All HMD's Nokia phones now available for pre-order in the UK

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for HMD to start selling its newly announced Nokia-branded phones, you’ll be happy to know that at least one UK retailer has opened pre-orders for these devices.

All three Android smartphones, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are now available for pre-order at Clove. The new Nokia 3310 is up for pre-purchase as well, if you feel like you need a second phone to replace your daily driver from time to time.

If you want to know when exactly these Nokia-branded phones will arrive in stock and how much they will cost, then, by all means, …

Moto G4 Play price slashed to just $100, making it one of the best cheap phones you can buy in the U.S.

When we look at phones, we have the most discussed first: the Galaxy S8 and iPhone, retailing for an average of $700 or more, we also have mid range phones like the Moto Z and OnePlus 3T retailing for $450 to $500, and we have affordable phones like the Moto G5 for $250.
But what if you do not want to spend that kind of money on a phone? In 2017, there is a way to buy a decent smartphone for even $100.
We are talking about the Moto G4 Play, a $150 device that just saw its price slashed by $50, down to a full retail …

Xiaomi phones not coming to America anytime soon, put your cheap flagship hopes elsewhere

If you are still hoping to buy Xiaomi phones in the USA by official means, you will have to wait indefinitely. In an interview with Global VP Wang Xiang, the exec admitted that US market expansion is still no priority for the smartphone maker.

That’s not particularly pleasant news, for the brand’s handsets become increasingly desirable each year, but users in America and Europe are being left out. Sourcing them from unofficial suppliers remains the only route, which isn’t optimal due to markups, occasional lack of warranty or customer support, and network incompatibility …

Three Pixel phones could be launched in 2017, all packing Snapdragon 835 CPUs

It’s common knowledge that Google launches new Android smartphones each year, but the number of devices varies from time to time. In the last couple of years, Google launched a duo of smartphones, but that might change in 2017.

Although the most recent report on the upcoming Pixel phones claimed Google wouldn’t release more than two devices this year, it looks like three new handsets are expected to arrive in 2017.

The Android Open Source Project reveals new information about Google’s new Pixel phones. The details have been uncovered in the code and confirm …

Bill Gates barred his kids from using cell phones until they were 14

We know, we know, it sounds ridiculous that the world’s richest man, whose fortune was made in computers and software, hasn’t given his kids full access to cell phones until well into their teens, but Bill Gates is no orthodox man.
“We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier,” revealed Microsoft’s founder in a recent interview. Given that his children range in age between 14-20, we’d only wager to guess that the it was the oldest who wasn’t …

Sony clarifies Concept for Android releases, says no other phones will get it

Earlier this week when Sony announced it would put an end to Concept for Android updates for the Xperia X, many thought the Japanese company might start delivering these updates to another device.

That’s because Sony was a bit inaccurate in its official statement and said that “the next step will be to launch a community similar to the InTouch community for our upcoming Xperia XZ Premium.”

Since the statement confused a lot of Xperia fans, Sony posted a Q&A on the InTouch community forums to clarify the news about Concept for Android releases.

The …

AnTuTu says that these were the most highly rated Android and iOS phones in China last month

According to benchmark site AnTuTu, the OnePlus 3 and the Apple iPhone SE were the most highly rated Android and iOS powered handsets in China during the month of March. The results were based on the “applause rating” computed for Android and iOS models by AnTuTu during the month. The applause rating is calculated by dividing the number of  five-star reviews into the total number of reviews.

AnTuTu says that the OnePlus 3 scored an applause rating of 95.66% in March. That means that for every 100 user ratings the device received on the AnTuTu site last month, more than 95 of them were …

Sprint lets you lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one

Sprint announced the opportunity to lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one with each new line activation. The promotion starts Friday, April 21 and goes through April 27. And with Sprint’s Galaxy Forever program, customers can upgrade to the latest Galaxy any time after 12 lease payments are completed.

Sprint also touted the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphones. It’s a fancy way of saying both phones will be fast on the carrier’s 4G network. Sprint claims HPUE can extend existing 2.5GHz coverage by up to …

Ready your Android phones! A new and improved Apex Launcher is coming in May

If you buy an Android phone and want to install a third-party launcher, there aren’t too many popular choices available in the Google Play Store. It’s either Nova Launcher or Action Launcher 3, although there are a couple of other options that you might want to try out like Arrow Launcher and ADW Launcher 2.

Apex Launcher was once among the most downloaded Android launchers in the Google Play Store, but because it hasn’t been updated since 2015, much of its audience migrated to other alternatives.

Well, it looks like the Apex Launcher app has a new development …

China is the strange place where Microsoft sells Xiaomi phones instead of Windows Phones

When you go to Microsoft’s Chinese web store, you’d probably expect to see a lot of hànzì and the same stuff Microsoft sells in every other store across the globe. Hehe! Hold right there. At this point, MS is bitterly aware that it has a brighter future as an Android reseller than a Windows Phone maker. Which explains why it’s selling the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the USA, and the Xiaomi Mi 5s in China. There’s not a single Windows Phone smartphone in the Chinese store.

Believing in the power of added value to convince people that it’s not merely selling what it knows …