Read why apps will open and install faster on the Google Pixel 4a

A screenshot of the Pixel 4a's bootloader reveals that the phone will use Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1, a huge improvement over the Pixel 3a's eMMC chip. This should lead apps to open and install faster.

1 min ago by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
OnePlus 8 announcement date might have just been leaked

Twitter leaker Max J claims OnePlus 8 will be officially unveiled on April 15, a date that comes in line with previous rumors pointing to a mid-April reveal.

1 hour ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
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Despite COVID-19, Apple still expects to ship 90 million AirPods this year for a 50% hike

Apple still hopes to ship 90 million AirPods units this year which would be a 50% increase over the 60 million AirPods unit it delivered last year. Even the COVID-19 virus isn't forcing Apple to change its forecast.

2 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
AT&T raises internet data caps in response to coronavirus outbreak

Starting this week, all AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, will be able to use unlimited internet data.

3 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
All T-Mobile customers get unlimited data, 20GB mobile hotspot for two months

T-Mobile announced that all its customers, including Metro by T-Mobile customers, who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next two months.

3 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Samsung quietly unveils the budget-friendly Galaxy A11

Samsung hasn't yet officially launched the Galaxy A11, a budget-friendly smartphone that we heard about earlier this month.

4 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Google Maps will alert users to any coronavirus-led changes made by businesses

Google is suggesting that business owners update their profile on Google's My Business page to pass along coronavirus related changes to consumers. These include new hours of operations and new services being offered.

6 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  3 comments

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Coronavirus effect: Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint waive cancellations and late fees

For the next 60 days, cancellations and late fees are suspended by all major US mobile carriers and other service providers.

7 hours ago by Florin Troaca,  3 comments
All 42 Apple Stores in China are now open

All 42 Chinese Apple Stores have now reopened, although most of them will be operating for limited hours for a bit. Meanwhile, all of Apple's retail locations inb Italy are shut.

10 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
featured Huawei P40 Pro PE specs leak: huge battery, loads of cameras, 5G, much more

The Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition's specs sheet has leaked out. It reveals the presence of the Kirin 990 5G, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and incredible cameras to take on the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

11 hours ago by Joshua Swingle,  16 comments
YouTube app is getting a new tab on Android and iOS

YouTube is slightly changing the design of its mobile app by adding a new Explore tab.

11 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
Google explains how the Pixel 4's Motion Sense gestures work

Google recently published an explainer on how the Pixel 4 recognizes gesture controls and user presence. The post revealed some insights into the development process for the Soli module, as well as software development efforts to process the sensory data and incorporate it into system functions.

11 hours ago by Eugene Jeong,  2 comments
featured Apple moves WWDC 2020 online

Apple has decided to move its WWDC developers conference online, a move that was expected after the recent cancelation of Google I/O and new restrictions limiting the size of gathering in San Jose.

11 hours ago by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
DEAL Sprint wants to go out with a bang, offering an amazing freebie for carrier switchers

Before merging with T-Mobile, Sprint has quietly kicked off an amazing promotion for those looking to ditch their existing carrier and bring their own phone to the "Now Network."

13 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  4 comments
TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, strives to become a tech giant like Google and Facebook

ByteDance, the owner of the popular among young people video platform TikTok, seems to have ambitions to become a global leader in the tech industry. Reuters reports that Zhang Yiming, the company’s CEO, is preparing to rival Google and Facebook on the global market.

13 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
Flat lens promises thinner, cheaper smartphone cameras

A new invention from the University of Utah may change smartphone camera systems, as researchers have developed a flat lens with similar properties to its conventional glass stack counterparts

13 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
Galaxy S20 Ultra 108MP vs 12MP and S20+ 64MP vs 12MP — Is shooting at higher megapixels worth it?

Smartphone cameras with massive sensors boasting huge megapixel numbers sound impressive, but are they as better as they sound? We take another look to try and find out.

14 hours ago by Georgi Zarkov,  2 comments
Samsung collaborates with premium brand Kvadrat for sustainable Galaxy S20 Plus phone cases

Samsung, in collaboration with sustainable textile brand Kvadrat, is going to launch a new accessory line for the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy Watch Active2. The Danish textile brand has the European Union’s Ecolabel certification under its belt and is providing textile fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles.

14 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  3 comments
featured 120Hz vs 60Hz effect on battery life compared: Galaxy S20 Ultra vs S20 Plus vs S20

We compare 120Hz vs 60Hz effect on battery life on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra, S20 Plus and S20. The new 120Hz option takes a big toll on battery life...

14 hours ago by Victor Hristov,  27 comments
featured Did Samsung decide that the iPhone 11 is not even worth competing with?

The pricing of the Galaxy S20 sends us one message: "We're not even worried about the iPhone 11"

14 hours ago by Preslav Kateliev,  21 comments
5G consumer awareness is raising, US 5G device market is expected to grow

As 5G coverage in the United States gets better and better, more people are inclined to seek an upgrade with a 5G-capable smartphone this year. Although the 5G smartphone demand for the first half of 2019 was just 1% of the market, now, according to a research by NPD Group’s Mobile Phone Tracking Service, the demand is starting to rise.

14 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  1 comment
DEAL Expires in - 1d 21h Samsung's 512GB Galaxy Note 10+ is on sale at a big discount at Microsoft

Normally priced at a whopping $1,200, the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ with 512 gigs of internal storage space can be purchased for a limited time for a reasonable $886 from Microsoft.

15 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Samsung may be developing a new gamepad for Galaxy phones

A new patent submission by the company leads us to believe that a similar gamepad may be produced in the future for newer Samsung Galaxy devices.

16 hours ago by Iskra Petrova,  2 comments
Tinder delays global release of Swipe Night, its interactive adventure experience

Tinder’s first-person apocalyptic interactive show Swipe Night won’t see its international release. With the coronavirus outbreak raging around the world, apocalyptic scenarios are deemed inappropriate, and the dating service feels like a delay to the plans is in order

16 hours ago by Mariyan Slavov,  1 comment
DEAL Apple's iPhone XS Max is hugely discounted at Best Buy with installment plans

Released in 2018 and technically discontinued by Apple in 2019, the iPhone XS Max is currently on sale at an earth-shattering $700 off its list price with monthly installment plans on Verizon or Sprint.

17 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Netflix's mobile-only plan goes live in two countries

Netflix had been testing a cheaper mobile plan for a few months now, so it's no surprise that the new product is now being introduced in two countries.

18 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  1 comment
PhoneSoap sanitizer sales explode, how long does coronavirus stay on phone surfaces?

How long can the coronavirus last on your phone display surface, frame, or stay on your case? Glass, metal and plastic need to be sanitized, it turns out.

18 hours ago by Daniel Petrov,  3 comments
  popular Iron Man just leaked the OnePlus 8 Pro in the wild, confirming quad camera system

Iron Man protagonist Robert Downey Jr. has been photographed holding an unannounced OnePlus 8 Pro during a break from filming an ad for said company.

18 hours ago by Adrian Diaconescu,  11 comments
The latest gaming smartphone has impressive specs

Although it's marketed as a gaming smartphone, Red Magic 5 is a flagship first and foremost.

19 hours ago by Cosmin Vasile,  6 comments
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