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Samsung DeX review says it's not a laptop replacement

Android Central has posted their review of the Samsung DeX accessory, which is an attempt to turn your smartphone into a full-fledged laptop. They say it won't replace a full laptop, but the accessory has its uses.

HTC’s Link VR headset pairs with its U11 smartphone

HTC unveiled the HTC Link VR headset today, which is compatible with the company's latest HTC U11 smartphone. The headset comes with an external camera sensor to track motion controllers, but right now it will only be available in Japan.

New ZeroLemon battery cases available for Pixel, Pixel XL, and more

Several new ZeroLemon cases are available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and the Moto Z.

Samsung offering Galaxy S8/S8+ buyers new Gear 360 for just $49

The new Gear 360 camera launches today and Samsung is giving those who pick up a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ a chance to get the new camera for only $49 instead of the suggested retail price of $229.

Bottom navigation is being tested for the YouTube Music app

Some users are seeing a new version of the YouTube app on Android with bottom navigation.

Tango now has a web client for chatting

Popular chatting app Tango has revealed a web version of its popular service to make it more accessible to users cross-platform.

Oppo R11 to be officially coming on June 10

A Weibo post has shared the official launch date of the Oppo R11, which appears to be June 10th. The phone is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset and will feature dual rear cameras, 4GB of RAM, and a 2,900mAh battery.

Samsung drops plans to sell its home network business

Samsung was in talks with the Ireland-based Allegion to sell its home network business, but a new report suggests the talks have fallen through and Samsung won't sell after all.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 unveiled with 5,300mAh battery

Xiaomi has taken the wraps off the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in China. The device has a 6.44" display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset. The phone also features 4GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage, and a massive 5,300mAh battery.

Samsung details world’s first 9.1-inch stretchable AMOLED display

Samsung has unveiled the world's first stretchable OLED display at SID 2017 in Los Angeles. The 9.1" stretchable AMOLED display is based on LTPS technology and gives us a glimpse into the future.

Samsung reveals roadmap to 4nm process

Samsung was one of the first company's to develop a process for fabricating smartphone chipsets at the 14nm and 10nm levels. Now the company has revealed its roadmap to getting 8nm, 7nm, 6nm, 5nm, and 4nm processes.

Samsung Pay is now available in Hong Kong

Samsung Pay in Hong Kong is leaving its early access phase for prime time. The service will support American Express, Bank of China, Citibank, Dah Sing Bank, DBS and Standard Chartered.

Samsung patents a smartwatch with a wristband display

A new patent filing with the US Patent and Trademark office suggests that Samsung is working on a smartwatch that has a built-in camera and a secondary display on the wristband.

Deal: Google Pixel for $575 from eBay

An eBay seller has the 32GB Pixel available for $575, which is a $75 discount from the MSRP of $649.

Samsung DeX station releasing in Canada tomorrow for $249

Samsung's DeX station is a way to turn a smartphone into a full desktop-capable device. It's launching tomorrow in Canada for $249.

Deal: Check out these free and discounted apps on Android this week

Looking for a new icon pack or a game to try? Android Police has a list of 25 free and 65 on-sale apps this week in the Google Play Store.

Twitter adds all 69 new emoji to its arsenal

Twitter has updated its support of the Unicode Emoji 5.0 standard, bringing 69 new icons to the service. Those icons include people with gray hair and the mind blown emoji.

Android O: The proximity sensor can turn off the ambient display

New to Android O, the phone is now capable of turning the display off if the proximity sensor is covered. This should help stop accidentally activating the screen in your pocket when the device is in ambient mode.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus hitting Canada on June 6

Huawei's latest flagship will be hitting Canada on June 6th. The P10 will be available at Bell, Videotron, Fido, and Rogers. Rogers will have the P10 Plus as an exclusive, sold in black, with a blue variant coming later this summer as an exclusive.

Acer crammed a quantum dot display into a 10-inch tablet

Ahead of Computex, Acer has revealed two new 10-inch Android tablets powered by Nougat. One of the devices has a quantum dot display. More details are expected to be revealed at Computex.

TSA may ask you to unpack tablets and cluttered carry-on bags

A new report from The Wall Street Journal says TSA is conducting a series of new tests with having passengers remove cluttered carry-ons and putting tablets and other devices in separate bins.

HTC U11 review says it is a return to glory

A video review of the HTC U11 talks about how this is the phone that will bring HTC back to life. He enjoys the device but feels it will be up to HTC's marketing team to spread the word and make it a success.

New benchmark database entry claims to be for the Xiaomi Mi Max 2

We've heard a couple of reports saying the Mi Max 2 from Xiaomi will be announced this month and then launched in India next month. Today though, it seems there's a new Geekbench database entry that is labeled the Xiaomi Mi Max 2.

Verizon announces the Nougat update for the LG K8 V is starting to roll out

Verizon has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to their customer who own the LG K8 V. Along with the typical Nougat features like multi-window, this update also comes with a new dark theme and an updated gallery application.

Flickr gallery shows more camera samples from the HTC U11

Not too long ago there was a Flickr gallery going around that showed the HTC U11's camera quality in low-light conditions. Now, there's a new gallery up that holds a number of photos from the U11 in both daylight and low light situations.