Qualcomm Made a “Whoa!” Phone for Snapdragon Fanboys

We all know Qualcomm as the chipmaker that dominates the Android smartphone landscape with its modem monopoly and one that obsessively drools over 5G, a technology they claim is already “here” every couple of months dating back to 2019 or so, when it’s still very much not. It seems now that Qualcomm wants to be […]

You Can Now Pay In-Store With Your Google Pay Balance

Google is now rolling out a new feature for Google Pay users in the US, allowing them to use a new virtual card tied to their Pay balance to pay for goods in-store using their Android device via NFC. This feature is rolling out now to all eligible Android users in the US, and once […]

The End of Support has Come for Jelly Bean

Google released Android Jelly Bean 9 years ago, if you can believe that, and has apparently been supporting it through Google Play Services this entire time. I now know that because they announced today that they are discontinuing updates for Jelly Bean at the end of August. In a blog post to the Android Developers […]

Google Responds to Antitrust Lawsuit Claims

Yesterday, news broke that a multi-state antitrust lawsuit was inbound, aimed directly at Google and Google Play. As we’ve now learned, the lawsuit includes 36 states and the District of Columbia. It focuses on Google Play’s competition and the notion that Google doesn’t allow apps like the Galaxy Store to gain traction among Android users. […]

OnePlus Continues to Hype Next Flagship Killer, Confirms No US Launch

OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau continues to discuss the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 5G this week, calling it a comprehensive upgrade over the original OnePlus Nord. While we now know this phone is not making its way to the US, as availability is listed only for Europe and India, we can’t help but discuss […]

Google Pixel 5a Makes Its FCC Appearance

Knowing that the Pixel 5a 5G is most definitely not cancelled, and Google has confirmed it’ll arrive around when last year’s Pixel 4a did, it makes sense that evidence of its arrival would trickle in. Today, the Pixel 5a stopped through the FCC, giving us bits of information on Google’s next A-series phone before it’s […]

Exynos 2200 beats Snapdragon 895 in CPU & GPU Performance

A recent exposure of the Samsung Exynos 2200 shows that the GPU of this chip has a Wild Life test score of 8134 on 3D Mark. Comparatively, the running score of Snapdragon 888 GPU on the same database is between 5800 – 6000. This means that the Samsung Exynos 2200 leads the Snapdragon 888 by […]

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Appears On TENAA, See Renders & Specs

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G has made its appearance on the TENAA certification website. The phone has been subject to multiple leaks and several speculations are surrounding its launch date, specifications, and other details. Earlier this week, the affordable flagship phone from Samsung was listed on FCC certification. Much to the delight of those who […]