smartphones

Google Assistant Pixel 2 troubleshooting feature appears in preview

Google Assistant Pixel 2 troubleshooting feature appears in preview

Google Pixel 2 owners can now get help troubleshooting their smartphone using Google's own personal assistant app, at least unofficially. The feature appears to work for both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL phones, but not for other handsets with the app. The person who spotted the ability is located in the US and running a developers preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

Continue Reading

Essential Phone Oreo update released in beta

Essential Phone Oreo update released in beta

There's another good reason to pick up an Essential Phone, with the company releasing its Android Oreo beta today. The new software has been pushed out via Essential's developer site, fulfilling its promise back in October to quickly move users to the latest version of Android.

Continue Reading

2018 Galaxy A5 with Infinity Display teased in benchmarks

2018 Galaxy A5 with Infinity Display teased in benchmarks

The 2018 version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 may feature an Infinity Display, the same display found on the Galaxy S8 handsets. The use of Infinity Display means the home button will be eliminated from the front of the phone, and we'll likely see the fingerprint sensor put on the back of the handset. Assuming this is all true, it'll give Samsung fans an option for an Infinity Display that is cheaper than the existing handsets with this feature.

Continue Reading

Pixel 2 fused video stabilization tech detailed: how it combines EIS and OIS

Pixel 2 fused video stabilization tech detailed: how it combines EIS and OIS

Smartphone cameras may be improving rapidly, but the resulting videos are only as good as the stabilization tech accompanying them. While many companies are introducing optical image stabilization on their smartphones, Google took things a step further with its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, offering something it calls Fused Video Stabilization. Fused stabilization aims to make up for the deficits of both electronic stabilization (EIS) and optical stabilization (OIS) by combining the best both have to offer.

Continue Reading

Pixel 2 XL oleophobic display coating may be causing some issues

Pixel 2 XL oleophobic display coating may be causing some issues

Oleophobic coatings on phone displays, as with glasses lenses, make life easier by resisting the skin oil that would otherwise quickly leave prints all over the device. The Pixel 2 XL's display has an oleophobic coating to help reduce fingerprint smudges, but some users say it may be making things worse: some users say their display is scratching very easily, and one person has reported a strange smudging problem.

Continue Reading

Pixel 2 XL phones shipping to some buyers without an OS

Pixel 2 XL phones shipping to some buyers without an OS

Google's Pixel 2 XL problems keep rolling in, this time in the form of multiple user reports from buyers who say they received a phone without an operating system. The affected buyers have been popping up online, particularly on Reddit, where several people state that their Pixel 2 XL unit provides nothing but an error when turned on.

Continue Reading

OPPO folding phone patent shows bizarre bendable selfie camera

OPPO folding phone patent shows bizarre bendable selfie camera

OPPO has patented a folding smartphone, but not the kind you'd expect. Whereas the ZTE Axon M has two full-size folding displays that come together like book pages, OPPO's newly patented device uses a flexible screen for different reason: making a bendy, ultra-flexible selfie camera. As the patent illustrations show, the phone has a hinge running horizontally about an inch below the top edge of the phone.

Continue Reading

This beautiful iPhone X app will make you love the notch

This beautiful iPhone X app will make you love the notch

The team behind camera app Halide has just announced Halide 1.5, a version of the camera app that brings elements designed specifically for the iPhone X. Version 1.5 is described as a 'huge update,' one that brings a new camera interface made from the ground up for the latest and arguably greatest iPhone model. Among other things, all of Halide 1.5's controls are within thumb's reach.

Continue Reading

BLU S1 is the maker’s first phone to support Sprint and Boost Mobile

BLU S1 is the maker’s first phone to support Sprint and Boost Mobile

BLU has announced the launch of its first smartphone for the Sprint network, making it suitable for use on both Sprint and prepaid carriers that use the network like Boost Mobile. As with BLU's other phones, the S1 is sold unlocked at a rate lower than what you'd pay for most competing phones from a recognizable brand. The phone is currently being offered at a discount.

Continue Reading

ZTE Axon M dual-display phone arrives at AT&T on November 1

ZTE Axon M dual-display phone arrives at AT&T on November 1

The ZTE Axon M smartphone will be available from AT&T starting on November 1, the carrier has announced. The Axon M is one of the most eye-catching phones to be announced in the recent past thanks to its dual display design, packing two full screens into a single smartphone. With this design, the smartphone looks something like a small digital book when open.

Continue Reading

Cat S41 rugged smartphone: 5″ FHD display, waterproof, huge battery

Cat S41 rugged smartphone: 5″ FHD display, waterproof, huge battery

Cat has announced a new ultra-rugged smartphone, the S41. This model features a huge battery alongside a design that can withstand destructive environments and conditions. This follows the maker's other rugged smartphones, perhaps being the most attractive version thus far released by Cat Phones. Among other things, this phone has a massive 44 days of standby time.

Continue Reading

iPhone X launch day preorders sell out in a flash

iPhone X launch day preorders sell out in a flash

Earlier this morning, preorders for the iPhone X went live on Apple's website. It was something iPhone fans have been looking forward to since September, but as many of us expected, you had to be quick on the draw to grab an iPhone X for launch day. Those initial phones sold out quickly on Apple's website, and now a lot of people have an extended wait ahead of them.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14