Michael Simon

Staff Writer

If it has a screen, battery or a plug, Michael Simon wants to play with it. He has been obsessed with technology since he bought his first ThinkPad—the one with the lift-up keyboard that let you swap out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style.

Google quietly releases Android 11 public beta with few notable features

Google postpones Android 11 ‘Beta Launch Show’ amid protests

Google postpones Android 11 ‘Beta Launch Show’ amid protests

Google will officially launch Android 11 to the public during a "beta show" on June 3.

Google Pixel 4a preview: Single camera, fingerprint sensor, no 5G, and July launch
Updated

Google Pixel 4a preview: Single camera, fingerprint sensor, no 5G, and July launch

Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 4a, the anticipated follow-up to the best Android bargain of 2019

Best Android phones 2020: What should you buy?
Updated

Best Android phones 2020: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best overall? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

Your old Android phone isn't dead yet: 7 ways to make it run faster and last longer

Your old Android phone isn't dead yet: 7 ways to make it run faster and last longer

Your old Android phone isn't dead yet, it just needs a little help. Reboot it, update the OS, clean out old apps and data, boost battery life and more.

OnePlus 8 review: Android's mid-range champ has less bang for more bucks

OnePlus 8 review: Android's mid-range champ has less bang for more bucks

The OnePlus 8 adds $100 to the cost of the 7T and ups the specs, but misses the mark on value.

The Verizon-exclusive Motorola Edge+ has high-end specs and a headphone jack for $1,000

The Verizon-exclusive Motorola Edge+ has high-end specs and a headphone jack for $1,000

Motorola’s return to premium Android phones is a 5G Verizon exclusive with no IP rating for $1,000. But it does have a headphone jack.

You can finally play Fortnite on your Android phone without side-loading

You can finally play Fortnite on your Android phone without side-loading

Epic has announced that it is offering Fortnite for download in the Google Play Store after an 18-month standoff.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs S10e: Samsung's new low-cost phone costs more than its old one

Galaxy S10 Lite vs S10e: Samsung's new low-cost phone costs more than its old one

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S10 Lite in the U.S. at a strange price.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro aren’t overpriced, but they’re way too expensive

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro aren’t overpriced, but they’re way too expensive

OnePlus crams everything we’ve always wanted into the OnePlus 8 Pro and guess what, it’s too expensive.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro test drive: Big, beautiful, and brimming with confidence

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro test drive: Big, beautiful, and brimming with confidence

OnePlus has unveiled the 8 and 8 Pro, and they are stacked with every feature you could possibly want.

Samsung's low-cost Galaxy A-Series phones aim to reverse U.S. smartphone slump

Samsung's low-cost Galaxy A-Series phones aim to reverse U.S. smartphone slump

Samsung launches six new A-Series phones to target the low- and mid-range markets with big screens, multiple cameras, and 5G.

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