Meizu was on their way to becoming one of the top Chinese OEMs a few years back. They were basically neck and neck with Xiaomi in those days. We have not seen as much from them over the past few years, but they have just announced a very interesting device. They will be releasing their new Meizu Pro 7 on July 26th. What makes this design stand out is the second display on the back of the phone.
The second display will be a color LCD and not an e-ink display. The phone doesn't cover the entirety of the back of the phone. This may be used for time, date, notifications, and any other information you would need quick access to. The Pro 7 should include a Snapdragon 835, 3-4GB of RAM, and should feature 32GB and 64GB storage options. We also expect to see a dual lens camera setup on the back of the device. Would something like this at a competitive rate peak your interest?
Justin Maller is well known in the Android and iOs world for his prismatic wallpapers and art. You could say his art was first popularized in the Android community by appearing in the background of MKBHD videos. Since then he has done campaigns for the NBA, Under Armour, Google, Intel and many others.
Each piece of art is a laborious task. He has finally released his rendition of Wonder Woman coined "Guardian of Grace". You can download this wallpaper for your device now from the link below.
The list of OnePlus 5 bugs just keeps growing and growing. Of course you could chalk all these up to early adopter syndrome, but we are nearing a month since the release of this device. You would hope to see many bugs fixed by now instead new bugs seem continue to appear often. The latest of these bugs is potentially life threatening. Some users are reporting that when they dial 911 the phone automatically reboots. The bug could be related to enhanced 911 services pinging your phone's GPS. This apparently is also happening in the UK when users dial 999.
OnePlus had this to say regarding the issue, "We have contacted the customer and are currently looking into the issue. We ask anyone experiencing a similar situation to contact us at email@example.com". You should not test this without first calling your local non-emergency number to set up a test 911 call.
The upcoming Google Pixel XL 2 is highly anticipated probably more so for its second to none software experience and not so much its design. That being said if the eventual design ends up being anything like the phone in this new concept video it may put even the Galaxy S8 to shame! The unofficial render we saw last week showcases a refined design with a smaller back glass panel. 2.5d curved glass front and minimal bezel design.
Seeing all this in concept form has me drooling! We even get to see some conceptual color schemes which would be better than the mundane color options Google likes to provide. Of course this video is just a concept and may not be anything close to the real deal in reality. What are your thoughts on the new concept video? Does this get you excited for October?
If you have rooted your Android device in the past several months you have probably used Magisk to root your phone. Last month google updated SafetyNet which made Magisk useless in terms of easily rooting your device. Magisk was able to publish a quick update which bypassed the new SafetyNet measures. Google struck back again with a new update once again shutting down Magisk root.
The cat and mouse will continue like this indefinitely until Google restructures the way checks are performed. This happens due to the fact that Magisk is running as root and SafteyNet checks are not. This also means that the Magisk community will continue to have the upper hand.
Magisk has just been updated to temporarily bypass Google SafetyNet measures, and a full Magisk update will arrive soon. Google will likely eventually restructure the way checks are performed in order to stop Magisk from being able to update to avoid their measures. For now you can still enjoy the benefits of Magisk. Grab the update from the link below.
We now have several digital assistants in our lives. Google and Alexa seem to have the best with Assistant and Alexa respectively. Everyone else seems to be trying to get in on the action as well. Samsung is finally putting the final touches on their own Bixby assistant. Meanwhile HTC has decided to just allow another larger player to take care of the assistant on their phone.
HTC has just added Amazon Alexa to the U11. You now have two choices for an assistant with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa now both being featured on the device. The U11 can be used just like an echo now with the update and an app download. With Alexa on the U11 you can control your smart home devices, buy items amazon, track amazon shipments, and much more. Grab the app from the link below.
With every new version of the Galaxy S lineup of devices we get an all new Gear VR among other accessories. Now that the Galaxy S8 and those new accessories have been out a while we are starting to see some deep discounts. This is of no surprise as Samsung is likely preparing the way for new Note 8 and S9 accessories. You can currently grab the 2017 Samsung Gear VR with Controller for just $99. That is a 24% discount from the retail price of $129.99. You can grab this deal while it last from the link below.
We recently learned that anywhere between 6million and 14million Verizon accounts have been exposed thanks to a 3rd party vendor. The vendor was in charge of improving a residential and small business wireline self service portal. This was confirmed to be specifically related to wireline customers and not wireless customers. Nice Systems is the 3rd party vendor responsible for exposing customer data. Apparently the exposure was due to "human error" of a Nice employee that "flipped a security switch on a cloud server causing the data to be publicly available". Fortunately UpGaurd the researcher who discovered the security hole was the only one outside of Nice and Verizon to access the information. According to Verizon there has been no loss of theft of Verizon customer information. Verizon was given notice of the security hole on June 13 and finally closed the hole on June 22. While the door was open customer names, cell phone numbers, account PINs, home addresses, email addresses, and more were at risk.
Some official press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appear to have leaked yesterday. As you can see in the image the device has a more rectangular design with sharper corners than what we have seen on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The display is of course curved on each edge although not as sharply as on the Galaxy S8. Display corners have been rounded just like on the S8. We are not seeing a fingerprint scanner on the front here which may confirm that we won't see an embedded fingerprint scanner and instead will see the rear placed fingerprint scanner just like on the S8.
Still nothing has been confirmed with the Note 8, but we do expect an official announcement on August 23rd.
Android has always made it very easy to customize your device giving you the ability to truly make your device your very own. One of the easiest ways to add a personal touch to your phone is to change the wallpaper. Replacing the wallpaper on your phone can really freshen up the home screen that you look at several hours per day.
Silax HD Wallpapers has a sleek and modern design and is very simple and easy to use. The app allows you to have your wallpaper changed for you on a daily basis so you always have something new to look at. The wallpapers are all available in Full HD, 2K, and QHD. The app gives you more than 20 categories to chose from so there should be something here for everyone. You can grab the Silax HD wallpapers app for free from the link below.