Android Oreo wants to make your phone twice as fast
The latest chapter of the mobile war is in full swing. In conjunction with Monday's Pixel phones and the and , and should roll out "soon," according to Google. The Pixel C and Nexus Player will also be compatible with the update. Select phones from Samsung, LG, Motorola, Essential, HTC, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Kyocera and Sharp will either launch with or update to Oreo through the end of 2017., Google of its latest mobile OS as Android Oreo. The update is undergoing carrier testing for
Afterward, Apple responded with, its next-gen platform for iPhones and iPads. Which one's winning so far? We won't really know until we get iOS 11 and Android Oreo on phones side by side, but on the whole, .
Viral Chinese game draws big money from Nike, McDonald's
The jumping game, accessed via Chinese social messaging app WeChat, attracted over a million players within two weeks of its launch. Now international brands are leveraging that popularity.
iPhone X vs. Pixel 2: The camera winner is...
Are two lenses better than one? We put the iPhone X and Pixel 2 side by side to compare their camera quality.
Android P's killer photo feature won't work on lower-end phones
A photo format called HEIC means images take half the storage space as with JPEG. But you'll need a smartphone processor that can handle it.
Google's Android Wear now has a new name. Blame the iPhone
From here on out, you can call it Wear OS. Seems lots of people like to mix and match their smartphones and their accessories.
Google: Android is just as secure as the other guys
After years of big security gaps, Google says the phones it powers are now as hard to hack as iPhones. It wants to make sure you know that.
Android P tries Apple's approach to shrinking photo sizes
Google's next smartphone software will support a new photo format called HEIC, an approach Apple took with iOS 11 in 2017 to cut file sizes in half.
Google's Android P is all about notches and notifications
The search giant’s new mobile software -- right now only a preview version -- also brings upgrades in security and indoor mapping.
Google AI now can give YouTube videos a wacky background
Machine learning proves its worth for new video effects tech: distinguishing between faces and backgrounds at 100 frames per second.
5G is coming sooner than you might think (The 3:59, Ep. 362)
Chatting about 5G deployments, the Asus Zenfone 5 and 5Z and Amazon's purchase of Ring.
Facebook expands its job search tool to 40 more countries
The effort comes as the company tries to prove that Facebook is good for the world and people’s well being.
Google hopes for fresher, faster phone apps with Flutter
The tech giant releases the first beta of a tool designed to make life easier for programmers writing for Android, iPhones and Google's new Fuchsia OS.
The iPhone X-tra large may be on its way (The 3:59, Ep. 361)
Apple may release an even bigger version of the iPhone X. Also, it's just started its own health care company.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus will have plenty of premium touches and cost less than a Galaxy S8 or Note 8.
The Le Pro 3 AI Edition will come in two versions, one with a deca-core processor, and both with a dual camera.
No longer a big eyeball, the shrunken 360-degree camera has a better design, improved video and more phone support...
The phone will sell for around $400, and gives you the premium Nokia 8's "bothie" camera software.
The phone also packs a dual camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor.