CR: 2021 was the most competitive year for smartphone sales in Europe

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Counterpoint Research has issued its annual analysis of the European smartphone market today, and this reveals sales were up 8% over 2020. That’s encouraging, but it’s still not back to pre-pandemic levels (keep in mind that 2020 sales dropped 14% compared to 2019). On the other hand, last year was by far the most competitive…

iMessage reaction support in Google Messages rolling out now

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Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority iMessage and Android users can now communicate with reactions to chats. Android users will no longer get a new text. Instead, they’ll see a similar reaction as other iMessage users would. Unfortunately, this is a hacky workaround and not full support for iMessage on non-iPhones. If you’re an Android…

The best Cricket Wireless deals: Free phones, HBO Max, and more

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Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority Cricket Wireless is the no-contract subsidiary of AT&T, offering customers a way to get affordable smartphones with cheap prepaid plans. While many of Cricket’s smartphones are already priced pretty reasonably, some special Cricket deals stand out right now. We’ve compiled the best Cricket deals in this post, but please…