Only 13 Windows 10 Mobile powered phones will receive the Creators Update

It might not come as a surprise to you, and you probably didn’t give it a second thought, but the Windows 10 Creators Update is not going to be available for all Windows 10 Mobile powered devices. Being put out to pasture are units like the Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia 830 and the Nokia Lumia 1520. These three models are over two-years old, which means that they will not be receiving the Creator’s Update. These handsets will be limited to patches and cumulative updates.

The list of handsets that will receive the mobile version of the Windows 10 Creators Update include:

Alcatel Idol …

4K UHD wallpapers mega collection: stunning backgrounds, perfect for your LG G6, Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, HTC 10, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

With smartphone display sizes and resolutions on an upwards spiral of constant growth, finding a wallpaper that looks good and fits well on whatever crazy aspect ratio phone makers come up with next, becomes a rather annoying exercise in trial and error.

Aaaaaand that’s where we step in to save the day bring you an awesome collection of ultra high-res images that can automatically transform the home screen of any smartphone in existence into something utterly amazing! We kid, we kid! The part about providing you with copious amounts of top-notch wallpapers is still …

Verizon's HTC 10 starts receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat

The HTC 10 is currently the manufacturer’s flagship handset, although that will change once the HTC U is launched in May (according to tipster Evan Blass). Meanwhile, the Verizon branded version of the 10 has finally received the long awaited update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is version 2.41.605.12. When you receive the notification telling you that the new files have been downloaded on your phone, make sure you are on a Wi-Fi network and have a fully charged battery before installing them on your device.

Android 7.0 comes with Data Saver. This feature allows you to decide which apps …

10% of Apple iPhone users will switch to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ says new U.K. survey

According to U.K. mobile phone insurance company insurance2go, 10% of the iPhone owners surveyed said that they would leave Apple to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+. 36% of those avoiding the new Samsung models are doing so because they are scared that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issue will carry over to this year’s flagship handsets. 38% are concerned that the new Samsung models are going to be too expensive.

The survey also revealed that 30% of LG users are switching to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Why? 78% are doing so because Sammy’s new flagship models look …

10 amazing Android home screen designs that will inspire you #9

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!
The votes from last week are in, and our reader CoolTech4U has emerged as the winner by grabbing 22.32% of the total vote. His minimalistic setup with the cute little Groot can be seen to the right. 
Please note that if your own personalized creation is not included here, it doesn’t mean that it won’t eventually end up on the site. We’ve received a vast number of entries, so we simply …

10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #8

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!

It looks like our reader 5urv1v0r managed to impress you the most with his great multi-color design, as he managed to grab first place with 18.24% of the total vote.  You can see his beautiful sporty layout displayed to the right, and if his step count has also encouraged you to be more active, make sure to check our pick with 5 great fitness and exercise apps for Android and iOS!

Please note that if your own personalized …

BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets

Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. A BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:

Slow/poor performanceMenu items missing or slow to respondDevice temperature warmer than usualApplications not openingUnable to connect to wireless networksAs …

HTC U Ultra starts shipping on March 10 in the US

Back in January, when HTC announced the U Ultra, it also started accepting pre-orders for the handset. However, the company said that the new phone wouldn’t be released in the US before mid-March. As it turns out, mid-March actually means the first half of the month.

If you’re ordering a U Ultra from HTC’s official online store today, the company says it can ship it starting March 10 – that’s this Friday. The new handset is available to pre-order in three color variants: Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, and Ice White, all shipping on said date (for free if you’re …

LG Phoenix 3 coming to AT&T on March 10

Less than one year after the debut of the LG Phoenix 2 at AT&T, the carrier has decided to pick up and start offering the sequel of the mid-range Android smartphone.

AT&T will sell the LG Phoenix 3 starting on March 10. It looks like AT&T GoPhone customers will be able to grab it for just $79.99 online or at AT&T’s retail stores and authorized retailers.

Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the LG Phoenix 3 comes with few changes over the previous model, and they’re not on the positive side.

For example, the smartphone sports a 5-inch …