Android

nexdock

In the early days of PDAs (personal digital assistants), I remember daydreaming about a computer the size of a Palm Pilot with a color touch screen display that would plug into a docking station with a larger display, keyboard and mouse when I was at work or at home. That way I would only have [...]

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htc10

HTC is attempting to get back into the Android Smartphone game with its newly released H10 model. The question is do they offer enough to sway users from the leader of the pack, Samsung's Galaxy S7? It comes with a very solid unibody aluminum design that underwent 10000 hrs of drop tests. The downside is [...]

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lgg5-1

Verizon sent me short term loaner unit of the LG G5 a couple weeks ago and I've been holding off reviewing it until I received the camera grip module. Since the grip module isn't due to get here for another week or so, I thought I'd go ahead and split the review into two parts [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
verizon1

Earlier today I told you about Verizon's trade-in event that will give you up to $300 of credit when you trade-in your old phone. Well now they are going to give Android smartphone users 2GB of free data (for 2 billing cycles) when they try Android Pay. Simply open the app to get started. Tap [...]

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There are many different folding keyboards on the market for mobile warriors, prepared travelers, coffee shop surfers and tiny house Gadgeteers. These small keyboards are designed to take up minimal space while still providing a comfortable way to touch type on your mobile devices. I've tried many different ones over the years and I usually [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, Reviews
Willmyphonework

With the proliferation of cheaper Chinese phones from companies like OPPO,  Xaomi and the recently reviewed verykool Spark LTE, there has been an increased popularity in the Western markets for these well specced but well priced phones. One of the questions you need to clarified before you put down  your hard earned (not so big as buying mainstream players :) ) dollars [...]

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VeryKool-SPARK-SL5011-Review02

The verykool Spark LTE SL5011 Android phone is an affordable alternative to other Android smartphones in the market right now.  We here at The Gadgeteer have received a few of these to review, so let's take a look at this Spark LTE SL5011 and what features are packed in this 5" smartphone. Note: Images can be [...]

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Samsung Gear VR review

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Julie and I just finished our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review last week. Not only did we each receive loaner units of the S7 Edge smartphone, but the Samsung Gear VR as well. After trying it out, we both agreed that the Gear VR deserved a review in and of itself. Dave: I have been [...]

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Posted in: Android, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones are here! Dave Rees and I have each been lucky enough to score eval units of the S7 Edge and the Gear VR headset (we'll post a separate review of the VR headset soon) from Verizon Wireless. After a couple weeks with these devices it's time to let you know [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
sojitek-cable-1

I've been enjoying my Nexus 6P for a few months now, but I still miss the convenience of wireless charging. During the day it's no big deal to plug in a cable, but at night I just set the phone next to me on the night stand so that I can easy pick it up [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
Samsung-GalaxyS7-2

This Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 am ET, The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available for pre-order from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. What’s new with the latest versions of the venerable S Series? Just about everything that is good with the S6’s has been improved. The S7 has the same 5.1" display [...]

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LG Stylus

LG will introduce the LG Stylus 2 next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This phone, a sequel to the G4 Stylus, will be available in the United States later this year. It features a nano-coated thin-profile stylus tip that provides real pen-like feel and allows for more accuracy when note-taking and drawing compared to a rubber-tipped stylus.  The LG [...]

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F1

While OPPO might not be a well known brand outside of Asia, I've been watching their expansion outside of that region and their products after owning an OPPO Find 7A over the last couple of months.  Rather than make "run of the mill" phones, they've been trying to add functionality and hardware to  differentiate themselves. [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News
lg-v10-5

When I reviewed the LG G2 three years ago, I wasn't convinced that LG's decision to locate buttons on the back of the phone was a good idea. Who ever heard of putting volume buttons on the back of a phone instead of on the side?  At that time, no one had done it before, but then one year [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
google-tap10-offer

Google is offering a short-term incentive program called Tap 10 to encourage users to use Android Pay. If you use it 10 times from now until February 29, you have the possibility of winning "credits in the Google Store/App Store for a song (e.g. music track from Google Play), movie (e.g. video from Google Play), [...]

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tiltcard-6

Have you ever found yourself needing to view your mobile device hands-free? Maybe you're at a coffee shop enjoying a cup of joe and a scone, but also want to watch a video while you're eating and drinking. The Tiltcard is a credit card sized steel stand that props up your smartphone or small tablet [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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Virtual reality headsets like the much talked about Oculus Rift are the next big thing in immersive entertainment and education. Feeling like you're really part of a game, "traveling" to new destinations without leaving your home and learning new skills from your couch are quickly becoming a reality. Just a few weeks ago, I read an [...]

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Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, Geek Toys, Reviews
playdeals

One of my new year's resolutions for 2016 is to play more games because life is short. Imagine my glee when I happened to notice that there's a big sale going on right now on the Google Play store. For their Games Year-End Deals they are offering up to 90% off on several games that [...]

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Posted in: Android, News
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The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is an Android-compatible smartwatch that does not use the Android Wear operating system like the majority of the Android smartwatches that are currently on the market. Samsung marches to the beat of their own drum and has opted to use the Tizen OS to power their watches. Let's take a [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
Sleeping

Battery power has always been a Gadgeteer's nightmare especially on phones and finally phone manufacturers are doing something about it.  Qualcomm has its Quickcharge, Oppo has its VOOC Flash Charge from a hardware perspective and there's a a multitude of third party apps on the Google Play Store that are supposed to extend your Android phone's [...]

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Posted in: Android, Articles
10-tablet

Before 2010, there were no touch-centric tablets, only laptops that had stylus-driven screens. Suddenly, when the iPad burst upon the scene and gave tablet makers permission to dream of a touch-oriented screen and apps that could be on a larger screen than a phone, the world changed. Tablets that vaguely resemble the iPad have come [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
6p-1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huawei. All opinions are 100% mine. I had heard of Huawei, but had never really paid attention to their devices before now because they were mainly only available outside the US. Pronounced “Wah-Way”, Huawei is a mobile technology company that is based in China [...]

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Shot with DxO ONE

Recently a curious thing happened - I was given the opportunity to use an Android phone with a 5" screen, and I didn't hate it. We know Julie has a love/hate relationship with iOS, as do several others here at The Gadgeteer. I've been a bit deeper into iOS than some, having used iPhones exclusively [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews
Google_Nexus6p-frontback

Dave Rees and I have been waiting for what feels like years in gadget time for the Nexus 6P. We each ordered one on the day they were announced and waited over a month to receive them. During that time, Dave had second thoughts about the 128GB version and cancelled in favor of a 64GB [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
huawei-logo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huawei. All opinions are 100% mine. When I mention the brand name Huawei, is it one that you recognize? If you answered no to that question, then you are not alone. But Huawei hopes this is all about to change and I think it's [...]

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