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The Snapdragon X20 promises 1.2Gbps download speeds on mobile devices

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon X20 processor which promises up to 1.2Gbps download speeds, and could make its way to devices starting in 2018.

The Honor 8 Lite officially makes its way to China

Huawei has unveiled the new Honor 8 Lite and features the following specs: - 5.2-inch FHD Display - Kirin 655 Processor - 3GB/4GB RAM - 32GB/64GB Storage - 8MP Front Camera - 12MP Rear Camera - 3,000mAh Battery - Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Turkey shares the Android Nougat update schedule

Samsung Turkey has shared the company's plans to update its devices to Android Nougat. The schedule includes the Galaxy A and Galaxy J lineups.

The HTC U Ultra is now available in Europe

Despite already being available for pre-order, the HTC U Ultra is being made available for purchase in various European regions, including Romania.

Samsung's camera app now features a timer option on Android Nougat

With the Android Nougat update, various Samsung devices are seeing some new features. One of these new features is the new Timer option with the camera settings.

How To: Set an alarm on Android Wear 2.0

Florence from Android Central takes a look at more features from Android Wear 2.0 and shows us how to set an alarm with your new smartwatch.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick makes its UK debut at £40

Amazon is now selling its new Fire TV Stick for £40 in the UK. The device first went on sale in the US in late 2016. The device will allow you to watch video from most streaming services, but it also has Alexa built in so that you can control your smart home devices or ask Alexa what her favorite book is.

Leaked photo shows the Samsung Galaxy S8 with its display on

Another Samsung Galaxy S8 leak is making the rounds, showing the phone with its display on. The image doesn't reveal any new details about the device, but seeing the display turned on gives a lot more context to the phone's design.

LG hasn't licensed the Far East Movement's 'Like a G6' for the launch of the G6... yet

Does anyone remember Far East Movement's "Like a G6?" Apparently, LG has not yet contacted the group about licensing the song for the launch of the LG G6 next week, but it could still happen since The Verge passed along the Far East Movement's to LG's PR team.

Leaked Moto G5 gives us a better look at the phone's design

A handful of newly leaked photos of the upcoming Moto G5 have hit the web, giving us a closer look at the phone's design. However, the most interesting detail is that the phone will likely use capacitive navigation buttons below the display since there are no on-screen buttons shown in the images.

Guide shows you how to replace the Emy hotword with OK Google on the Mate 9

If you don't mind using Tasker with the Mate 9, Mishaal from XDA has a guide that will let you replace the Emy hotword trigger with OK Google (and it doesn't even require root access).

Report out of Korea says Samsung will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units

Naver is reporting that Samsung will be selling refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7. The report goes on to say that Samsung will be using a battery between 3,000 and 3,200 mAh.

Samsung Flow might stop being a Samsung Windows exclusive in April

Samsung Flow is the company's answer to Microsoft's continuity feature for Windows mobile and PCs. Someone on Reddit says that "according to the Play Store Dev responses," this will no longer be "a Samsung Windows exclusive" in a couple of months.

Latest Telegram update adds custom themes

The devs behind Telegram have just announced a new feature that will be headed to the Android application soon. The feature is called Custom Themes, and it will enable users to customize 85% of the application's appearance.

Over a dozen things every ZTE Blade V8 Pro owner should do

Phandroid has put together a list of 17 different things that every ZTE Blade V8 Pro should do when they get their device. This list includes things such as turning off the app background killer, turning on NFC, getting your application drawer back and more.

Monday app and game sales include XCOM: Enemy Within, WallArt, Borderlands 2 and more

A number of application and games sales are happening right now in the Play Store. Some highlights include XCOM: Enemy Within, WallArt, Borderlands 2, Civilization Revolution, and a bunch of Dr. Panda titles for the kids.

Motorola publishes the kernel source for Nougat on the Moto Z Play

If you've been waiting for custom ROMs and custom kernels to be released for the Moto Z Play with Nougat, it's about to happen. Motorola has released the source code for the kernel of the Moto Z Play running Android 7.0 nougat.

DEAL: Amazon has the 16GB BLU Life One X2 for $120 right now

Amazon typically charges $150 for the BLU Life One X2, but it has been discounted by $30 for their daily Gold Box deal.

Guide shows you how to enable the Developer Options hidden menu on Android

There's a hidden menu within Android called Developer Options that holds a number of additional features in it. Phandroid has put together a quick step by step guide to show you how to enable this hidden menu.

You can watch the BlackBerry Mercury livestream on Saturday from this link

BlackBerry is announcing the phone with the codename Mercury on Saturday at MWC 2017 and you can watch the event from this link.

AT&T is updating the LG G5 to Andorid 7.0 Nougat right now

If you own the LG G5 that was purchased from AT&T, you can expect to receive an OTA update soon. The update is big as it will bring your device up to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Latest ConnectBot SSH update adds Material Design UI and more

The developers of ConnectBot SSH have pushed out the first update to the application since 2015. This update gives it a Material Design overhaul and has also improved the cut/paste functionality, and added full IPv6 host support.

Google & Microsoft agree to stop showing piracy sites on the 1st page of search results in UK

Thwarting online piracy is a difficult task, but Google and Microsoft have agreed to make it more difficult to find in the UK. Both Google and Bing will no longer show links to piracy websites on the first page of the search results anymore.

The new event in Fire Emblem Heroes can get you 26 free orbs

Nintendo is holding an event this week in their latest mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes, and it can net you a number of free orbs. Phandroid has put together a summary of what this event entails and how you can get up to 26 free orbs from it.

It seems both Hangouts and Viber violate Android's Do Not Disturb rules

Someone on Reddit has been testing Viber and Hangouts with Do Not Disturb mode enabled, and they're seeing that phone calls will still continue to ring through.