Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 29 Mar 2017 2:41 am
LG G6 is already in the hands of a few lucky customers.
U.S. carriers have kicked off pre-orders for the LG G6 ahead of its debut in the country on April 7, and customers that have ordered the device are already starting to see shipping notices, with deliveries scheduled for later this week. T-Mobile was the first carrier to announce pricing, and the first to ship the handset to customers.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 29 Mar 2017 2:55 am
HTC Ocean is coming later this year as the HTC U.
HTC is said to be working on a flagship simply called the HTC U that will be powered by a Snapdragon 835. Codenamed Ocean, the phone will be the third in the U series — after the U Ultra and the U Play — but it will introduce a new input method called Edge Sense.
HTC is embedding sensors into the metal frame of the device, through which you'll...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Mar 2017 8:35 am
Motorola could use dual rear cameras as the differentiator for the Moto X 2017.
Motorola moved away from the Moto X brand last year to focus on the Moto Z lineup, but it looks like the series could see a resurgence this year. A series of images leaked on Google+ of an alleged Moto X 2017 show off a metal chassis, a front fingerprint sensor that's similar to what we've seen on the Moto G5, and a...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Mar 2017 5:30 am
Truecaller is doubling down in India.
Truecaller has announced that it is teaming up with Google to offer support for Google Duo from within its interface. The tie-in will boost the capabilities of Truecaller's dialer, which will now offer the ability to make video calls via Google's messaging client.
With Truecaller boasting over 150 million users just in India, the integration is a win-win...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Mar 2017 4:54 am
You can now pick up the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black color option without waiting in line.
The sleek Midnight Black color option for the OnePlus 3T is now available for purchase. The phone is up for sale on OnePlus' website for $479 in the U.S., €479 in Europe, and £439 in the UK.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 28 Mar 2017 4:08 am
Moto G5 with Snapdragon 430 is coming to India next week.
After launching the Moto G5 Plus in the country earlier this month for ₹16,999, Motorola is getting ready to introduce the Moto G5 next week. The phone will make its debut in the country on April 4.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Mar 2017 10:03 am
Latest rumor suggests the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus will be powered by the Snapdragon 835.
Xiaomi is rumored to unveil its 2017 flagships — the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus — on April 11, and a recent leak gives us a look at the alleged spec sheet of both devices. According to the leak, both the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus will be powered by the Snapdragon 835, contradicting earlier rumors that Xiaomi will initially...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 27 Mar 2017 9:05 am
Samsung is relying on the mid-range segment to drive growth.
Samsung posted a record $7.8 billion operating profit in Q4 2016, but it looks like the company isn't making as much money from high-end devices as it previously used to. In a report published today, The Investor shared findings from South Korean investment fund Hana Financial Investment, which stated that the revenue from high-end...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 24 Mar 2017 4:34 am
Amazon is offering a $45 discount on the G5 Plus if you're willing to put up with lock screen ads.
The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here. After getting announced at the end of last month, the Moto G5 Plus is now up for pre-order as an Amazon Prime exclusive for $184.99. That's for the ad-subsidized version with lock screen ads, much like last year's G4 Plus.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 9:37 am
The Moto G5 puts the fingerprint sensor to good use.
One of the more interesting features in the Moto G5 and G5 Plus is a new Moto Action called One Button Nav. The feature made its debut on the 5.0-inch Lenovo Z2 Plus last year, and after seeing positive feedback from its user community, Motorola included it in the G5 and G5 Plus.
The feature eschews the on-screen navigation buttons, instead...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 8:04 am
Motorola's latest budget phone has a lot to offer.
The Moto G4 Plus represented a significant change for Motorola, with the company offering a phone with a large 5.5-inch display and a camera that was considerably better when seen against its predecessors. The same holds true for the G5 Plus, which offers a metal chassis, great internal hardware, and a camera that's one of the best in this...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 7:58 am
Get ready for a whole lot of new emoji.
The Unicode consortium has released a draft of the Emoji 5.0 update, which includes 69 new emoji that will be released in June 2017. The new additions include a T-Rex, fairies, mages, zombies, vampires, genies, mermaids, a breastfeeding woman, curling stone, and more.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 6:44 am
Misfit's first smartwatch will run Android Wear 2.0, retail for $199.
Misfit showed off the fitness-focused Vapor smartwatch earlier this year, and today the manufacturer is announcing that the watch will debut with Android Wear 2.0 when it hits store shelves later this summer. The watch will retail for $199, and offers a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display, heart rate sensor, integrated GPS,...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 1:51 am
Pixels, a lot of Nexus devices, and a few names that are a welcome addition.
A previous version of this article noted BlackBerry was not included on the list. After further review, the Google provided documentation shows they were, specifically the BlackBerry Priv.
In its 2016 Android security year in review post, Google highlighted steps it has taken over the course of the year to thwart...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 12:02 am
The Moto G5 is getting a new color option.
Motorola launched the Moto G5 in grey and gold color options, and it looks like the company will launch a blue color variant. Renders of the blue version — which will be called Blue Sapphire — were leaked earlier today by Ronald Quandt of WinFuture, showcasing a device that looks far more attractive than the two colors currently available.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 23 Mar 2017 12:15 am
The first Redmi 4A sale kicks off at 12 p.m. IST on Amazon India.
The Redmi 4A is Xiaomi's most affordable phone to date in India, offering decent specs for ₹5,999 ($90). The phone will be going up for sale for the first time later today, March 23 at 12 p.m. IST, on Amazon India.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 7:00 am
Easily navigate malls and department stores with indoor maps.
One of the more useful additions to Google Maps is the ability to navigate within malls, museums, libraries, or sports venues. The feature is accessible in 25 countries, and Google maintains a list of prominent locations for which indoor navigation is available.
If you're looking to find the shortest route to a particular store...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 7:48 am
The Amazon Echo is down to £134.99 in the UK.
As part of its Mother's Day deals, Amazon UK is discounting the Echo by £15, bringing the price of the voice-connected speaker down to £134.99. The deal is valid on both the black and white color variants of the speaker.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 3:50 am
Samsung Pay is now officially available in India.
After rolling out Samsung Pay early access a few weeks ago, Samsung has now officially launched its digital payments service in the country. Samsung has teamed up with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for payment processing, and Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards and Standard Chartered Bank customers will be able to use Samsung Pay...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 22 Mar 2017 2:26 am
The DeX Station sets the stage for the Samsung Galaxy Desktop experience.
Samsung's Continuum-like DeX desktop dock has leaked, showing off its design as well as the features on offer. The accessory will be called the DeX Station, and will allow users to dock their Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus via a USB-C port at the bottom of the unit. The dock has two full-sized USB 2.0 ports for connecting...