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I’ve never used an iPhone, part one: Switching to the iPhone X and first thoughts

On a fall day over eight years ago, I walked into an AT&T store in Davis, my college town, to see the iPhone 3GS. I held it, stared at it, looked at …

Technology

[Discussion] What are your thoughts on the OnePlus 5T?

It’s been a day after OnePlus officially unveiled its next flagship smartphone: the OnePlus 5T. The phone packs quite the punch in terms of hardware. …

Android Oreo

Nexus Player gains Google Assistant functionality with November security patch

The Nexus Player, Google's first (and only) digital media player <i>(see note)</i> has received support for Google Assistant as part of the November security …

Android News

[Deal Alert] Xperia XZ1 Compact is down to $449 on eBay with coupon code, or $499.99 with a $50 gift card at Best Buy ($150 off)

Remember when we all thought the Galaxy Nexus's 4.65" display was enormous? Those days are long gone, but thankfully, Sony will still sell you a …

Technology

Best Motorola phones of all-time

We almost lost Motorola in 2013. But here we are in 2017 and the company is still in business. Motorola received a lifeline from Google four years …

Android Phones

Wirelessly stream games & more to your TV w/ the Belkin Miracast for $14 (Refurb. Orig. $60)

Daily Steals offers the Belkin Miracast HDMI Video Adapter for <b>$14 shipped</b> when promo code <b>9TO5TOYSMIRA</b> is applied at checkout. That’s good for $46 off the original retail price, saves you an additional $10 and is the lowest offer available. Today’s deal is also $1 less than our previous mention. For …

Gear & Gadgets

Study: Your New iPhone X Is One of the Most Fragile Smartphones Ever

The smartphone has been around for a little more than a decade. In that time, every single person privileged enough to own one of these innovative …

Phones

Weekend poll: In light of Android's 10th birthday, which version first got you started?

The original beta for Google's Android operating system was released on November 5th, 2007, making today ten years since the first public release of …

Android News

Google's Pixel 2 Faces More Problems. Who Dropped the Ball?

The Pixel 2 was supposed to be Google’s answer to the iPhone. What happened?<p>When <b>Alphabet</b>'s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google launched its new Pixel …

Investing

Android versus iOS software updates revisited: Two years later and not much has changed

Two years ago, I drew up a little comparison between the duration of software support for iOS and Nexus devices, and the differences were stark. …

Android News

Taking a look back at the Nexus 5 on its fourth birthday

Happy birthday, old friend 🎉<p>Every now and then, a gadget comes along that makes a huge impact in the mobile technology market. Apple's iPhone …

Android News

Our 3 favorite wireless chargers for Apple’s new iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus

If you recently got your hands on a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus — or if you just snagged an iPhone X — you’re going to love the fact that you can …

Gear & Gadgets

Metal vs. plastic vs. glass: Which is the best phone material?

One day phones will be made from stardust and unicorns. For now, though, we have three choices.<p>Phones all look the same once you scrape away a few …

Phones

Google’s Pixel 2 has a hidden button that brings up app menus

Google’s Pixel 2 has a hidden feature that eases the frustration of manually finding an app’s menu.The feature, discovered by <i>Android Police</i>, is an …

Google

[Update: Confirmed as a bug] Surprise: The Pixel 2 has a hidden menu button on its navigation bar

• Update 1: 2017/10/19 10:47pm PDT As we'd suspected, this is a bug. CNET reached out to Google and "a spokesperson made it clear that this was …

Android News

The “Now Playing” feature on Pixel 2 phones uses AmbientSense to save your battery

Now that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones are official, the “Now Playing” feature has gotten a lot of attention. Music playing in the …

Android News

History of Android 2008-2017: T3 charts the progression of this revolutionary mobile platform

PreviousNext 1/26<p>Introduction<p>It has almost been a decade since the first Android phone appeared. But what were the most important phones? And when …

Phones

Google is really good at design

The nerds have finally figured it out.<p>There’s a past version of me who probably wouldn’t have believed that the devices Google announced at its fall …

The Future

Google Duo and ViLTE Integration coming to Phone, Contacts, and Messages Apps for Android One, Pixel, and Nexus devices

Google has announced that they are starting to roll out integrated video calling for Android One, Google Pixel, and Google Nexus devices that have …

Google

OnePlus Admits to Collecting Your Data, Promises Fix

<i>UPDATE: This story was updated on Oct. 16, following an announcement from OnePlus to redesign its data collection to an opt-in format.</i><p>OnePlus devices …

Cybersecurity

Is metal really a better material than plastic on phones?

Metal and glass might look nice, but phones made out of plastic were never really bad in the first place.<p>As any follower of the smartphone industry …

Technology

When will Google finally go all-in on smartphones?

Google has been making smartphones for years now — sort of. It has been dipping its toe in the water since 2010, but seven years later it still …

Mobile Technology

The best Google apps and projects you've never heard of

It's been a busy week for Google, with new phones, a new laptop, and some new smart speakers on show. Having made its billions with search and …

Google

Please buy this wireless charger for $13 instead of the overpriced one Apple is about to release

Are your feet cold right now? Well that’s because hell has frozen over. Instead of using some annoying proprietary tech, Apple decided to get on …

Gear & Gadgets

Google, with new Pixel and camera, is serious about devices

The search giant has no other choice but to go all-in on hardware if it hopes to catch up with Apple, Samsung and Amazon.<p>Last October, Rick Osterloh, the head of Google's newly minted hardware division, stood on stage in San Francisco and made his pitch to consumers everywhere: Google is not just …

Google

Throwback Thursday: Google Nexus One

On October 4th Google introduced two new smartphones: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These phones pack the latest 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors …

Photography

How Google’s smartphones have evolved since 2007

Google is expected to show off a ton of new hardware at a press event in San Francisco this week, and -- as expected -- most of the hype is centered around a pair of new Pixel phones. Now, the Pixel line itself is only a year old, but Google's smartphone ambitions have been part of the company's …

Phones

This mad smartphone prototype houses three handsets in one ugly case

It’s built for sharing, researchers from Dartmouth College say<p>If your dream mobile device is three handsets stuffed inside a grey brick that makes …

Felix Dennis

Google Pixel And Nexus Devices Get October Security Update

Google has released the October security update for Android for its range of Pixel and Nexus devices. The factory images and full OTA zip files are …

Google

Afore Capital Launches With $47M To Invest In Startups At A Hot New Stage Called 'Pre-seed'

When seed funds get too big for young startups, Gaurav Jain and Anamitra Banerji think they can help.<p>“We’ve each invested in a number of companies, and one thing we kept coming back to was that seed funds were telling founders they were too early,” says Banerji. With larger fund sizes, seed …

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