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The Asus Zenfone 2 is the perfect example of why unlocked phones will rule the market in 2016 (Review)

Being a writer definitely has its perks. The last two phones I reviewed were the Google Nexus 6P and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Both define  “flagship”, and impress in just about every way. You can argue that both phones would please almost any Android fan, but the major downside to both devices is the

How to setup a new Android smartphone or tablet

If you’re getting new Android device this holiday season, setting it up can be a chore. It’s not as simple as powering the new gadget ...

The Asus Zenfone 2 is the perfect example of why unlocked phones will rule the market in 2016 (Review)

Being a writer definitely has its perks. The last two phones I reviewed were the Google Nexus 6P and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Both ...

Android vulnerability allowing attackers to easily bypass passwords in lock screens

We like to think our password-protected lock screens will keep our data secure. At the very least it should force thieves to perform a factory ...

Android distribution numbers for September show more growth for Lollipop

Each month, Google organizes the distribution of Android into a very simple pie chart. The data shows which the versions of Android that are still ...

Lenovo starts rolling out Android 5.0 update for the A6000 in India

Lenovo has finally started pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0 update to all unlocked models of the A6000 located in the India. In terms of ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo confirmed to get Lollipop in the UK

On Twitter, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be getting the Lollipop software update in the United Kingdom shortly. Samsung stated that it ...

Verizon’s finally pushing out the Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Note Edge

Verizon is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Note Edge located in the United States. In terms of functionality, ...

7 best Android apps for musicians and music makers

The mobile boom brought forth a world of opportunities to creative individuals – especially musicians. Gone are the days when these artists were bound to full ...

DROID Turbio software soak test invites going out, report says

A new report from an Android Central tipster says that Lollipop soak tests invites are going out for the Droid Turbo on Verizon. We’ve heard ...

Samsung UK say’s the Galaxy Ace 4 won’t be updated to Lollipop

It’s something that many of us with flagship smartphones take for granted – firmware updates to the latest version of Android. Granted, we still complain ...

Verizon leaving LG G3 owners hanging out to dry?

When LG rolled out the Lollipop update for their then flagship smartphone, the LG G3, they staked a claim as being one of the first ...

T-Mobile offering free tablet promotion for Father’s Day

Need to get dad something nice for Father’s Day? T-Mobile thinks he’ll appreciate a new tablet. What’s more, it also believes you’ll appreciate the pricing. T-Mobile ...

Android 5.1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 being tested now, release coming soon?

It almost seemed like when Android 5.0 was almost ready for the world, Android 5.1 was already ready to pounce. As a result, there are quite ...

T-Mobile will start rolling out the Lollipop update for the LG G3 shortly

If you cast your mind back to April, you may remember that T-Mobile briefly started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded ...

Micromax Unite 2 getting the Android 5.0 update in India

One of India’s top manufacturers, Micromax has started rolling out the Android 5.0 update for the Unite 2 A106 smartphone in the region. This comes ...

No Android 5.1 in sight: Minor update to the LG G3 improves “phone usability and functionality”

LG was one of the quickest manufcaturers to update its flagship at the time, the LG G3, to Android 5.0 after its release, however since then, ...

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 now getting Android 5.0.2

T-Mobile customers rocking a Sony Xperia Z1 have now begun to receive the update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This comes not long after Sony brought ...

How to set up your computer for Android application development

The thought of creating our own Android apps amuses most of us. “I have an excellent idea for an app,” we tell ourselves. “I could do ...

Humble Bundle and Artifex Mundi partnership brings you the latest mobile bundle

It’s that time again for another Humble Mobile Bundle. As per the norm, donate as much as you want to support charity and you’ll get ...

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SyncPen turns handwritten notes, sketches and illustrations into digital files

We live in a digital age. Files can be streamed and shared, content is available on demand, pretty much anything you do on a mobile device is in the cloud. Life is smarter, more efficient, and technologically easier on nearly all fronts.One area that could be improved upon is in note-taking and handwritten content. While there are plenty of apps that allow for typing notes, drawing with a stylus, or sketching, nothing beats the old pen and paper approach.The SyncPen Smart Pen (2nd Generation) blends the analog world of writing and drawing with the digital one. In short, it turns everything written into a digital format, converting scribbled notes, sketches, and drawings into shareable files.Using a motion-tracking micro camera tucked inside the pen, it takes what you write on the included 10-inch LCD notepad, and then reproduces in the SyncPen app. From there you can treat just as you would any other digital file. Email, share for collaboration, save to the cloud, or edit.SyncPen FeaturesConverts hand-written notes & hand-drawn doodles and sketches into editable digital filesAllows capturing 360°angles of notes, not at a specific angleLDC writing pad enables paperless writing & can also be used in offline modeIdentifies 66 languages & imports handwriting into textSynchronously records your audio with the noteApp keeps & sorts your notes by word or dateConverts into a variety of format; from an MS Word document to a PDF or a JPGGet Yours!Available in blue or grey, the SyncPen Smart Pen and Notebook typically retail for $199, but with our current offer, you’ll get 25 percent off the price, putting it at just $149.99.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Best Android phones at Twigby

Looking around at the various wireless service providers, one might get the sense that there is an endless number of choices. But when we get down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by three biggest carriers.Twigby, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it uses cell towers from Sprint and Verizon.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Twigby there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy a universally unlocked phone for use on Twigby. Just ensure it has CDMA support. Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Twigby.While the handset selection is rather light, it’s a decent mix of entry-level and mid-range models. What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Twigby today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Google Pixel 3a XLAlthough it arrived in the middle of 2019, the phone is still more than adequate for a lot of users. It runs a clean and current version of Android and gets monthly security updates and bug fixes.In terms of hardware, the handset offers up a large 6-inch display and features one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market. Under the hood is a solid set of mid-range hardware even by today’s standards.Shop Google Pixel 3a XL at TwigbyMotorola Moto G FastPowered by a stock Android 10 software experience, Motorola’s phone has just the right extra custom touches. It’s pretty much left the way Google intended Android to be, but with a smattering of helpful extras.A large 6.4-inch screen stretches from edge to edge with the front-facing camera tucked in the hole-punch cutout. Around back is a multi-camera setup while a two-day battery sits inside the water-repellent body.Shop Motorola Moto G Fast at TwigbyLG Stylo 4 PlusIf you’re the kind of person who likes to jot down notes, sketch the occasional image, or mark up a document, this is the sort of phone you’ll appreciate.The phone sits a little lower on the totem pole in 2020 but still works well for a first-time user. Standout details include a big screen, decent battery, and 16-megapixel camera. We’re always fans of IP68 water and dust resistance, too.Shop LG Stylo 4 Plus at Twigby

Verizon calls up $400 TCL 10 5G UW for October 29

TCL on Tuesday announced its newest phone, the TCL 10 5G UW, will soon be available for purchase through Verizon. Priced just $400, it builds on the legacy of the TCL 10 Pro (read our review) and its 10L counterpart.The TCL 10 5G UW runs Android 10 and features a modest set of hardware that hovers in the middle of the pack, if not stepping a toe or two into the high-end.The 6.53-inch screen extends to all edges with a hole-punch cutout  in the top left for the front-facing camera. Resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, or what’s commonly referred to as FHD+. Moreover, it packs TCLS’s proprietary NXTVISION technology, which provides better color accuracy, clarity, and contrast enhancements.Features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage. The rear packs a 48-megapixel main camera, supported by an 8-megapixel (super-wide) and 5-megapixel (macro) camera. TCL 10 5G UW 1 of 8 Around front is the aforementioned 16-megapixel camera while a 4,500mAh battery is tucked inside with fast charging capability.In terms of software, the phone is more or less a stock Android experience with just a few extra apps. Verizon, for its part, loads a couple of titles on it the device for its subscribers.One of the main draws here is that it gives Verizon customers access to a 5G phone for less than $400. Not only that, but one that supports both the nationwide 5G and growing Ultra Wideband networks.Offered in Diamond Gray, the TCL 10 5G UW will be available to purchase starting from October 29.

TCL 10 5G UW review: Bringing affordable 5G to Verizon customers

TCL aims to bring 5G to the masses with its TCL 10 5G UW, the most affordable 5G device in