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Google Pixel XL Android smartphone to get Snapdragon 835-powered successor

Google Pixel 2 handsets might use the Snapdragon 835 SoC

The successors of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are known as Walleye and Muskie for now, and there are also references to a Snapdragon 835 processor, but the launch date and other details are not public at this stage.
The latest unconfirmed render of the iPhone 8. (Source: BGR)

Apple might launch only two iPhones instead of three this year

The rumors surrounding Apple's iPhone production drama seem to never end. The latest unconfirmed news suggest that there are only two iPhones currently being worked on, instead of three.
The new job posting that is fueling the hardware rumors. (Source: Zats Not Funny!)

Spotify has plans to launch its own hardware

Having conquered the software side of music streaming, Spotify now seems intent on trying its hand at hardware. A new job listing strongly suggests that the company is in the beginning stages of creating a new wearable.
LG X power2 Android smartphone launch allegedly delayed until June 2017

LG X power2 apparently coming in June

While this Android handset was unveiled a few days before MWC 2017 kicked off and was supposed to hit the market last month, it looks like LG delayed the X power2 until early June.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android smartphone surfaces again on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) hits GFXBench with updated specs

Although it surfaced on GFXBench a while ago, the refreshed Galaxy J3 returns with updated specs, namely more storage space and memory. Now, we only need to wait for this handset to get an official launch.
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.
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.
A leaked image showing the HTC U Ultra. (Source: Evan Blass)

HTC Ocean has a new name and new color options

With its launch fast approaching, the HTC Ocean reportedly has been re-branded as the HTC U 11. The new name should make it easier for customers to identify the handset as the Taiwanese company's new flagship.
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.
According to online analytics provider StatCounter, Chrome has nearly 47.5% of the browser market across all platforms in the US. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Google Chrome might get a built-in ad blocker this year

Web advertising giant Google is planning to create an ad blocker for Google Chrome, the world's most popular internet browser. With ad-blocking software becoming more popular, Google wants to shut out some of the competition from third-party software.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's difficult to imagine the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active looking anything like its predecessor. (Source: AT&T)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is coming to AT&T

A rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is rumored to debut by the end of spring. This new "Active" model has no price or concrete launch date yet, but is expected to be exclusive to AT&T.
The larger "602" model measures 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm, while the smaller "EVT 03" model measures 149.5 x 72.5 x 8.6mm. (Source: 9to5Mac)

iPhone 8 may be the thickest Apple smartphone since the iPhone 4

Leaked renders of what is believed to be this year's upcoming iPhones have appeared on Weibo. These sources have yet to be confirmed, but what they do suggest is that the new iPhone 8's upgrades have made it into a beefier device.
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.
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.
An Apple Watch could soon be a must-have for diabetes sufferers. (Source: Apple)

The Apple Watch could one day make it easier to treat diabetes

Apple reportedly is working on new technology to make the daily treatment of diabetes much less inconvenient. The company has plans for optical sensors built into the Apple Watch that can monitor glucose levels without piercing the skin.
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.
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's new foldable device sounds remarkably similar to this prototype unveiled years ago.

Samsung to produce a limited number of foldable phones this year

The South Korean manufacturer is planning to run a pilot program for its prototype foldable phone. Tens of thousands of such devices are expected to be ready by the end of 2017; they will be used to measure overall consumer interest as well as provide feedback on the UI.
A concept image showing the iPhone 8's rumored curved display. (Source: Express UK)

Touch ID issues may delay production of the iPhone 8

Apple's reluctance to compromise on Touch ID may prevent the upcoming iPhone from launching on schedule. The company sees the feature as a prerequisite for getting rid of its device's physical buttons.
LeEco Le Pro3 Android phablet, LeEco to lay off more than a third of its US employees

LeEco might lay off more than a third of its US workforce

Although it managed to sell its Silicon Valley property already, Chinese company LeEco continues to have a tough time in the US. Although it entered the local market less than a year ago, the latest rumors claim LeEco plans to fire 175 of its 475 US employees.
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.
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.
At least one of the three is a notebook with a 360-degree hinge that lets you place the keyboard to the rear of the screen. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Huawei's upcoming MateBook X leaked online

Newly leaked pictures and benchmark listings suggest that Huawei is following up on last year's MateBook with three new devices: the MateBook E, X, and D.
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.
Nokia 9 Android flagship unofficial render, launch expected by the end of August, priced at $700 USD

Nokia 9 Android flagship pricing confirmed

This upcoming 5.5-inch handset is rumored to feature 6 GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, as well as a dual-camera setup with Carl Zeiss lens, all for a price tag of $699 USD.
The Google Pixel has had trouble staying in stock due to display shortages. (Image source: Google)

Google invests $880 million in LG's OLED technology

The investment is meant to shore up supply of LG's flexible OLED displays that Google plans to use in their next flagship smartphone.
Huawei MateBook convertible tablet successor surfaced on FCC

Huawei WX9 tablet hits FCC

Not long after a benchmark leak that revealed what appeared to be a Huawei MateBook Pascal model, one that has a similar codename has been spotted at FCC. Its specs are expected to include a Kaby Lake processor and 8 GB RAM.
Samsung Display is currently the go-to OLED manufacturer with a 99 percent market share as of August 2016. (Source: Mashable)

Google wants the next Pixel to use flexible OLED panels

South Korean sources say that Google is prepared to invest $880 million to LG Display for the express purpose of ramp up production of flexible OLED panels for the US company to put in its next Pixel phone.
Samsung Bixby app logo, coming to Germany later this year

Bixby to reach Germany by the end of the year

Although Samsung's answer to Apple Siri and Google Assistant only made its debut with support for English and Korean, the South Korean giant has just confirmed that Bixby is scheduled to become available in Germany by the end of 2017.
The Surface Pro 5 may not be much different from its predecessor. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might be less of an upgrade than expected

A recent rumor suggests that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will feature an upgraded processor but no other significant changes.
Even this digital face is less than happy about the sudden demise of the Yoga Book Chromebook. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo has shut the lid on its Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book

After unleashing its marvelously-designed Yoga Book in both Windows and Android flavors, Lenovo had a third trick up its sleeve: a Chromebook. Unfortunately, that seems to no longer be the case—the Yoga Book Chromebook is dead.
The new TITAN Xp has 12 GB GDDR5X VRAM, 3840 CUDA cores, and 12 TFLOPS of performance. (Source: Nvidia)

Titan Xp now official, will also support Mac OS X

The new GPU is equipped with 12 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 11.4 Gbps, 3840 CUDA cores clocked at ~1.6 GHz, and boasts 12 TFLOPs of performance. Nvidia will also begin developing drivers for Mac OS X.
Project Scorpio's new GPU will have 12 GB of GDDR5 VRAM on a 384-bit bus. (Source:

4K on the Xbox: Project Scorpio specs revealed

The upcoming Microsoft console features 12 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, an octa-core x86 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, and enough graphical horsepower for 4K 60fps gameplay.
A new polymer can heal itself in under 24 hours. (Source: Wang Polymer Research Group)

Self-healing touchscreens may be here by 2020

A new polymer developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside can stitch itself back together from a tear or scratch in under 24 hours. The research lead thinks the material could debut on smartphones by 2020.
Oath will be a merger of both AOL and Yahoo. (Source: AOL)

AOL and Yahoo to be combined into new Verizon sub-brand, dubbed "Oath"

Verizon will merge AOL, Yahoo, and all associated brands under a single "house" named Oath. It appears that Oath will serve as a brand manager for the myriad of names within it.
A concept rendering of a curved iPhone 8. (Source: TechConfigurations)

Apple has ordered 70 million bendable OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 will have a curved display, hence the reason for Apple's large bendable OLED order. The company has contracted Samsung to produce the panels for the device which is expected to launch later this year.
The current Mac Pro hasn't been updated since 2013. (Source: Apple)

Apple is planning to redesign the Mac Pro

In a press interview, senior staff at Apple said that the company is "completely rethinking the Mac Pro." Plans for a redesign are in motion, but a new Mac Pro likely won't arrive until next year at the earliest.
Nokia 9 leak claims iris scanner, OZO Audio, and dual Carl Zeiss cameras

Nokia 9 leak claims iris scanner, OZO Audio, and dual Carl Zeiss cameras

The high-end 5.5-inch Android smartphone will supposedly carry the Snapdragon 835 SoC and a QHD OLED display with hardware security features not unlike the Galaxy S8.
This image from Yota's website could be the Yotaphone 3. (Source: Yota)

Seeing double: Yotaphone 3 preorders may start this summer

A new teaser image on Yota's website hints that a new device will be available for preorder this summer.
Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have plunged more than 60% after Apple's announcement. (Source: Reuters)

Apple to cut ties with long-time GPU partner, may develop its own GPUs in-house

Apple, Imagination's largest customer, will no longer be sourcing their GPUs from the company in 15 months to two years. Instead, it seems highly likely that they'll create their own GPUs instead.

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