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Samsung Galaxy S8: Leaked photos reveal phone's best features days ahead of launch

Days before Samsung is due to unveil its Galaxy S8 smartphone, leaked pictures and a video showing off the phone have emerged.<p>The leaks reveal the device, set to be launched on March 29, will have an edge-to-edge screen, no home button and a dedicated button for the Bixby smart assistant.<p>A video …

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The Moto G5 Plus works hard for your money

Words such as "cheap," "affordable," "bargain" and "budget" are often slapped onto products that are good in their own right but still inexpensive. I adore these value products because when I buy one, I feel smart for getting something that works well enough and didn't kill my wallet.<p>For years, …

Motorola

HTC U Ultra review

Buy now from HTC<p>It’s no secret that HTC has had a rough go of it for the past few years, despite offering solid flagship devices renowned for their beautiful design, build quality, and fantastic audio experience. With that said, it unfortunately has been a case of “more of the same” when it comes …

Phones

Get America's Cheapest Android Nougat Phone Via Amazon

Get America's Cheapest Android Nougat Phone Via Amazon<p>The Alcatel A30, coming to Amazon, is a $60 unlocked phone running Android 7.0 Nougat. That's …

Phones

Review: The $229 Moto G5 Plus stands as the king of budget Android (for now)

Downgraded camera and questionable update policy tarnish another solid upgrade.<p>We’ve documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively. We …

Motorola

Nova Launcher beta update adds dynamic notification badges

A new update for the beta version of the popular Nova Launcher has been released, which adds an interesting and very useful feature called dynamic badges. These replace the standard notification badges that show up on the right side of each app icon and provide you with the number of missed calls, …

Mobile

The newest Moto G is the best phone you can buy for under $300

For the past four years, Lenovo's Moto G line has been something like the platonic ideal of an Android phone: cheap and good enough.<p>It can never compete with an iPhone on its face, but because it sells for a fraction of the cost of a "flagship" device, it's always easy enough to gloss over its …

Phones

Moto G5 Plus review: Best sub-$300 smartphone lets you forget about the flagships Review

I am blessed to write about smartphones here on ZDNet and tend to overspend on the high end flagships because of how much time I spend using phones …

Motorola

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge long-term review: A home run for most, but not for all

Article Contents<p>1 Specs<br>• 2 Video review<br>• 3 Hardware - how's it held up?<br>• 4 Display<br>• 5 Software and performance<br>• 6 Battery life<br>• 7 Camera<br>• 8 Conclusion<p>When the …

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The Moto G5 Plus is coming to the U.S. March 31 for $229

One of the best mid-range phones of the year is coming to the U.S. at the end of March.<p>When we first picked up the Moto G5 Plus at Mobile World …

Phones

OnePlus 3 And OnePlus 3T Get The Google Assistant

When the Google Assistant launched it was only available on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, although Google has released opened the software …

Google

DEAL: the Huawei Mate 9 gets a 18% (€133) discount

The Huawei Mate 9 is one of the most expensive smartphones currently on the market. The phone has a lot to offer, but its €699.99 sticker price is …

Huawei

You can now get the Moto G5 Plus for just $185 with Amazon ads

Amazon has a few smartphones available that display personalized offers and ads on the lock screen. Those who don’t mind seeing and ad when they turn on the screen can opt for one of these devices and save a few bucks, as they are a bit cheaper when compared to the regular models that don’t contain …

Motorola

Android 7.0 Nougat Release Date: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 International Download Continues

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 began in Turkey last week and now the software is hitting Note 5 handsets in markets …

Samsung

Sony Xperia XZ Premium A 4K Resolution Phone by Sony

Design<p>The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a bigger version of the XZ which some higher specs. It uses a similar ‘Loop Surface’ design which aims to mimic a …

Phones

10 Best Custom ROMs for Android

Android is an opensource platform owned by Google. Developers can use this platform to build custom Android builds. Various developers or smartphone …

Mobile

Nintendo Switch Review – Is it Worth Your Money or Not?

After spending some time with the Nintendo Switch, I'm a lot more confused than when I started. Should you buy the Switch?The post Nintendo Switch …

Nintendo

Amazon has more budget phones to sell you

The Prime Exclusive Phones program gets two more devices: The Moto G5 Plus and the Alcatel A30.<p>Take a handful of budget phones. Cut their price even more. Voila -- you've got another hit on Amazon.<p>The online retailer said Thursday that it's building on the popularity of its discounted phones …

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Android O makes it easier to add custom ringtones, alarms and notification sounds [Diving into Android O]

The Android O Developer Preview has simplified the way in which custom ringtones, alarm sounds, and notification sounds can be assigned.<p>In previous versions of stock Android, the process of adding a custom ringtone involved copying files into the dedicated ringtone or alarm folders on your handset …

Mobile

Alexa Can Be on Your Android Phone Now, Too

If you have a Huawei Mate 9, that is. Which I do, as I decided about two months ago that my beloved Galaxy Note needed to be put out to pasture. As a …

Mobile

Still Have a Note 7? Get Ready to Lose Charging

Samsung has been trying for months to get its faulty Galaxy Note 7 units back from customers, and now it's making it even harder for holdouts to hang …

Samsung

Huawei Mate 9 review: The US perspective

Huawei’s devices have been primarily targeted at European and Asian markets, but the company has more recently been trying to enter the US market. …

Huawei

Do classroom spaces influence use of digital technologies?

<b>A guest blog post by Dr Terry Byers on research published recently in The British Journal of Education Technology.</b><p>Schools, of all types and …

BYOD

Galaxy S8’s screen resolution seemingly confirmed in new leak

There’s an abundance of Galaxy S8 leaks out there on the web already. But with a week to go until Samsung unveils the phone, a newly-leaked image has …

Samsung

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview

CPU and System Performance<p>Snapdragon 820 included Qualcomm’s first fully-custom 64-bit CPU cores. The unique microarchitecture’s floating-point IPC …

Mobile

Nokia: Our new Android phones will hit US by June, starting at $150

Nokia teases the availability of its new Android phones, with the US part of a global rollout starting next month.<p>HMD Global has confirmed it will …

Nokia

LG Stylus 3 launched in India at Rs 18,500; includes stylus and 3GB RAM

The <b>LG Stylus 3</b> has made its way to India at a price of Rs 18,500. As the name suggests, the phone packs in a stylus.<p>In terms of specifications, your …

Mobile

Android Theming: the ultimate guide

Life's too short for an ugly, cluttered home screen.<p>Android is a system with a singular opportunity to shape our launcher and home screen experience …

Mobile

Galaxy S8 Pre-Order Date Revealed By Major Retailer

Whoops. A circular from Target has accidentally leaked the pre-order date for the Galaxy S8 earlier than Samsung probably hoped.<p>Unearthed by The …

Samsung

Nokia is planning a global release for its new devices, including the USA

A decade ago, I started my "blogging" career as a Nokia and Symbian enthusiast. For the better part of 5 years, most of my online life and work …

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