• Android / iOS
    by |

    After many years of constant, impressive growth in overall smartphone demand, the Chinese market hit a big stagnation point in 2015, according to at least two research firms, with new trends favoring domestic manufacturers over the rulers of the Western mobile world. Things got so bad for Samsung in the single biggest ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android / Windows
    by |

    Just when we thought there was nothing that could possibly surprise us on the Xiaomi Mi 5 gossip front any longer, the most unexpected yet also reasonable rumor crops up in China (where else?). It turns out we won’t see only one handheld unveiled simultaneously in Barcelona and Beijing on February 24, but two very ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    For a second there, we feared Samsung’s “next big thing(s)” would go official before their predecessors moved to the newest Android iteration. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case after all, at least in South Korea. Sorry, Western-based Galaxy fans, the king of global smartphone shipments continues to ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    We haven't covered much Elephone news recently and all the news we have covered hasn't exactly stacked up. The Vowney didn't exactly go Windows 10 on us (or if it did, we haven't been able to look up official releases about it) and the P9000, which was rumored to get a deca-core processor, has an octa-core processor. ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android / BlackBerry
    by |

    Business has come to Android in India. BlackBerry was in New Delhi this week introducing its first non-BlackBerry OS device, the Priv, to the subcontinent for Rs. 62,900 ($927). The good news so far is that BlackBerry is growing its hardware sales with more potential just unleashed here in the US. On neutral ground, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    Update: Samsung has mailed invites for the press to attend its Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona, confirming the February 21 date. It's the same date and general location as LG's planned "Play" event. When you have nothing to do on a Saturday night and you find yourself fielding a big, juicy tip on what's going on with ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    Feeling brave today? Huawei-subsidiary Honor is hoping you are. It's launching US store today with one phone and one wearable. If you've kept your attention past CES this year, you may recall that Honor launched a $200 all-metal phone. So, if a champ build for chump change is what's getting your motor going, hit up our ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android / BlackBerry
    by |

    BlackBerry is a confusing company these days, which makes it a natural subject for the Weekend Debate. BlackBerry has gone through a few iterations while reinventing itself. We have seen BB10, physical keyboards, and most recently, a jump to Android. It’s this last point that I want to take a look at as we look into ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android / Windows
    by |

    We're close to, but have not quite reached January 31st, 2016. And that date, while it marks the last day of the first month for the year, also signals that the end is imminent. The end is by us for some major benies from the old guard, a fresh face and the termination of a startup gone Google. We start with Microsoft's ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android / iOS
    by |

    You know what's cool? Having a bunch of connected gadgets. You know what sucks? Having a unique phone number for each and every one. Thanks to the proliferation of instant messaging and VOIP calling services, being tied to a mobile phone number has become less of an issue in recent years – but there are still those ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    Mobile devices are funny things. On the one hand, they’re basically computers, capable of large and complex computations in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, they’re very ephemeral in a way – not really designed to last beyond two years. This creates an interest phenomenon in the mobile space. After all, if ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    California and New York are working on bills that would prohibit (or severely restrict) encryption on phones. Why is encryption so important, and why are encryption laws that prohibit your ability to secure your devices and data such a bad idea? Back before these United States of America were recognized as a country, we ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    It gives wibbly weather reports even those at the Met Office in London would tsk at. And it bothers users every so often with battery consumption notices, just like many a Chinese Android phone. You can probably tell that we are editorially not in favor of LG's Smart Notice widget, found on its major Android flagships ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    March 11, 2016. If that date sounds a little familiar to you, even though we're not there yet, it's because it's been mentioned in the context of the Samsung Galaxy S7 before by none other than Evan Blass. But as the US looks to March 11, so will Europe now. Shai Mizrachi, head of Mobile faculty at John Bryce college in ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    The fallout from the defense of T-Mobile's Binge On program streams on. In its short existence as an Un-carrier feature, the zero-rated video streaming service has gotten into hot water from the EFF while piquing the interest of the FCC. All the while, the company's CEO John Legere ferociously stood ground in not only ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    Sprint has taken a cannon to shooting out software updates recently, especially when compared to other US carriers. While HTC phones have been pretty tidy in terms of keeping up-to-date on the Android side, when carriers are put into the process, things tend to stew longer. But the twain have come together for a day ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    While we could rehash battery issues on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the sheer endurance we're talking about here blows away a lot of other devices. Does our Michael Fisher still have the Huawei Mate 8? Maybe he can have some fun with a full-brightness video test. One Russian leaker has claimed that the Galaxy S7 can ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    USB type-C is here in full force, offering convenient reversible cables, high power throughput for fast charging, and maybe even the dream of a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow. Or at least, it would, if we weren't still just a bit sore about having to buy a bunch of new accessories to support it. If your latest ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    At this point we've heard a ton about what to expect from the Galaxy S7, and we're looking forward to a launch just a few more weeks away. But what's proved impressively (to Samsung's credit) difficult to come by has been imagery of the actual hardware. At least, early renders made a few attempts, and we checked out a ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's quarter results, and how this spells terrible news for Windows Phone. Samsung's quarter results followed and these didn't say much positive for today, but did for the future. Then we hear of Apple's plans with the iPhone 5se, a product that seems more geared ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    MediaTek may not be on the short list of SoC companies whose chips you seek out when buying a new phone, but the company's latest components have delivered some solid performance for their price, and it's felt like the company's status has been on the rise. Unfortunately, a new discovery casts a shadow over all that, as ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    Of all the upcoming big smartphone flagship launches, both those we're expecting for MWC and those that might land in the weeks thereafter, few models have leaked to nearly the extent the LG G5 has. From schematics, to renders, to images of actual hardware, we've had ample opportunity to get an early look at this phone, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Multi-Platform
    by |

    Update: Our official audio podcast publication will be set to run at 3:00am Eastern on Sundays most weeks. We'll advise you of special cases as necessary. And as always you can hit up the podcast post on the site for direct access to the download links as soon as they're up. Like, right now. Enjoy! Our CES followups are ...

    Share
    Read On
  • Android
    by |

    CES 2016 may not have given us much in the way of high-end, really appealing flagship devices, but for manufacturers looking to flesh out their lineups with some new affordable options, there were plenty of opportunities to showcase new gear. ZTE did just that with some of its new offerings, bringing out both the Avid ...

    Share
    Read On
Our Shows
Latest Video
Galaxy S7 variants, iPhone mini leak comments & more - Pocketnow Daily Recap
Up Next
OPPO F1 First Impressions: Selfies May Save This Phone
Popular Videos
Samsung Galaxy S6 - After The Buzz
Kyocera DuraForce XD first impressions: AT&T's latest indestructible Android
Meet the editors!
About Us Contact Us
Mobile Version