Yes, the new Nokia Android phones are coming to the US

Last month at MWC 2017, when the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 were announced, HMD / Nokia Mobile said that the phones would be released globally starting the second quarter of the year. However, “globally” is often a rather vague term, and it almost never includes all relevant markets. Fortunately, in this case, the US is included.

Answering to a fan on Twitter, the folks at Nokia Mobile confirmed that its new Android smartphones “will be” available in the US. This likely means that all three models will be launched stateside, but we don’t have a confirmation …


Verizon to offer some new Apple devices online this week; new trade-in deal for high-end phones

Verizon has a couple of pieces of news today that it wants you to know about. First, some of the new Apple devices announced by the tech titan this morning will be available online from the nation’s largest carrier starting on March 24th. That is this coming Friday. The new models include the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. How appropriate that a red variant of the current iPhone handsets will be offered by Big Red.

Also available on that date will be a new 32GB tablet that replaces the Apple iPad Air 2. Available in Silver, Gold and Space Gray, this will be known simply …

HMD confirms all its Nokia phones will hit the shelves in the second half of Q2

The end of Q1 2017 is upon us, but HMD’s new Nokia-branded smartphones haven’t been yet introduced on the market. The Finnish company vaguely stated that Nokia 3, 5, 6 and the new 3310 would make their debut in various European markets in Q2.

However, Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, recently narrowed down the release date for all the Nokia-branded phones the company announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month.

According to Himbele, all three Nokia smartphones, along with the 3310 feature phone will be available …

Best dual SIM phones (2017)

If you are in search of the best dual SIM phones currently available in the US, we think we can help you. In this article, we have a selection of notable handsets that offer dual SIM capabilities and other nice features – from expensive to cheap models, so you’ll probably find what you need, no matter the budget. 

Even if you don’t normally have two phone numbers, owning a dual SIM smartphone can be useful in some scenarios, including when traveling aboard: you won’t be needing a second handset in case you want to use a local prepaid card …

Google downgrades Nexus 6 phones to Android 7.0 Nougat

For some reason, Google has decided that the Nexus 6 should be downgraded to a previous OS version after it recently brought the phone to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

There’s a huge thread up on reddit where Nexus 6 owners say Google has pushed a new Android 7.0 Nougat update on their phones. As some of you probably know, Google had to delay the release of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6.

Unfortunately, when Android 7.1.1 arrived on the Nexus 6, it also brought some bugs, which have been consequently addressed in the recent March security patch. However, the latest update broke another …

iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and other major flagship phones lose to cheap phones in this one key area

I have been reviewing some affordable phones recently and it dawned on me: all these phones had one thing in common. And it was not just the price tag. The phones that I was looking at were the new Samsung A series, a couple of even cheaper Lenovo phones, the Honor series and a few other similar devices. They were all very different, yet they were all similar in one aspect.
Amazing battery life.
No matter their software version, no matter their interface, it almost seemed like a norm: an affordable phone would come …

LG's next flagship phones will likely feature FullVision displays (à la G6)

Released last week in South Korea (and coming soon to the US), the LG G6 features a display like no other. Called FullVision, this is a 5.7-inch panel with a unique 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen also has round corners, and there’s very little bezel around it, this making the G6 the most compact 5.7-inch phone to date.

If you like the idea behind this new display, but you’re not particularly impressed by the G6 as a whole, you may want to wait for LG’s next flagship smartphones, as these will almost certainly feature FullVision …

The all-new Nokia phones might not arrive in the UK until May

Nokia fans must be very excited about the new lineup of phones announced by HMD Global last month at Mobile World Congress (MWC). Unfortunately, the new Nokia 3310, along with all the smartphones introduced in late February might not be launched on the market until May, at least in some countries.

Although many retailers have already opened up pre-registrations for Nokia’s new lineup of phones, they are not providing customers with a launch date for neither of these new devices. As some of you might already know, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3310 are now up for …

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers work with Android phones and tablets

In case you aren’t up to speed with Nintendo’s latest portable/home console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, it comes with two tiny gamepads, called Joy-Cons, that can be used either separately from one another, or serve as the two halves of a somewhat more traditional controller. And by traditional, we mean something that resembles the head of a dog, but that’s another story entirely.

Anyway, since the Switch launched a couple of days ago, gamers have discovered that Joy-Cons can work as standard Bluetooth controllers on PC, Mac, and now – Android, meaning you can …

Google Assistant rolling out now to millions of Android phones (VIDEO)

Google Assistant is an improved version of Google Now that was unveiled at Google I/O 2016. The big difference between it and Google Now is that Assistant is more conversational. For example, let’s say you are talking about Babe Ruth. With Google Now, a line of questioning might go like this: “What teams did Babe Ruth play for?,” “How many Hone Runs did Babe Ruth hit in his career?” “What positions did Babe Ruth play?” With Google Assistant, you’d say “What teams did Babe Ruth play for? Home many Home Runs did he hit in his career? What positions did he play?” See the difference?

While …