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Google suspends accounts used to resell Pixel phones for profit

Google suspends accounts used to resell Pixel phones for profit Dozens of users had their Google accounts suspended for engaging in device reselling this week.When you purchase anything from the Google Store or Project Fi, you have to agree to Google’s terms and conditions.

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand For the last few years, SDD prices have been falling steadily, thanks to increased NAND production by multiple companies and the transition to 3D NAND, which offers vastly increased densities for lower cost-per-bit.According to DRAMeXchange via CTimes, average contract prices for MLC NAND flash drives are expected to rise by 6-10% , while TLC products are anticipated to rise by 6-9%.

iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display

iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display As Apple preps for the iPhone 8, component suppliers are amassing stockpiles of OLED parts.Specifically, recent reports point to Interflex, BH, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics as suppliers of the components, which will be used by Samsung Display to manufacture the panels used in the iPhone 8.

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device There were several apps and tools that could root almost any Android phone or tablet, and you’d be ready to truly master your device in mere minutes.Gaining root access on Android is akin to running Windows as an administrator.

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires But manufacturing technology company Instrumental has gotten its hands on a Note 7 to do a detailed third-party analysis.The Note 7 was getting universally excellent reviews several months ago as it hit the market.

Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure

Apple says iPhone 6s battery failures are caused by 'ambient air' exposure First was “touch disease,” which Apple refused to acknowledge for ages, and now there’s the unexpected shutdown issue.Reports of battery issues with the iPhone 6s started popping up in recent months, but these aren’t the same sort of issues Samsung saw with the Note 7.

New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency In perfect lockstep with progress, there now exists a malware vector by which your smartphone can be forced to mine a new cryptocurrency.Its developers claim that it’s more anonymous than Bitcoin: “If Bitcoin is like HTTP for money, Zcash is HTTPS.

Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement reportedly delayed to April 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement reportedly delayed to April 2017 The company will have to earn back consumer trust following the Galaxy Note 7 saga with 2017’s Galaxy S8 launch.However, a new report claims the launch has been pushed back to April with a New York-based event.

HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US

HTC may stop selling flagship phones in the US The changes come as the company’s 2016 flagship, the HTC 10 has failed to sell in significant numbers.The unfortunate thing is that the HTC 10 isn’t a bad phone.

The 6 best Android phones of 2016

The 6 best Android phones of 2016 The hardware is faster, Android is more refined, and designs are smarter.It all adds up to an embarrassment of riches.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform

Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform ” The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is available unlocked for $500, but the reviews have not been kind.As a consequence of being gigantic, the Phab2 Pro’s ergonomics are off.

Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices

Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices The South Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has fined Qualcomm $865 million dollars for violations of antitrust law.Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm only licensed its patents to mobile phone manufacturers and didn’t properly negotiate license terms.

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained

Some Google Nexus and Pixel devices are shutting down before the battery is drained This is a problem some owners of Nexus 6P and Pixel handsets are putting up with.The Nexus 6P was Google’s flagship phone last year, and is by far the more common device to suffer these symptoms.

BlackBerry shows off 'Mercury' Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry shows off 'Mercury' Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard The “Mercury” is a candybar-style phone with a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.It’s important to note, Mercury is just a pre-release name for the prototype BlackBerry and TCL are showing off at CES.

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 835 SoC details Late last year, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835 would be its next-generation smartphone SoC.This week at CES, the company shared new details on the upcoming chip, including clock speeds, core designs, and upgrades over and above the Snapdragon 820.

The iPhone was announced 10 years ago, reinventing smartphones, mobile computing

The iPhone was announced 10 years ago, reinventing smartphones, mobile computing Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced what has become Apple’s most profitable and defining product: the iPhone.But the concept of the iPhone doesn’t just appeal to average users; it appeals to everyone, including business users.

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave For all these years, the carrier has allowed people to keep their grandfathered unlimited data plan, but now it’s looking to get the heaviest users off its network.According to a notice from Verizon that was sent to unlimited customers, it’s putting a hard limit on data usage by unlimited customers.

Nokia teases new Android phone for February 26 announcement

Nokia teases new Android phone for February 26 announcement After announcing a China-only Android phone recently, Nokia and hardware partner HMD Global are teasing another reveal for February 26th.The Nokia that exists now is essentially what was left after Microsoft acquired the company’s mobile device business.

HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display

HTC U Ultra drops the headphone jack and picks up a secondary display The last few years have not been kind to HTC, but it’s looking to shake things up in 2017 with the HTC U Ultra.The striking thing about the the U Ultra is how different it is from what HTC has been doing recently.

AT&T shuts down 2G network, ending support for original iPhone

AT&T shuts down 2G network, ending support for original iPhone However, this move is a dagger to the heart of some devices — for example, the original iPhone from 2007.There were a number of compromises necessary with the original iPhone to make it a viable smartphone.