Mobile Technology

From the Editor's Desk: Android 8.1 and Oreo's AI future

Pixel Visual Core and Mate 10 event offer clues about what's next for Android and AI.<p>Google hasn't yet (explicitly) announced Android 8.1 Oreo. But …

Android News

Must read: top 10 Android stories

Wow… what a crazy week!<p>This week we reviewed the Moto X4 for Android One, unboxed the Google Pixel 2 XL, went hands-on with the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and ZTE Axon M. Here’s the news of the week.<p>Who wants to win a Google Pixel 2 XL?<p>The Google Pixel 2 XL is finally here, and it’s <i>great</i>. Enter …

Mobile

Is this OnePlus 5T render 'leak' proof of new slim-bezel design? | Trusted Reviews

<b>We may have glimpsed the rumoured OnePlus 5T smartphone for the first time, thanks to a leak on Chinese social media.</b><p>The OnePlus 5 launched as …

Gear & Gadgets

ACCC confirms no change to roaming rules Yahoo7 News

The competition watchdog has confirmed it will not set prices to allow mobile competitors to roam on Telstra's regional network, but says companies …

Australian News

Google Pixel 2, Moto X4, Essential Phone, AirPods (MobileTechRoundup #410)

Pixel 2 reviews went live while Huawei revealed the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. A couple new phones arrived for testing and both hosts bought some more …

Mobile

Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

When Nokia parent company HMD Global announced the rebirth of the classic 3310 earlier this year, cellphone enthusiasts were left fawning over its …

HMD Global

NBN chief fears competition from new mobile networks will kill profit

The National Broadband Network says it's developed a new connection method that is cheaper but chief executive Bill Morrow reportedly believes the …

Australian News

In single spotlight, it’s HTC U11 Life over U11 Plus on November 2

In the second evleaks revelation about the HTC’s fall flagships this weekend, tech leaks journalist Evan Blass now claims that only one phone will be …

Technology

NBN costs must not hit users: Xenophon

Independent senator Nick Xenophon wants the federal government to rule out slugging mobile broadband users with a levy to shore up the …

Nick Xenophon

Developer Ports Xiaomi Mi A1's Android One ROM to the Redmi Note 4

Developer Ports Xiaomi Mi A1’s Android One ROM to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/4X<p>With the release of the Android One-branded Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Moto X4, …

Mobile Development

The Essential Phone now costs $499, $200 less than the original price

That is probably the right price<p>Essential is slashing the price of its eponymous phone, down to $499 at its website. That’s a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers. There is really no other way to read the move except as a signal that …

Technology

Huawei may be releasing a foldable smartphone next year

Edge-to-edge displays were the defining trend of smartphone design in 2017. First appearing on the Samsung Galaxy S8, the feature will be included on …

Technology

Verizon’s new phone insurance might be better than AppleCare

Insurance plans offered by carriers are, by and large, a waste of money. Generally, you end up paying too much for a plan that still has a high …

Technology

Here's How to Get an Early Start on Your iPhone X Order

We're getting ever closer to the iPhone X's launch, with Apple taking orders for its anticipated phone at 3 a.m. ET on October 27. But Apple's …

Mobile

Blackview S8: Everything you need to know about the world's first full-screen smartphone with four cameras

The Blackview S8, which currently runs on Android Nougat, is set to get Android Oreo update by the end of this year.<p>Chinese smartphone maker …

Android Oreo

Verizon updates Moto Z2 Force with support for its upcoming Gigabit LTE

5G is still a year or two away, and even then, hardly any phones will support the technology. Many networks have yet to saturate the existing LTE …

Android News

JerryRigEverything slams Pixel 2 durability

Once again, we’re talking about Zack Nelson’s JerryRigEverything channel on YouTube, but this time around, we’re playing around with the Pixel 2, …

Technology

Nokia 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus: Best phones to buy this October

While Xiaomi maintains an unparallel lead in the affordable segment with phones like the Redmi Note 4 and the Android One-backed Mi A1, phones like …

Phones

Nokia 7: Here is how the latest smartphone by HMD Global fares against the competition

HMD Global, the company that holds the exclusive rights to make Nokia-branded smartphones has launched its latest smartphone — <b>the Nokia 7</b> — in the …

Tablets

After beating Apple and Samsung at home, this young Chinese smartphone brand is now venturing West

Vivo sets eyes on fresh markets as smartphone sales in China grew by a modest three percent in the April-June quarter.<p>Vivo, the young Chinese …

Samsung

Google Pixel for Rs 34,999 is deal of the year and it's available now

The new Google Pixel, on other words, the Pixel 2 is coming. What does that mean for the original Pixel released towards the end of the last year? It …

Phones

MIUI 9 Global Beta Updated with Fixes for Critical WiFi Vulnerability (KRACK)

Just recently Xiaomi announced the rollout for the beta of MIUI 9 on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X for Chinese devices. MIUI 9 is Xiaomi’s custom Android …

Xiaomi

Huawei Working on a Dual Screen, Foldable Phone

Just recently ZTE kicked off what appears to be a budding craze, by showcasing the Axon M at an event the other day. The ZTE device beat Samsung to …

Mobile Development

Who is BBK, the world’s third largest phone manufacturer?

The smartphone market seems to be a perpetual fight for third place behind Samsung and Apple. Huawei has been trying to set itself up as the third largest brand, with successful pushes into the Asian, European, and now even U.S. markets. But they’ve got some relatively lesser-known competition to …

Mobile

China is leading the next revolution in mobile technology

From 4G to 5G<p>The creation and subsequent adoption of 5G is seemingly inevitable, and like 4G, it will eventually become the leading mobile …

Mobile

Black Friday 2017 phone predictions: Samsung will be priced aggressively

If you're in the market for a new phone, it might be worth your while to hold off until Black Friday — especially if you're in the market for an …

Shopping

Finally! The Nokia 3310 comes to the US for $60

Nokia's retro phone will be in stores on Oct. 29.<p>If you've been mooning over the all-the-rage Nokia 3310 throwback phone, moon no longer. It's coming to the US on Oct. 29. The catch: The $60 phone will only work with 3G networks. That makes it fine for calls, games of Snake and the occasional email …

Nokia 3310

5 Reasons to Buy the Nokia 3310 Dumb Phone

Back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia licensee HMD Global unveiled a bunch of new smartphones and one very classic dumb …

Nokia 3310

Could Google 'fix' the Pixel 2 XL's display with a software update?

Okay, now let's talk about the realistic parts of the situation.<p>We know people have opinions on the Pixel 2 XL's display. Some are bad, some are …

Android News

HTC U11 Life Android One Phone Full Specs Revealed

HTC will be releasing its own Android one smartphone this year called the HTC U11 Life. The device’s specs have been leaked online along with what …

Tablets