Oppo Phones Banned in Germany After Legal Dispute with Nokia – Phandroid
OnePlus phones are also included in the sales ban.
Germany wants smartphone manufacturers to offer updates for 7 years – Phandroid
For the most part, Android handset makers offer about 2-3 years worth of software updates, but Germany doesn’t think that is enough and wants more.
Something is going on with Google and Qualcomm and it’s not great for Wear OS – Phandroid
There have not been very many details in regards to what will happen to the existing crop of Wear OS smartwatches after the new version is released. Samsung and Google are working together to bring the best features from Samsung's software, while integrating with Google's services for the next software version. But the problem remains that we may be seeing a case of "one hand not talking to the other" when it comes to Google and Qualcomm. Your current Wear OS smartwatch isn't likely to receive the "big" upd
Galaxy S21 Ultra and 15 other Amazing Prime Day deals you shouldn’t miss! – Phandroid
Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner. Think of it as Black Friday in June, as we're expecting to see thousands upon thousands of great deals available over the course of two days. Prime Day gets started on Monday, June 21st and lasts until midnight (EST) on June 22nd. But it's important to remember that not all of these deals will last for the duration of the event. Today, we're taking a look at some of the products that we're expecting to see discounted for Prime Day. Whether you want a new phone or
Go get the new Pixel Buds A-Series today! – Phandroid
It's been two weeks since the Pixel Buds A-Series was announced, and now you can finally go pick them up for yourself. If you're lucky enough to have a Best Buy in your area, you can head in and grab them today. Otherwise, you'll have to rely on ordering from the Google Store or you can have Best Buy ship these to you. The A-Series won't suffer from the same connectivity problems as the Pixel Buds The Pixel Buds A-Series features practically the same design as the Pixel Buds that were released last year. Th
How to create and manage tasks in Evernote – Phandroid
Evernote has announced a new Tasks feature and if you’d like to learn how to take full advantage of the feature and turn yourself into a productivity powerhouse, then read on to find out.
Honor employee loses prototype device in Germany, company offering reward for its return – Phandroid
Honor has lost a prototype device on a trail in Germany, and it's asking its fans to find it and return it. There's even a hefty reward involved.
Germany bans smartwatches targeted towards kids over privacy concerns – Phandroid
German regulators are unhappy with how little regulations there are surrounding smartwatches for kids, so they're banning sales and recommending parents get rid of the devices.
Official Samsung Gear S2 adapter spotted in Germany, allows the watch to use regular watch bands – Phandroid
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 is one helluva smartwatch. If there was any downside to the device, it's that the Gear S2 is only compatible with bands made especially for your watch. But that could soon change. An official watch band adapter was spotted in Germany giving us hope new markets (like the US) will follow.
Did you know Google stores a history of your voice searches? (and how to delete them) – Phandroid
Google Voice Search is awesome, and you probably use it a lot more than is humanly healthy. But did you know that Google stores a history of all the queries you make on their servers?
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop now officially rolling out to all Moto G 2nd Gens in the UK and Germany – Phandroid
After a soak test began last week, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is now officially rolling out to all Moto G 2nd Gen users in the UK and Germany.
Sony Xperia ZL to be launched in Germany starting this April – Phandroid
The Sony Xperia Z is stealing all the thunder, it seems, as people forget Sony has other products in the pipeline. One such product is the Sony Xperia ZL, an Android Jelly Bean smartphone that will look to provide a very nice and solid offering from the Sony camp. It's close to the Xperia Z in terms of specs, but this device is a tad smaller and thicker in build. It also doesn't handle the elements of the world quite as well as the Xperia Z. That said, its specs under the hood are still quite nice. We can e
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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity with LTE coming to Germany – Phandroid
The Nexus 7 may be the hottest Android tablet right now, but those looking for an extra punch are looking towards devices like the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T). Sadly, many of us want data-enabled tablets, making options much more limited. Well, the latest announcement from Vodafone Germany may bring a bit of hope to all of us. ASUS will be bringing an LTE-enabled version of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity for German Vodafone customers. The tablet (TF700KL) will hit Deutschland with a €819.90 pr
Motorola Android devices banned in Germany after losing patent case against Microsoft – Phandroid
Yet another day, yet another bit of patent-related lawsuit news. And, unfortunately, this time an Android OEM is on the wrong side of the judgement. A Mannheim court has ruled that Motorola infringes on Microsoft's patents on FAT technology. The court has granted Microsoft's request for a ban on all relevant devices, as long as they pay a 10 million Euro bond (peanuts for the company, unfortunately). Motorola will be required to pay damages which haven't been determined as yet. Microsoft, as expected, are g
ASUS Germany Confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming To OG Transformer (TF101) and Eee Pad Slider – Phandroid
Ever since it was unveiled at Google I/O, the world has been clamoring for their chance to get ahold of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The reality of the situation is not everyone will be updated. Owners of the "OG" ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) and the ASUS Eee Pad Slider in particular were feeling left out in the cold after a miscommunication mishap resulted from an ill-informed ASUS Netherlands rep denied those devices would receive an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Fast forward to today, where ASUS Germany
In Germany, court rules Motorola XOOM does not encroach upon iPad design patents – Phandroid
Germany's Dusseldorf Regional Court has come to a decision concerning Apple's complaint that the Motorola XOOM infringes upon design patents granted for their iPad. In a positive turn of events for Android manufacturers, the court has denied Apple's claims, ruling that the XOOM does not copy elements of the iPad's design, which covers such aesthetic aspects as the tablet's bezel and shape. Sticking to such narrowly defined parameters gives other tablet makers a good bit of leeway, as was demonstrated when S
Ice Cream Sandwich update live for HTC Sensation, Sensation XE in Germany – Phandroid
Just a couple days after it was revealed that the HTC Sensation would receive Android 4.0 (albeit with Sense 3.6), the first reports of the update hitting handsets are coming in. German site HTCInside is reporting that the 283.27MB OS refresh hit their HTC Sensation XE earlier today. BestBoyz confirms that the update is reaching both the XE and original Sensation. The catch is that the update so far is only reaching carrier unlocked handsets. Devices tied to a network will likely be waiting for final approv
Samsung Loses 3G Technology Patent Claim Against Apple in Germany – Phandroid
Apple and Samsung have been dueling in the courtroom for so long that we forgot about this one. Remember that patent Samsung owned which they believed would pretty much threaten the existence of any Apple product with 3G radios? Well, a judge in Germany just told Samsung to put that one back into their back pocket. Judge Andreas Voss reportedly made that decision but a reason was not given. Samsung says that they are still confident that they can take on Apple, however, as they still have other patents thro
Eee Pad Slider Appears on Amazon Germany; Launch Nearing? – Phandroid
Now that ASUS has reintroduced the world to the Eee Pad Slider after their Eee Pad Transformer has taken off, it seems we're ready for a release. We're not sure when that release will be exactly, but Amazon Germany is already listing the device for folks in that region to be notified of its availability. ASUS originally promised it'd be here by now, but as you know, it isn't. We're going to keep our fingers crossed for a June launch, but it may be some time before we see this thing on store shelves outside
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UK and Germany Get Pulse Mini In Q2 – Phandroid
Another developement from this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is that Deutsche Telekom announced the launch of their T-Mobile branded Android smartphone, the T--Mobile Pulse Mini. The Pulse Mini features: Android 2.1-Eclair triaband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as singleband UMTS/HSDPA at 2100 MHz Bluetooth 2.0 WiFi Qualcomm MSM 7225 2.8" QVGA screen 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with flash Size: 106 x 57 x 14 mm Weighs: 110 grams 300 MB internal memory 16 GB (using microSD memory cards) Look for it to
Galaxy Launched in Germany – Phandroid
HTC didn't get more than 24 hours to bask in the spotlight of all the Hero talk before Samsung dropped its “suck-it” bomb and launched the Galaxy. With the hotly anticipated phone now available for less than $100US and carried by O2 in Germany, denizens of Deutschland can turn their noses up at the other Android phones that will end up in the bargain bin of “Hans' Carwash and Gift Shop”. With the specifications on this phone topping any that has been released to date and a hard drive that finally turns mega
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