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What’s next for Huawei without Google’s services?
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What’s next for Huawei without Google’s services?

September 20th, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
Without access to Google services in its new Mate 30 phone, Huawei has its work cut out, especially in the short term for markets outside...
Hands on: Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with Android, without Google services
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Hands on: Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with Android, without Google services

September 20th, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
Without access to Google apps, the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro has pulled out all stops to win over users with its hardware. But is it...
Is Harmony OS the answer to Huawei’s woes?
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Is Harmony OS the answer to Huawei’s woes?

August 25th, 2019 | by Wilson Wong
Despite launching its Harmony OS earlier this month, Huawei will continue to use Android for its smartphones as long as it is allowed to do...
Singapore retailers promise money back if Google apps don’t work on Huawei phones
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Singapore retailers promise money back if Google apps don’t work on Huawei phones

June 28th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Challenger and Courts have promised to give consumers their money back if they buy a Huawei phone that cannot run poplar Google apps such as Gmail and...
With Google pulling out Android, Huawei is faced with hard choices
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With Google pulling out Android, Huawei is faced with hard choices

May 20th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
So far, Huawei has stuck to its guns when it comes to pressure from the United States government. At times defiant, it has also said it had prepared for alternatives to American technology that could be pulled just as it needed...
Android phone makers using the iPhone “notch” need fresh ideas
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Android phone makers using the iPhone “notch” need fresh ideas

June 16th, 2018 | by Alfred Siew
The last thing each of these phone makers should worry about is the iPhone notch. They should be winning their arguments in the areas they are strong...
Goondu review: Nokia 7 Plus offers good value for money
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Goondu review: Nokia 7 Plus offers good value for money

June 4th, 2018 | by Wilson Wong
The Nokia 7 Plus is not a perfect phone but there are more hits than misses, for sure. And for its S$599 price, it punches above its...
4 handy tips to protect your smartphone privacy
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4 handy tips to protect your smartphone privacy

February 18th, 2018 | by Louis Teo
With more information shared online, the risk of losing one's privacy goes up as well. Here are four ways to mitigate the...
A decade old now, mobile apps are disrupting financial, retail, entertainment industries
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A decade old now, mobile apps are disrupting financial, retail, entertainment industries

January 22nd, 2018 | by Grace Chng
Angry Birds took a mere 35 days to reach 50 million users. Radio took 38 years and television took 13...
Western Digital My Cloud Home promises easier access with Android-based OS
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Western Digital My Cloud Home promises easier access with Android-based OS

November 7th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Almost everything on the Western Digital My Book Home is controlled from an app and it runs on an Android-based operating...
Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play
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Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play

February 16th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The U Ultra is HTC's flagship phone for 2017, whereas the U Play is a more affordable mid-tier offering that promises the same premium feel as the U...
Goondu DIY: Getting your old Nexus 9 up to speed again
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Goondu DIY: Getting your old Nexus 9 up to speed again

February 3rd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
If you want to squeeze that last ounce of usefulness out of your humble Nexus 9, these are some ways to keep it...
HTC unveils U Ultra and U Play, does away with all-metal look
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HTC unveils U Ultra and U Play, does away with all-metal look

January 13th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen
The first thing you will notice about the 5.7-inch U Ultra is that it departs from HTC's all aluminium design that its past few flagship phones were renowned...
Hands-on: LG V20 is souped up for multimedia
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Hands-on: LG V20 is souped up for multimedia

October 16th, 2016 | by Esmond Xu
The 5.7" LG V20 (S$998) is one of the first smartphones to run Android 7.0, while packing wide-angle front, rear cameras and quality...
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ
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Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ

September 30th, 2016 | by Esmond Xu
The Xperia XZ is finally a device that deserves the title of a flagship for Sony, after the uncertainty that came with the previous X...
Goondu review: HTC 10
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Goondu review: HTC 10

June 26th, 2016 | by Nigel Chen
Is the HTC 10 a perfect 10? No. But it is pretty close to it. There aren't any major flaws with it, and the phone excels in in just about every aspect....
Goondu review: BlackBerry Priv
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Goondu review: BlackBerry Priv

February 22nd, 2016 | by Alvin Lai
Now running Android but still sporting a hard keyboard for BlackBerry diehards, the Priv is one attractive...
Five tips and tricks for your new Android gadget
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Five tips and tricks for your new Android gadget

December 26th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
There are many good things that the operating system does out of the box, but also quite a few areas where you should tweak to make everything work better for...
Goondu review: Lenovo Vibe Shot
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Goondu review: Lenovo Vibe Shot

October 6th, 2015 | by Wilson Wong
With the Vibe Shot, Lenovo hopes to cater to shutterbugs looking for a phone that looks and works like a point and shoot...
Hands-on: Alcatel Onetouch Flash
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Hands-on: Alcatel Onetouch Flash

May 25th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
Following the launch of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note last year, a slew of smartphone makers have been jostling for a slice of the market for low-cost phablets. China’s TCL Communication recently joined the fray with its Alcatel...