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This huge tablet promises to be more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy View, the benchmark database revealing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, all with Android Nougat on top.
Asus ZenFone 4 might launch in May
Although Asus failed to ship as many ZenFone units as anticipated last year, stopping at the 17.5 million barrier, the company aims to sell 20 million units in 2017. The next-gen ZenFone is rumored to show up in May, claim insiders familiar with the matter.
Vivo V5 Plus also heading for Malaysia
Already confirmed to launch in India, Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia, this unique Android smartphone with dual cameras for selfies will also reach Malaysia, but the prices have not been announced yet.
Galaxy S7/Edge gets Android 7.0, defaults to lower resolution
Samsung has updated its S7 and S7 Edge handsets to Android 7.0 Nougat. As part of the update, the resolution is downscaled to 1080p.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) passes FCC testing
Not long after showing up on Geekbench, the Galaxy phone with model number SM-J727 arrives at FCC. This handset is most likely the long-awaited Galaxy J7 (2017), a smartphone that still has to be announced by Samsung.
Nintendo continues mobile march with Fire Emblem Heroes
Nintendo will carry on its foray into smartphone apps by launching a new game, Fire Emblem Heroes, on both Android and iOS February 2nd. In addition, Super Mario Run will also be coming to Android sometime in March.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 hits India
The successor of the Redmi Note 3 comes to India in three variants, all powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, featuring 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage space and between 2 GB and 4 GB memory. The starting price is around $150 USD.
MWC 2017 | LG G6 to be unveiled on February 26
Just as rumored, the next-gen LG flagship launches in time for MWC, but everything is official now. The launch event has been scheduled for February 26, in Barcelona, one day before the popular trade show for the mobile industry opens its gates.
Samsung reveals list of devices in line for Nougat
In addition to the Galaxy S7 lineup that has just received Android 7.0, Samsung plans to deliver this update to a pretty long list of devices, including the Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 5, and a few others. The list is not final, so more Samsung products could get the update in the second half of 2017.
First Nokia 6 batch sold out in one minute
Available via a flash sale, the first Nokia 6 batch disappeared no less than 60 seconds. However, HMD Global did not reveal how many units were part if this first lot, but this achievement looks impressive nevertheless.
Android Nougat coming to unlocked Moto Z handsets next month
While Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon got updated to Nougat back in mid-November, the unlocked Moto Z will finally get the latest Android version next month, reveals a Motorola spokesperson.
Nokia P1 might be unveiled next month
After Nokia 6 has been unveiled back at CES, we heard about two more upcoming handsets from this iconic brand - Nokia E1 and Nokia 8. Now, the time has come for the 5.3-inch Nokia P1 flagship with many top-of-the-line specs, including the Snapdragon 835 processor and a 23 MP main camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
More images of Sony Xperia XA successor discovered
More hints at Sony's successor to the Xperia XA are gradually emerging, but questions remain regarding the actual hardware inside the device.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro hits FCC
The international variant of this massive 6-inch Android handset has been spotted on FCC, not long after the model number SM-C900F surfaced on the WiFi Alliance website as well.
Nvidia Shield Tablet to get Android Nougat soon
NVIDIA has just confirmed that both the Shield Tablet and its improved sibling simply known as Shield Tablet K1 will receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 software update "in a few weeks."
ZTE Blade V8 Pro smartphone now shipping in the U.S.
The Blade V8 Pro is a mid-range phone with two rear facing cameras tuned to take artistic bokeh-style shots.
Chinese brands now in control of India's smartphone market
Samsung and local brand Micromax are losing ground in their battle against Chinese brands, who managed an impressive jump from 19 percent a year ago all the way up to more than half of this $10 billion smartphone market.
Sony Xperia Z5 lineup gets Android Nougat
This new firmware update comes with all the Android 7.0 goodies, as well as a new Xperia Home launcher that is "smarter and more personal" and also fully integrates Google Now.
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LG Aristo hits T-Mobile and MetroPCS next week
Although it can be purchased right away for just $144 USD, this Snapdragon 425-driven, 5-inch handset comes with a 13 MP main camera, 16 GB internal storage, 4G VoLTE, and runs Android Nougat out of the box.
OxygenOS 4.0.2 rolls out
As promised earlier this month, the new OxygenOS update comes to solve the Google Play store app download issue encountered by OxygenOS 4.0.1 users. The new firmware is compatible with the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T handsets.
Android One handsets might reach the US market
Initially introduced to allow low-cost handsets to retail loaded with stock Android and to receive updates coming directly from Google, the Android One initiative only targeted emerging markets so far, but the US might be added to the list by mid-2017 as well.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace launches in India
This handset comes with Android Marshmallow out of the box, featuring a quad-core MediaTek processor, 1.5 GB RAM, a 5-inch qHD display, 4G VoLTE support, and a 2,600 mAh battery, all for a price of roughly $125 USD.
ZTE reveals final Hawkeye specs
This crowdsourced smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, dual cameras on the back, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a 5.5-inch full HD display, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Intel Compute Card already tapped for use in modular convertible PC
NexDock is working on a 2017 version of their laptop-shell device dock. While the previous version was had a laptop form factor and supported Windows 10 smartphones and Raspberry Pis, the update is a Surface-like convertible that specifically caters to the Intel Compute Card.
Android Wear 2.0 expected to arrive on February 9
The next iteration of Google's operating system for wearables is apparently scheduled to arrive in early February, Evan Blass now confirming previous rumors and leaks. The list of supported devices is said to consist of only 18 items at launch.
New Nvidia Shield TV 2017 now available for purchase
The updated Shield TV brings 4K HDR and Nvidia's GeForce NOW game streaming service.
Huawei MediaPad T3 gets its WiFi certification
The slate that surfaced online and appears to be the MediaPad T3 (not confirmed yet by Huawei). The MediaPad T2 lineup consists of three models that feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 3 GB RAM, and a 7-inch or 10-inch touchscreen display.
LG has designs for foldable phone-tablet hybrid
LG, Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft are exploring various foldable phone concepts that could hit the market as early as Q3 2017. The race is on.
Nvidia to update original Shield TV
The software update will give the original Shield TV the feature set of the newer model, including 4K HDR playback and access to GeForce NOW.
Unlocked HTC One A9 handsets get Android Nougat
Although it took a bit longer than expected, the Android Nougat update for this unlocked handset has finally received the technical approval and the new firmware already rolls out via OTA.
ZTE ZMax Pro to get Android Nougat as well
ZTE takes software updates very seriously since Z-Community members can now join the Android Nougat Beta program for the $99 USD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617-driven ZMax Pro handset that launched back in July 2016 with Marshmallow on board.
LG Watch Urbane 3rd Edition apparently spotted at FCC
The two LG smartwatches that recently arrived at FCC come with IP67 certification for protection from the elements and use a Qualcomm chipset, being expected to show up next month, shortly after Android Wear 2.0 gets unveiled.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge now up for pre-order
This Qualcomm Snapdragon 430-powered smartphone comes with Android Marshmallow for now, although it has recently been spotted online with Nougat on board while grabbing some certifications.
Samsung Note 7 investigation results coming next week
With almost all Galaxy Note 7 units now back in Samsung's possession, the final results of the company's ongoing investigation targeting the reasons behind this device's issues that led to its withdrawal from the market will go public next Monday.
Sony Xperia Z4 tablet to get Android Nougat update soon
In addition to various smaller Xperia handsets, this 10.1-inch tablet that arrived back in 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board is on its way to Nougat. The new software has just been spotted receiving its certification from wireless device certification forum PTCRB.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini to get unified software update
Right now, ZTE Axon 7 Mini handsets in the US have one of three possible software builds, but soon all will get the same "Build 21" firmware. This update promises to bring new APN settings for all major carriers, HD Voice call on T-Mobile, and more.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) surfaces on Geekbench
One month after receiving its WiFi certification, the Android Nougat-loaded Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) now surfaces on Geekbench. The model spotted on this website also runs Nougat, so it will probably hit the market in the coming weeks.
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Charger problems cause Barnes & Noble to stop NOOK Tablet 7" sales
Although this $50 USD, 7-inch slate is one of the most affordable tablets currently available in the US, a few malfunctions of the charging adapter prompted Barnes & Noble to stop sales until the problems are solved.
LG G6: Integrated heatpipe will keep battery from overheating
Bit by bit we learn more about the G6, LG's future flagship product, planned for release next month. A heatpipe and more rigorous battery tests are supposed to keep the G6 safe from overheating even under harsh conditions.
Moto X Play to get Android Nougat later this month
This 5.5-inch handset powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor that arrived back in August 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on board will get Nougat by the end of the month, confirms Motorola.
Android Pay gets support for 40 new banks and credit unions
This new update expands the reach of Google's mobile payment system to BMO Harris Bank N.A. and 39 other banks and credit unions, but still leaves a few bigger names like Simple Bank out.
Huawei Press Conference on February 26th: P10 incoming?
Huawei has announced that they will hold a press conference on Sunday February 26th, one day before this years Mobile World Congress opens its doors. It might be an early start for the P10.
Lenovo: New Moto phones are coming to Barcelona next month
The Sunday before Mobile World Congress is a busy day for smartphone manufacturers. After Huawei announced a press conference on February 26th, Lenovo also scheduled an event for Sunday to reveal new phones.
Samsung J7 prototype benchmarks leaked
Leaked benchmarks of the Samsung Galaxy J7 have appeared on Geekbench. Most of the specs are in line with information from previous leaks, but there are a couple of discrepancies, too.
Samsung may not be able to include Harman audio in 2018 devices
A class lawsuit could delay Samsung's acquisition of the US-based auto parts maker which was originally planned to be finalized by the end of 2017. Samsung intends to make every effort to finalize the deal, but it may be a drawn-out process.
Future Xperia Android devices to use OLED displays
Although the company's phone sales are no longer as high as they used to be, Sony seems to have plans for the future and insiders familiar with this matter claim that the Xperia devices would soon get OLED displays.
Oppo launches R9S New Year Anniversary Edition
This new special edition handset comes in red, without any hardware changes when compared to the regular R9S - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 16 MP and so on.
Huawei unveils P8 Lite (2017) mid-ranger
This updated handset comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display and a HiSilicon Kirin 655 SoC inside, next to 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Android 7.0 Nougat is the operating system on board, while sales are expected to begin later this month in Europe.