10 Best Nokia 6 Cases

10 Best Nokia 6 Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

These are the best Nokia 6 cases to protect your phone and keep it looking new. Our buying guide will go over all the different cases available and what they each have to offer. This is an excellent affordable phone, but with a big 5.5-inch screen a case is highly recommended.

Just because Nokia’s latest phones are ultra-affordable, or even cheap, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep them protected. In fact, being an excellent phone for just over $200 means you’ll have some extra money to get a quality Nokia 6 case.

We have everything from thin cases, cheap options, kickstand cases, to heavy-duty protection. Our list details cases as low as $7, which is better than paying $150+ to repair a broken screen. You’ll need to spend upwards of $25 for the most durable cases or something made by Nokia themselves.

While we recommend investing in a quality case from Nokia, even cheap $7-10 TPU cases on Amazon are better than nothing. In fact, TPU cases typically offer some of the best protection for half the cost of other cases. The more expensive Nokia 6 cases have durable materials, extra features like a kickstand, or premium materials like Carbon Fiber.

Additionally, a case will have raised edges around the screen and camera lens. This way important aspects of your phone can’t get damaged easily.

The Nokia 6 comes in a few different storage and RAM configurations, but they all have the same design. Meaning any and all cases from our roundup will fit your phone.

In closing, being one of the best budget phones available in 2017 means owners have tons of cases to choose from. Popular brands like Incipio have great protection, and several others on Amazon. That said, it’s not the latest Galaxy S8 so your options are somewhat limited. Don’t worry though, as we’ve gathered a list of the best cases that will keep your phone safe, protect the screen or camera, and make it easier to hold. Grab a case from our slideshow below.

Nokia Carbon Fiber Hard Shell

Nokia Carbon Fiber Hard Shell

First up is the official Carbon Fiber case from Nokia themselves. This slim, sleek, hard-shell case features a smooth yet easy to grip carbon fiber outer shell. Each corner has extra protection to keep your phone safe from drops too. 

Being an official case made by Nokia means you'll get the perfect fit. Precision laser-cutouts give you access to all the buttons, ports, camera, sensors and more. In fact, this case is more of a snap-on cover. So while it doesn't cover the entire phone, all the important parts are safe. 

Each corner folds over and extends beyond the screen, so you can lay the phone face-down without worry. It doesn't hurt that the case looks stylish with the stainless steel and carbon fiber finish.  

Buy it Now for $22 from MobileFun

10 Best Nokia 6 Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

5 Best Apple TV 4K Alternatives

5 Best Apple TV 4K Alternatives is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Apple TV 4K offers you access to 4K movie rentals, AirPlay, mirroring your iPhone and loads of other features, but it isn’t the best 4K streaming device for everyone. It’s also more expensive than many competing products. Here are the best Apple TV 4K Alternatives and what they offer compared to the newest Apple TV.

Apple delivered a major breakthrough when they negotiated lower digital 4K movie purchase prices and they offer the best access to 4K rentals across the board, but there is no optical audio out and there is no support for Dolby Atmos yet. The Apple TV 4K is also one of the most expensive 4K streaming devices out there.

Yes, the Apple TV is going to slot into your Apple filled life better than most of the devices on this list, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t viable alternatives out there if you want different features or are looking for a more affordable way to watch 4K video on your TV. If you have HomeKit connected devices, you may want to go with the Apple TV 4K, even if there is another device you like better since it is also a smart home hub.

Here are the best Apple TV 4K alternatives you can buy.
Here are the best Apple TV 4K alternatives you can buy.

Many of the devices include apps that you can install on your iPhone or iPad to use as a remote control, and some include options to stream from your iPhone to the TV, similar to how you use AirPlay or mirroring.

Here are the best Apple TV Alternatives that can all streak in 4K, including favorites like Netflix and that offer access to apps like HBO Go, Amazon Video, movie rentals and more.

  1. Amazon Fire TV 4K
  2. Nvidia Shield TV
  3. Roku Ultra
  4. Xbox One S
  5. Smart TV

The cheapest Apple TV 4K alternative is the Amazon Fire TV 4K, which you could put on three TVs for the price of one Apple TV 4K. The Google ChromeCast Ultra is the same price, but it relies on you using a phone as the hub instead of a remote control, which may turn off some users. Each device has strengths and ways to stand out, and should be part of your research as you look into buying a 4K streaming box in 2017 and early 2018.

Amazon Fire TV 4K

Amazon Fire TV 4K

The Amazon Fire TV 4K is one of the best Apple TV 4K Alternatives. This is an affordable device at $69.99 and we've seen it on sale for around $55 during the holidays. 

This slim unit sits behind your TV, streams all of your favorites in 4K including Netflix and Amazon Video. There are a lot of 4K video rentals on Amazon, and Amazon is matching Apple's prices most of the time for rentals and purchases. 

You get a voice controlled remote like you do with the Apple TV, but in this case you are using Alexa instead of Siri. The Amazon Fire TV supports 4K at 60 FPS, HDR and Dolby Atmos. 

It's easy to use, and you can use Alexa on it to control your smart home and interact with other apps. The Fire TV 4K does not include an Ethernet port, so you will need to buy an adapter if you need to use a wired connection.  

$69.99 at Amazon - $54.99 on Sale

5 Best Apple TV 4K Alternatives is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Google Assistant expanding, now includes Android 5.0 Lollipop devices

Google’s goal for Assistant has always been to put the feature on as many devices as it can. It wants you to use it, after all, and making it available on as many things just makes that reality much easier.

Today Google has announced that it is expanding Assistant availability in a big way. First, Android tablets will now be getting Assistant. Using Assistant on a tablet will let you do the normal things like adding to your calendar or adding to your shopping list and carry it over to your phone, too. You will also be able to use Assistant on a tablet to control your smart home devices.

Google Assistant for tablets will be rolling out over the next week to those who have Google Assistant’s language set to English in the United States.

The biggest new addition, though. is support for Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones. It has already started rolling out to those who have set their language to English in the “U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain. It’s also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea.”

You will have to opt-in to start using Assistant once it arrives on your device.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release, Story and What We Know

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release, Story and What We Know is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

When the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release arrives, you will get your first chance to explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in years. For hardcore fans of the series, that’s huge.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is an all-new game coming to iPhones and Android devices sometime in 2018. Portkey Games, a part of Warner Brothers Interactive, will publish the new title. However, Jam City, the studio known for Cook Jam, Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, is developing the mobile game. The two companies confirmed the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release for 2018 in a recent interview.

Here’s everything that we know about the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release so far.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release Window

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release date is set for sometime in 2018. Jam City and Portkey Games revealed the release window on the game’s website. Jam City also confirmed that release window in recent Tech Crunch profile.

Despite being a smartphone game, Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is not an augmented reality game. That is, unlike Pokémon GO or Harry Potter Wizards Unite, you can play the game without leaving home. Because of that, Jam City doesn’t have to wait for warmer weather to launch their game as Niantic must do for Wizards Unite. 

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Story

Expect a lot of school intrigue and class visits when the Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release date arrives. It’s called “Hogwarts Mystery” because it’s a simulation of the famous wizard school that Harry Potter attends or visits in all seven books and movies.

You create your own young witch or wizard in Hogwarts Mystery. Next, you’re accepted to Hogwarts. Jam City promises the game is a detailed recreation of the school from the books and movies. And, according to the Tech Crunch profile, this Hogwarts experience includes attending potions class and Defense Against the Dark Arts. If those are included, its possible Divination, Transfiguration, Astronomy and Care of Magical Creatures are also in the game. Dueling Club is the only after school activity confirmed so far, but it’d be a huge oversight to not include Quidditch matches and practices.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery takes place before the events of the final movies. We know that because Jam City has confirmed Professor Albus Dumbledore is in the game. J.K. Rowling won’t write any dialogue or stories for the title. Instead, Matthew London (who wrote the book 8th Continent) and Jam City’s Allen Warner will pen the game’s dialogue and story arc.

Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Price

We’re as sure as we can be that Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery is a free-to-play game. Every licensed game Jam City has created costs mobile gamers nothing.

If true, Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery will have an in-game currency that you earn by completing tasks or buy more of with in-app purchases. Since it seems to strictly follow Harry Potter lore, expect this currency to be called Galleons, like the currency in the books that Harry uses to purchase parchment, quills and other school supplies.

Pre-register for Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery release date is still far enough away that Jam City and Portkey Games are encouraging anyone that’s interested in more details to pre-register for on the official Hogwarts Mystery website. If you do pre-register, expect an email once the game is ready to play on your iPhone or Android device. Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery will also launch in the Amazon App Store.

10 Best First Person Shooter Games for Android

Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Modern Combat 5: Blackout

The fifth installment of one of the most popular shooter games for Android has to be near the top of our list, and that's Modern Combat 5: Blackout developed by Gameloft. It's also completely free now after dropping the $4.99 price tag. It does rely a lot on an internet connection though. 

MC5 features some of the best graphics to date on mobile, stunning gameplay, tons of action, and plenty of grenades to throw. With Modern Combat, you get an excellent and exciting fast-paced storyline for campaign mode. Basically, the world is on the brink of anarchy and you must fight through it. Then it has an excellent multiplayer mode where you can build your own squad of killers, and five different classes to level up. 

The Spec-Ops missions are extremely fun too, and great for wasting time. Not only does this game have great graphics and music, the voice-overs are real actors and makes it feel very realistic. This game is a must download, especially those with a controller or NVIDIA Shield. 

Download on Google Play

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery Release, Story and What We Know is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

Samsung Outlines Potential Android Oreo Release Date

Samsung Outlines Potential Android Oreo Release Date is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you’ve been hoping for a surprise Samsung Galaxy Android Oreo release date in 2017 you should start tempering your expectations right now.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update continues to make progress ahead of its official release in the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, and other countries around the world. Samsung’s army of beta testers are currently plugging away on the third Galaxy S8 Oreo beta.

According to a Samsung rep, the Galaxy S8’s third Android 8.0 Oreo beta won’t be the last test release as the company is reportedly looking to release a fourth, and perhaps final, Galaxy S8 Oreo beta ahead of the new year.

Samsung-centric blog SamMobile recently tracked down a comment from a company rep on the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo beta forums.

Samsung’s UK beta team claims a fourth Galaxy S8 Android Oreo beta will be rolled out “very, very soon” and that a notice about the beta will come in the near future.

The team hasn’t outlined a specific date, but it could arrive as soon as tomorrow. A Samsung rep made a similar comment about the third Galaxy S8 Android Oreo beta and it arrived the very next day.

The rep also mentions a potential Android Oreo release date and it lines up with the timing Samsung Turkey released earlier this year.

If everything holds up, it looks like the Galaxy S8 Android Oreo update’s release date will land in late January or early February if there are more issues. Samsung Turkey claimed the first wave of Galaxy Android 8.0 Oreo updates would arrive sometime in early 2018.

This appears to rule out a Galaxy S8 Android Oreo release date in 2017 and it means Galaxy S8 users might have to wait until after the holidays to get their hands on an official version of Android 8.0.

The information comes just a few days after Samsung inadvertently confirmed an additional Galaxy Android Oreo update.

The company still hasn’t produced an official list of devices getting the upgrade, but the Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update is now confirmed thanks to a firmware leak in the United States.

The leak isn’t the final version of the Galaxy Note 8’s Android Oreo update, but its presence means the company’s likely making progress in testing behind the scenes.

Samsung’s rumored to be planning a wide number of Android Oreo updates including upgrades for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy Note 7 FE.

An unofficial list of Galaxy Oreo updates suggests the company will also push Android 8.0 out to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

With Samsung’s beta team starting to chirp, it should only be a matter of time before Samsung outlines its Android 8.0 Oreo plans in great detail.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo Release Date Tips

Get Familiar with Android 8.0 & Android 8.1

Get Familiar with Android 8.0 & Android 8.1

Samsung hasn't released a Galaxy S7 Android 8.0 Oreo beta and we don't expect the company to extend early access to the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or Galaxy S7 Active. So unless the update leaks (and there's a chance that it will) you won't be able to try Android Oreo until it's officially released. 

Don't wait until the official roll out to get familiar with Android 8.0 Oreo. It's important to get familiar with a new operating system well in advance. That way, you aren't caught off guard by any of the changes on board. 

We don't know what the Galaxy S7 Android Oreo update will look like, but if it's anything like the Galaxy S8 version, it'll come with some very noticeable changes to the user interface. 

There are a few ways to get familiar with Samsung's version of Oreo right now. You can get a feel for the Android 8.0 Oreo beta via our roundup or via our walkthrough

You'll also want to make sure you get familiar with Android 8.1 Oreo which is the latest version from Google. 

Samsung is currently testing Android 8.0, but there's a chance some of the company's Galaxy S7 Oreo updates come with changes from Android 8.1.

If you aren't familiar with Android 8.1 yet, take a look at our walkthroughs for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Google's Pixel devices. 

Samsung Outlines Potential Android Oreo Release Date is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.