Tag: smartphones

Samsung’s Switch to Google’s Wear OS Would Be a Huge Mistake

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Rumors that Samsung may potentially ditch Tizen, its proprietary OS for wearables, for Google’s Wear OS, have been flying lately. It’s a...

How Android’s Nearby Share Compares to Apple’s AirDrop

Image: Google Android finally has its own version of Apple’s AirDrop. It’s called Nearby Share, and it makes it easy to quickly send files to...

Google Maps Dark Mode and 5 Other Android Updates Out Today

Image: Google While we wait for Android 12 to officially go live later this year, Google has a bunch of tweaks and updates coming to...

Google’s First Android 12 Developer Beta Is Here

Image: Google Google just announced the release of the first developer preview build of Android 12, giving us a few hints at what changes to...

Leaked Android 12 Screenshots Show Some iOS-Like Changes Coming

Screenshot: Google (Other) While Google typically waits until much later in the spring to officially show off new updates and features, some leaked screenshots may...

Google Fit Now Measures Heart and Breath Rate with Your Phone

Screenshot: Google As wearable devices like smartwatches become more sophisticated, with sensors that can do everything from detecting atrial fibrillation to measuring blood oxygen levels,...

The Best Organization Apps for Scheduling Your Days

The ongoing pandemic makes days blur into each other—they are no longer differentiated by the events and activities that helped split up our time. If...

See Which Apps Are Using Your Camera, Microphone, and Location

Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Protecting your privacy in the modern age isn’t easy, with everything from app labels to online cookies to think about, but knowing...

Sell the P50 and Mate 50: how Huawei could bring back Google services

After Huawei parted ways with Honor in November, the company is now reportedly planning to say goodbye to the P and Mate series as well....

Is LG thinking about exiting the mobile phone industry altogether?

LG is reportedly thinking about exiting the smartphone industry. LG CEO Kwon Bong-Seok wrote in an internal memo that the company is considering selling its...

The Best iOS and Android Apps for Relaxation and Meditation

We’re barely into 2021 and it’s already been kind of a lot, to say the least. If you’re able to take a break from doomscrolling,...

TCL’s New 20 Series Phones Offer Truly Low Cost 5G

Image: TCL Last year TCL began flexing its industrial muscle when it launched its first line of TCL branded phones, and now for CES 2021,...

Focussed on stronger product portfolio for 2021: POCO India

NEW DELHI: POCO, which was spun off from Xioami as a separate entity last year, is focussed on bringing a stronger portfolio of smartphones and...

Here’s What We’re Expecting to See

Image: Samsung/Digital Slang After weeks of rumors, Samsung has finally announced its next Galaxy Unpacked Event scheduled for January 14, and it couldn’t have come...

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra Will Reportedly Get S-Pen Support

Photo: Sam Rutherford Samsung’s mobile chief recently said the Korean electronics giant wants to bring the Galaxy Note experience to more phones, and now a...

The New OnePlus Concept Phone Is a Color-Shifting Tease

Image: OnePlus Apparently OnePlus is turning its habit of releasing concept phones every winter into a tradition. Following last year’s Concept One, OnePlus has just...

Oppo’s Triple Hinge Slide-Phone Concept Is Wild

While everyone might not be on board yet, one of the things I like most about flexible display tech is the way it allows phone...

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S21 Teasers Show Off Divisive Design

Rumors have been swirling around claiming the Galaxy S21 could get announced as early as January (possibly a month sooner than S20’s debut last year),...

Google Just Announced its Fourth Pixel Feature Drop

Image: Google Last week Google announced a bunch of new features coming to Android devices as a whole, and now the company has returned to...

I Welcome the Rumored Demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Thanks to phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, a new segment of devices with flexible screens, and lite versions of the Note...

The Oppo X 2021 Rollable Concept Is a Sci-Fi Phone Made Real

When it comes to delivering a big-screen experience in a package that still fits in a purse or pocket, rollable phones might be an even...

The Best $500 Phone, Hands Down

Photo: Sam Rutherford The Pixel 4a 5G is an interesting phone, because on the outside it’s as plain as can be. But just like the...

The TCL 10 5G UW on Verizon Is the Cheapest 5G Phone Available

Photo: Sam Rutherford Phone makers have pushed out a wave of premium 5G phones this fall, but when it comes to more affordable handsets that...

OnePlus Announces Two New Affordable Phones: N10 5G and N100

Image: OnePlus When OnePlus released the Nord earlier this summer, I called it a tease because even though it included great specs, a slick design,...

Sick of Camera Bumps, How ‘Bout a Camera Ring?

Image: Huawei Right now it’s not a stretch to say that a lot of mainstream phones end up sporting very similar glass brick designs, but...