Android

Android Q Welcomes Pixel Users to the Dark Side with Gestures

Google recently released the latest and final beta of Android Q (version 10 for those keeping track at home) for Pixel devices to test drive prior to the general production release in the coming weeks. I decided to take the plunge with this final beta (Beta 6), and it’s been marvelous!



Samsung Blurs the Lines Between Tablet and PC with the New Galaxy Tab S6!

One of the big debates behind the scenes at Gear Diary is whether a tablet makes more sense than a low-end computer like a Chromebook. The consensus is that sometimes you still need a computer, but there’s a lot of potential benefit to a good tablet. Samsung agrees, and they’re throwing all sorts of features into the Android-powered Galaxy Tab S6!



Samsung Launches Note 10 Reservation Page with $600 Trade-Ins!

It is hard to believe that my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is nearly a year old already, and it’s still my main daily driver due in large part to the awesome S-Pen. In case it isn’t obvious – I have long since decided I would upgrade to the Note 10 based on the many rumors of enhanced performance, upgraded cameras and AI, and of course the all-new S-Pen features.


Get a Head Start with Back to School Deals on Huawei Laptops and Tablets

If you’re starting the hunt for back to school supplies for your favorite high school or college student, Huawei has some deals for you. Save $200 off their popular MateBook X Pro and MateBook 13, and get $150 off their MateBook D. If you need a tablet, they’ve got $20 to $30 off their MediaPads, including my fave MediaPad M5.


The Pixel 3a Is a Problem…

Judie has a Google Pixel 3XL and loves it. And why wouldn’t she? The phone is fast, has a gorgeous screen and, by all reports, has the camera to beat. Currently $699, that’s a good $200 less than it was initially. The Pixel 3a has a similar design, costs just $399, and it is a problem.


Nuu Mobile G3+ Review: A Surprisingly Decent and Affordable Smartphone

The days of having to pay big bucks to get a decent mobile phone are officially over; I’m declaring them dead. We have lots of choices for better than basic phones under $500 now; the Nuu Mobile G3+ is a well-built, unlocked phone with a few compromises, and it is less than $250 with no contracts or obligations. No, really.


Lenovo Smart Tab P10 2-in-1 Smart Dock Review

If you’ve wanted a capable under $300 Android tablet that also doubles as an Alexa display, you’re going to love the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 2-in-1 Smart Dock. It’s an Amazon Alexa enabled device with a 10.1″ FHD screen, but you can pull the display from the dock and use it separately as a regular Android tablet, too.


OnePlus 7 Pro Is the Flagship Phone We’ve Been Waiting For

We’ve all seen the rumors, and now the OnePlus 7 Pro is a fact! OnePlus has just a released their flagship phone, boasting a gorgeous 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM. Perhaps most exciting? No notch and no screen cutouts!*


Honor Teases the Upcoming Honor 20 Launch and Their Collaboration with Moschino

We’ve been quite impressed with the various phones we’ve reviewed from Honor. Their sleek form factor, powerful processors, fantastic cameras, and implementation of AI have made their offerings stand out in a crowded field. Now Honor is getting ready to unveil their next flagship phone, and they are teasing a special collaboration with Moschino.


Samsung Delays Galaxy Fold

In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, Samsung today announced that their $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone — which apparently had trouble folding repeatedly without breaking — would be on an indefinite hiatus.


LG G8 ThinQ: Even with Questionable Gimmicks, It’s a Solid Phone

Mobile World Congress didn’t disappoint this year; there were so many new smartphones shown, and that’s where the LG G8 ThinQ made its debut. Loaded with tech, the G8 ThinQ is a compact communication device with fantastic sound, better than average cameras, a gorgeous screen, and minimalistic design.


The Samsung Galaxy S10e Is Proof That Size Doesn’t Matter

We have been trained over recent years with phones to equate larger phones as being more premium and providing a better experience. Bigger is better as they say. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is here to blow away your ill-conceived perception and show you why it is one of the best phones to come along in many years.



Motorola Celebrates the Anniversary of the Mobile Phone with a Big Sale!

Today is a very special day in history. Sure, two days ago was April Fool’s day, but today is the 46th anniversary of the first mobile phone call. Surprisingly, it was not a spam call from the IRS, but a legitimate test call between Martin Cooper and Dr Joel Engel. In honor of this anniversary, Motorola has a big sale!


Gear Diary’s Best of Mobile World Congress 2019

Mobile World Congress has just wrapped up, and wow — it was a doozy. So many new devices were announced, and there was never a dull moment. We were in Barcelona for the event, and it was tough knowing that we could only pick 10 for our ‘best of’, but here they are — Gear Diary’s Best of Mobile World Congress 2019!




Sony Announces Xperia 1, Their New Flagship Phone

The Sony Xperia line of phones has long been one of our favorites. The Xperia Z2 was the first “phablet” I owned. I loved it. The line has gotten better and better with each iteration. Now Sony takes things to a new level with the Xperia 1. The Z is gone, but the phone looks amazing.