At the end of August, BLU launched the successor to its G90 Pro gaming phone with the aptly named G91 Pro. It has a few upgrades over its predecessor and a few surprising downgrades. Overall, the G91 Pro offers excellent price to performance, making it a great phone for anyone on a budget.
ZTE is a smaller phone manufacturer in the grand scheme of things, but it has shown itself to be a worthy competitor in the larger smartphone market. And the company’s back at it again with a mid-range Android phone in the Axon 30—competing in the same bracket as phones like the Pixel 5a.
TCL might not be the first company you think of in the smartphone world, but its first entries into the affordable smartphone market showed plenty of promise. For over a year, the company has also demonstrated intriguing foldable phone concepts. But now TCL says it’s putting those plans on hold.
Today Google announced the official Android 12 operating system release is “just a few weeks away,” but in the meantime, developers can also install the latest Android 12 beta 5. However, if Google’s promise of a global Android 12 release is that close, most people might as well skip this last beta.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A smartphone’s battery caught fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines flight after the plane landed in Seattle. The phone is “burned beyond recognition,” according to Perry Cooper, a spokesperson for the Port of Seattle, though its owner claims that it was once a Samsung Galaxy A21.
For whatever reason, Samsung is constantly trying to discourage people from rooting its phones. Unlocking the bootloader on a Samsung device voids its warranty, breaks the Knox security system, and disables important features like Samsung Pay. But the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s anti-rooting measures go a bit too far—its cameras stop working if you unlock the bootloader.
T-Mobile today announced that starting this week, all of its new or current Magenta customers can get a free year of Apple TV Plus. As long as you have or sign up for a Magenta or Magenta MAX plan, you’re eligible to cash in on the promotion.
TCL is running a back-to-school sale on some of its most affordable products. Now’s your chance to grab the TCL 20S for $213, or the TCL 20 SE for $162—15% off their retail prices. TCL is also slashing the price of its TCL MOVEAUDIO S150 wireless earbuds in half, bringing them down to just $20.
We hailed the Google Pixel 5 as a nearly perfect smartphone when it launched around ten months ago. It’s beautiful, it’s sleek, it lasts forever on a charge, and oh … it’s discontinued. Today, Google confirmed it stopped making both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G. They’ve been replaced.