The results immortalized: Android One wins popularity contest vs MIUI

As you may have learned, Xiaomi — the Chinese smartphone giant that also happens to have an Android One partnership for that one phone (Xiaomi Mi A1) — recently ran a Twitter poll. It was comparing its own, home-made MIUI interface, which heavily customizes Android, to the vanilla experience on Android One. Turns out, Android One won the poll votes and Xiaomi deleted the tweet.

No hard feelings here, but we thought it would be fun to immortalize those results, so we ran our own poll yesterday. As expected, most of our readers are much more fond of Google’s pure Android experience than an …


Results: LG V30 wins popularity contest vs OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is here and is a part of the 18:9 flagship flock. It packs all the cutting-edge hardware you’d expect and still maintains a rather affordable starting price — especially when we consider the competition — at $499.

But one can argue that the 5T is walking a path that has already been beaten by other outstanding handsets this year — the Galaxy S8+, the LG V30 come to mind when looking at its new all-screen front.

Unlike the G6 before it, the LG V30 really seems to have made an impact — fans love it for its super-compact footprint, light weight, …

Love coffee? Then you'll really want to win this week's T-Mobile Tuesday contest

This upcoming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday begins with a free T-Mobile Stadium Bag. The clear bag allows you to go through security in a heartbeat. If you’re a T-Mobile subscriber, starting next Tuesday head over to a nearby T-Mobile location and pick up your bag. Don’t procrastinate or the bags will be gone before you get to take one home. T-Mobile subscribers will also get 25% off the cost of a Ultimate Ears speaker purchased from a T-Mobile store or online.

If you’re in school, you will surely need a free month of StudyBlue Pro. This gives you access to crowd-sourced study guides ad-free. …

This coming Tuesday's weekly T-Mobile contest features free Samsung devices including the Galaxy S8

Every Tuesday, T-Mobile gives away freebies to subscribers, and also holds a contest with some great prizes. This coming Tuesday, Samsung figures very heavily in the contest prizes, including the Samsung Galaxy S8. We’ll get to the contest in a second. First, let’s go to the giveaways. On Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will receive a free e-book from Disney Story Central. There are 10 possible options to choose from.

Next week, T-Mobile subscribers will get access to HotelStorm’s discounted locations with an average price break of 25% on each hotel. How does 25% off an order placed from Papa …

This coming Tuesday's weekly T-Mobile contest features free Samsung devuces including the Galaxy S8

Every Tuesday, T-Mobile gives away freebies to subscribers, and also holds a contest with some great prizes. This coming Tuesday, Samsung figures very heavily in the contest prizes, including the Samsung Galaxy S8. We’ll get to the contest in a second. First, let’s go to the giveaways. On Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will receive a free e-book from Disney Story Central. There are 10 possible options to choose from.

Next week, T-Mobile subscribers will get access to HotelStorm’s discounted locations with an average price break of 25% on each hotel. How does 25% off an order placed from Papa …

Google contest offers $10,000 reward for building cool Google Home and Assistant apps

There’s no denying that Google’s Assistant holds lots of potential with its ability to interpret queries in plain English, but there’s still room for improvement ahead of it. Something that should bring the feature to the next level are the so-called Conversation Actions, or simply “actions” as they’re more frequently referred to.

Think of these actions as apps for the Google Assistant. The giant enabled them when it opened its Actions on Google platform to third-party developers last December. And as incentive to bring more developers on board, Google announced the Actions on Google contest …

Xiaomi Mi 6's official theme song can easily win the Eurovision contest

Although Xiaomi Mi 6 might be a China-exclusive affair, there will be plenty of Chinese retailers that will ship the flagship internationally. To highlight the fact that the Mi 6 is an international product, Xiaomi released the official English theme song of the flagship.

The song is called “Only One,” and it’s been composed and sung by Chinese artist Jiang Han. However, you won’t notice that while you’re listening to the song (it’s that good).

The lyrics of the song have been specially written to match the description of the new Xiaomi Mi 6, which looks …