Author: Ron Amadeo

Google announces the Android O Developer Preview

A background processing lockdown, picture-in-picture for phones, and a faster runtime. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The Android O Developer Preview promises better battery life, faster apps

A background processing lockdown, picture-in-picture for phones, and a faster runtime. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Google Maps adds a sweet new parking spot saver

Tap the new “parking” button and store notes, pictures, and the location of your car. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Parents can now create Google accounts for their kids with Google Family Link

Google’s COPPA-compliant program removes the age restriction on Google accounts. – Ars Technica

March 16th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Google Family Link allows parents to create accounts for children under 13

Google’s COPPA-compliant program removes the age restriction on Google accounts. – Ars Technica

March 16th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Samsung commits to monthly security updates for unlocked US smartphones

Samsung promises less awful support for its most poorly supported phone model. – Ars Technica

March 14th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Google is turning Hangouts into a Slack competitor

Google Hangouts finally gets that “enterprise” overhaul we’ve been hearing about… – Ars Technica

March 9th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Walking the 2.5 million square feet of MWC 2017

The giant phone expo also featured cool booth designs, cars, and VR gadgets. – Ars Technica

March 3rd, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Nokia 6 hands-on: A metal phone with stock Android?! Someone is listening!

HMD gets it. The company promises “pure Google,” “secure, and up-to-date” devices. – Ars Technica

February 27th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Huawei P10 hands-on: Basically an iPhone 7 clone, which is good and bad

Typical Huawei: Excellent build quality, unoriginal design, terrible distribution. – Ars Technica

February 27th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Nokia 6 hands on: A metal phone with stock Android?! Someone is listening!

HMD gets it. The company promises “pure Google,” “secure, and up-to-date” devices. – Ars Technica

February 27th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Huawei P10 hands on—Basically an iPhone 7 clone, which is good and bad

Typical Huawei: Excellent build quality, unoriginal design, terrible distribution. – Ars Technica

February 27th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Nokia 3310 hands-on: It’s hard not to like this modern take on the feature phone

It’s tiny, durable, has great battery life, and it’s $52—but will anyone buy one? – Ars Technica

February 26th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Huawei Watch 2 hands-on—This feels like a last-gen smartwatch

With a small, ugly screen and no digital crown, the Huawei Watch 2 feels old. – Ars Technica

February 26th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Xiaomi reportedly wants to build its own SoCs, break free from Qualcomm

The Wall Street Journal claims Xiaomi is getting into the chip design business. – Ars Technica

February 10th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News