New update hitting unlocked HTC 10 in US

HTC has started pushing out a new update to its 10 smartphone in the United Sates. Hitting unlocked units, it’s a security update that arrives as version 2.50.617.2 and weighs in at around 277MB. @LlabTooFeR HTC 10 USA unlocked july update — Akif (@Akif_Karaca) July 12, 2017 It’s not exactly clear which month’s security update it is – the tweet clearly says July, but ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) update in India brings Pay Mini support

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone in India. Weighing in at around 135MB, the update carries a firmware version of J710FXXU3AQF6, and brings a handful of changes. The key upgrade is the added support for Pay Mini, which is a stripped down version of the company’s mobile payments service Samsung Pay. Android security fixes ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 sales slowing down, analyst claims

According to a security researcher from Korea the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales are starting to slow down. The duo has reportedly sold close to 10 million units in the first two months while the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge saw 12 million units sold in their first two months. This report has a huge question mark attached to it as Samsung has boasted of overachieving sales of the Galaxy ... Read More »

Moto G5S Plus Specifications Leaked, Spotted on Bluetooth Certification Site With Moto G5S

HIGHLIGHTS Moto G5S Plus has been tipped to feature a metal body The smartphone is expected to come with dual rear cameras Moto G5S and G5S Plus have been spotted passing Bluetooth certification After launching Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus earlier this year, it now seems like Lenovo is all set to launch successor to these smartphones, i.e. Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus respectively. While on one hand, ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note FE could launch outside of Korea this month

According to an anonymous Samsung official Samsung Galaxy Note FE’s availability may expand outside of Korea later this month. No word, however, on which overseas markets could get the refurbished Galaxy Note Fan Edition. The unnamed official also reportedly told press that Samsung doesn’t have plans to roll out more than the initial stock of the Galaxy Note FE in ... Read More »

Google might soon update Pixel devices with always-on mode for Ambient Display

  An APK breakdown performed by XDA Developers suggests that Google might be working on an always-on mode for Ambient Display. Currently, on Pixel and Nexus devices, Ambient Display is a way to glance at notifications via a black and white screen that activates when taken out of a pocket or pulses when a notification comes in. Google is actively working toward ... Read More »

New OnePlus 5 update improves WiFi connectivity, voice calling

OnePlus has started pushing out a new update to its 5 smartphone. Arriving as OxygenOS 4.5.5, the update weighs in at around 60MB, and brings optimizations and bug fixes, but seemingly no new features. Wi-Fi connectivity has been improved and voice calling has been made clearer. Other optimizations are related to video recording (which now consumes less battery) and incoming call vibration ... Read More »

Asus X00GD gets WiFi certified

The Asus X00GD has received WiFi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA). The device was previously spotted on the website of Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA in December last year. The WiFi listing for the phone reveals Android 7.0 Nougat OS, something which we already knew, thanks to TENAA. Other key specs that TENAA revealed include octa-core 1.5GHz processor, 5.2-inch HD display, and ... Read More »

ZTE announces the Blade V7 Plus

ZTE launched the Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite back at MWC in early 2016. Then, 12 months later, the Blade V8 series started appearing. Somewhat strangely then, now the company announced the Blade V7 Plus. The “Plus” in the name indicates new features like a fingerprint scanner on the back and a slightly larger 2,540 mAh power cell. The phone comes with the outdated chipset MT6753 that was ... Read More »

KGI’s 10 iPhone predictions: slimmest bezels ever on the OLED model

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI delivered his 10 predictions for the upcoming iPhones, adding to what he has speculated on in the past. For starters, there will be three iPhones: the usual 4.7” and 5.5” models with LCD panels (7s and 7s Plus) along with the OLED-packing iPhone 8. The latter will be a good deal more advanced than ... Read More »