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Epic Games is talking about the success of its limited launch of the Fortnite Android Beta. The initial Android rollout was a Samsung exclusive for a few days and then Epic began to issue invites to a subset of Android users on other devices. Epic Games says that interest for Fortnite on Android has been "extremely high" with over 23 million players entering the Android beta and over 15 million players installing the APK. Epic bypassed the Google Play store and ended up with a serious flaw in its installer that could give hackers full access to user's devices. Epic later slammed Google for announcing... Read more...
We must wonder if Razer has realized the err of its ways after announcing in the Razer Phone 2 was in the works at its investor's conference. Anytime fans know something refreshed is coming soon, they tend to avoid the current version as they wait for the new hotness to show up. Razer has come up with a method to encourage smartphone shoppers to pick up the original Razer Phone, and that method is a smoking hot discount. Right now, you can get the Razer Phone directly from Razer, and when you check using the discount code WOOHOO, you can get $300 off. That brings the $699 device down to $399 making... Read more...
Google has finally stepped up and confirmed the official event date for the unveiling of the much leaked and rumored Pixel 3 smartphones. The invites sent out are asking journalists to attend an event on October 9 in New York. That event date confirmed a rumor that was going around late in August that pegged that exact date for Google's official unveil.  Hardware tipped for these devices in leaks so far suggest that the only real difference in the two will be screen size. Rumored specs include a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, dual front cameras, wireless charging, and... Read more...
Shenzhen China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been on the rise as of late, cultivating a strong following of mobile users that subscribe to the company's "Never Settle" moniker. Its Never Settle mantra refers to an effort the company has made to bring lower cost, unlocked phones to market that do not compromise on quality or performance. If there's one device that perhaps underscores that mantra best, it may be the OnePlus 6.  Codenamed "Enchilada", the OnePlus 6 really has it all (almost, more later). On board is a gorgeous 6.28-inch OLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Mobile... Read more...
It's a good thing that phone makers don't also build submarines, because we have yet to see a high profile launch occur without a bunch of leaks beforehand. That is certainly the situation surrounding OnePlus and its upcoming OnePlus 6T handset. The latest leak involves yet another photo of the OnePlus 6T, presumably an official press render. One of the most widely covered aspect of the OnePlus 6T is the all-front display, and specifically the notch at the top. Unlike the majority of notched phones, OnePlus does not appear to be dedicating a swooping chunk of real estate at the top. Instead, early... Read more...
OnePlus is getting to release a new smartphone, the OnePlus 6T, and word on the street is that it will arrive in October, perhaps as an exclusive to T-Mobile (unless you buy the unlocked model direct from OnePlus). So what will the OnePlus 6T bring to the table besides a faster processor? If the latest leak is any indication, the OnePlus 6T will have an in-display fingerprint reader. A few pictures purporting to show the OnePlus 6T's retail packaging have found their way to Weibo, China's social media site. We can't say if the pictures are real, of course. If they are, however, they confirm that... Read more...
Lenovo has announced that it has a complete line of new tablets that run the gamut from entry-level units up to the ultra-premium P10 tablet. If you are in the market for a new tablet, there will be something in the new Lenovo line that will likely meet your needs. The premium P10 tablet kicks off the new line; this device has a 10.1-inch screen with FHD 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS display covering 70% color gamut and 400 nits of brightness. P10 buyers get an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front unit; there are LTE and WiFi-only versions. The SoC under the hood is a Snapdragon 450 octa-core until running... Read more...
With the high price that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is commanding, you might expect that many buyers would be getting the entry-level 128GB version of the smartphone that still costs $999.99 in the States and 1.09 million won in Korea. That’s not the case in South Korea, where a new report claims that over half the preorders for the smartphone have been for the more expensive 512GB version of the phone. In the States that 512GB version sells for $1,249.99 or 1.35 million won. The information cited in this report comes from industry data. The Note 9 started going out to those who pre-ordered... Read more...
Google's Pixel 2 smartphones have had issues since they launched last year. Owners complained that the displays of the Pixel 2 XL were suffering from screen burn-in within a short time of launch. Google said that was normal, but extended the warranty of the smartphones to two years. Late last year, owners of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were both having issues with LTE-related reboots. Some Pixel 2 XL owners are now complaining that their devices are suffering from excessive lag. The bright side for normal users who are having this issue is that a few well-known Pixel 2 XL owners were having... Read more...
Microsoft seems intent on allowing you to access all the things from your Android device on your Windows computer. The biggest of these features has been the much talked about Your Phone app that is in testing and will be part of Redstone 5 build 1809. Your Phone will mirror content like recent Android photos over to your desktop to prevent users from having to email images to themselves. Eventually, it will allow users to text and answer calls directly on the PC. As Windows and Android users are waiting to get full Your Phone availability, Microsoft is also talking up another way to share... Read more...
Samsung has been rumored to be hard at work on a smartphone with a folding screen for a long time now. Fans of Samsung Galaxy devices have been excitedly curious about the device and a bunch of new renders have turned up showing what the smartphone might look like. First of all, the folding Galaxy device has been rumored as the Galaxy X in the past. These renders call the device the Galaxy F and they are claimed to be the result of a deep dive into the patents Samsung has on folding devices and a conversion of schematic drawings into renderings. The massive amount of space in the hinge area of... Read more...
Windows users keeping an eye out for new versions of the Microsoft operating system have a new version that is now out bringing Windows to build number 17741. It's worth pointing out right up front that one big change is that Redstone 5 is now officially Windows 10 version 1809. Folks in the Windows Insider program are expected to get hands on that build in September. The feature set is expected to be identical to the 17741 build number that is out now. There are no major new features in this build, but Microsoft is still talking up Your Phone first and foremost. Your Phone is the feature that... Read more...
If we were to characterize a Samsung Galaxy Note user in a single word it would have to be "enthusiast." Specifically, we're talking about an Android smartphone enthusiast but regardless, among the vast general populous of smartphone consumers, if you're packing a device like any of the previous Samsung Galaxy Notes, you likely want the most powerful, feature-rich, large format device you can get your hands on. And when it came to the 9th incarnation of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung spared no expense once again, not only in its design and feature set, but even the venue it chose... Read more...
Microsoft made a mistake in making available an early build of its Your Phone app for Windows 10, which is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application that enables users to access text messages, photos, and other notifications from their smartphone on their PC. For a brief period yesterday, it was available for all users to download from the Microsoft Store, but that is no longer the case. Prior to being available to the public, the unfinished app landed for Windows Insiders earlier this month in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Built 17728. As we noted yesterday, however, users who are not part... Read more...
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