We first had the opportunity to check out Blackberry’s latest handset at CES, where it was referred to as “Mercury”. While we played with the phone a bit in January, we really didn’t get many details about what to expect in terms of under-the-hood capabilities or even launch plans. Thankfully, ahead of MWC 2017 the veil has been fully lifted on the Blackberry KEYone.
For those that were hoping for a super-high end experience, no such luck here. The KEYone’s specs are pretty mid-range. Of course the real value of the KEYone was never intended to be horsepower, instead it’s all about security and productivity...
We are here at MWC 2017, and BlackBerry just took the wraps off of their latest Android smartphone offering, called the KEYone. Many of you may be familiar with this device if you followed our coverage from this year’s CES, with the KEYone being the “Mercury” phone that we got a sneak peak at. Apart from the name, we are now also privy to the specifications and features this device has to offer.
Here is your first look as we go hands on with the BlackBerry KEYone!...
Pixbar is a new app that gives your device the on-screen buttons found on Pixel devices, and you don’t even have to root your phone!
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October 27, 2016
This is the latest app from dunrite, the developer behind nowPaper, which gives you a collection of Google Now-inspired wallpapers in high definition. With Pixbar, you can essentially replace the on-screen buttons on your non-Pixel device with the ones found on Google’s Pixel phones.
You may have noticed that the on-screen buttons on the Pixel phones look slightly different from the...
Google continues to expand the reach of its RCS (Rich Communications Services) messaging support to more Android users. This week, it announced that Orange, Deutsche Telekom, and Globe will offer RCS messaging to their Android phone customers.
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November 4, 2016
RCS is already supported by Sprint in the US and Rogers in Canada. Earlier this week, Google also announced...
In early January 2017, we got a chance to check out an early version of the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES. While we thought it was cool this phone had an optical zoom for its dual lens rear camera, much of the phone’s other specs were in the mid-range. As it turns out, ASUS may have decided that was not good enough for this phone.
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January 5, 2017
The ZenFone 3 Zoom was scheduled to be released sometime in February, but we are getting close to the end of the month with no launch announcement. In a response to a...
Late on Friday, owners of Google’s Nexus 6P who are signed up to get Android beta releases were finally able to download Android 7.1.2 Nougat via an over-the-air update. The beta of the next Nougat update was first released for other Google-supported devices a month ago.
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4 weeks ago
While the OTA update is rolling out (it’s a 1.29 GB file), the factory image download for the Nexus 6P is not yet...
The slow roll out of Android 7.0 Nougat updates to older smartphones continues. Late today, word got out that the Motorola Droid Turbo 2, which launched in the fall of 2015, is finally getting that update from its exclusive carrier, Verizon Wireless.
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3 weeks ago
Officially, the software version number for the Nougat update is “25.11.10.kinzie_verizon.verizon.en.US”. Besides all of the new features that come with this OS update, such as multi-window mode, bundled...
The volunteer team at VideoLAN have been working diligently on new features for its popular VLC media player for Android since it released the big 2.0 update in mid-2016. Today, it announced that it had launched a beta version of the upcoming 2.1 version, which includes a large number of additions and improvements.
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January 13, 2017
The 2.1 version includes support for playing 360 degree videos, and VLC is working to add support for VR headsets like Google Cardboard. It also adds support for...
Google Spaces was a weird concept even when it was announced at Google I/O last May. The idea was that you and your friends could crate private topic-based group chats which would have the ability to add in different content apps like YouTube and Google searches. This seemed like an incredibly confusing release at the time, especially since they were launching Allo and Duo at the same event. Essentially, Google went on a messaging app spree in 2016 that came down to a fight for survival, and in the end, no one really cam out on top.
See also: You’ll soon be able to use Google Allo on desktop
13 hours ago
If you open the Spaces app today, you’ll be greeted with a...
If you live in Canada, Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, you can now download and play Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed. The soft launch of the mobile game, based on the popular Koei console action game franchise, is now available in all those countries in their respective local Google Play Store.
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3 weeks ago
Based on the teaser trailer, it looks like the game borrows much of the fast gameplay from the console Dynasty Warriors series. Players will be able to select specific hero characters and...