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Huawei talks about why they're launching the P10 in Canada but not the US

Huawei recently announced they would be launching both the P10 and the P10 Plus in Canada, but many wondered why they wouldn't be available in the US. The company says this is mainly due to carrier availability since many carriers are willing to work with Huawei in Canada but not the United States.

Latest update to Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher brings optimizations and more

The Arrow Launcher from Microsoft received a big 3.0 update today that claims to making it use 15% less battery and 20% less memory than the previous version, and makes it 10% faster too. The update also lets you choose between vertical or horizontal scrolling for your apps page, and adds a new utility page that allows you to pin individual...

Hands-on with the Moto G5 and G5 Plus shows off the devices from all angles

Lenovo was at MWC 2017 to show off their two new Moto G devices and GSM Arena was there to get a hands-on look at them. They were able to learn about the specs of these two devices and take a number of photos too.

Google talks about some mobile games you can pre-register for on Google Play

Google is at GDC this year and they're talking about a number of games that you can pre-register for right now in the Play Store. This includes titles such as Transformers: Forged to Fight, Battle Breakers, Injustice 2 and more.

LG says they're working with Valve to create a VR headset

Similar to how HTC worked with Valve, it seems that LG is also working with the company and is showing off a prototype VR headset at GDC this year.

Video shows off some quick settings tile apps for Android 7.0 devices

In Android 7.0 Nougat and higher, Google now allows applications to create quick settings tiles for your device. This video highlights some of the best ones and includes apps like Quidgets, Nougat Quick Settings, Tiles and more.

Google brings the ability to jump right back into the conversation in Google Hangouts

G Suite customers who use Google Hangouts now have the ability to quickly jump up to the first unread message and jump down to new messages when going back into the application.

Hands-on video of the LG G6 says this is more like it

Michael Fisher went hands-on with the LG G6 at MWC this year and really likes the design of the phone compared to the LG G5. He is even a fan of LG's software this year and says LG has fixed up just about everything he didn't like about the G5.

Hands-on video shows off Oppo's new 5x zoom prototype

At MWC this year, Oppo announced a dual camera prototype for smartphones that allows for 5x "lossless zoom" thanks to the camera sensors it uses. They haven't announced any products it will be made available in just yet, but the hands-on video shows us how the photos turn out.

Hands-on with the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus talks about its specs

GSM Arena went hands-on with the A1 and A1 Plus from Gionee at MWC this year. They don't talk about much here, other than specs, but do present us with a number of photos of the devices.

Qualcomm demos 5G connectivity with their X50 modem

Back in October we saw Qualcomm announce their X50 modem that was to become the first 5G gigabit modem. They demonstrated this at MWC this year and showed that it is faster, will use less power, and brings significantly reduced latency.

Samsung's new ad during the Oscars features a number of YouTube creators

Samsung ran an ad during the Oscars last night that featured some popular YouTube content creators. Interestingly enough, several clips in the commercial were filmed with a Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Gear 360 camera.

Hands-on with Samsung's Gear VR's motion controller says it feels like an HTC Vive peripheral

Samsung recently announced a motion controller for their Gear VR headset that is quite similar to that of Google's Daydream platform. We learned it will be compatible with existing Gera VR hardware, and that 70 projects that use the controller are currently in the works.

Huawei will be launching the P10 and P10 Plus in Canada

It's been revealed that both the P10 and the P10 Plus from Huawei will be made available in Canada. We learned they will be made available in Canada this Spring and that Rogers, Fido, Bell and Videotron will sell the P10 in stores while the P10 Plus will be a Rogers exclusive.

HMD are making the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 in India, has plans to launch in June

It's been confirmed that HMD Global will be manufacturing the three new Nokia phones in India. This announcement also tells us the company hopes to launch them sometime in June with availability being made both online and offline.

Hands-on video shows us the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Phandroid is at MWC 2017 and they had a chance to go hands-on with the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The short video goes over the specs and shows us the device from all angles.

Community curated list of apps that implement dark mode

Dark mode is a popular design style among the Android community and some applications do this properly while others do it poorly. The community at /r/Android is putting together a list of apps that have a dark mode that's done right.

Hands-on with the ZTE Blade V8 Lite and Blade V8 Mini show it off in photos

GSM Arena went hands-on with the V8 Lite and the V8 Mini at MWC 2017 earlier today. While they don't talk much about either of these devices (other than specs), they do take some good photographs of them.

SanDisk announces a 256GB version of their A1 U3 microSD cards

SanDisk has been promoting their new A1 class of microSD cards for its use in smartphones, and now there's a new version out. This new SanDisk extreme card uses the A1 U3 standard and supports random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1,500 and write IOPS of 500.

Sony talks about why their US phones don't have a functioning fingerprint scanner

Android Central sat down with a Sony employee at MWC this year and they asked what the deal was about the fingerprint scanner for phones sold in the US. Sony finally revealed that agreements they made which allows them sell their phones in the US are also keeping them from enabling the fingerprint scanner.

The GSMA says the Galaxy S7 Edge is the best smartphone of MWC 2017

The S7 and S7 Edge might be getting close to their 1-year anniversary, but people still love these devices. The GSMA has given Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge the Best Smartphone of MWC 2017 award.

Hands-on with the ZTE Blade V8 Lite and Blade V8 Mini talk about their specs

Android Authority went hands-on with both the V8 Lite and the V8 Mini at MWC 2017. They don't detail much of their opinions about the devices, but instead show us some pictures and detail their specs.

Hands-on with the P10 and P10 Plus says Huawei sets its sights on the iPhone

BGR went hands-on with the P10 and the P10 Plus from Huawei at MWC this year.They said you can't help but to compare the design to that of an iPhone, but feel that is the phone format they want anyway.

We now know that AT&T is working on adding RCS' universal profile to their network

We've seen a few mobile carriers already adapt the universal profile of RCS for their customers. However, some carriers have yet to announce anything but now we know that AT&T is currently working on it.

Video summarizes Sony's MWC press event in under 5 minutes

Press events can drag on for a long time but Engadget has a summarized video of Sony's announcements from MWC 2017.