Since 2015 (Nokia Making a Smartphone Comeback with Android in 2016) we have been talking about Nokia making an android phone. A few years ago the Lumia was the darling of the Microsoft world to the point it drew envy from us android users. But as the years have gone on and Microsoft phones have become the darling of the budget phone world, Nokia again is looking to embrace android (Phones | Nokia Phones) and try and re-establish it's name.
Question is if it is a little too late?
In an already heavy saturated market what can Nokia bring to the table that the other manufacturers have not, and will Nokia try and compete with the flagship phones or settle for being what they are known for, the phones you can buy at Walmart and Dollar General?
We are a month away from kicking off the new year and 2016 saw a mixture of new ideas and stale ideas. There are some companies like Blackberry I think could have benefitted from modular tech, while companies like HTC could have benefitted from new innovation period.
What advice would you give to each manufacturer in 2017; Motorola/Lenovo, HTC, LG, Samsung, Apple, Blackberry, Huawei, Sony, Google (though they have companies make phones for them), and other smaller manufacturers out there?
USA Today reports of a malware, known as Googlian, that has affected 1M android devices. This app is delivered by installing apps from an unapproved source (3rd party).
Majority of the phones that have been hit were devices running older android software as we have not seen any reports from Google of devices running the latest software and/or security patch that has been affected.
If you are on the latest software and security update then you should be ok, but keep in mind to only install apps from an approved source (ie Google Play Store).
Well more bad news for us waiting on The Pixel XL 128 GB Version from Verizon. It is delayed again now until December 26th. Yesterday in BJ's Wholesale a Verizon Rep told me that he was told January will be the earliest to get the Device. So far I have not received any Text or Emails from Verizon about my Pixel XL Others are reporting that they received a Text about the with the new date as seen above. I am really thinking about canceling my pre-order and going for the LG-V20. As soon as I get my update I will fill you guys in.
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I was recently able to update my Galaxy S7 Edge to the Beta build of Nougat. There have been plenty of nice changes in this update including better battery life with Doze On The Go, Split Screen, and other features. I just tried to use FoxFi and it appears that Nougat has killed the app. For those of you unfamiliar FoxFi is an app used for wifi tethering. It is useful for someone like me who has unlimited data. I am able to utilize my unlimited data while on the go (road trip, at work, ect). This may just be because FoxFi has not been able to update their app for the new Nougat. I am hoping that an update will come soon, but for now FoxFi reports that it won't work over wifi and you will need to use USB or Bluetooth instead.
HTC is now officially rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the HTC 10. I have not actually used the HTC 10 in quite a while but this update may be enough to get me to pull the phone out of my desk drawer. HTC mentioned the update would be coming soon on November 24th through their twitter account, but actually started rolling out the update the very next day. If it has not rolled out to you just force the update in settings.
The update is 1.1GB in size and brings your software version up to 2.28.617.8. This update includes the November security patch. You will immediately notice the new tweaked UI which matches Nougat, and you get other features like doze on the go, split screen, bundled notifications, direct replies, customizable quick settings, more emojis, and more.