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Month: July 2018

Here are the 10 most sold phones of all time — you’re in for a surprise

The 10 most sold phones of all time are likely not the ones you think. Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note series didn’t make the cut, and nor did any other Android handset. The list is dominated by Nokia feature phones, also including older devices from Samsung, Motorola, and Apple. You can check out the full list below, which was created with the help of data compiled by The Telegraph and various other sources. 10. Motorola Razr V3 — 130+ million units sold The Motorola Razr V3 was an icon of its time. The device’s gorgeous design stood out from the crowd and made it one of the most successful phones ever. Not only is it the 10th most sold phone of all time, it’s also the highest selling flip phone ever. The Razr V3 can’t compare with today’s handsets in specs, but it was among the best around back in the day. 9. Nokia 2600 — 135+ million units sold Released in 2004, the Nokia 2600 didn’t offer much — at least not by today’s standards. It was a simple device with the sturdy body Nokia devices were known for and small 1.5-inch display. It didn’t feature a camera, Bluetooth connectivity, or any other fancy features. But it did have great battery life and an affordable price tag that made it popular among many. 8. Samsung E1100 — 150+...

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LG G7 ThinQ international giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday. A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel Buds giveaway: Ron M from Florida, USA. This week we are giving away a brand new LG G7 ThinQ, courtesy of the Android Authority App! If you’re looking for the best way to stay up to date with AndroidAuthority.com, look no further than the AA App for Android. Available for free in the Google Play Store, the official AA App is the fastest way to get all the latest news, rumors, tips and tricks, and device reviews on your mobile device. It’s fast, looks good, and gives you breaking Android news at your fingertips — what more could you want? Get it from Google Play The new LG G7 ThinQ is an amalgamation of last year’s V30 and G6… with a little iPhone X thrown in. On top of that super bright 6.1-inch display, you’ll find the oh-so-2018 notch cutout. If you aren’t a fan, you can “turn off” the notch in the settings menu. LG phones have always provided a solid audio experience, and the G7 ThinQ is no different. The phone actually uses its inner space as a resonance chamber to boost bass and deliver all-around louder audio. It also comes with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC and DTS:X 3D Surround Sound support. This phone...

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Bixby guide: Features, compatible devices, best commands

The Samsung Bixby digital assistant lets you control your smartphone with voice commands. You can open apps, check the weather, play music, turn on Bluetooth, and much more. You’ll find everything you need to know about Google Assistant‘s biggest rival below, including how to access it, the features it offers, and which devices it’s available on. Which devices and languages does Samsung Bixby support? Unlike Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby is exclusive to Samsung devices. It debuted on the Galaxy S8 series and is also available on the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8. You’ll also find the digital assistant on the Galaxy Note FE and the South Korean variant of the Galaxy A7 (2017). However, these two devices don’t sport a dedicated Bixby button. Bixby on the Galaxy A7 is also very limited, as it lacks voice control. Bixby-powered smart speakers, TVs, and other products are expected to launch this year. In addition to smartphones, Bixby runs on Samsung’s Family Hub 2.0 refrigerators and a couple of other devices. The digital assistant is expected to come to a lot more products this year, including smart speakers and TVs. Bixby understands English, Korean, and Mandarin. For comparison, Assistant supports 11 languages, expected to reach 30 by the end of the year. What can Samsung Bixby do? Bixby Voice There are three parts to Samsung’s digital assistant: Bixby Voice, Bixby Vision, and Bixby...

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Android P update tracker: Here are all the phones that run Android P

The next major version of Android, Android 9.0, is slated to arrive sometime in Q3 2018. Before that, you can actually test out a beta build of the software if you have a compatible smartphone. Below, we’ll detail everything you need to know about the Android P update schedule, which devices are compatible with Android P, how to install Android P updates, and more. List of compatible devices Android beta releases have traditionally only been available for Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones, but that changed this year with Project Treble. Now the Android P beta is available for all of Google’s recent Pixel phones as well as 11 phones from other OEMs. The full list can be found below: Google Pixel Google Pixel XL Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL Essential Phone Nokia 7 Plus OnePlus 6 Oppo R15 Pro Sony Xperia XZ2 Vivo X21UD Vivo X21 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S In addition, Nokia recently brought the Android P update (beta) to three of its other phones: the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and Nokia 8 Sirocco, though only in China. The beta test is quite small too, so odds are you won’t be able to test the Android P update on these phones unless Nokia opens up more slots. How to install Android P on your phone There isn’t one catch-all method for installing the Android P update on...

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Think you could be the next Tiesto? Learn how to be a DJ

We thought you might like something a bit different today readers, so we’ve found a superb offer on an all-encompassing DJ course. If you’re looking for a new calling, or just want to know what the fuss is about, this week you can get this professionally-led tuition for just $29. Music has the power to inspire. To an amateur it can look like DJing is just starting a playlist on your laptop, but in reality it’s an artform. Learning to DJ can be fun and rewarding. Not everyone will go on to be the next Avicii or Skrillex, but at the very least you’ll get an impressive new talent. ‘DJs are the new rock stars’ – Tiesto This in-depth video guide is led by veteran DJ and music producer David Pezza. David has 15 years experience in the industry, playing numerous top club locations and doing remix work for major record companies world-wide. His expertise are world-class, and he loves to teach in a fun and simple style. This instructional DJ course doesn’t just stop at how to produce top music either. It covers all aspects of DJing, including how to play to an audience, and even how to get paid. The DJ course at a glance: Learn the history of DJing. Explore the gear, mixers, and other tools a DJ needs. Discuss the basics of beat matching, looping...

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