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  • ASUS Pie update slides back to mid-April for select Zenfone models

    Asus has already rolled out Pie to a few of its phones, but the vast majority are still stuck on Android 8.0 Oreo (or older). Three phones were expected to get Pie soon — the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Max Pro M2, and Max M2 — but now have to wait a bit longer. On […]

  • Android 9 Pie begins rolling out to the Nokia 5.1

    Software updates are always a fun time for us geeks. We like diving deep into the changes, checking what’s new, what’s improved, and what’s been taken away from us and is worth complaining about. If you have a Nokia 5.1, you can warm up your hands and get ready for a few days of tinkering, […]

  • Xiaomi doubled international revenue in 2018

    XIAOMI ACHIEVES STRONG GROWTH ACROSS ALL BUSINESS SEGMENTS IN FY2018 MAR 19, 2019 BY XIAOMI TEAM TAGS: EARNINGS Xiaomi Achieves Strong Growth Across All Business Segments in FY2018 Revenue Soars 52.6% to RMB174.9 Billion International Revenue Up 118.1% to RMB70.0 Billion Net Profit Reaches RMB13.478 Billion (Hong Kong, March 19, 2019) – Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi” […]

  • [Update: And now 15 more] Google Pay adds support for 62 new banks and credit unions in the US

    Update 1: 2019/02/19 12:19pm PST Update 2: 2019/03/05 11:22am PST Update 3: 2019/03/19 1:12pm PDT Update 4: 2019/03/19 2:54pm PDT Basically every major US bank and credit union already supports Google Pay, and the contactless payment service already has nearly 2,000 partners stateside. Despite that, the support list continues to grow by at least a handful of banks every […]

  • The Nokia 9 PureView is a good phone ruined by serious problems

    The HMD-backed resurgence of Nokia in the smartphone market has been a real treat to watch. After years of watching Microsoft bungle its Nokia acquisition, the Nokia name is again emblazoned on excellent smartphone products. However, most Nokia phones have been toward the budget end of the spectrum. They’ve been good for the money, but […]

  • The Galaxy S10e is the best Android phone for the money

    I reviewed the Galaxy S10+, and I had a lot of positive things to say about it. Epic battery life, an outstanding display, and performance that blew away almost anything coming out of 2018 set a new bar for smartphones this year, and I still think all that’s true. But it’s a phone with drawbacks: […]

  • Nokia 3.1 gets updated to Android 9 Pie

    Keeping flagship devices on the latest and greatest software is a given, but updating the midrangers is a lot more complicated and this is where most companies falter. HMD has been good at that so far and now the affordable Nokia 3.1 (or Nokia 3, 2018 if you want) is getting Android 9 Pie… on […]

  • Samsung embraces the Galaxy S10 camera cutout with new custom wallpapers

    We were all a bit skeptical when Samsung started talking about the “Infinity-O” display tech last year. As expected, the Galaxy S10 family sports a hole in the display for the front-facing cameras. At first, Samsung sought to downplay the holes, but now it’s getting with the trend of wallpapers that work with the cutout. […]

  • The Galaxy S10+ review: So good that my Pixel 3 XL is going in a drawer

    The Galaxy S10+ has the largest display, biggest battery, and the most base storage and RAM Samsung has ever fitted to a mainline Galaxy S handset. Its screen is the best and brightest of any phone on the planet, its processor the most advanced in any Android device, it has five cameras, and, oh: it’s […]