Inactive apps will open up some storage on your device with Android 8.1

If your Android phone isn’t exactly overloaded with free storage space, there is some good news coming your way related to Android 8.1. Discovered by XDA Developers in the Android Open Source Project, a commit dated October 31st reveals a feature that comes into play once an Android handset is running low on space. After a certain period of time determined by the Android system, apps not used recently will be considered inactive.

An inactive app will not take up space on the Dalvik compiler’s cache, thus freeing up some space on your handset. You won’t have to do anything on your part to …


T-Mobile intros the LG V30+, 128 GB of storage space and premium headsets included


Previously sold only by Sprint and US Cellular, the LG V30+
(or V30 Plus) is now ready to be released on T-Mobile – which, of course, is
already offering the regular LG V30.

 

T-Mobile will officially launch the LG V30+ on November 17
– that’s also the day when the carrier starts selling the rugged Samsung Galaxy
S8 Active. According to T-Mobile, the V30+ will be available in limited
quantities, costing $850 outright, or $130 down and $30 per month over 24
months. This makes the new handset $50 more expensive than the regular V30.

 

There are only two differences between the LG …

Nokia 6 Arte Black (with extra RAM and 64 GB of storage space) is coming to the US


Back in March, HMD Global (the new company that’s in charge
of selling Nokia-branded phones) unveiled a special edition of the mid-range
Nokia 6. Called Nokia 6 Arte Black, this special handset is coming to the US – several
months after the regular version of the phone was released stateside.

 

The Nokia 6 Arte Black is now listed on Amazon, HMD’s
official retail partner for the US. Unfortunately, the handset is
currently out of stock, with no word on exactly when it’s going to be available
(though soon is probably a good guess). 

 

Amazon will sell the Nokia 6 Arte Black …

Couple that ordered storage bins from Amazon had to call the cops over what they found inside

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For two Amazon customers in Florida, a simple purchase of four plastic storage bin turned into a mystery involving 65 pounds of marijuana. 

When the couple’s order arrived a few months ago, they were surprised it weighed so much, according to WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando. But they were downright shocked upon opening the 27-gallon bins only to discover they contained pounds and pounds of weed. 

The woman who made the order spoke to WFTV anonymously because she and her fiancé still haven’t determined why they received the drugs and remain worried for their safety.  Read more…

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Pixel, Pixel XL owners have unlimited free storage of original photos and videos for life


When the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL models rolled out last year, Google promised owners of the two devices unlimited free storage of original quality photos and videos in Google Photo. No expiration date was ever mentioned. So when the word came from Mountain View that Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL owners will get the same treatment of their photos and videos, but only through the end of 2020, beads of sweat started to drip off owners of the first-gen models. Would their unlimited storage of original quality photos and videos also expire after three more years?

According …

Unlimited Google Photos storage for Pixel owners is ending in 2020

Right on the heels of the official Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL announcement, information has surfaced indicating that Google’s offer for unlimited Google Photos storage for original quality images and videos that Pixel owners can take advantage of will be ending in 2020.

Google said nothing of this during the unveiling of its 2017 smartphone lineup, but keen-eyed Reddit users have noticed a fine-print disclaimer in one of the promotional videos that Google aired during the event, saying that the service will end in three years.
The …

Upgraded Nokia 8 (with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space) to be released next month


Launched earlier this month in select markets, the Nokia 8
currently has only one official variant – featuring 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of
storage space. If you think that’s not enough, you should be happy to find out
that an upgraded Nokia 8 is coming soon. According to WinFuture, HMD Global
confirmed that a Nokia 8 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space will be
released on October 20 in Germany.

 

Just a couple of days ago, a Nokia 8 with 6 GB of RAM and
128 GB of storage space was spotted at the FCC (the US Federal Communication
Commission). This means that the handset could be …

LG Q6 Plus released in India with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage


At an event in New Delhi this morning, LG introduced the LG Q6 Plus. This is a higher spec’d version of the LG Q6 with 33% more RAM (4GB, up from 3GB) and twice the native storage capacity (64GB compared to 32GB). Also receiving a slight bump is the price. While the LG Q6 is priced at Rs. 14,990, which is equivalent to $233 USD, the LG Q6 Plus costs Rs. 17,990. Based on current currency exchange rates, that works out to nearly $280 USD.

Outside of the aforementioned changes, the LG Q6 Plus shares the same design and specs as the LG Q6. That means it comes with a 5.5-inch “Full Vision” …

Nokia 8 most likely to come to the US, and with more RAM and storage


HMD did not specify whether or not the Nokia 8 will be launched in the United States. However, the Finnish company did say that its flagship will “roll out globally this month.”

The Nokia 8 is already available for purchase in select markets, but HMD seems to be pushing this one out on the market in waves. The good news is the high-end smartphone is expected to make its debut in the United States as well, even if HMD has yet to make it official.

Two Nokia 8 models, different than the one that’s now available in Europe, have been recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), …