As we get closer to 4th of July, we typically see developers celebrate with an application and game sale in the Play Store. The latest to be discounted includes Adventures of Mana, ReactionLab 2, Grim Legends 3: Dark City, Door Kickers and dozens more.
It was just announced that the Galaxy Note 7 FE would be launched in South Korea during the first week of July. A new device has shown up on GFXBench that claims to be of the new phone with the device name being Galaxy Note 7R.
Much like the Google Play Store Console, Google has now launched a console for developers of Android Things. From here, developers can do things like creating a custom factory image, updating each of your devices, and more.
LeEco has been having a cash issue that got so big they ended up borrowing $2.2 billion from a Chinese holdings company called Sunac. So far, they've spent most of that money repaying debts accrued during their latest expansion and says it still hasn't been enough to support funding.
Even though the OnePlus 5 isn't IP certified at all, someone did a water test and uploaded the video to YouTube. The device still works after it was submerged but that doesn't mean something hasn't been damaged, and that doesn't mean the same test will work for you.
So many times we've heard reports and speculation about Google+ being dead, but 6 years and the social network is still running to this day.
Cricket has announced the Alcatel Pulsemix. They look to attract folks with "Snapbak" covers that light up to let you know a call is coming in or your battery is low.
Vivo is confirmed to be using Qualcomm's recently-announced under-screen fingerprint sensor in a new phone. The company is showing off a prototype at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
Xiaomi is adding a couple of new quirky accessories to their growing range of products. They have an electric scooter and a laser projector on the way.
Tablo has introduced a new USB stick that adds DVR capabilities to almost any Android TV device. This is great for those who want Tablo service but don't want to shell out for their standalone boxes.
ZTE is seemingly working on 2 new Nougat phones as they've shown up at the WiFi Certification. There's no other info about them at this time.
A recent Google Play Music update caused the app to crash if you were using Bluetooth. Thankfully Google has been quick to fix the issue as version 7.9.4920 is rolling out to address it.
Sony is updating the Xperia Z5 family the Z4 Tablet, and the Z3 Plus to Android 7.1.1 today. The devices have already been enjoying Nougat for quite some time, as they've been on Android 7.0 since February.
Samsung is looking to commercialize their mobile camera brand, ISOCELL. They've announced 4 new models under the banner, including ISOCELL Fast, ISOCELL Bright, ISOCELL Dual, and ISOCELL Slim, with each fitting distinctively different needs.
The BlackBerry KEYone's launch in Canada has been delayed. BlackBerry cites increased carrier demand and a lack of units to fulfill that. As such, it won't arrive until later this summer.
Samsung has updated their Game Launcher app to support the DeX computer dock. It seems the update may have come prematurely, though, as games still don't recognize keyboard and mice inputs when trying to launch them through DeX.
Samsung's TouchWiz is known to be a bit laggy on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus when scrolling through your homescreen. Thankfully Samsung has been working to fix this issue, as a TouchWiz Home update has been issued specifically to address this.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 now comes in Matte Black. The variant will first be available in Hong Kong in 64GB flavor for $245.
Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon Wear 1200, the next generation of their chipsets for IoT devices and entry-level wearables. The focus with the Snapdragon 1200 is a smaller overall footprint -- 45% -- and LTE capabilities with very efficient power usage.
Qualcomm has announced that their ultrasonic fingerprint sensors will be available for smartphones starting in Summer 2018. This fingerprint sensor can be situated beneath a display and can read your fingerprint without the need of a visible surface area. Qualcomm also has lesser versions of this tech that can work through metal and glass --...
Qualcomm has announced the latest 400-series Snapdragon chipset, the Snapdragon 450. The chipset is built on the 14nm process compared to the 28nm process of the last generation. This will add up to better performance and better battery life, with Qualcomm noting gains of up to 4 hours of battery over the last generation.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE's release date in Korea was originally July 7th and it had been delayed later on. That said, the release date is now back to July 7th for those eagerly awaiting its launch.
Sony's XAV-AX100 is $100 off on Amazon today. That takes it down to just $398 if you want Android Auto in your car of choice.
Samsung was supposed to launch Bixby Voice in China in May and then in the US in June, but delays seem to be caused by the service having a hard time learning these additional languages.
Phandroid just published a review focused on the battery life of the HTC U11. In their specific instance, they were able to get 5+ hours of SoT with the U11, while they were lucky to hit 3-4 hours with the Galaxy S8.