Tag Archives: Android

Samsung launches Bixby Voice for the Galaxy S8 in the U.S.

After missing out on the Galaxy S8’s U.S. launch, Bixby Voice is finally ready to go. Samsung says that Bixby Voice is now available in the U.S. To get it, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners need to update the app to the latest version. Bixby Voice is fully integrated with core Samsung apps, with support for other native apps and third-party apps coming via Bixby Labs. You can launch the assistant by saying “Hi Bixby” … [read full article]

Moto E4 launching at MetroPCS on July 31st

MetroPCS’s smartphone lineup doesn’t currently include any Motorola hardware, but that’ll change soon. The Moto E4 will launch at MetroPCS on July 31st. Its suggested retail price will be $129, but MetroPCS customers can snag one for $49 plus tax after instant rebate. Switchers can get the Moto E4 from MetroPCS for even less. Metro says that for a limited time, switchers can get the Moto E4 for $0 (though they do have to pay … [read full article]

T-Mobile touts fastest LTE download speeds, says 600MHz phones from Samsung and LG coming soon

T-Mobile’s got some network news to share. T-Mo says that, according to its analysis of national LTE results of Ookla Speedtest data, it’s got the fastest download speeds in the U.S. T-Mobile had an average of 26.9Mbps, while AT&T had 23.0Mbps and Verizon had 22.7Mbps. Sprint finished below 20Mbps, and so T-Mo decided to not include it in its graph. Also included in today’s announcement is that, according to crowd-sourced data, T-Mobile’s LTE availability is at 91.5 percent. … [read full article]

Samsung now offering Galaxy S8 Buy One, Get One deal with trade-in

Another Buy One, Get One deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 has launched. Samsung today kicked off another BOGO deal on the Galaxy S8. With this offer, you can buy a Galaxy S8 at full retail price and get a second Galaxy S8 for free with trade-in. You can also get a Galaxy S8+ for your second device, but you’ll still owe $100 on it after Samsung’s trade-in credit. The devices that qualify for trade … [read full article]

LG appears set to debut V30 on August 31

One day after images that claimed to show the design of the LG V30 leaked out, LG appears to be sending out invitations to the device’s official reveal. LG is sending “Save the Dates” for an event on August 31 in Berlin, Germany. The invitation looks like a tall 2:1 display and includes whats looks to be a “V” on its wallpaper. While LG isn’t coming right out and saying what it has planned for … [read full article]

New Google Pixel XL 2017 leak claims to give us a look at the phone’s updated design

Looks like the LG V30 isn’t the only LG-made flagship that’s leaking out today. New renders have been shared that claim to show the design of Google’s Pixel XL for 2017, codenamed Taimen. Shared by Android Police, this Pixel XL 2017 is said to be manufactured by LG, a change from last year when both Pixel models were made by HTC. This Pixel XL 2017 shares some design elements with last year’s Pixel XL, … [read full article]

LG V30 render leak allegedly shows design of upcoming flagship

For the past couple of years, LG has offered two flagship smartphones per year, launching a G series device in the first half of the year and a V series device in the second half. It looks like that’ll continue in 2017. Renders that claim to show off the LG V30 have made their way online. The images come from @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice and are said to be based on factory CAD information. This alleged LG … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ update adds navigation bar features and security patches

Heads up, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, because a new update is coming your way. T-Mobile is now pushing an update to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models, and it includes some notable changes. First is that there’s a button on the left side of the navigation bar that you can use to hide the bar. This will let you see more content on your screen since you won’t have a black bar blocking … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving security updates

It’s time for a new Samsung Galaxy S7 update. T-Mobile is now pushing updates to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The S7 is getting version G930TUVS4BQE1, while the S7 edge is getting G935TUVU4BQF6/ What they’re both getting are the June 1 Android security patches as well as “various system improvements.” These updates are now rolling out over the air. TmoNews reader Rick already got the update on his Galaxy S7 edge, so … [read full article]