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A new Google patent could bring about the end of the SIM card era, in favor of eSIM-only devices. The tech giant is looking to deploy multiple enabled profiles (MEP) in Android 13, that will enable a single eSIM to support multiple carrier profiles on one device. Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards have... Read more...
A lot has changed at OnePlus over the past year. The company has merged with Oppo, and OnePlus’ OxygenOS now shares a common codebase with Oppo’s ColorOS. Warp Charge is now called SuperVOOC, which is Oppo’s fast charging brand. OnePlus also set sales records in 2021, shipping 11 million phones... Read more...
OnePlus announced the launch of its new OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in a very dramatic way, by launching one into the stratosphere. You can also reserve one of the new smartphones for just $1 until March 31st. OnePlus asked its community how it could best showcase its newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 5G. The result was... Read more...
Last week Apple released its latest iOS update and many iPhone users noticing decreased battery life. The update, iOS 15.4, aimed to fix some known issues while adding a few new features to Apple devices. Apple included a feature in iOS 15.4, which gives users the ability to unlock their phones while wearing a face... Read more...
A group of scientists believe they have found a material that could be a game changer when it comes to lithium-ion battery life. The team has been delving specifically into the negative terminals inside lithium-ion batteries. Anyone who has ever owned a smartphone can relate to how quickly the battery life can... Read more...
Last week, Oppo launched its latest Android flagship – the Find X5 Pro (€1,299 / ~$1400) – and we just spent a few days using the phone in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress 2022. Before we share our first impressions, let’s provide some context. Oppo’s Find X series has always... Read more...
Apple's Peek Performance Event is scheduled for March 8th, at 1 PM ET. This will be Apple's first livestream of 2022, which is rumored to include a new iPhone SE 3 with 5G. The company announced its upcoming Peek Performance Event last week via Twitter. While the tweet from Apple left much to the imagination, leaks... Read more...
As owners of the Pixel 6 continue to battle issues with their smartphone, leaks are already emerging of what the Pixel 7 Pro may look like. The renders indicate the next Pixel may see some changes when it comes to its display. Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched back in October of last year to both praise and... Read more...
Over the years, Chinese phone manufacturer RedMagic has managed to build a reputation for making affordable, feature-packed gaming phones and selling them in the US. The company typically releases new models in the spring using Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, then launches similar, but updated versions in... Read more...
Another year, another triplet of Samsung Galaxy S flagships. Last week, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 ($799), S22+ ($999), and S22 Ultra ($1,199), three premium phones with high-end specs that are targeted at dominating the Android landscape in the US, and battling the Android competition abroad. Needless to say... Read more...
For a few years now, Sony’s been making premium, feature-rich, media-centric, flagship smartphones that incorporate technologies from its Alpha cameras, and target die-hard Sony customers. This niche strategy appears to be working for the company, as it continues to bring new handsets to market. In 2021, Sony... Read more...
The Pixel 6 has been met with some very irritating bugs and flaws since its launch back in early November. Now Google has announced that it has paused its latest update as it looks into connectivity issues with the phone. If you are the proud, yet possibly very irritated, owner of a Pixel 6, you may have noticed... Read more...
Foldable phones are a trend in smartphones that continue to see improvements and advances in technology. In a post on Weibo, Lenovo executive Chen Jin revealed plans of a third generation Motorola Razr foldable smartphone. The first generation Motorola Razr smartphone was launched in 2019 alongside other first gen... Read more...
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners have been met with more than a few frustrating bugs since the phone's launch a few months ago. One of those has been a connectivity issue that Google seems to be wanting to try and fix quietly behind the scenes. The latest Google Pixel phones have provided many of its owners an... Read more...
The evolution of foldable smartphones seems to be here to stay as more companies begin adopting the design. Honor is the latest to announce a foldable as it shares a teaser of the smartphone via its Twitter account. Smartphone companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Oppo have already unveiled their respective designs and foldable Read more...
"Hi, I am calling you about your car's extended warranty," has become a meme, but scam calls have been increasing over the past year according to new data from T-Mobile. The cell phone company released some interesting statistics concerning those scam calls on its website. Most everyone that owns a smartphone has... Read more...
How cool would it be if your smartphone could last a week between charges instead of 15 hours? Thanks to a breakthrough announced by a joint effort between IBM and Samsung, that could be a reality soon. In addition to bolstering its investment in the US, Korean-owned Samsung Electronics is working alongside IBM to... Read more...
Samsung is more than likely going to unveil its new Galaxy S22 smartphone lineup sometime in early February, 2022. Rumors and leaks are suggesting that the base and Plus models are not going to be seeing many changes to last year's S21 design. Leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphones have been... Read more...
OPPO shared a video of a smartphone showcasing a retractable camera ahead of its INNO Day 2021 event that is scheduled to begin on December 14. The retractable camera is housed on the back of the phone's body and appears to be water resistant. Qualcomm recently shared its upcoming premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile... Read more...
Google Pixel owners have an update coming this month that should fix many of those annoying bugs some users have been dealing with (more on those in a moment). The update should begin rolling out to Pixel 6 owners beginning today, with others to follow in the coming weeks. The launch of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro was... Read more...
Privacy and data security are always major areas of concern for everyone these days. Google Fi users are about to be given another tool for when they are talking on their Android phones. Google has been one of the leaders in providing tools to its users for online safety and security (including its Pixel phones)... Read more...
Last week we gave you an early hands-on look at Google's oft leaked Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Even Google has teased these new Android flagships a time or two, leaning into the engineering the company has done on the semi-custom design of its Tensor mobile platform processor. Tensor is rumored to be based on Samsung's... Read more...
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