The Privacy Friendly Librem 5 is now shipping (for cool people)

If you’re getting concerned about how much of your privacy is sucked up and used by the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, etc., you probably should be. The Librem 5 smartphone aims to give control back to the user.

Samsung Galaxy Band? Bend? A phone on your wrist

We’ll just tentatively call it the Galaxy Band. Samsung has patented a device which basically is a phone that wraps around your wrist.

Would you use a Conversational UI smartphone?

Speech-based user interfaces are becoming increasingly popular. Would you use a smartphone that was focused solely on a conversational interface?

Samsung’s Project V was a foldable phone much like the Axon M was one

If you recall what ZTE did in taking a second screen and tacking it onto a phone, this is what this canceled prototype was going for.
NOA N7 and NOA N1

NOA N7 and N1 hands-on at MWC 2018 (video)

Croatian smartphone manufacturer NOA didn’t just bring its notched N10 prototype handset to MWC 2018. The company also launched two more design-savvy, ultra-widescreen, dual-camera phones, the mid-range N7 and lower-end N1.

NOA N10 eyes-on at MWC 2018 (video)

You probably haven’t heard of NOA smartphones before, but you should have. This Croatian company sells affordable, premium-looking, feature-packed, mid-range handsets in Croatia and several other eastern European countries. Today we look at the NOA N10.

Quick take: CAT S41 rugged smartphone (video)

Are you a contractor who measures phone life-expectancy in weeks? If you need a bulletproof handset (maybe literally) with extreme battery life, I think the CAT S41 is definitely worth considering. You might just want to wait for a sale.

Frank. attempting online store after Indiegogo campaign foreclosure

The startup is apparently going through with selling an Android phone and will try to offer discounts to as many customers as possible.

Moto Z2 Force Hands-On with GamePad and Moto 360 Camera Mod (Video)

It’s a phone that’s gotten a reception at the big five networks in the United States for the first time in Lenovo’s ownership of Motorola. How does it feel?

iPhone 8 delays, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dates & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk bout the rumored iPhone 8 delays due to manufacturing, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dates & more

Manufacturing the R11: Shenzhen Oppo Factory Tour – 360° Video

Have you ever been curious how your phone is made? We took a trip to Shenzhen China. Manufacturing the R11: Shenzhen Oppo Factory Tour!

The “Camera-Phone” is 20 years old today

The first photo that was sent around the world in an instant was of a newborn girl from the Silicon Valley entrepreneur Philippe Kahn.

BlackBerry KEYone Review: It keeps going, and going…

Read more about our final impressions of the BlackBerry KEYone, as we’ve learned that this phone is actually about more than just a keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: To infinity and beyond?

Check out our full Galaxy S8 review, one of the hottest smartphones of 2017. This is more than just another flagship. Read and find out more!

Essential Android: Alphabet exec confirms Andy Rubin sticks with his homebrew

Specifically, Rubin’s homebrew. Since he was one of the creators of Android, it wasn’t exactly a surprise that his smartphone would sport it, but…

Smartphone Addiction and Digital Mental Health: Dr. Timothy Fong Interview, UCLA Neuroscience (Video)

We talk to Dr. Timothy Fong, a psychiatrist researching addiction at UCLA, about smartphone addiction, technology research, digital mental health and more.
Android Battery Optimization

The state of Android Battery Optimization: it sucks

Android battery optimization sucks, claims our own Juan Carlos Bagnell in his editorial. Why? Hear him out in this video and let us know if you agree.

Amazon scalped and buyers snatched 128GB Pixel XL units for $1,518.54

A couple dozen or so black and white units went on sale direct from Amazon for over $1,500. Supply has been pretty non-existent everywhere you look.

How long can we call HTC our darling?

How long will the HTC star burn without a real hit to its name? Will the HTC U phones save the company?

Samsung Galaxy S8 event dates, Android Wear 2.0 date & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the rumored Samsung Galaxy S8 event dates, Android Wear 2.0 date launch & more
Honor 6X

Huawei Honor 6X Review: CES 2017 Travel Phone Success

2017 is off to an exciting start for inexpensive smartphones. Huawei’s latest was used heavily during our CES coverage. Here’s our Huawei Honor 6X Review!

Can this concept HTC 11 make sense as company rebounds?

The OEM is clawing its way back to proper repute, but a bold smartphone release could help. Perhaps this is where the “Ocean” floats the boat.

Release date for Honor Magic concept phone is December 16

No on-body speakers or cameras? Huawei may be putting forward its Honor brand to debut a concept that few of us may be ready for.

Google Pixel XL Review: Successfully Succeeding the Nexus

How has the Pixel XL aged over the last two months? Is it the king of the Android hill? Best camera ever? Here’s our long term Google Pixel XL Review!

OnePlus 3 Nougat beta opens up

The final version of Android 7.0 is supposed to hit the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T before the end of the year. Until then, there’s this beta program.