Items tagged with smartphones

There are plenty of reasons to factory reset a phone. Perhaps the time has come to sell or give it away, or maybe you got bitten by some nasty malware. Regardless of the reason, you'd reasonably expect the phone to work after being reset, but that's not the experience some Pixel owners have been having. The latest OTA... Read more...
Google's Chrome browser is the dominant way to browse the web on both desktop and mobile platforms, so even minor changes can alter the way people use the internet. Anyone using Chrome to navigate the web on a smartphone or tablet is about to get a raft of new search enhancements. Some individual features are... Read more...
Today in New York City, Motorola announced a pair of new folding flip phones – the $999 Moto Razr+ (2024) and the $699 Moto Razr (2024). Both will be available from the company’s website, select retailers, and select carriers on July 24, with pre-orders starting on July 10. These handsets replace last... Read more...
OnePlus has launched another lower cost smartphone to duke it out with the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and other Android device makers. Called the Nord CE4 Lite 5G, the latest OnePlus smartphone is making its debut in the United Kingdom with some notable specifications, such as a battery that's rated to last more than... Read more...
The unannounced Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 has broken cover once again, this time in the flesh—sort of. A retail dummy model has fallen into the wrong (right?) hands, giving us a look at how the phone will compare to the current model. Separately, we also have a few more hardware details and a price tag, which is even... Read more...
Samsung Kazakhstan is in trouble. It appears someone uploading assets to the company's Kazakhstani website clicked the wrong file and revealed the unannounced Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. The promo graphic doesn't provide much detail, but this is the first verifiable look at the design of Samsung's upcoming... Read more...
Look at the heart of most flagship Android phones, and you'll find Qualcomm silicon. The San Diego-based firm has seen huge success with its Snapdragon Arm chips, but OEMs looking to use the next-gen version might be hit with sticker shock. A leak on the Chinese Weibo social network predicts the price of the... Read more...
You might have missed it between all the raving about Google's Gemini AI, but Google I/O included some juicy details on the next version of Android. After releasing the first Android 15 beta earlier this year, Google has now moved on to the second beta release, and it includes a feature that could make your phone less... Read more...
A slew of photos showing the entire Google Pixel 9 lineup plus some details on specifications have been leaked via a Russian tech site. At the very least, this new information confirms the existence of the XL model and all but confirms the shape of the rear camera hump (or should it be "pill"?). A Russian-language... Read more...
We increasingly expect our smartphones to go the distance, putting up with daily abuse and neglect for years. Samsung appears to be accepting that some of its devices can't keep up and has offered free repairs to customers with a specific display defect. Those with pricey Samsung phones in India can now rest easy that... Read more...
Apple ended 2023 with bragging rights over Samsung by boasting the biggest share of the global smartphone market, but turns out it was a short-lived victory. According to the latest shipment and market share figures shared by IDC Research, Samsung is back in the top spot after iPhone sales slumped by nearly 10% to... Read more...
Details for the design and color options for Motorola's Edge 50 Ultra have been leaked. The returning waterfall edge display is looking more refined in this new generation flagship, but it's the rear that has gone through quite a makeover. With these changes and the solid (rumored) specs, could the brand regain some... Read more...
The ASUS Zenfone line has been fulfilling the dreams of small phone lovers in recent years, but that's over with the release of the Zenfone 11 Ultra. This is a giant Android 14 smartphone, packing the latest Qualcomm silicon, a beefy battery, and an expansive 6.78-inch OLED screen. If the latest Zenfone looks... Read more...
Motorola's budget phone division has injected the North American market with a couple of new devices—the $200 Moto G 5G and $300 Moto G Power 5G. On paper, they offer some positive specification bumps for very little of your hard-earned cash. Let's dig dipper. Recent Moto G offerings have, how shall we kindly say... Read more...
Two of the darlings in Samsung's smartphone portfolio—the Galaxy A35 and A55—have arrived, bringing some serious game to the midrange arena, including an upgrade to an aluminum chassis, some meaningful camera upgrades, and the company's Knox Vault built-in security solution once found on higher-end models. Aside... Read more...
Samsung is ready to show that it can not only play in the budget smartphone space, but also dominate, if it so chooses. Launching as an India-only variant, the Samsung Galaxy F15 5G is aggressively priced with some surprisingly strong specs to make a worthwhile contender. We need a phone like this in North America... Read more...
Last Thursday, many AT&T customers awoke to find their phones were not getting service. There was no quick fix—the issue persisted for about 12 hours, leaving AT&T users without reliable communication. Now, AT&T hopes it has a plan that will smooth things over. It's going to credit affected customers five... Read more...
While the foldable form factor for smartphones got off to a rocky start several years ago, it is finally starting to hit its stride, thanks to a continued push by Samsung and competitors like Google, Huawei, and others. The form factor is still comparatively niche (versus standard smartphone designs), sure. However... Read more...
It's time to pour one out for Nokia, at least in the smartphone space. The brand, as we know it, will be joining the likes of Palm and Blackberry in the smartphone graveyard. This comes as owner HMD Global shifts focus into making devices with its own "HMD" branding, including smart and dumb phones, tablets, and... Read more...
Security researchers first spotted the Chameleon Android malware this past spring. This pervasive banking trojan has now evolved to become something much more dangerous. Through a series of fake system dialogs, the malware attempts to use the Android system Accessibility service, whic effectively gives Chameleon the... Read more...
Time flies folks, and if you don't believe it, consider that it's already been 10 years OnePlus burst onto the mobile scene. The culmination of a decade on the market is another flagship product, the OnePlus 12, which made its debut in China earlier this month (on December 5). What about a global release? Mark your... Read more...
Google has invested heavily in artificial intelligence research over the past decade, and it paid off when researchers developed transformer algorithms in 2017—then it did nothing with it. Transformers are the underlying technology for all the fancy new generative AI applications. It was caught flatfooted when... Read more...
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