Some Galaxy Note 8 phones won't charge or turn on when battery reaches 0%

Some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users report that their phones will not turn on or charge after they’ve let the phone’s battery drain completely. Samsung is aware of the problem and is replacing the affected phones on a case per case basis. It’s not yet clear how many devices are affected by the issue.
Users have reported that their Galaxy Note 8 phones refuse to accept a charge or turn on after the battery level goes to 0% and the phone turns off. Users have tried different cables and chargers to make sure that this is not a problem with the charger, …


iOS 11 installation rate reaches 59 percent, adoption lagging behind older versions

iOS 11, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is now installed on 59% of iOS devices. The latest information comes from statistics that were shared on Apple’s App Store support page for developers. 
This number is rather impressive, especially when compared to the adoption rate of Android Oreo (0.3% distribution as of November 9th). Still, we have to note that the adoption of iOS 11 is slower than what we’ve seen in previous years. For comparison, iOS 9 was running on 67% of devices by mid-November 2015, while iOS 10 …

Nougat reaches 15.8% of Android devices worldwide

Another month, another Android usage statistics breakdown from Google. As usual, the data for this breakdown was collected over the course of one week and is based on visits to Google Play.
While Android 7.0 Nougat is steadily climbing in adoption rates, in contrast to ancient Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, which are on their way out of the list, Oreo is nowhere to be seen. Since it’s the latest iteration of Android, and it isn’t available on that many devices yet, Oreo’s distribution numbers are not yet registered in the list. For Android 8.0 to not make a dent …

Verizon reaches insane 953 Mbps download speeds outside the lab, tells T-Mobile 'eat crow'

TMo eats crow. When the verified last place network crows about made up network quality results they pay for.  #factsmatter #TMoIndigestion pic.twitter.com/DUkZ2XkG2B— Jeffrey Nelson (@JNels) August 2, 2017

While 1Gbps+ download speeds aren’t technically 5G, you can rest assured that carriers may try and brand them as such, that is why the news that Verizon has hit the whopping 953 Mbps outside the lab with real-life equipment in Boca Raton, Florida, is quite significant. Despite that a tad higher speeds have been achieved in synthetic lab setups, including by …

Google's Android One project reaches Japan, but it's way overpriced

Sharp X1 is the name of the first Android One smartphone to hit the Japanese market. The X1 will remain a Japanese affair for as long as Sharp plans to produce it, so don’t get your hopes too high when it comes to its availability outside this country.

Android One phones are by definition meant to provide consumers with an affordable alternative to the Pixel and Nexus devices. These smartphones are among the first to receive major Android OS updates when Google releases them, but support usually ends after about two years of their market release.

However, …

Video watching on smartphones reaches record highs in Q1, long-form content preferred, report shows

What a weird species we are. We have developed masterpieces of TV screens, progressively growing larger, sharper and with more detail, but still bend our heads over 4-5 inches of display to watch clips, show series and even films. The extent to which we keep our necks in the curved position to watch a video on a mobile device has been revealed in a recent report on smartphone video plays in Q1.

Online software and services provider Ooyala has just published stats that show that 57% of all video content watched worldwide in the first three months of 2017 was viewed on smartphones. …