Opinions

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max [Gold] > front/back shot of comparable size

Android Confidential: Why these 3 upcoming Android phones could put the iPhone XS to shame

The iPhone XS and XS Max may be getting all of the headlines now, but that could change in a few weeks. Learn all about why in Android Confidential.

google fit redesign

With the revamped Fit app, it’s looking more and more like Google is making a Pixel watch

Google has updated its Fit app for the first time in many months, bringing yet another clue that it is working on its own Pixel smartwatch.

galaxy note 9 oreo

Samsung can fix the Galaxy Note 9's biggest problem but it won’t

The Galaxy Note 9 might be the best Android phone you can buy if not for Samsung's stubborn refusal to follow Google's lead.

lg g7 notch

Google thankfully bans Android phones with three notches or other exotic configurations

Google has outlined its camera cutout requirements for developers, and thankfully we won't be seeing a three-notch phone.

android one nokia

There's no excuse: All Android phones (even Samsung's) should run stock Android

Android One has graduated from a low-end OS to the best version of stock Android you can get on a phone. And it's time for every manufacturer to consider it in their phones.

oneplud 6 logo

How the Un-premium OnePlus 6 could shake up the entire Android landscape

The One Plus 6 has a giant screen, all-glass design, upgraded camera, and near-stock OS. Maybe it's time U.S. buyers started paying attention.

imessageicon

The case for Apple’s iMessage on Android

Apple should bring iMessage to Android, not just for consumers, but for its own bottom line.

google pixel promo apple

Hey Siri, Google Assistant is winning the AI game and it's not even close

Google showed off a slew of new products last week, and they all have one thing in common: They're smarter than anything Apple is making.

google search everywhere1

How Google Assistant, Home, and Lens will completely change the way you search

Google I/O may not have revealed any new hardware, but it did introduce a plethora of ways to integrate Google into everything we do.

jelly android 1

Jelly makes me long for an Android phone small enough to get lost in my pocket

Some 2,000 people have already backed Jelly, a 2.45-inch smartphone that runs Nougat. Could this be the small Android phone of our dreams?

170104 blackberry 1

No, tiny keypads aren't becoming cool again

You might think BlackBerry's KeyOne and the Nokia 3310 are the start of a renaissance for physical keypads on our phones, but you'd be wrong.

lg g6 logo fixed

The LG G6 boasts everything we want in a phone, but is it enough?

LG's latest flagship would appear to deliver on design, durability, and battery life—but without any exciting features, it might struggle against other Android heavyweights.

war 004 waroftheworlds v1 yt.mp4.00 12 36 11.still001

War of the Worlds Episode 4: VR gloves, Samsung's ongoing battery problems, Snapchat TV, and more

Our fearless editors face off on tough tech topics.

Android Watches

Can Google's new watches save Android Wear?

Google is set to release a pair of smartwatches alongside next month's release of Android Wear 2.0, and there's a lot riding on them.

android notifications close

Five ways Google can fix Android notifications

The notification system in Nougat is better than its ever been but there are lots of improvements that still need to be made.

nexus 7

Why we need a new Nexus 7

Android desperately needs a solid, reasonably-priced Nexus tablet to inject some energy into the platform.

nexusevent 9863

Why we need Nexus phones more than ever

Android manufacturers can't stop mucking up Android. Here's why we still need Professor Google to give everyone an object lesson in how to make a proper Android phone.

oneplus one

What the OnePlus 2 needs to do to restore my faith in OnePlus

A hot new phone with killer specs is great, but OnePlus needs to turn around its business practices if it's going to be successful.

carriers toomanyapps

Dear carriers: Please stop putting bloatware on my Android phone

What began as a minor annoyance has now turned into a full-blown pandemic.

htc vive

Reality-checking HTC Vive and SteamVR: 4 crucial questions for the virtual reality headset

The Vive headset marks HTC and Valve's first foray into virtual reality. Can it compete with Oculus Rift and Samsung's GearVR? The devil's in the details.

Load More