6 great smartphones from 10 years ago (2018 edition)

2008 was an important year in the world of smartphones. While the market was still ruled by operating systems that are now defunct (like Symbian and BlackBerry OS), new platforms were clearly providing glimpses of the future, with touchscreen devices starting to make a serious impact. Of course, there were still plenty of awesome handsets that didn’t feature touch-enabled displays, but the wind of change was already blowing. 
If you’re feeling nostalgic, or just curious about what smartphones were cool a decade ago, we’re inviting you to discover some of the greatest …


Verizon follows AT&T's move, drops plans to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Wireless network provider Verizon is not going to sell the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This unexpected decision has to do with the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter.

Earlier this month, AT&T abandoned plans to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro to subscribers after members of the congress, with the help of federal regulators, stood against it. Verizon has been going through the same thing, after dropping plans to sell the Chinese flagship to the U.S. audience. That means only channel left for Huawei to distribute its newest device is …

10 best RPG games for iOS and Android to play in 2018

Boys and girls, it’s time to pick up that shiny new armor from the blacksmith, grab your favorite weapon, stock up on some health & mana potions, and prepare your mind and body for the adventure that lies ahead. Those dark dungeons crawling with evil spawn ain’t gonna clear themselves, you know. It is your duty and destiny to lead a party into the dark reaches of these lands and cleanse them, thus restoring peace to your realm. 

Yeah, you guessed it – we spent the last few days playing mobile RPG games. More specifically, we tried a bunch of these titles …

Windows 10 Mobile Insider program quietly comes to an end

Today, we have some bad news to pass along to those few remaining Windows 10 Mobile users who have been receiving updates via the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. A tweet from Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc indicates that no more insider builds of Windows 10 Mobile are coming. Windows 10 Mobile phones will still receive monthly security updates from Microsoft, but nothing else is expected to be pushed out.

Microsoft has already said that it won’t be adding new features to Windows 10 Mobile which means that there will be no reason to send out any updates (again, other than security updates) …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro will support AT&T and T-Mobile VoLTE in the US

Huawei was so close to inking a distribution agreement with AT&T that the Chinese company has already manufactured carrier-specific Mate 10 Pro units. Unfortunately, after AT&T caved in under political pressure, the US version of Huawei Mate 10 Pro will have to be repurposed and sold unlocked.

For those of you who still want to buy the Mate 10 Pro even though it won’t be available at any of the US carriers, here are a couple of things that you need to be aware of before making your purchase.

First off, the US version of Huawei Mate 10 Pro will offer single SIM support, unlike …

Honor View 10 update adds Face Unlock and other nifty features

Unveiled last month, Honor View 10 made its debut on the market a few weeks ago. Even though the smartphone ships with Android 8.0 Oreo and Huawei’s latest EMUI 8.0, there are a couple of features missing from the Honor View 10 to make it even more appealing to customers.

The most important is Face Unlock, the one feature that many handset makers have decided to add to their smartphones, some even after the launch of their products. Thanks to the latest update, Honor View 10 adds to the list of smartphones that support Face Unlock function.

But that’s not all, as Honor has decided …

Apple confirms 65% of iPhones and iPads run iOS 11, less than 30% are still on iOS 10

Google releases monthly updates concerning the distribution of various Android versions, but Apple doesn’t have to do that. From time to time, the US giant releases statistics that offer us a look at the iOS distribution at a macro level.

Today, Apple published statistics about the iOS 11 adoption, as well as how the previous versions of the operating system performed in comparison. It’s true that fragmentation exists in the world of Apple as well, but not at the same level as Google’s Android.

But let’s not compare apples and oranges, and get straight to the point. According to Apple, …

Huawei Mate 10 Lite Review

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite is a mid-range phone sold across the globe (but not in the United States) as the more affordable sibling to the high-end Mate 10 series.

The phone features a 2:1 screen – one that’s taller than traditional 16:9 screens we used to see on virtually every new phone until about last year. It is built of solid metal and it runs on Huawei’s own Emotion UI interface on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. The Mate 10 Lite also has a dual camera system on both the front and the back, with a 2-megapixel secondary camera on both sides that allows shooting photos …

OTA Oreo update for the unlocked HTC 10 is pulled before anyone received it (UPDATE)

On Saturday, it appeared as though HTC had started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the unlocked HTC 10. The 2016 flagship was receiving software version 3.16.617.2 and for those who didn’t want to wait, the RUU was said to be available to be downloaded by owners of the phone. But as it turns out, before even one person sporting the unlocked HTC 10 received the OTA update containing Android Oreo, it was pulled by HTC.

UPDATE: HTC has resumed pushing out the Android 8.0 update for the unlocked HTC 10 and gave us the following statement;
“This was a non-issue when the update …

OTA Oreo update for the unlocked HTC 10 is pulled before anyone received it

On Saturday, it appeared as though HTC had started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the unlocked HTC 10. The 2016 flagship was receiving software version 3.16.617.2 and for those who didn’t want to wait, the RUU was said to be available to be downloaded by owners of the phone. But as it turns out, before even one person sporting the unlocked HTC 10 received the OTA update containing Android Oreo, it was pulled by HTC.

The reasons why HTC pulled the update have not been made public. However, it is possible that some HTC 10 users who paid for the Sunshine S-Off boot unlocking tool …