Category archives for: Cell Phones

Google Assistant Coming to Many Phones Running Marshmallow and Nougat

Google today said a wider selection of Android phones will soon have access to the Google Assistant. The Assistant is already available to the Pixel, Google Home, Android Wear 2.0, and within the Allo messaging app. Starting this week, the Assistant will come to most phones running Android 6 Marshmallow and Android 7 Nougat. It […]

LG G6 Has Been Officially Announced as Waterproof and Powerful Smartphone

LG today announced the G6, its flagship smartphone for 2017 at MWC 2017. The G6 features a sleek metal-and-glass design that keeps the footprint at a minimum despite the large screen. The G6 packs a unique 5.7-inch qHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and curved corners. The rounded corners of the display, along with […]

BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone Debuts at MWC

TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES earilier, but has now shared all the KEYone’s details. The phone sports a 4.5-inch full HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4 filling the top […]

Samsung Now Offers Its Secure Folder as a Downloadable App

Samsung has released its Secure Folder through the Galaxy Apps Store. Secure Folder is a protected space for smartphones that can store files, documents, images, videos, or other content that the owner wishes to lock away. Samsung says the Secure Folder can act as a way for people to set up separate profiles for apps on […]

LG’s X Power 2 Sports a 4,500mAh Battery

LG today announced the X Power 22, a follow up to last year’s battery-boasting handset. The X power2 features an embedded 4,500mAh battery that LG says delivers 15 hours of video playback, 14 hours of real-time navigations, or 18 hours of web surfing. It included rapid charging and soaks up 50% of its capacity when […]

LeEco EUI Update Brings an App Drawer to Le Pro3 and Le S3

LeEco today gave its Le Pro3 and Le S3 smartphones an app drawer. The company is pushing the latest build of its Ecosystem User Interface to the Le Pro3 and Le S3, and the update includes a handful of new features. Based on user feedback, LeEco decided to install an app drawer on the home […]

More Carriers and Phone Manufacturers Plan to Adopt Google’s RCS-Based Android Messages Service

Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger) its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read […]

ITU Sets 20 Gbps Data Speed for the 5G Specification

The International Telecommunications Union today released a draft report for what might eventually become the 5G specification. IMT-2020 is the working name for the 5G standard and the ITU has laid out a basic framework it wants to see technology companies meet. For example, the ITU wants a single cell site to support download speeds […]

GBoard Keyboard for iPhone Now Supports Dictation

Google today announced a significant update to GBoard, its advanced keyboard application or the iPhone. Voice dictation is the most significant new feature added to the tool, allowing GBoard users to press a microphone and speak their messages rather than type them. GBoard also gains support for 15 more languages, a wider set of emoji, […]

Instagram Now Supports Up to 10 Photos in a Single Post

Instagram has nowmade it possible for users to create posts with up to 10 photos. The idea is to allow people to publish a single event that includes multiple pictures and videos, rather than post a string of single images to their feed. Instagram says users will have full control over each image shared in the […]

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