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Google smart speakers outsell Amazon for the first time last quarter

Google smart speakers outsell Amazon for the first time last quarter

We may be Google fanboys, but it’s obvious that Amazon has long dominated the smart speaker game. But that may be changing soon, because in Q1 of 2018, Google beat Amazon in smart speaker sales for
Buy a Nest Thermostat E from the Google Store, get $20 off and a free Google Home Mini

Buy a Nest Thermostat E from the Google Store, get $20 off and a free Google Home Mini

The Nest Thermostat E is an awesome smart thermostat that’s already reasonably priced. While the standard Nest is pricey and made out of metal, with a fancy screen and some extra features, the Nest
Huawei is ending bootloader unlock program

Huawei is ending bootloader unlock program

Huawei has previously given its users the option of officially unlocking the bootloader on its devices, allowing us to flash custom kernels, custom ROMs, and modify the phones to our liking. Not only
OnePlus 6 update adds camera improvements

OnePlus 6 update adds camera improvements

Turns out the OnePlus 3/3T aren’t the only devices getting some new software today, as OnePlus has also released an update its newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 6. OnePlus has released OxygenOS 5.1.5
Essential Phone receives a new Android P Developer Preview build

Essential Phone receives a new Android P Developer Preview build

Earlier this month, Google officially launched the Developer Preview for its next major upgrade to Android. A little while after that, the Essential Phone got in on the pre-release fun as well. Now
BLU X Link smartwatch features heart rate monitor, built-in cellular connectivity

BLU X Link smartwatch features heart rate monitor, built-in cellular connectivity

BLU is primarily known for aggressively priced smartphones, but now the company is getting into the smartwatch game, too. The BLU X Link is now available from Amazon. Like BLU’s smartphones, the X
OnePlus 3 and 3T updated with Face Unlock support and more

OnePlus 3 and 3T updated with Face Unlock support and more

OnePlus recently unveiled the OnePlus 6, but the company isn’t forgetting about its older handsets. OnePlus is now sending out an update to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, bringing new features to both
Top 10 Android app updates this week: Dropbox, Relax Melodies

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Dropbox, Relax Melodies

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is
[UPDATED] Andy Rubin reportedly puts Essential up for sale as he cancels second phone

[UPDATED] Andy Rubin reportedly puts Essential up for sale as he cancels second phone

Essential, a brand new company started by the Android co-founder Andy Rubin, launched its first smartphone last year with plenty of fanfare. And expectations were high for what would be that device’s
[UPDATED] Amazon Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to a contact

[UPDATED] Amazon Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it to a contact

Update: The Verge received the following response from Amazon regarding the incident: It appears that Alexa devices aren’t eerily recording and sending audio. This is simply a wild coincidence of
Top 10 New Android Games This Week: Diggerman, Spitkiss

Top 10 New Android Games This Week: Diggerman, Spitkiss

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games that you can
BlackBerry continues to tease the KEY2 in new video

BlackBerry continues to tease the KEY2 in new video

We already know that BlackBerry and hardware manufacturer TCL will unveil a brand new flagship smartphone on June 7 in New York City. But that isn’t stopping the teasers from dropping. On Thursday,
The TicWatch Pro features Wear OS and a secondary transparent display

The TicWatch Pro features Wear OS and a secondary transparent display

Saving battery life on our smartwatches is an important factor, especially as companies shove new features under the small hoods. Mobvoi, a company based out of China, has an idea on how to help with
NVIDIA SHIELD TV now being upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

NVIDIA SHIELD TV now being upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

If you have NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV and have been hoping you’d get a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo some day soon, well, the wait is (almost) over. NVIDIA officially announced on Thursday that the SHIELD TV is
UNREAL Mobile is a new MVNO with unlimited service starting at $15 a month

UNREAL Mobile is a new MVNO with unlimited service starting at $15 a month

Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to merge, which is one step of many before the two companies can become “the new T-Mobile” at some later date. But the two entities have the unenviable task of trying
Snapdragon 710 features X15 LTE modem, 4K HDR playback

Snapdragon 710 features X15 LTE modem, 4K HDR playback

We’ve seen Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 series processors powering mid-range Android phones for a while now, but today Qualcomm unveiled its next processor destined for the mid-tier. The Snapdragon 710
Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch may run Wear OS, not Tizen

Samsung Gear S4 smartwatch may run Wear OS, not Tizen

Way, way back in 2014, Samsung launched an Android Wear smartwatch, but since then the company has been using its proprietary operating system, Tizen, for its subsequent Gear S smartwatches. Now it
Master & Dynamic announces MW50+ headphones, combining on-ear and over-ear into one

Master & Dynamic announces MW50+ headphones, combining on-ear and over-ear into one

Deciding between on-ear and over-ear headphones isn’t always easy. Over-ear is definitely the audiophile choice, but the sound isolation and bulk isn’t ideal for the commute or travel. Master &
Verizon details LG G7 ThinQ and Moto G6 launch info, HTC U12+ certification, and more

Verizon details LG G7 ThinQ and Moto G6 launch info, HTC U12+ certification, and more

Not to be outdone by Sprint, which just unveiled its own pricing information for the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ, Verizon Wireless has also revealed its own price for the flagship device. Verizon has
Sprint reveals LG G7 ThinQ pricing with BOGO deal

Sprint reveals LG G7 ThinQ pricing with BOGO deal

Sprint previously confirmed it would launch the new LG G7 ThinQ, and now it has confirmed just how much subscribers will need to fork over to make the G7 ThinQ their own. The Now Network has confirmed