Although you can’t turn a phone into a full-fledged PC without using any accessories.In this article, we are going to show you five best methods to convert a smartphone into a computer.You will also need a mouse and keyboard along with the monitor.How to Turn a Smartphone Into a DesktopTo use a phone as a desktop, you only need a few things and here’s everything you need:A wired or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.A screen mirroring device or display supporting wireless HDMI.You can also use a dock that has HDMI, Ethernet, and USB.Method 1: Using Samsung DeX Desktop ModeIf you own a Samsung phone and if it supports the DeX desktop mode, you can use it as a desktop with ease.Samsung has developed DeX for its smartphone series, which is a desktop environment for Android.You can easily use it through the notification panel on your device.All you need to do is pair your mobile device with the available wireless HDMI-ready display, pair the mouse and keyboard, and then you are all set.Once DeX is all set up, it will provide you a Windowed environment, and you will be able to access all Android-based productivity and other applications.Method 2: Turning a Phone into PC with Ubuntu TouchUbuntu Touch is a Linux-driven operating system for mobile devices.The UBports team manages the software, and it is compatible with the below phones:OnePlus OneFairphone 2LG Nexus 5 (2013)It is also a desktop environment much similar to Samsung’s DeX.
Google’s next phone has officially been unwrapped, but for several months we already knew what the Pixel 4 was going to look like courtesy of extensive leaks, as well as a tweet from Google itself that showed off the design.Now, we also have an idea of the other concepts and styles Google’s design team was thinking about as it was visualizing the Pixel 4, thanks to exclusive photos shared with Digital Trends.These photos were provided as a part of a larger interview with the Google’s Consumer Hardware design team — you can read the whole story here — but take a look at the above picture and you can see various other concept sketches for the rear design.On the left, you can see Google was toying around with different shapes for the camera module — it could have been a circle or a more angular square that extended all the way to the edge of the phone — but Max Yoshimoto, director of Industrial Design at Google, told Digital Trends he felt as though something clicked after the team first began sketching out the square module.Afterward, all the other designs faded away and it was full steam ahead with what he calls the “Pixel square.”Here’s a cropped version of the photo so you can see some of those other designs a little better:
However, there are tons of ways to find new Android wallpapers.From downloading a third-party wallpaper application to performing a Google search to find what you’re looking for.This is why we’ve rounded up some of the best Android wallpapers we could find.Here are a few great places to look:Wallpapers from the top smartphonesHere you’ll find the wallpapers that come preinstalled on devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Asus ROG Phone 2, and many, many, more.
Even though we’re a bit past the halfway point in June, some lucky Pixel owners on Reddit (via Droid Life) reportedly received the July 2019 security patch.Most of the people who reported receiving the update own the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.Interestingly, this appears to be a mistake on Google’s part of sending them the internal build for the July 2019 security patch.Coming in at 79.8MB, the update seemingly includes “critical bug fixes.” Not much else is known about the update, though it comes in as build PQ3B.190705.003.Google’s been known to sometimes accidentally push out internal builds to regular devices.Back in 2016, a Nexus 6P owner in 2016 received an internal build of Android 7.0 Nougat before the update’s official launch.
Owners of Google’s first Pixel smartphone could receive a payout of up to $500 after the company agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought against it.The Pixel and Pixel XL launched to glowing reviews in 2016, but it wasn’t before long some owners began complaining of issues with its microphone.Google admitted to the fault in March 2017 and set about replacing the faulty phones.But according to the lawsuit, the replacements had the exact same issue, and despite the ongoing problems Google opted to keep selling the device.Disgruntled Pixel owners got together last year to launch a class action lawsuit against the company, and now Google has agreed to settle to the tune of $7,250,000.The lawsuit covers Pixel phones made before January 4, 2017, and divides owners into different categories, with those most affected expected to receive the highest payout.
Google has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit based on an issue with its original Pixel smartphone, which was released in 2016, according to a report from The Verge.In 2017, Google acknowledged that a small percentage of Pixels had defective microphones due to a manufacturing issue, but continued to sell the devices.Pixel owners could be paid up to $500 if they suffered from the defect, and even Pixel owners who had no problems could be entitled to $20 as a part of the class action settlement, Verge reports.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Google has agreed to pay people who bought their original Pixel smartphone up to $500 as a part of a class action settlement, according to a report from The Verge.Back in 2017, Google acknowledged that a small percentage of Pixel devices had defective microphones, which led to hundreds of complaints and returned devices.
When it comes to subjects like mental health or addiction, one should be able to trust that an app designed to help you through such a difficult and personal problem would take your privacy seriously.The study—conducted in January of last year by researchers with the University of New South Wales and the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US and published Friday at the journal JAMA Network Open—examined a total of 36 of the top-ranking free apps for smoking cessation and depression available in the Android and iOS app stores in the US and Australia.Those included seven apps available for both, as well as another 14 exclusive to iOS and 15 only available on Android.For each of those popular health and mental wellness apps—which were tested on a Huawei Nexus 6P and iPhone 6S—the researchers examined their respective privacy policies, including those available in their app descriptions, on their associated websites, and linked or included on the app itself.They found that 25 of 36 of the apps examined did have some form of privacy policy—but here’s where that gets tricky.For those with privacy policies, the researchers found that only 23 apps were disclosing the possibility that a user’s data could be shared with a third party, with 16 disclosing that data could be shared with advertisers and 14 indicating data could be shared with both advertisers and analytics services.
Google and Huawei are offering to fork out a combined $9.75 million to resolve a class action lawsuit against them by owners of the Nexus 6P.The settlement, which needs to be agreed to by the court before it goes into effect, centers around the bootloop issue that caused afflicted phones to randomly restart regardless of battery level.The lawsuit alleges that Google’s and Huawei’s actions were in breach of the device’s warranty, and claims that although both companies were aware of the bug, neither took steps to publicly acknowledge it or stop selling devices which could potentially fall prey to the problem.The court is set to decide on the proposal on May 9, and this means that anyone that purchased a Nexus 6P in the U.S. on or before September 25, 2015 may be able to make their own claim.If that describes you, then details of how to make your claim can be found in the notice document.Keep in mind that eligibility for the claim is fairly rigorous, and only those who are able to put forward the proper documentation of the bug are likely to get close to the $400 limit.
The Nexus line has long been dead but the ghost of its bootloops continue to haunt Google and its partners.They may finally be willing to do do anything to put a close to that last chapter, even if it means paying millions.That does seem to be the case for the almost two-year-old class action lawsuit filed against Google and Huawei over Neuxs 6P bootloop problems, both of whom have decided to settle it out of court and put an end to the saga once and for all.The 2015 Nexus 6P was Huawei’s first ever Nexus and also its last.The phone was famous for its “visor” design but what really set it apart was its infamous bootloops.Two years later, users hand enough and filed a class action suit against both Google and Huawei.
After Google partnered with Huawei to launch the Nexus 6P in 2015, many users of the phone experienced bootloop issues.Now, the two companies have preliminary agreed to pay Nexus 6P users who suffered from this issue in a class action lawsuit, according to The Verge.The suit first began on April 2017 and the companies could pay up to $9.75 million in total pay outs.When a phone has a bootloop issue, it unexpectedly crashes and reboots itself continuously, rendering it unworkable.Users who bought a Nexus 6P on Sept. 25, 2015 and after are eligible for up to $400 in repayment if they have proper documentation.Other users who received a Pixel XL as part of a previous warranty exchange program are eligible for only $10.
If you currently or formerly owned a Google Nexus 6P smartphone, we have some good news: you might be eligible for a cash rebate for those bootloops and spontaneous shutdowns the device was known for.The class action settlement is based in the United States, so unfortunately only U.S. buyers will be eligible for the possibility of getting a rebate.According to the settlement brief, plaintiffs alleged that the Nexus 6P had a defect that caused two different issues: bootlooping and significant battery drain.The bootlooping problem is fairly self-explanatory, and the battery drain issue refers to the device spontaneously shutting down when it reached a low-power state, which sometimes could be as high as 20 percent.There’s nothing like thinking you have 20 percent battery left and then the phone just shutting down on you!The two defendants in the case — brand-owner Google and device manufacturer Huawei — formerly deny the allegations.
Google and Huawei have preliminarily agreed to settle a class action lawsuit from Nexus 6P users who say their devices experienced a bootlooping issue that caused the phones to shut down randomly, regardless of the battery level.Pending court approval, the companies would be liable to a $9.75 million settlement for the class action that began in April 2017, which may result in payments of up to $400 for participating plaintiffs.The lawsuit alleged that Google, which contracted the design and manufacturing of its early Android smartphones to third-party companies, and Huawei, one of the chosen companies, breached the device warranty since the companies were aware of the issue, but did not respond to the bug.The plaintiffs also said the companies continued selling the faulty devices while failing to acknowledge the issue.If the court approves the settlement at the next hearing on May 9th, Nexus 6P users in the US who purchased the device on or after September 25th, 2015 would be eligible to claim reimbursement.The proposal currently states that those who are eligible for the settlement could be paid up to $400 for their faulty device, while those who received a Pixel XL in a prior warranty exchange program would only be eligible for up to $10.
Google used the March security update to roll out security vulnerability fixes and a handful of functional updates to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.Now, the search giant is pushing out the April Android security patch that focuses on squashing bugs in the operating system and on Google’s hardware.According to the security bulletin, Google has addressed 11 issues.The Android security patch fixes vulnerabilities in the system, Qualcomm components, framework, and media framework.The April Android security patch also patches a number of issues on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.You can find the functional updates below:
It’s a hot summer day, but my mom didn’t seem to care —she made platanos con salami, my favorite Dominican fried food.It’s as if we were on the edges of our seats, waiting for that red LED light and accompanying notification sound to go off.BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion (RIM), only held six percent of the global smartphone market in 2012.By comparison, Apple and Samsung held a combined 64.7 percent of the market.With that in mind, I decided to take a little trip down memory lane and explain just why it took me so long to move past Blackberry when the rest of the world had largely left it behind.The phone had a touchscreen, a display that slides out to show the keyboard, a trackball for easier navigation, and access to third-party apps.
We are officially in March, which means it’s time for Google to reveal the latest Android security patch for its line of Pixel devices.Right on schedule, the search giant is rolling out the patch now to Google Pixel smartphones and the Google Pixel C tablet.Also right on the money, Essential is rolling out this patch to the Essential Phone right now, too.This update notably brings Digital Wellbeing support to the handset.The March 2019 Android security patch resolves many security vulnerabilities.While none of the bugs had been used to harm users, below is the most severe problem that is getting patched.
The Google Pixel 3 Lite is set to launch later this year and undercut the iPhone XR, a new report claims, bringing the long-anticipated Google smartwatch and other hardware with it.As well as running pure Android, without any phone-maker customization, they also distinguished themselves by virtue of their comparatively affordable price tags, even when unlocked and without carrier subsidies applied.The original Pixel and Pixel XL added more premium features and more refined designs, but also saw the price points rise considerably over their Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P predecessors.Now, it seems, Google is looking to address that once more.It’ll do that with the long-rumored cheaper Pixel 3, currently known as the Pixel 3 Lite.According to sources speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review, that’s set to launch later in 2019.
Right on schedule, Google has released Android’s December security patch.The new factory images for the various Google devices are here, while the OTA files are here.The good news is that the Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X are still getting updates, despite the fact that the company is no longer obligated to issue security patches for the three-year-old devices.However, the bad news is that — just like last month — the security patches for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are not here yet.Last month, the updates for the OG Pixel devices came about two weeks after the initial batch.Is this going to be the trend from now on?
Updates for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are no longer guaranteed past November.The smartphones launched in late 2015 as the final Nexus smartphones.Launched in 2015, the and are practically ancient at this point.That said, Google guaranteed and delivered three years of updates for the two smartphones.With updates no longer guaranteed for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we might see the end of an era as soon as December.That does not mean the two remaining Nexus smartphones officially reached end-of-life status.
It’s just around the corner and during which, I expect, we’ll see the launch of the most exciting smartphone of the year.No, not the Google Pixel 3 — the OnePlus 6T, the ninth overall smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer.Eventually, I was swayed by more-frequent Android updates and jumped to the Nexus 6P, but quickly regretted that decision and jumped back to OnePlus with the OnePlus 5.The OnePlus 5 came out in June of 2017, and since then there hasn’t been a phone that’s really gotten me excited enough to switch.The OnePlus 5T had the fingerprint scanner on the back, which I know I hate from my temporary shift to the Nexus 6P.With rumors ramping up around the OnePlus 6T, I finally have a device to be extremely excited about.
A Texas jury just found Huawei guilty of infringing on LTE technology patents with some smartphones.The jury found that Huawei should pay Texas company PanOptis — the owner of the patents — $10.5 million.Huawei has yet to respond to the ruling, but will likely appeal.Although Huawei smartphones barely have a presence at all in America, that didn’t stop a Texas jury from finding the Chinese company guilty of patent infringement related to 4G LTE technology, via World IP Review.PanOptis — the Texas company that owns the LTE patents in question — claims that it tried unsuccessfully nearly a dozen times over two years to strike an agreement with Huawei over the infringements.The jury agreed that Huawei should pay $10.5 million to PanOptis for the violations.
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