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Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 Android smartphone launches on Cricket Wireless

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 hits Cricket Wireless

Available on Sprint as Galaxy J3 Emerge, this handset has a 5-inch display, a quad-core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and runs Android Nougat out of the box. It can be acquired for less than $150 USD with activation.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Android tablet with S Pen coming soon to South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 LTE coming to South Korea this week

Unveiled next to the Galaxy Book back at MWC 2017, the new Galaxy Tab has been well received, and pre-orders have recently begun in various markets. Now, the LTE version of this tablet is ready to hit the South Korean market.
Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor

Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus now official with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage

Although it arrived about two weeks ago, the Enjoy 7 Plus now gets a specs bump, receiving 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The Snapdragon 435 processor and the other specs remain the same.
Alcatel A30 Android Nougat tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor

Alcatel A30 coming to T-Mobile in May

This tablet comes with almost the same specs as the A30 smartphone, the main difference being in the display department. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 210-powered slate runs Android Nougat out of the box and should hit the market next month for well below $150 USD.
LG K8 (2017) Smartphone Review

79% LG K8 (2017) Smartphone Review

Little brother. The 2017 LG K8 is a little more affordable, a little smaller, and less powerful than the LG K10. But is it perhaps the better deal for all those who are just looking for an affordable smartphone? We find out in our test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 | Qualcomm Adreno 308 | 5" | 142 g
Huawei reportedly shipping Mate 9 and P10 models with slower eMMC storage

Huawei reportedly shipping Mate 9 and P10 models with slower eMMC storage

Huawei originally advertised the Mate 9 with UHS 2.1 storage, but some units are purportedly shipping with the slower eMMC 5.1 standard without any official statements from the manufacturer. Furthermore, sources say some advertisements have been silently changed to reflect the switch to eMMC 5.1.
ZTE Blade V8

82% ZTE Blade V8 Smartphone Review

Big mid-range. The Chinese manufacturer enters the next round in the fight for the low-price crown with the ZTE Blade V8. At a current RRP of 269 Euros (~$291), the new device sounds like a bargain and the technical specifications let the heart beat faster. Read whether this sense of delight can be maintained throughout the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.2" | 142 g
Legend 24K gold custom luxury Galaxy S8 and S8+ now available

Legend unveils 24K gold-plated Galaxy S8 and S8+

Thanks to a new plating method, Legend can cover the glass back of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships with 24K gold, also adding VVS1-grade diamonds around the Samsung logo, all for around $3,000 USD.
Alleged image of upcoming Lenovo Moto Z2 Play low-end Android smartphone

Moto Z2 Play surfaces online

The alleged render of the cheapest upcoming Moto Z2 phone has made it online, but there are no specs to talk about at this stage. However, the design looks similar to that of the original Z Play, so the changes below the hood might not be radical, either.
Saygus V Squared Android smartphone vaporware could launch with Snapdragon 835

Delayed Saygus V Squared to use the Snapdragon 835 processor

Those still waiting for the Saygus V Squared to come out two years after being unveiled do not get any launch date, but at least the handset's specs have been upgraded with a Snapdragon 835 processor. It only remains to see if there are even more delays ahead or not.
Samsung Bixby logo, image recognition not working on Verizon Wireless as of late April 2017

Bixby Vision image recognition not working on Verizon yet

The Amazon shopping feature offered by Samsung's latest flagships currently works on Galaxy S8/S8+ units on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, but Verizon customers cannot enjoy its benefits yet.
LG V30 may ship this Autumn with curved OLED display and Snapdragon 835 SoC

LG V30 may ship this Autumn with curved OLED display and Snapdragon 835 SoC

The LG V20 never officially launched in Europe, but this Fall could see the global release of the V30 flagship that looks to be everything that the G6 should have been.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Android flagship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and dual camera setup

Xiaomi Mi 6 to hit China later this month

This long-awaited flagship is finally official, promising to hit the market by the end of April, priced starting at $363 USD. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, dual cameras on the back, up to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.
The Galaxy S8's Infinity Display is a sight to behold with its 18.5:9 aspect ratio. (Source: Cnet)

What's wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S8's fingerprint scanner?

Not everyone seems to be happy with the fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8. According to some reviews, the scanner's strange placement and inconsistent results make it slower to verify users' identities.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship available via BOGO deal on Sprint

Sprint offering two Galaxy S8 flagships for the price of one

This deal targets both new and existing customers, who can lease two Galaxy S8 flagships for the price of a single one, but those interested should hurry up and take advantage of it before April 27.
Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge flagships on US Cellular finally receive Android Nougat

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get Android Nougat

Although the Galaxy S7 handsets in the US started to receive Android 7.0 Nougat more than three months ago, US Cellular was not in a hurry. The new firmware it rolls out as we speak has about 1.5 GB in size and does not hold any surprises.
HTC squeezable phone teaser surfaces online, HTC Squeeze launches in June

HTC's squeezable handset coming in less than a month

HTC has just confirmed that the next U handset will be squeezable, so its owner will be able to make gestures by squeezing the sides or swiping on them. This way, HTC plans to take smartphone controls beyond the limits of the display.
Asus ZenFone 3 Laser launch event, this Android smartphone gets first Nougat update

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser finally gets Android Nougat

Although we heard about the arrival of the first Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 Laser smartphone back in January, this handset gets Android 7.0 only now. The list of changes also includes the removal of ZenMotion and Shake Shake.
Lenovo Moto G5 Smartphone Review (First Impressions)

Lenovo Moto G5 Smartphone Review (First Impressions)

The next generation. With its latest reincarnation the Moto G tries to lure us with good value for money and a charming appearance. Our in-depth review is going to reveal whether or not the fifth generation Moto G is once again going to tread in its predecessor's footsteps and become yet another compelling midrange Moto smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5" | 144.5 g
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Apex Launcher Android app coming back in May 2017

Apex Launcher to finally get updated in May

Although it has been downloaded more than 10 million times, this Android launcher received its last update in June 2015. Now, it is ready to return with an updated interface and new features.
Samsung Galaxy S8 series is slightly easier to repair according to iFixit

Samsung Galaxy S8 series is slightly easier to repair according to iFixit

The teardown reveals some modular motherboard components that can be relatively easy to replace if needed. Otherwise, points were taken off for an over-reliance on glue and the difficult-to-remove curved front glass.
Upcoming Doogee Mix smartphone will compete against the Xiaomi Mi Mix

Upcoming Doogee Mix smartphone will compete against the Xiaomi Mi Mix

Razor-thin bezels will become commonplace now that the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 have set the bar for smaller manufacturers to follow. The 5.5-inch Doogee Mix will have a near edge-less design on three sides not unlike the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix.
Instagram Android app gets offline mode

Instagram for Android to get offline mode

Offline Instagram users will soon be able to see their feed without being connected, but can also leave comments, Like various things, or unfollow other users while offline. All these would be processed on reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

92% Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

Galactic overachiever. Samsung does not make any compromises for its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8+ (Plus) and equips it with a lot of high-end features. You also get a great display with a new aspect ratio and the design is convenient as well. There is not much criticism for the compact phablet from Korea.
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa | ARM Mali-G71 MP20 | 6.2" | 172 g
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android smartphone hits WiFi Alliance with Nougat on board

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) gets its WiFi certification

The upcoming Galaxy J3 with model number SM-J330F has just received its WiFi certification, and it looks like this affordable handset is going to ship loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet now available April 2017

Huawei quietly intros two MediaPad T3 tablets

While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered, 8-inch MediaPad T3 comes with Nougat and up to 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage, the cheaper MediaPad T3 7 uses the MediaTek MT8127 chipset and has lower specs overall, also coming loaded with Marshmallow.
he phone has been rated for up to IP68 conditions with IPX5 protection as well — meaning that the Aquos R can withstand both immersion at 1 meter for 30 minutes as well as liquid spray. (Source: Android Headlines)

Sharp announces Aquos R, a high-end smartphone

Foxconn's management looks to expand its hardware sales with a new top-tier smartphone, the Sharp Aquos R. The device will likely release in Japan this summer.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship to get a dual-camera successor

Galaxy Note 8 might come with dual cameras and a 6.4-inch display

Insiders familiar with the matter claim that the successor of the ill-fated Note 7 would launch as the first Samsung handset with a dual camera setup. However, nothing is official yet.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Android phablet leaked images via Weibo

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 shows up online

Images of this all-metal 6.4-inch phablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor inside has just surfaced on Weibo, so it is very likely to see it unveiled next to the Mi6 later today.
Essential FIH-PM1 details on GFXBench reveal Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB RAM

Essential FIH-PM1 specs leak online

Andy Rubin's upcoming handset surfaced on GFXBench featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, next to 4 GB RAM, a 12 MP main camera with 4K video recording, as well as a display with about the same ratio as the LG G6 flagship.
Android Pay new update April 2017, PayPal support to be added soon

Android Pay adds more banks, PayPal support coming soon

The latest update brings the number of Android Pay-supported banks and credit unions beyond the 600 barrier, but Google confirms that PayPal payments will also become supported in the coming weeks.
ZTE Axon 7s Android smartphone now official in China

ZTE Axon 7s now official

This upcoming handset looks like the Axon 7 but uses the Snapdragon 821 processor instead of the Snapdragon 820 of its predecessor. The international launch date is not known yet.
With Bixby not actually launching with the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus at release, pushing out a patch specifically targeting this remapping workaround seems like an odd choice. (Source: Android Authority)

Samsung will no longer let users remap Bixby button on Galaxy S8

Samsung released a new update that reportedly prevents users from remapping the Bixby button, which is dedicated to Samsung's propriety smart assistant. Understandably, many users were not pleased with Samsung's decision.
LeEco Le Max 3 Android phablet, EcoPass kills content subscriptions in the US

LeEco drops EcoPass content subscriptions

Although LeEco missed its sales forecast and dropped most of its plans for expansion in the US, the Chinese brand also dropped the EcoPass Beta program in the area, offering three months of DirecTV NOW for each phone and TV purchase instead.
The Huawei Watch 2 comes in various colors. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new smartwatch is now available in the US

The fitness-focused Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the US sporting a $299 price tag. It runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes with specialized fitness-related apps.
Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship still most popular Samsung smartphone in the US

Samsung Galaxy S5 remains the most popular Samsung handset in the US

Although it arrived on the market three years ago, the Galaxy S5 controls almost 16 percent of the entire Samsung user base in the United States, followed by the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, each with around 11.5 percent.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Android flagship facing display problems

Samsung Galaxy S8 flagships facing display issues

Many South Korean customers who just received their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pre-order units claim their new handsets have display problems - excessive red tints on the screen, to be more specific.
LG Harmony Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and 1.5 GB RAM

Cricket Wireless unveils LG Harmony

LG Harmony is the same device that goes as LG K20 on both Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Cricket Wireless now has it in stock carrying a price tag of $99.99 USD (plus the activation of a prepaid plan).
Moto Z Play, Android 7.1.1 Nougat update coming soon

Android 7.1.1 coming soon to Moto Z Play handsets

The lower-end member of the Moto Z family arrived back in September 2016 with Android Marshmallow on board. In the meantime, it also received Android 7.0 Nougat, and now Motorola's support confirms that Android 7.1.1 is headed for it as well.
LG K10 (2017) Smartphone Review

81% LG K10 (2017) Smartphone Review

Power to the People. The LG K10 (2017) brings considerably more power than its predecessor and provides an even better quality casing. A polished performance for slightly over 200 Euros (~$212), but of course we will take a more careful look at the smartphone in the test.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.3" | 138 g
The Verizon Wear24 comes in three colors: gray, black, and gold. (Source: Verizon)

Verizon Wear24 will be available on May 11

Verizon's delayed Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatch has a new release date: May 11. The Wear24 is exclusive to its parent carrier and will cost $399.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the first Chinese domestic smartphone to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. (Source: Gizbot)

Xiaomi Mi 6 scores on Geekbench higher than those of the Samsung Galaxy S8

According to benchmarks on Geekbench, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 runs faster than the latest Samsung flagship smartphones. The question of which one is the better phone won't be answered until the Mi 6 is launched on April 19.
Sony Xperia X and X Compact security updates now rolling out

Sony Xperia X and X Compact security updates now rolling out

The patch addresses over 100 known security holes for the two major smartphones from the Japanese manufacturer with Android 7.1 still in the works.
Maze Mobile unveils Alpha smartphone with extremely narrow bezels

Maze Mobile officially teases Alpha smartphone with extremely narrow bezels

First leaked last week, Maze Mobile has confirmed that the Alpha will be a 6-inch FHD smartphone with extremely narrow bezels on three of its four sides. Launch prices and dates remain unknown.
The Onyx Boox Typewriter is the first E Ink laptop in the world. (Source: Charbax)

Onyx shows off producitivity-focused E-Ink convertible laptop "typewriter" and tablets in Hong Kong

Onyx has introduced two prototypes of E-Ink devices: A "Typewriter" laptop, and a high-resolution Android tablet aimed not just at reading but for productivity.
OnePlus 5 could be coming in March with dual rear cameras

OnePlus 5 could be coming in March with dual rear cameras

The OnePlus 4 will likely be skipped according to the model number of an unknown OnePlus device. Meanwhile, leaked photos of the case seemingly suggest dual rear cameras for the upcoming OnePlus flagship.
Xiaomi Mi 6 images tease curved design and dual rear cameras

Xiaomi Mi 6 images tease curved design and dual rear cameras

Official teaser videos highlight the new curved design and rear cameras, but additional images show the lack of a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Huawei P10 Lite Smartphone Review

85% Huawei P10 Lite Smartphone Review

Clever alternative. The Huawei P10 Lite mid-range smartphone costs only about half as much as the Huawei P10 with a Leica camera, but has otherwise much in common with the high-end meteorite. Our test shows what ultimately is the difference and who should choose which of the P10 models.
HiSilicon Kirin 658 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5.2" | 146 g
HP EliteBook prototyple with Rockchip SoC unveiled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage

HP allegedly working on a Rockchip-powered notebook

The Rockchip-powered notebook with HP EliteBook branding was spotted at the Hong Kong Global Sources Fair this week, For now, it runs Remix OS and has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, but these might change until its launch, especially the operating system.

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