Motorola offers select models at up to $150 off for a limited time only

There are some smartphone owners who have been partial to Motorola handsets over the years, dating back to November 2009 with the launch of the Motorola DROID. Thanks in part to Android 2.0, the DROID was the first smartphone that legitimately challenged the Apple iPhone. Despite offering some well received smartphones in subsequent years (the 4.3-inch Motorola DROID X comes to mind), nothing ever approached the popularity of that very first DROID model.

As time ticks away the final two weeks of the 2017 holiday shopping season, Motorola has a range of offerings that shave as much as $150 …

Google releases final preview of Android 8.1 Oreo for select Pixel and Nexus devices

While many consumers are still waiting to receive Android 8.0 Oreo, only a few will soon be able to update to a much newer version – Android 8.1 Oreo. Google confirmed a few more important new features will be made available along with Android 8.1, but the update will be available to Pixel and Nexus devices only, and probably for quite a long time.

Obviously, Google won’t prevent any smartphone company to push the update, but considering these companies are still struggling to update their products to Android 8.0 Oreo, it’s safe to assume it will take much longer …

Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 now available for purchase in select European markets

The Mi A1 is one of the few mid-range Xiaomi smartphones that will go on sale internationally. Even though Android One program has been more of a local affair, as Android One phones are specifically launched in certain countries, Xiaomi Mi A1 doesn’t care about that unspoken rule.

The Chinese company announced last month the Android One-powered Mi A1 will be launched in many countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as Americas. Starting this week, the affordable mid-range smartphone is available for purchase in several European countries …

Google announces YouTube TV service is now available on select Android tablets

YouTube TV service has been expanding in many US cities in the last couple of months. However, the Google’s service was not available on Android tablets until recently.

Today, the Mountain View company announced YouTube TV comes to bigger Android screens. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t mention which are the Android tablets that now support YouTube TV, but we do know for sure that in order for the mobile app to work it requires Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

YouTube TV service costs $35 per month but comes with up to 6 accounts per household. It allows subscribers to simultaneously …

Efficient, dual-frequency GPS chip to vastly increase location accuracy on select phones in 2018

Chip maker Broadcom has just come up with a new dual-frequency GPS chip that promises to greatly improve GPS accuracy – from around 5 meters as of now to roughly 30cm. A great improvement no matter how you look at it. 
Currently known as BCM47755, this breakthrough new GPS chip got unveiled a few days ago at teh ION GNSS+ summit in Portland, OR, and has been already included in the blueprints for some unspecified upcoming smartphones. It will be easy to speculate that the Galaxy S9. S9 Plus and the LG G7 are the prime suspects at the moment.
The …

Deal: Select Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ protective covers are now $20 off

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, but don’t have a protective case for it yet? Well, maybe it’s time to buy one, as select cases are now available for $20 off their regular prices. Mind you, we’re talking about official Samsung-made cases that will precisely fit your S8 or S8+.

Here’s what you can get to protect your Galaxy S8 or S8+:

S-View Flip Cover Case – $39.99 (instead of $59.99)LED Wallet Cover – $39.99 (instead of $59.99)Silicone Cover – $9.99 (instead of $29.99) – deal available until August 28Keyboard Cover (S8+ only) – $39.99 (instead of …

Go back to school spending $80 less on a select version of the Microsoft Surface Pro

It’s early August and for those who have another year of institutionalized learning staring them in the face, the carefree days of summer are almost all behind them. This is the time of the year for those going back to school to run through a check list to make sure that they have everything they need to help them succeed during the the 2017-2018 academic year. One of those helpful tools would be a high-end tablet. Sure enough, Microsoft is now offering $80 (or 10%) off the price of a selected Microsoft Surface Pro.

The model on sale carries an Intel Core m3 processor with a 128GB Solid …

New Samsung video promotes select Galaxy S8 and S8+ protective cases

Samsung today released a new video to promote some of the official protective cases that the company has made for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

In the video, you’ll first discover a Clear View Standing Cover – which, in addition to protecting the dual-curve screen of the Galaxy S8, it lets you control calls, music, and other functions without flipping it open. Plus, of course, this transparent case can also act as an adjustable stand for viewing content in landscape mode.

The second case model shown in the video is an Alcantara Cover – a stylish product with a suede-like finish. …

Deal: Select Motorola Moto Mods are available for 30% off (limited time offer)

Motorola Mobility currently has a deal for all customers in the US who are interested in buying Moto Mod accessories. More exactly, the company is taking 30% off the price of any Moto Mod that it’s selling via its website. To take advantage of the deal, you’ll have to add the desired Moto Mod (or Mods) to your cart, and use the promo code MOTOMODS30 at checkout.

Here are the Mods that can be purchased for 30% off: Moto Insta-share Projector (normally priced at $299.99), Hasselblad True Zoom (normally $299.99), JBL
SoundBoost Speaker (normally $79.99), and Incipio …

2017 iPhone users can select Google Assistant as their default assistant replacing Siri?

A report published the other day claims that Apple and Google are working together on a way to allow iPhone users to select Google Assistant as their default virtual assistant, replacing Siri in that capacity. The way Google Assistant currently works on iOS is that the app is opened up like any other third party app,. The user then requests the information that he/she is seeking from Google Assistant,.and then closes the app when done. But if the source of this information is correct, iOS users who prefer Google Assistant over Siri will be able to make the change allowing Google to become the default …