Tag: Android

What’s next in iOS 11 and Android O?

New iPhones and Google Pixel devices are expected in the coming months and with them improved software functionality. Here are some of the expected updates in iOS 11 and the Android O

Reviewing the Motorola Moto Z2 Play

By Ted Kritsonis
The Moto Z2 Play is one of the few smartphones that can be augmented by add-ons, or Mods, that click onto the back, physically enhancing a certain feature on the device itself. Is there enough in this device to get people connected to the wider ecosystem?

Nvidia Shield is the Android box you’re looking for

By Ted Kritsonis

In an era where the line between ‘pay’ TV and ‘free’ TV is constantly blurring, streaming boxes echo the volatility of the market. Android boxes are usually of the no-name variety with a fairly singular purpose, whereas the Nvidia Shield TV is much more.

Locking ban makes stronger case to avoid phone contracts

By Ted Kritsonis

Starting on Dec. 1, carriers will no longer be able to sell smartphones locked to their network, potentially opening up a stagnant wireless market in Canada. If it does make it easier to leave from one carrier to go to another, will Canadians take advantage of the opportunity?

Design Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 and Tab S3

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The new smartphones and tablets look and feel so different from anything that’s come from Samsung. The closest thing to holding a sleek slab of glass, the Galaxy S8’s feel truly integrated, like they were carved out of a piece of crystal or marble and polished to smooth perfection.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6 – Head to head comparison of top 2 Android devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

LG’s hoping that the LG G6 will erase the poor effort that was the LG G5 and its failed ‘Friends’ modular accessory ecosystem.

For Samsung, the Galaxy S8 is the comeback attempt from last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Both Korean giants are laying all the cards down on the table and putting forth the best devices they can deliver.

Samsung begins road to redemption with Galaxy S8, Bixby personal assistant and Internet of Things push

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Samsung knows that releasing a stunning smartphone isn’t enough. There needs to be a ripple effect, a stickiness that extends to services and functionalities. For the Galaxy S8, there are various of these ecosystem plays. The new Bixby personal assistant, which uses voice but also the camera and the user’s habits to generate helpful contextual information could be a real difference maker.