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Xiaomi makes hundreds of lifestyle products under its Mi Ecosystem label. These are the best of the lot. Xiaomi's phones get all the attention, but over the years the manufacturer has rolled out hundreds of lifestyle products through its Mi Ecosystem label. Under the Ecosystem label, Xiaomi partners with hundreds of Chinese companies to offer smart home products, fitness bands, smart shoes, robot vacuums, and even a rice cooker. Over the course of the last year, that partnership has...

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Mobile 5G is coming this year, and now we know the first cities that’ll get it. AT&T says that Dallas, Texas; Waco, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia will be among the first cities to get its mobile 5G service. AT&T plans to launch 5G in [...]

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Categories: news, 5g, at&t

Swype keyboard was a huge influence on the Android keyboard world. For many of us, it brought the swiping gesture to our attention and became a big part of our daily lives. Many keyboards tried to replicate it, but for a while Swype was easily the best. It was even loaded [...]

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Categories: applications, app, development, keyboard, swype

Samsung Pay is Samsung’s answer to Android Pay, which has now been renamed to Google Pay. Not only does it offer magnetic strip payments (which make it compatible with regular payment terminals rather [...]

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Categories: news, change, mobile payment, points, rewards, samsung, samsung pay

The smartphone has become an absolute necessity in our daily lives, and it comes with a cost. With so many features and benefits, we are willing to pay the high price, but is it really worth it? How much does it actually cost to make a smartphone?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Thanks to a drunken photo session at a kebab place that went down over the weekend, the internet is now in love with the Pixel 2 XL camera. Funny how these things happen, but a single Tweet that included four photos taken with a Pixel 2 XL, photos that the owner doesn’t even remember taking, … Continued Pixel 2 XL Camera Wins the Weekend After Owner’s Kebab Photo Session Goes Viral is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, google, pixel 2, pixel 2 xl

OpenSignal has published an updated State of LTE report for February, 2018. To be quite honest, 4G technology doesn’t seem to have evolved too much lately, given everyone is more focused on developing and deploying 5G, so this report doesn’t really have anything too exciting. However, we do get to see where the good ol’ … Continued OpenSignal’s State of LTE Report Highlights America’s Slow 4G Speeds is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, 4g lte, lte, opensignal

Now that we’re a full year into the return of unlimited data on almost all US wireless carriers, it’s time for an update on the current unlimited data plans from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Like we did last February and then again in August, we’ve got it all laid out for you in a … Continued Unlimited Plan Comparison: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint (Feb 2018 Update) is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: featured, news, att, comparison, data plans, sprint, t-mobile, unlimited data, verizon

AT&T rolled out its “Sponsored Data” program not too long ago, and at first it was only available for its postpaid customers. Business customers were eventually brought into the mix, too, and now prepaid customers are seeing inclusion as well. As first noted by The Verge today, AT&T [...]

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Categories: news, at&t, sponsored data

LG will actually present a refresh of the V30 at the MWC. Finally, LG is teaching the camera how to recognize subjects. Is that going to be enough to make it the star of the MWC 2018? No, but the development is important for LG, and for what we shall see from them in the future.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If you use an Android device, it’s hard to escape Google Assistant’s reach. Google is putting its digital assistant in basically everything from your car with Android Auto to your living room on Android TV. Because of this, we have to assume many of you are using it a ton, but we want to know … Continued Tuesday Poll: How Often do You Use Google Assistant? is a post from: Droid Life

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Many phones out there are still waiting for their update to Android 8.0 Oreo, but one company can safely say that their Android-powered scooter has it. Archos, a company based out of France, has just debuted the Citee Connect, an Android-powered scooter. It is equipped with a 5-inch display which the company has dubbed a [...]

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Categories: news, android, archos, archos citee connect, mwc 2018

Now it takes twice as long to get the goodies you want. Along with supporting older MST terminals, another area where Samsung Pay has an advantage over Android Pay (well, now Google Pay) is with its rewards program. Samsung Pay gives its users points they can redeem for gift cards, raffles, and more as they continually use the app, but in an unexpected move, Samsung's making this rewards system not nearly as fun. According to multiple users, Samsung Pay is taking the points you earn with...

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Better yet, who does want this thing? Archos, a company we haven’t written about in two years, but typically is known for budget-friendly devices you’d skip over, announced the “first Google Android scooter” today. It’s called the Archos Citee Connect, for those curious. We’re talking about a scooter that has a connected Android device embedded … Continued Who Doesn’t Want This Archos Android-Powered Scooter? is a post from: Droid Life

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Qualcomm's increasing its original bid by 16%. Earlier this month, Qualcomm remained resilient against Broadcom by declining the company's second buyout offer of $121 million. Shortly after this, Qualcomm has increased its offer to NXP by 16% in an attempt to get Broadcom off of its back. NXP is a Dutch semiconductor business that's primarily involved with the creation of infotainment systems in automobiles, and this bid increase would see Qualcomm pay $127.50 per each share of NXP —...

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A well-made stylus on a smartphone brings new features and practicality, but for now we only have the S Pen on Android as an example of this. The Universal Stylus Initiative aims to change that. We take a look at what can be achieved with the possibility of a widely usable stylus in the Android world.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Fox News announced this morning that it will launch a stand-alone streaming service in Q4 of this year called Fox Nation. It won’t be free, but they aren’t ready to announce pricing just yet. Fox says that Fox Nation will “enhance the Fox News viewer experience” while taking a “deep dive into the big issues … Continued Fox News to Launch Paid Streaming Service for “Superfans” Called Fox Nation is a post from: Droid Life

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Rec Rooms newest update, Custom Rooms is amazing. You should try it! Since Rec Room was first released for the PlayStation VR I have loved it. Based on the Recreation centers you used to go to as a kid, mainly to keep you from being underfoot, or from hanging around on street corners, Rec Room has a huge amount of pre-made content for you to play around with. From games like Dodgeball and Paintball to full quests like the Rise of Jumbotron and even Laser Tag, Rec Rooms stock game is...

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In late 2016, Samsung introduced a rewards program, designed to let heavy users of Samsung Pay gain points, then redeem those points for a variety of things like new devices and prepaid gift cards. You can even use your points to be entered to win trips to vacation destinations. Well, Samsung has gone and done something … Continued Samsung Neuters Rewards Program for Heavy Samsung Pay Users is a post from: Droid Life

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Categories: news, bixby, samsung, samsung pay

The Nokia 9 will be the premium flagship to follow on the heels of the already released Nokia 3, 5 and 6 phones. Now we have the rumored price, release date and specs. The latest leak suggests it will have a curved screen.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Best overall Best for portability Best for sound quality Best Overall Bose SoundLink II See at Amazon While it's designed to be a Bluetooth speaker to connect your phone, the design and audio quality from this speaker make it perfect for filling most rooms with sound. You can connect your Amazon Echo Dot to this speaker and leave it forever as a better Amazon Echo, or you can take the $180 Bose Soundlink II with you when leaving the house thanks to its internal battery. It's a great...

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Back in January, Google announced that it was shaking things up in the mobile payment space, effectively combining Android Pay and Google Wallet into one service. That new service is called Google Pay and the app is now rolling out for Android users. With it you’ll get a [...]

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Apps are what make our phones magic, but the Play Store offers an overwhelming amount of choices. This list will help you find the best apps available to suit your needs, for messaging, photo editing, keyboards, launchers, weather, dating and more. Take a look though the best Android apps of 2018.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Android is all about customization. Don't like your launcher? Get a new one. Don't like your gray keyboard? Change it up! Got the same ringtone as that annoying co-worker at the other end of the room? Just don't like the lame, old sounds that came with your sweet, new phone? No problem — we have options. Once you get the hang of it, the world is your ringtone. Let awesome ring. How to find and set ringtones through the Zedge app How to add your own ringtone to Android How to apply your...

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Don't let dumb AI kill the mood. When you think of "night mode" on a device, you think of a dimmed screen and muted notifications. I'd never really thought about it on something that doesn't have a display. That is, until I stashed the Google Home Max in my bedroom. Because there's nothing quite like enjoying a day full of Norwegian death metal in the comfort of one's own chambers, only to retire to bed in the evening and command Google Assistant to turn off all the lights and OK TURNING...

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Amazon’s latest Deal of the Day will get you a brand new Android smartphone on the cheap. Amazon is now discounting the Moto X4 Prime Exclusive as its Deal of the Day. The device is being sold unlocked with support for all four major US carriers, and it’s available [...]

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Categories: news, amazon, deals, moto x4, moto x4 prime exclusive

Love it or hate it, we can all probably recognize Samsung’s “Over the Horizon” from a distance. Samsung has been using it on their Galaxy devices as the default ringtone since 2011, and I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who keeps their volume on 1o without ever changing the ringtone or wallpaper on […] Come comment on this article: Samsung taps composer Pétur Jónsson for 2018’s version of “Over the Horizon” Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android manufacturers, android news, android phones, galaxy s9, galaxy s9 plus, over the horizon, samsung

As more and more complicated services and information is accessed through web sites, you have probably noticed that some of the URLs have become unbelievably long and complicated. This can be due to the code used to get a page to display just right or for other things like tracking and referral information. Often when […] Come comment on this article: Chrome app cleans up URLs automatically for sharing Visit TalkAndroid

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Thank to the Deal of the Day, Amazon is matching the Project Fi deal for the Moto X4 right now, bringing the total of its Prime Exclusive model to just $250. That’s $80 in savings when compared to the usual price of this exact model. As you may have heard recently, Amazon announced that it is … Continued DEAL: Amazon’s Deal of the Day Brings Moto X4 Prime Exclusive to Just $250 is a post from: Droid Life

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While Google begins making the shift of Android Pay to Google Pay today, you may be curious what the future holds for Google Wallet. For the next few months, it’ll still live on, but it’s being rebranded as well. Google Wallet will become Google Pay Send until Google can bake send/request money features into Google … Continued Google Wallet Becomes Google Pay Send Until Google Pay Gets Send/Request Money Feature is a post from: Droid Life

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The next time you see an update to your Android Pay app, it will no longer be called Android Pay. Instead, Google will flip the switch over to the Google Pay branding it told us to expect back in January. The change happened on Google Play over night and not only shows a change in … Continued Android Pay App Makes the Switch to Google Pay, Gets Spicy New UI (Updated) is a post from: Droid Life

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If you're on AT&T, these are the hottest deals to keep an eye out for. AT&T is one of the largest and most well-known carries in the United States, and as a result of this, you can often find some pretty sweet deals being offered. Whether you're in the market for new phones or television service, AT&T has something for just about everyone. Here are the top deals we recommend the most. Get a new Samsung phone, get another one for free Between the Galaxy S8/S8+, S8 Active, and Note 8,...

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The Honor 7X is a great phone, so why not protect it with a great case? The Honor 7X is one of the latest phones in the Huawei subsidiary's lineup, and we've called it one of the best budget phones you can buy. It's fast, it's long-lasting, and its display and cameras both outperform most similarly priced options. If you're the proud owner of a 7X, you probably want to keep it safe. That's why we've rounded up some of the best cases we could find. Spigen Rugged Armor KuGi Flexible...

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The rumors keep on coming about the Samsung Galaxy S9. The latest information ahead of Unpacked 2018 on February 25 give us some more hints about what the device will be like. The most recent leaks display impressive benchmark scores, as well as details about colors, camera and sound.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Leaked images have surfaced of the prototype version of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. Sony looks once again to dominate the compact smartphone segment by offering a small smartphone packed with premium features at MWC 2018. Let's take a look at what we can expect.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Google’s Pixel laptops have always been fairly pricey compared to other Chromebooks, but right now the Pixelbook is a little bit more affordable. The Google Pixelbook is now on sale at several retailers. You can get a limited time discount on each of the three variants of the Pixelbook [...]

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Samsung likes to throw things at a wall to see what sticks, but man, they’ve had some absolute duds and failures over the years, especially on the software side. We’ve had messaging apps like ChatOn, social networks for Galaxy Note users with PenUp, music streaming services and video hubs with Milk Music and Milk Video, […] Come comment on this article: Samsung never learns, might unveil a new social network with the Galaxy S9 Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android applications, android manufacturers, android news, android phones, chaton, galaxy s9, galaxy s9 plus, milk music, penup, samsung, uhssup

Who remembers Swype? Back when Android was still booming and exploding with every new release, Swype was the go-to keyboard for anyone that wanted swipe gestures to speed up their typing on the otherwise terrible keyboards of the day. Brings back memories, right? Don’t get too nostalgic, though. Swype has confirmed that they’re no longer […] Come comment on this article: Swype, the original swiping keyboard, is officially dead Visit TalkAndroid

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Think about the last time you purchased a smartphone. Did you go into a brick and mortar store, talk to a sales rep, and walk out with a shiny new gadget, or did you cruise over to your carrier’s website and make the purchase on your old phone? If you’re like the average American, you […] Come comment on this article: Most customers are making smartphone purchases online (and on other smartphones) Visit TalkAndroid

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Categories: android carriers, android news, android phones, at&t, jd power, sprint, t-mobile, verizon, wireless

The most exciting and cutting-edge technology at the moment is flight. Drones are slowly conquering the skies in many industries, mainly photography and videography. But which company offers the best state-of-the-art drones and why?(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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If your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ got stuck in a bootloop after the Android Oreo update, you can use Android Recovery to make the smartphone usable again. In this article, we'll show you two ways to fix it: wiping the cache partition and restoring to factory settings.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Back in September 2017, Sony’s Managing Director in India teased a big change for the company in terms of smartphone design, saying that Sony’s newest flagship would arrive “soon” but keeping most of the details a mystery. Now, with Mobile World Congress taking place next week, the official Sony [...]

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Looking for a new phone but not sure what to buy? In our top list of the best Android phones, we help you decide which Android flagship is the best choice for your needs. Read on to find out which phones are the best buy in 2018, sorted by price, battery life, photography and more.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Alcatel has sent out press invites for their event being held in connection with MWC 2018 when they will announce three new smartphones. The company also took to Twitter to post an image of the devices they are launching which include the Alcatel 5, the Alcatel 3V and the Alcatel 1X.  The new flagship phone […] Come comment on this article: New Alcatel phones to be announced at MWC 2018 Visit TalkAndroid

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are going to be announced on February 25, just ahead of the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress. As everyone probably guessed, though, most of the phone’s details have leaked out ahead [...]

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After testing this feature since December, Microsoft is rolling out the party chat capability for their Xbox platform to both Android and iOS clients. Until now, party chat was only available to users using the console itself or when accessing the service using a computer running Windows 10. To use party chat in the Android […] Come comment on this article: Xbox app for Android gets party chat feature Visit TalkAndroid

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With MWC 2018 fast approaching, the big news of the show is Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 25 where the Korean giant will finally unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung posted a few video teasers last week, and it’s well known that the Galaxy S9+ will sport a dual rear camera setup thanks to […] Come comment on this article: Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and possible pre-order details ahead of MWC launch Visit TalkAndroid

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