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The man behind the $4 Indian smartphone has been arrested

The Ringing Bells $4 smartphone gave way to a bunch of craze when it was released. However, it's director has been arrested on allegations of fraud.

We now know the specs for 5G radios

As we inch closer to more carriers testing out 5G network capabilities, we now know the specs for the upcoming network standard.

There are now over 200 million WhatsApp users in India

WhatsApp has announced that it now has 200 million users of the app in India. This is up from 160 million users that was reported just 3 months ago.

Specs comparison: Samsung Exynos 8895 vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Samsung has unveiled its Exynos 8895 processor, and the folks at SamMobile have posted a spec comparison of the new processor with the Snapdragon 835.

The Vivo Y55s is launched in India for under $200

Vivo has introduced the Vivo Y55s in India and features the following specs: - 5.2-inch Display - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Processor - 3GB RAM - 16GB expandable storage - 5MP Front Camera - 13MP Rear Camera - 2,730mAh Battery

DEAL: Save almost %50 on the new Gear VR

Amazon currently has the 2nd-generation Samsung Gear VR on sale for $51. This is down from its regular price of $99.99.

ZeniMax looks to stop the Oculus Rift from being sold

Despite winning a $500 million judgement late last year, ZeniMax has filed an injunction from allowing Oculus to sell devices using the ZeniMax code.

Samsung Group's President and Vice Chairman offer to resign

Due to the bribery scandal that is currently taking place, the President and Vice Chairman of Samsung Group have offered to resign. The company has also changed its decision-making when it comes to future donations.

Samsung continues to dominate the Southeast Asia market

A new report shows that despite increases in volume from OPPO and Huawei, Samsung continues to dominate the market of Southeast Asia.

Taking a look at what to expect from MWC 2017

Ron from Ars Technica takes a look at 5 different flagships which are expected to be announced at MWC 2017, along with Nokia's return of the "brick" feature phone.

Secure Folders is officially released for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

After the APK was leaked, Samsung has officially released the Secure Folders application onto the Galaxy Apps store. The app is compatible with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, with more options to come.

The Xiaomi Mi 5c is shown off again ahead of its official announcement

A new image claims to show off the Xiaomi Mi 5c side by side with the Honor 8 smartphone.

ARCHOS unveiled the 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones

ARCHOS has announced two new budget smartphones ahead of MWC 2017. The 50 Graphite features a 5.-inch display, 1GB of RAM, MediaTek Mt6737 processor, and 16GB of storage. The 55 Graphite features a 5.5-inch FHD display, MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

Samsung to begin testing 5G in the UK with Arqiva

Samsung has announced a collaboration with Arqiva to begin testing 5G network capabilities in the UK.

Samsung launched more smartphones than anyone in 2016

A new report shows that Samsung released more than 30 new smartphones across the globe in 2016. Lenovo was 2nd with 26 smartphone shipped, followed by ZTE, Huawei, and LG.

Samsung Pay comes to Malaysia

Samsung has started rolling out Samsung Pay to users in Malaysia. The company also partnered with various royalty card firms in the country.

Galaxy S7 in India is getting the February security patch

Samsung has started rolling out February's Android security patch to owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in India.

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs are leaked

The Galaxy S8's spec sheet has been leaked and shows us the device will include the following: - 5.8-inch QHD+ Display - 4GB RAM - 64GB Expandable Storage - 8MP Front Camera - 12MP Rear Camera

Xiaomi Mi Mix heading to the UAE for $815

The Xiaomi Mi Mix has been available in China for a few months now, but the phone will finally be available outside of the region. First on the list is the UAE where the device will sell for $815. Xiaomi's website also shows that the device will also be making its way to MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

Amazon claims that the Echo's audio recording are protected

In an ongoing investigation into a murder, Amazon has resisted demands to hand over recordings from an Amazon Echo. The company has filed a motion to throw out the search warrant, claiming the users' voice commands and Alexa's responses are covered under the First Amendment.

Google renames its default messaging up to "Android Messages"

Google has renamed its default messaging app to "Android Messages" as the company prepares to go all-in with RCS messaging.

Vidhance will introduce new video stabilization features at MWC 2017

Vidhance is a company who's primary focus is to make it easier for everyone to shoot a steady video. At MWC 2017, the company will be showing off what has been in the works, while comparing Vidhance to other smartphones.

Samsung's Chromebook Plus is available on the Google Store for $449 with a $20 of Google Play credit

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is now listed on the Google Store along with a $20 Google Play credit when purchased for $449. The Chromebook features support for Android Apps through Google Play and has a stylus for drawing on the touch screen.

The first episode of Google Immerse VR explores race, diversity and identity

Google has released the first episode of its Google Immerse VR series which is available on YouTube for Daydream and other VR platforms. The video episode shadows Dezzie Dimbitsara, a UX designer at Google, exploring the complexities of race and diversity.

A lot of people have been getting signed out of Google Play Services tonight

So we're seeing a lot of people from /r/Google and /r/Android that are getting signed out of their Google services (Drive, Chrome, etc). It's unclear what is going on right now but there seems to be lots of reports about it.