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ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S debuts in India

This 5.2-inch handset goes on sale in India tomorrow exclusively via Amazon for around $260 USD. Its highlights include a 23 MP main camera, a Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4 GB RAM.
Asus gearing up for a new 9.6-inch Android tablet

Asus gearing up for a new 9.6-inch Android tablet

A GFXBench entry strongly hints at a Galaxy Tab S3 competitor from Asus with a MediaTek SoC and a similar 9.6-inch 4:3 QXGA display.
Sony Xperia L1 Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6737T processor and 2 GB RAM

Sony intros Xperia L1 mid-range smartphone

This MediaTek MT6737T-powered, 5.5-inch handset features 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, coming with Android Nougat out of the box. It will go on sale worldwide in late April for an unspecified price.
Oppo F3 Plus specifications revealed through GFXBench

Oppo F3 Plus specifications revealed through GFXBench

Final packaging for the 6-inch smartphone may also already be out in the wild. The F3 Plus is expected to carry a Snapdragon 653 SoC and a wide-angle 120-degree front-facing camera for easier selfies.
A leaked photo of the ZTE Quartz. (Source: Android Police)

ZTE's upcoming smartwatch runs Android Wear 2.0, lacks some useful features

An anonymous source has leaked new images and details for the ZTE Quartz. The source reveals that the Quartz runs on the recently-launched Android Wear 2.0. At the same time, it lacks several features found in other smartwatches, such as a heart rate monitor and NFC.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) for AT&T hits FCC

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) for AT&T hits FCC

Not long after the report that mentioned its arrival on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile, the Galaxy J7 (2017) for AT&T surfaces on FCC as well. Sadly, there is no official confirmation of its arrival yet.
Bixby is Samsung's take on the digital voice assistant. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung officially announces Bixby virtual assistant

Samsung's new digital assistant, Bixby, is "fundamentally different" from the competition's digital assistants. With advanced artificial intelligence at its core, Bixby will debut on the Galaxy S8. Samsung hopes to eventually bring the assistant to all of its appliances.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Pro tablet with Windows 10

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 and Mi Pad 3 Pro leak online

Both upcoming tablets are expected to retail for less than $250 USD, offering 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, Intel Cherry Trail processor, and Android Nougat (Mi Pad 3) or Windows 10 (Mi Pad 3 Pro) on board.
BLU Life One X2 Mini 5-inch Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and 4 GB RAM

BLU Products Life One X2 Mini hits Amazon

This Android handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, having a 5-inch full HD display, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage space, all for a price of just $179.99 USD.
Galaxy S8 prices and colors leaked on Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ colors leaked on Twitter

An image of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ was recently revealed on Twitter. They will be offered in three colors, at least initially.
OxygenOS 4.1.0 (Android 7.1.1) rolling out for OnePlus 3 and 3T

OxygenOS 4.1.0 (Android 7.1.1) rolling out for OnePlus 3 and 3T

The OnePlus 3 and 3T join the ranks of devices running the very latest build of Nougat, version 7.1.1. Expect to receive the update any day now.
Nokia to provide monthly updates to Android phones

Nokia to provide monthly updates to Android phones

Nokia commits to rigorous update policy in recent tweet. Monthly security updates will be provided indefinitely for Nokia's latest devices.
Doogee Shoot 1 Smartphone Review

79% Doogee Shoot 1 Smartphone Review

Are two always better than one? Dual-camera systems are no longer restricted to high-end smartphones - not in a year as technologically sophisticated as 2017. Now even entry-level models can boast of back cameras with two modules: enter the Shoot 1 model from the Chinese manufacturer Doogee. But is the second camera in the low-budget device really a boon? Our comprehensive review reveals the answer.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.5" | 167 g
In a move later echoed by Samsung, LG mis-diagnosed the original problem and sent out replacements with the same issue. (Source:

LG faces class-action lawsuit over G4 and V4 hardware faults

LG is facing a class-action lawsuit over bootloops in their G4 and V10 handsets. Customers first complained of the issue over a year ago and were offered replacements, yet many of the replacement smartphones still suffered from the same issues.
Some aspects of Android O may appear later in the year to coincide with the release of the Pixel 3 in the third quarter. (Source: Google)

Android O rumored to have improved notifications, picture-in-picture mode and other features

Android O is rumored to feature a whole host of new features, including updated app icons and increased Google Assistant integration. More details will be revealed during Google's I/O Developer Conference in May.
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8+ is rumored to launch in April. (Source: Android Police)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ with the Exynos 8895 chipset leaks on Geekbench

Benchmarks for the Exynos 8895 chipset have unexpectedly appeared in benchmark database Geekbench, giving us some indication as to what performance we might expect from the upcoming Galaxy S8+.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to sport a QHD OLED display with dual curved edges, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and dual rear camera setup. (Source: NDTV)

Xiaomi Mi 6 will get a Snapdragon 835 variant

Xiaomi's Mi 6 is releasing with a Snapdragon 821, though sources say Xiaomi could swap this processor out for the high-end Snapdragon 835 when the latter processors are easier to come by in May.
Microsoft Arrow Launcher 3.1 Android app with tablet support

Microsoft Arrow Launcher gets support for tablets

This Android app that came out of Microsoft's Garage division receives its second update this month, finally offering support for tablets, as well as various minor fixes and enhancements.
Montblanc Summit Android Wear 2.0 premium smartwatch coming in May 2017

Montblanc Summit premium smartwatch coming to the US in May

The first smartwatch of this German brand is expected to start at $890 USD, offering a heart rate monitor, microphone, and barometer, but lacking more advanced features such as GPS, cellular, or NFC connectivity.
The rear-panel fingerprint scanner from the Huawei P9 has also returned in the new P10 Lite. (Source: Phone Arena)

Huawei P10 Lite gets an official UK launch date

The third and final variant of the Huawei P10 has arrived. This time it's the mid-range option, the P10 Lite, which is available for pre-order now and will be available on March 31st.
Asus ZenFone Live Android smartphone for selfies and live streaming now available in Taiwan

Asus ZenFone Live hits Taiwan

This affordable Android handset that targets mobile photography fans has a 5-inch HD display, packing a 5 MP front camera with f/2.2 and 1.4um pixel size, next to a 13 MP PixelMaster image snapper with f/2.0 on the back.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 may be coming soon with the Helio P25 SoC

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 may be coming soon with the Helio P25 SoC

The successor to the Redmi Pro 2 is reportedly still slated for a launch this month for as low as 1600 Yuan or 215 Euros. The Redmi Pro series is notable for incorporating dual rear cameras on an entry-level device.
Nokia 6 Android smartphone passes a series of tough durability tests

Nokia 6 is as durable as its iconic ancestors

This recently released Android Nokia smartphone proved to be very durable when tested by YouTube user JerryRigEverything, its only weakness being the flimsy fabric that covers the earpiece.
ZTE Axon 7 Android flagship gets 7.1.1 Nougat firmware

ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 7.1.1

While more than just a few other popular handsets are waiting for the first Android Nougat update, the Axon 7 receives Android 7.1.1, about a month after being updated to Nougat.
Lenovo Moto E3 Smartphone Review

79% Lenovo Moto E3 Smartphone Review

Moto Cheap. The affordable Moto E3 is an entry-level smartphone with a water-resistant finish and relatively large battery. The budget of 130 Euros (~$140, RRP) is quite tight but Lenovo is a specialist in offering a lot of smartphone for little money...
Mediatek MT6735P | ARM Mali-T720 | 5" | 141 g
BQ Aquaris X Pro Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 and dual camera setup

BQ unveils Aquaris X and Aquaris X Pro handsets

These two new handsets will hit the market in May and June, both with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and running Android 7.1.1 out of the box. They are also BQ's first smartphones to feature USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0.
Huawei P10 Lite Android smartphone with Kirin 655 processor and 4 GB RAM

Huawei P10 Lite launches in Malaysia

This 5.2-inch handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Priced around $290 USD in Malaysia and $370 USD in Europe, it only has a 12 MP main camera.
Fossil smartwatches will get Android 2.0 Wear March 2017

Android Wear 2.0 coming to Fossil smartwatches later this month

The new firmware begins to roll out today, and all compatible devices are expected to get it by the end of the month, reveals Fossil on Twitter. In addition to the original Q Founder, the newer Q Wander, Q Marshal, and Q Founder 2.0 are scheduled to receive the update as well.
Family Link offers parents a new way to manage Android devices. (Source: Google)

Google offers a solution to content management through Family Link

The service (currently invite-only) allows parents to restrict their children's use of Android devices. Parents can control what apps are downloaded, limit screentime, and lock a device at certain intervals during the day.
Xiaomi Surge S2 SoC may be facing 10 nm fabrication issues

Xiaomi Surge S2 SoC may be facing 10 nm fabrication issues

The high-end variant to the Surge S1 could be moving to a more dependable 16 nm process to meet launch deadlines and save on production costs.
Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger Android app now available for download

Supersonic Fun Voice Messenger now available for download

This app comes from the Google Area 120 startup incubator and, in addition to transcribing the words you speak, it also recognizes words that have a corresponding emoji and adds the symbols to the ongoing conversation.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Android smartphone by Lenovo hits India March 2017

Moto G5 Plus launches in India

This 5.2-inch handset comes with Android Nougat on board and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 3 GB or 4 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage. Both variants go on sale tonight via Flipkart.
LG Stylo 3 Android phablet hits the US via Virgin and Boost Mobile

LG Stylo 3 hits Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile

This 5.7-inch phablet is available from Sprint's prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, for $179.99 USD plus tax. Its specs include a Snapdragon 435 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.
If the Meizu Pro 7 does use the Snapdragon 835, it will likely launch in May or later due to high demand for Samsung's Galaxy S8. (Source: PhoneArena)

Meizu Pro 7 may feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset

Meizu and Qualcomm have settled last year's patent wars and are now cooperating on what could likely be Meizu's next flagship, the Meizu Pro 7. Reports say the smartphone will feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset.
Windows Phone's market share halved to 1.3 percent in 2016 as Android and iOS crowd out the competition. (Source: Kantar Worldpanel)

Android market share in China climbs 9.3 percent but declines in the US

The latest smartphone data from a few months ago shows that iOS and Android have cemented their positions at the top of the food chain. Now, the battle is between these two major players for fast-growing markets in China and India.
Honor 6X Smartphone Review

83% Honor 6X Smartphone Review

Good and affordable. Although Honor's 6X does not cost much, it is a serious competition for considerably more expensive smartphones in terms of configuration and performance. It is even equipped with a dual-camera. Our review reveals how the Android phone of Huawei's subsidiary Honor fares in our tests.
HiSilicon Kirin 655 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5.5" | 162 g
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Android phablet gets Nougat update

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) receives Android Nougat

Soon after doing the same for its 5.5-inc, Snapdragon 625-powered sibling, Asus updates the firmware of the 5.7-inch ZenFone 3 Deluxe, a handset that uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and features up to 6 GB of memory.
The IP68-rated AGM X2 features a Snapdragon 835 and 8GB of RAM. (Source: AGM)

AGM preparing ruggedized smartphone with flagship specs

AGM is preparing to release a rugged smartphone with flagship specs. It will be the first Snapdragon 835-based flagship with a ruggedized design and IP68 rating.
The Oppo F3 and F3 Plus feature dual front cameras for "expert" control of your selfies (Source: Oppo)

Oppo will launch the F3 and F3 Plus on March 23

Dubbed the "Selfie Expert", the new smartphones feature a dual front camera setup, and will simultaneously launch in five Southeast Asian markets on March 23.
LG Aristo Android smartphone on US Cellular as K8 2017

LG Aristo hits US Cellular as K8 2017

This handset that arrived back in January via T-Mobile and MetroPCS is now available via US Cellular as K8 2017. Its original price is $150 USD, but those eager for a good deal can get it with the prepaid Simple Connect Plan for $49.99 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 now available for pre-order in Europe

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 now available for pre-order in Europe

Early adopters will receive a free keyboard cover and kickstand worth 129 Euros.
The LG G6 has to be a knockout hit as LG doesn't want to relive painful memories of the disappointing sales of the G5. (Source: Pocketnow)

LG could withdraw from Chinese market in near future

LG hasn't had a great time selling its phones in China, especially after the international flop that was the G5. Speculators say LG might want to make a quick exit as the company's smartphone market share in the country hovers at about 0.1 percent.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

The Tab 3 is the latest (and most expensive) tablet from Samsung. Sporting high-end specs expected of a flagship, it will be available soon for about $600.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android smartphone coming to the US using different names

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) and J7 (2017) coming to the US under different names

Although their US launch dates are not known yet, Evan Blass managed to find out the names that various local carriers plan to use when adding these two handsets to their portfolios.
TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 luxury connected watch

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 now official

This new luxury connected watch comes with over 500 style choices, featuring a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen next to the Intel Atom Z34XX processor and running Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android phablet and siblings to get monthly updates in the US

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy devices in the US to get monthly updates from now on

After releasing quarterly security updates for unlocked Galaxy devices in the US for a while "due to various circumstances," Samsung is now ready to release monthly security updates for them.
HTC Sense Companion AI assistant app now available on Google Play

HTC Sense Companion hits Google Play

The digital assistant that arrived back in January with the high-end U Ultra and U Play handsets by HTC is now freely available for other Android devices via the Google Play store.
Xiaomi Mi 6 could come in two variants with Sony cameras

Xiaomi Mi 6 could come in two variants with Sony cameras

New rumors point to a Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus starting at 270 Euros and 340 Euros, respectively, with Snapdragon 835 SoCs and Sony Motion Eye camera technology.
Google Launches Taste Test Home Screen Generator

Google launches Taste Test home screen theme generator

Say goodbye to boring, uncustomized home screens. Google has launched a tool that helps users navigate through the myriad of home screen options. Heavily customized home screens are no longer reserved for tech geeks only.
Eye Smart Case for iPhone

Eye smart case with built-in Android phone for iPhone 7

Want two phones in one? Look no further than the Eye iPhone case that provides a full-fledged Android phone on the back.

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