on.
There are a lot of smartphones out there, and Taiwanese manufacturer HTC makes some of the best, even if it doesn't sell anywhere near as many phones as the market leaders. Such is life.
New phones are always coming and going, and we get that it can be a little difficult to keep up with things. So this is our continuously updated list of the HTC phones that you need to be aware of. These are...
And we're placing more importance than ever on timely and continuous system updates.
We've updated our list of the the Best Android Phones. And unsurprisingly, we've got a new winner ahead of the others.
You didn't think BlackBerry wasn't working on something old-school, did you? The Priv is all the rage among those who live and die smartphones for a living (though whether anyone's actually buying it remains to be seen, especially since BlackBerry is taking its sweet time shipping it) — and so it makes perfect sense that we'd start seeing an old-school candybar-style phone making the rounds at...
One of the most requested apps for Android Auto is here. Almost. Audible has added support for Google's infotainment extension in the beta version of its app, meaning you can now easily listen to books on tape (I'm old, and that phrase is never going to die) while you're driving.
The Nexus 6P is a near universal hit. It's got the size — both in terms of display real estate and in the fact that it's also thin and therefore doesn't feel as big as you might expect. It's got the specs. It's got a camera we're happy to use.
But none of that came easy, Huawei VP of R&D Eric Fang told a group of journalists it flew to Beijing this week (I am among them) as part of of a...
Expected in Huawei's upcoming flagships, the Kirin 950 boosts performance and lowers power consumption even further — and that's ballgame for those of us using the phones.
We're coming at you live from Beijing, China, where Huawei is detailing the new Kirin 950 processor. While Kirin's not a name you hear in the U.S. at all — Huawei's phones in our part of the world ship with other processors...
Whoa, nelly. This week we've got our first look at Samsung's freaking 18-inch family-sized tablet. Plus we've reviewed the LG V10 and HTC One A9 — and we'll tell you what you need to know about this Chrome merging with Android thing.
The quick take
The LG V10 is a bigger, beefier LG G4 with more camera features, a Second Screen and two front-facing cameras for dual-angle selfies. And it's not a bad phone by any stretch of the imagination. But it's really big, and really beefy.
The LG V10 — the first of the South Korean manufacturer's new series of phones for content creators — is coming to the U.S. And it's bringing along with it a 5.7-inch display, some serious manual camera controls — including with video this time — plus a Second Screen for a little extra real estate out front.
We'll be able to get it on three U.S. carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have...
We've always gotten a little chuckle when press releases try to tell us the precise time an app update will go live in Google Play — it just doesn't work that way. You hit publish, it shows up for folks a couple hours later, more or less. That's changed, starting today. Google has rolled out "timed publishing," allowing developers to choose exactly when an update will go live.
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is now officially official, and that means the Droid Turbo 2 specs are, too. The short version is that you're basically looking at the innards of this year's Moto X Play, with a beefed-up battery and some serious screen protection. It comes in a number of predetermined colors and materials, but you'll be able to customize it through Moto Maker as well.
The Droid Maxx 2 is the second of Motorola's 2015 phones to receive the Verizon treatment (in addition to just being sold on its own), and this one roughly mirrors the slightly lesser-spec'd Moto X Play. It's got a 5.5-inch display at 1080p and a 3630 mAh battery.
These are the full specs:
Smartphone manufacturer says its regional sales teams can set their own prices; U.S. price will go up by $100
One big question surrounding the new HTC One A9 has to do with the price. Or, specifically, the fact that the $399 price in the U.S. came with the caveat of "Limited time, promotional offer" — and that the A9 tops out at upwards of $725 (U.S. equivalent) in Europe. That rightfully...
There's been a good bit of discussion in our Android Auto forums regarding Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the new Nexus phones, and how (or if) everything's working together. Well, we've got Android Auto. We've got new (and old) Nexus phones. And we've got Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
So here's a quick look at where things stand.
We've reached that point of the year in which I have a serious problem I have absolutely no reason to complain about. Too many new phones. This past week I've been bouncing between the Nexus 5X and the LG V10.
The former, of course, is the baby brother of the new Nexus line. I'm still feeling it out, but I think I think the $379 price tag (here in the U.S. anyway) is just about right. The...
Or at the very least Motorola should warn potential customers that it has abandoned software updates for the $149 entry-level smartphone.
A lot of virtual ink has been spilled over the 2015 Moto E — the latest version of Motorola's $149 entry-level 4G LTE smartphone — being abandoned on Android 5.1 just months after the phone was first released, and just months before Google unleashed Android...
With some of us at the Big Android BBQ in Texas and others of us knee-deep in devices, we've brought on our pal JR Raphael to help hold down the fort this week. On tap we've got more time with the new Nexus phones, the new HTC One A9, and we hit the Q&A hard and heavy. (Voicemails will return next week!)
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