As indicated in a report recently posted by Avast in its official blog, it seems that a number of cheap non-Google-certified Android powered mobile devices have shipped preinstalled with a type of malware that could have users unknowingly download apps they should not be utilizing or accessing.
When the Essential Phone was first announced back in May of last year, there some considerable excitement about the device, mainly because the company behind it, Essential Products, was founded by Andy Rubin, considered by many as the father of Android. Quite simply, many had expected the Essential Phone to give Samsung’s Galaxy flagships and Google’s Pixel smartphones a run for their money.
Every other phone maker today seems to be eager to join in on the front side notch design party, especially in the wake of the blockbuster success of Apple’s iPhone X last year. Some mobile brands, however, are continuing their quest to deliver a true bezel-less, all screen smartphone, or at least one with the slimmest bezels possible (while a few are already trying to offer the best of both worlds by camouflaging the front notch against a black bar -- here’s looking at you Huawei, LG, and OnePlus).
Three weeks after it was officially unveiled, LG’s newest flagship -- the G7 ThinQ -- is now made available for preordering from three major US carriers, with industry leader Verizon Wireless starting the ball rolling today, while T-Mobile and Sprint to follow suit tomorrow. It should still be noted though that the phablet will not launch until June 1st.
Sure, HTC had to let go of some of its best crew (specifically those who worked on the Pixel smartphones) to Google back in January early this year, but that does not mean it does not have the resources left to continue offering new flagship devices.
Due to the fact that the Razer Phone is specifically designed to be used by gaming enthusiasts, its specs naturally lean towards trying to marry amazing processing speed with awesome graphics rendering capabilities, as evidenced by its 5.7 inch QHD IGZO IPS LCD (liquid crystal display) screen (featuring a refresh rate of 120 Hertz), Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (system on a chip), 8 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), and of course, the humongous 4,000 mAh battery. But that does not necessarily mean that the Razer Phone can’t have some fun with regards to its camera specs. Recently this week, the folks at Razer have decided to add a Portrait mode to the gamer phablet.
As the world’s number one seller of smartphone devices, Samsung routinely ships tens of millions of its handsets on an annual basis. But as recently revealed during a trial, it turns out that the South Korean mobile brand received about four million smartphones returned for service in the United States yearly, and another million unit returned for damaged displays.
When HMD Global had secured the licensing agreement to use the Nokia name back in December of 2016, not many were sure that the Finnish phone maker would be able to resurrect the once dominant mobile brand. But it did manage to release a range of new generation Nokia phones that are not only powered by Google’s Android (the most widely used mobile OS in the world), but are impressive midrange (mostly) devices in their own right.
Attention, owners of Android powered mobile devices, here is some epic news that is to die for -- Fortnite will be arriving on the most popular mobile platform in the face of the planet some time in the summer season of this year. After landing on Apple’s devices more than a month ago, the game has since topped the iOS charts in the last few weeks. Pretty soon, it just might do the same on Android’s gaming charts as well.
It goes without saying that those who consider themselves hardcore fans of Android mobile devices will always be excited whenever a new OnePlus smartphone arrives. And that is exactly what happened earlier this week, with the formal unveiling of the eagerly awaited OnePlus 6 flagship. But for Android aficionados who also see themselves as serious Marvel fans, they just might go ballistic with the knowledge that the OnePlus 6 has a special version that is inspired by what many already consider as the biggest movie event of the year -- Avengers: Infinity War.
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