Review: Samsung Strive
Samsung's latest Quick Messaging Phone for AT&T strives hard to offer a well-rounded set of features. It succeeds in some areas, and strikes out in others.
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The Samsung Strive is a low-cost phone that AT&T classifies as a 'quick messaging' device. Quick or not, it is a feature phone with a QWERTY keyboard that prioritizes messaging services such as SMS/MMS, IM, and email. The Strive handles messaging in stride, but skips a few steps with other, less fabulous features.
Review: Alcatel Idol 4S - Unlocked
Alcatel's flagship Android handset strives to break through barriers with its high-end design and mid-range specs. The middle of the market is a tough space in which to play, and, rather than allowing the Idol 4S to stand on its own merits, Alcatel hopes a set of VR goggles, a case, and a pair of headphones will help sweeten the deal.
Review: OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 is the company's latest attempt to convince you that ultra-pricey flagships are unnecessary; why spend $800 to $1000 on a phone when you can get one that's nearly as good for just over $500? The 6 is an attractive metal-and-glass device that has the latest design from OnePlus, the latest specs from Qualcomm and others, and the latest Android software from Google.
Qualcomm Improves Its High-Tier Range with Snapdragon 660 and 630
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Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
Google Search App for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget
Mar 28, 2017
Google today updated its main Search application for the iPhone and added a widget for the home screen. Technically, iOS doesn't support true home screen widgets other than those in the notification panel.
Google's Lightweight YouTube Go App Expands to More Countries
Feb 1, 2018
Google today made its data-saving YouTube Go mobile application available to a much wider selection of countries around the world. The app had been available in about 15 countries, but that number jumped to 130 thanks to today's expansion.