Category: Phones

OnePlus 6 Android 10 update paused again due to unresolved bugs

OnePlus easily garnered praise when it announced its update plans for its phones, including the OnePlus 5 but that good will might be running out quickly. It may have tried to roll out Android 10 early to last year’s OnePlus and OnePlus 6T but only one of those is enjoying the update. OnePlus continues to push and then pull the update for the OnePlus 6 due to now unspecified showstopping bugs.

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Classic HTC phone could be ailing company’s next big attempt

When you’re no longer able to keep up with the fast-paced cutthroat smartphone market, it seems that the next big bet would be to try to remind the world of the legacy you created. Nostalgia, after all, is a very strong emotion and has recently proven to be quite profitable, too. That may be the appeal that HTC will try to make if it does come around to reviving a classic phone, perhaps inspired…

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Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone quickly sells out in China

Huawei may have a few tense days ahead, with its fate once more hanging in the balance with rumors of a license extension coming Monday. It did, however, have a wonderful weekend at least in China where everything is business as usual despite the US blacklist. The company just launched its long-delayed Mate X 5G foldable phone with an even more astounding price tag than the Samsung Galaxy Fold…

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Sony Xperia Android 10 update schedule officially revealed

With rumors of Sony silently winding down its mobile business despite PR statements from executives, it’s probably not much of a surprise that the company is hardly able to keep up with the latest in Android updates. That makes it an almost pleasant surprise when it does make a public commitment to upgrade its most recent phones to the most recent Android version. At least starting sometimes next…

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Motorola RAZR foldable display technique shown in testing

Motorola released a video this week showing how they developed the Motorola RAZR, and in the process, they showed the bend. You can see the process they use with the display to push the panel up and out, while said panel remains relatively safe from harm. This seems to bypass the less-than-stellar open-gap situation present with the first wave of Galaxy Fold (review release) devices.

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Today we’re taking a peek at all the new Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield monsters just released into the code for Pokemon GO. This includes several of the Pokemon to which we pointed earlier this week as potential inclusions in the next major update to Pokemon GO. When you read this article, these new Galarian Form Pokemon might not yet be released into the wild – but they’re definitely prepped and ready to rock!

Galarian Weezing

So the ol’ original Pokemon Koffing – number 109 in the Pokedex – now has a set of FOUR different “forms” in his coffers. This includes Weezing Normal, Shadow, Purified, and Weezing Galarian! This is just one of a set of new Galarian types that’ve been confirmed to appear in the game’s code this week.

Galarian Weezing is still a Poison Type, but is also a Fairy Type Pokemon – following along pretty close to its standard Sword/Shield specs. The base_capture_rate for this Weezing is 0.2, the base_flee_rate is 0.06 (actually 0.05999…repeating). This Galarian Pokemon has base stamina 163, base attack 174, and base defense 197. The base capture and flee rates are the same as the standard Weezing. The base base stamina, attack, and defense are identical as well.

Galarian Weezing has the ability to get ONE quick move – that is Tackle Fast! Charged moves then include Sludge, Hyper Beam, Play Rough, Hyper Beam, or Overheat! Deciding on this Pokemon over the standard version will depend greatly on the sort of moves you’d like to use – and the idea that this version has smokestack hats! Below you’ll see a set of images of these Pokemon as they appear in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield – we’ll have imagery from Pokemon GO, soon!

Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone

Wait a second, you might be saying, why are Zigzagoon and Linoone here in Galarian form, but the third evolution isn’t? Because, silly, Obstagoon didn’t appear before now, so it doesn’t need a “Galarian” bit in its name. BUT, it DOES only appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield (if you’re not playing Pokemon GO), so maybe it should have Galarian in its name anyway?

At this moment, Obstagoon is not in the game code. Galarian Zigzagoon does not have a potential evolution at this moment. This would seem to indicate that Obstagoon will only appear as a potential evolution and a wild Pokemon at a later date. This is not unheard of – but it is a bit strange.

We can safely assume the Galarian Linoone will get an update in the Game Master file in the future with an added ability to evolve. At this moment, that does not appear. If you only played Pokemon GO right now, you might never know that Obstagoon ever existed.

NOTE: Obstagoon is the Pokemon that looks like Gene Simmons from KISS. The Galarian Form Zigzagoon and Lionoone also look quite a bit like members of the rock band KISS.

Where the standard Zigzagoon family is Normal Type, the Galarian Zigzagoon family is both Normal Type and Dark Type. Otherwise they’ve got the same sorta stats: stamina, attack, defense, and the same moves. Zigzagoon both standard and Galarian have quick moves Tackle Fast, Rock Smash Fast, and charged moves Dig, Grass Knot, and Thunderbolt.

Three new Galarian Pokemon

Galarian Weezing, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Galarian Linoone all have gender percentages equal: 50% male, 50% female. They’re all the same for capture and flee rates, too.

Galarian Weezing, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Galarian Linoone all have “asset_bundle_value: 31”. There is only one other Pokemon in the entirety of the current Pokemon Game Master file – that is Unown U! That could just mean that the values mean little to nothing, as the rest of the Unown asset bundle values go from 11-38 – but we shall see!

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Pokemon GO’s first 3x Galarian forms leaked in game code

Today we’re taking a peek at all the new Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield monsters just released into the code for Pokemon GO.

New Motorola Razr is eSIM-only: Here’s what that means

The newest Motorola smartphone Moto Razr 2019 was revealed on November 13, 2019, with no SIM card. No physical SIM card, that is to say. There’s SIM functionality in this device, but it’s embedded in a piece of hardware soldered to the device’s motherboard. That means that you can’t just go buying this phone from Verizon then switch over to another carrier with a quick flip of the SIM card –…

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Huawei P30 and P30 Pro Android 10 update rolls out in Europe

Huawei’s uncertain future in the Android market has some wondering if it will be able to continue supporting the devices it already has in the market. Huawei has already promised it will be updating not a few models to Android 10, though that hasn’t happened at a fast pace, naturally. That, however, also raises questions of whether such an update would affect Google Play services already on…

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Google just enabled Android RCS SMS+ chat in the USA

Users will soon get a more comprehensive and “rich” experience in SMS text messaging in Android. This is thanks to Google’s push for RCS (Rich Communication Services) in SMS text messaging over the past few years, enabled here in the USA in late 2019. To enable this newly-enabled more powerful chat system, users will need the official SMS text messaging client from Google called Messages – which…

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Galaxy S11 plus rumors: Headphone jack, release date, screen size

Today we’re looking a the latest batch of rumors on the Samsung Galaxy S11, the Galaxy S11 Plus, and the Galaxy S11e. The Samsung Galaxy S11 is one of a set of five different smartphones that’s rumored to appear in the S11 collection. There’ll quite likely be a 4G version and a 5G version of the Galaxy S11e and Galaxy S11. The Galaxy S11+ (or Galaxy S11 Plus, if you prefer) is currently rumored…

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