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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 (~$217), 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.
Nokia 6 Android smartphone gets 7.1.1 Nougat firmware update

Nokia 6 receives Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Although this 5.5-inch handset is only available in China and a few other markets for now and the global launch is scheduled for May, HMD Global releases an update to Android 7.1.1 that comes with various enhancements and fixes, as well as the latest official security patch from Google, dated April 2017.
HTC One X10 Android smartphone now official in Russia

HTC One X10 now official

This new 5.5-inch handset is powered by the MediaTek Helio P10 processor, next to 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, all powered by a generous 4,000 mAh battery. For now, it is only available in Russia, priced around $355 USD.
OnePlus 3 Android smartphone gets OxygenOS 4.1.3

OxygenOS 4.1.3 rolls out

The new firmware is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat but comes without the Pixel-like launcher and the other features introduced in the latest Open Beta updates for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T handsets.
Sharp Z3 Android phablet with Snapdragon 652 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 5.7-inch display

Sharp Z3 premium phablet launches tomorrow

This new 5.7-inch handset hits Taiwan this week, with more Asian markets to follow next month. Its specs include a Snapdragon 652 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 16 MP main camera with dual LED flash, all with Android 7.0 Nougat on top.
Alcatel 6060 - Idol 5 details spotted on GFXBench

Alcatel Idol 5 shows up on GFXBench

The 5.2-inch handset known as Alcatel 6060 at this stage surfaced on GFXBench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor inside, next to 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, mid-range cameras, all with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on top.
Nomu S30 Smartphone Review

77% Nomu S30 Smartphone Review

Robust multimedia companion. With the S30, Nomu offers a smartphone equipped with powerful technology that, due to its low price in relation to the hardware offered, makes for a competitor to affordable multimedia and outdoor smartphones that should not be underestimated.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 260 g
LG G6 coming to Europe this April 24th for 750 Euros

LG G6 coming to Europe this April 24th

The 2:1 smartphone will retail for 750 Euros and is purportedly selling well in South Korea with initial two-day sales reaching over 30,000 units.
Render leaks show possible Lenovo Moto Z2 flagship

Render leaks show possible Lenovo Moto Z2 flagship

The super-thin Moto Z is due for a refresh this year and the alleged renders match up closely with previous leaks of the flagship smartphone.
Turing Phone Appassionato luxury Android smartphone coming September 2017

Turing and TCL team up for the Appassionato smartphone

This premium handset is scheduled to hit the market in September starting at $1,099 USD. It is made using durable Liquidmorphium material and will come with an AI assistant known as Amplified Intelligence.
The HTC One X10 is official in Russia and already listed on the company’s website, revealing the full specs. (Source: 9to5Google)

HTC One X10 leaked images reveal design details and 4000 mAh battery capacity

New leaks have surfaced about HTC's new midrange handset, the HTC One 10X. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Helio P10 chipset, and 32GB storage/3GB of RAM, but HTC really wants everyone to take note of the 4000mAh battery.
The Galaxy S8 is able to smoothly emulate the Nintendo Gamecube. (Source: GuruAidTechSupport, Youtube)

Gamecube on the go: Dolphin emulator runs smoothly on the Galaxy S8

A video from GuruAidTechSupport shows off the Gamecube emulator Dolphin running at an incredibly smooth framerate on a display model of the Samsung Galaxy S8. While the emulator has been around for a while, this is one of the first times we've seen gameplay this smooth.
Huawei has sold 5 million Mate 9 Android phablets

Huawei Mate 9 sales hit 5 million

In addition to the P9 and P9 Plus, both selling very well since their launch, the Mate 9 phablet is also a hit for Huawei. In only four months of availability, Huawei managed to sell five million units.
Samsung is only producing 2000 of the Asiana Airlines edition Galaxy S8 smartphones and they won't be sold at retail, but customers of the airline will be able to purchase them using mileage points. (Source: PhoneArena)

Samsung releases enterprise versions of Galaxy S8

Samsung is continuing to offer special editions of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to various partners as it looks to market its smartphone to not just consumers, but also large enterprises. For the moment, they only seem to be collaborating with businesses in South Korea.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker now available for purchase

Garmin Vivosmart 3 now shipping

This fitness tracker features the Elevate wrist heart-rate technology with 24/7 hear rate monitoring, also being capable of determining the user's VO2 maximum level. Garmin's Vivosmart 3 has a suggested retail price of $139.99 USD.
Maze Alpha bezel-less Android phablet with up to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage

Maze Alpha Android phablet surfaces online

This upcoming 6-inch phablet from China has a bezel-less design and is expected to come with Android Nougat out of the box, its top variant offering 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Maze Alpha should arrive in the coming weeks.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Android phablet with 6.44-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 expected to launch next week

The latest leak reveals a 6.44-inch screen size, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, a generous 5,000 mAh battery, all with Android 7.1 Nougat on top. The prices are expected to begin around $215 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet gets Nougat on Verizon Wireless

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ get Android Nougat on Verizon

These two handsets on Sprint got the Android 7.0 Nougat update last week, and now Verizon Wireless does the same. The new firmware has 1.3 GB in size and rolls out in stages, so it might take a while for it to reach all compatible handsets.
Swiftkey for Android app gets updated with 9 new languages

SwiftKey Keyboard gets support for 9 more languages

Despite last year's leak of its users' confidential data, SwiftKey remains a popular virtual keyboard for Android devices. Its latest update brings the total of supported languages up to 162.
Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion monthly active users

Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion monthly active users

After breaking the one billion users barrier back in May, Facebook Messenger moves to a whole new level and leaves behind the 1.2 billion users mark, also increasing the number of messages sent per active user.
LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition coming with dual rear cameras

LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition coming with dual rear cameras and virtual assistance

The smiley-faced smartphone is coming this week in two versions with MediaTek Helio processors for a starting price of 1800 Yuan.
HTC One M9 Android flagship on Sprint to get Nougat soon

HTC One M9 on Sprint might get Android Nougat soon

Sprint is quite busy updating older flagships to Android 7.0 these days since the Galaxy S6 handsets got the new firmware earlier today and now it seems like HTC One M9 units on this carrier receive it as well.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Android flagships to launch without Bixby

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch without Bixby's voice support

Although it was supposed to launch with the new Galaxy S8 flagships, we now hear that the Bixby voice control features will not roll out in the US at the same time as the new Galaxy handsets, being scheduled to arrive "later this Spring" instead.
Misfit Flare fitness tracker now available for $59.99 USD

Misfit Flare fitness tracker now official

This basic fitness tracker uses an aluminum frame and is waterproof up to 50 meters, offering up to six months of autonomy (it uses a replaceable CR1632 coin cell battery), as well as compatibility with Misfit App and Misfit Link App.
Oppo R6051 details on GFXBench allegedly reveals specs of Oppo R11

Oppo R11 hits GFXBench

Insiders familiar with this Chinese brand claim that Oppo will skip releasing the R10 and will go straight to R11, a handset that apparently surfaced on GFXBench labeled as "R6051" and features a 20 MP front camera and a 16 MP shooter on the back, most likely a dual camera setup.
Anbox runs in a Linux container, making it compatible with any distro. (Source:

Anbox brings Android to Linux

The tool runs Android in a container which allows it to share the kernal and system resources with the Linux distro on which it runs. The software is still in pre-alpha but looks promising.
Sony Xperia XA1 Android smartphone launches in India

Sony Xperia XA1 launches in India

This premium handset packs a borderless design and a 23 MP main camera, being powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, and running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The price is around $310 USD.
Micromax Evok Power Android smartphone with 4,000 mAh battery

Micromax launches Evok Note and Evok Power handsets

These new handsets use MediaTek processors and run Android Marshmallow, both coming with generous batteries and decent specs. They go on sale today exclusively via Flipkart, starting at less than $110 USD.
Google Pixel XL Android flagship gets Android 7.1.2 on Verizon Wireless

Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL get Android 7.1.2

The new firmware comes shortly after this month's security patches for the Pixel flagships, bringing improved WiFi and Bluetooth performance, better Voice calls, as well as the ability to backup and restore apps such as Drive, Calendar, and Messenger.
The Lenovo Blade features a unique approach to hybrid notebooks. (Source: iF World Design Guide)

Lenovo Blade aims to prove that the company isn't a one-trick innovation pony

Following in the Yoga Book's unconventional footsteps, Lenovo is back with an even more radical notebook design. Dubbed "Blade," the 2-in-1 device is at once a Windows laptop and Android tablet, and employs a unique mechanism for linking the two.
An image allegedly showing off the Moto C's various colors. (Source: Evan Blass)

Motorola is working on a new line of entry-level smartphones

The upcoming budget smartphones are aimed at first-time buyers. They will feature entry-level specs and almost certainly a very affordable price tag.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)