Category Archive: News and Gossip

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro to be more expensive than last year’s Equipment Fit

Over one year right after introducing the Gear Fit 2, Samsung is now getting ready to release a new Tizen-based smart band. Apparently called Gear Fit 2 Pro, the new wearable device might be announced on August 23, at the same time with the Galaxy Notice 8 smartphone.

Earlier this month, we noticed several renders showing the Gear Match 2 Pro, while learning quite a few things about its features. Now, we all also have details about its price. Based on a leaked screenshot - observed below - the Gear Fit 2 Pro will cost $199. 99 at a major US retailer. That's $20 over the launch price of the Gear Fit 2 from... Read more [...]

Xiaomi may launch its first Google android One smartphone sans MIUI


Google has been pretty constant when it comes to bringing Android One devices in order to more markets. Even so, these Google android One smartphones are not available in a lot of markets, not to mention that there will not be released in well-developed markets where they would compete with Nexus and Pixel mobile phones.

Nevertheless, Google continues to spread Android One love every year and another company helping the search giant doing that could be Xiaomi. The Chinese handset vendor, the particular fifth largest in China, is certainly expected to launch an Android One smartphone.

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Nokia 8 price in Europe is lower than it was previously announced


The very first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone launched by HMD was introduced this week and it is already available for pre-order in some European countries. The good news is the Nokia 8 will never be as expensive (not that it's too expensive, on the contrary) as HMD announced during the launch event.

Although HMD stated that Htc 8 will be available for purchase in Europe for around €600, many retailers across the continent are selling the smartphone available. For example , German carriers O2 and Mobilcom Debitel offer the Nokia 8 for just €577 and €579, respectively.

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Asus cutting back on the bloatware, plans in order to update ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 to Android “O”

Earlier this morning, we told you about the six new models unveiled by Asus for its ZenFone 4 series. But there is more information to discuss regarding Asus. For example , at the event nowadays, the manufacturer promised that the entire ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 collection will be updated to Android Um. And where Android O goes, so goes ZenUI 4. 0, which will be running on top of the next Google android build.

Asus furthermore plans on cutting back on bloatware, something that smartphone buyers the world over will be happy to notice. From the 35 pre-installed apps available on ZenUI 3. 5, ZenUI four. 0 will have just 13 pre-installed... Read more [...]

Waze for Android adds roadside assistance, crowdsourced of course!

Besides giving turn-by-turn directions to its users in various sounds (including their own, and those of celebrities), Waze is known for its crowdsourced warnings about traffic accidents and the place of speedtraps. A new update towards the Android version of Waze allows users to request roadside assistance. Being Waze, this help is going to be coming from a fellow Waze user large enough to help you fix what is incorrect with your vehicle, and get you back again on the road.

For example , let's say that you are driving the streets of recent York City when you get a flat tire. Normally you might call AAA, or... Read more [...]

Have a look at renders of the four new Asus ZenFone models


Reliable tipster Evan Blass has come up with a series of makes revealing the unannounced Asus ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and ZenFone 4 Max. Last week, Asus unintentionally released a ton of information about these 4 models, including specs and costs. The Asus ZenFone 4 features a 5. 5-inch AMOLED screen using a resolution of 1080 x 1920. There are two different variants, one powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC and the other with the Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. A dual-camera setup is on back having a 12MP and a 8MP sensor. 4GB of RAM is inside along with... Read more [...]

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro benchmark verifies Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM MEMORY

A minimum of four new Asus smartphones is going to be announced on August 17, all of the part of the ZenFone series: ZenFone four, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone four Selfie Pro and ZenFone four Max.

But which fifth smartphone that Asus may unveil along with the other four, the particular ZenFone 4 Pro, which may actually be the company's flagship for the rest of the year.

Unlike the standard ZenFone four, the Pro version comes with a much better SoC (system-on-chip) and more RAM inside. Luckily, the phone appeared recently upon GFXBench, your go to benchmarking portal, so we've been able to learn a couple of things about its... Read more [...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be released way sooner than expected (in the US)


Are you impatiently waiting for the Galaxy Note 8? If you are, Samsung may have a surprise to suit your needs - one related to the release time of the phone. According to a Best Purchase employee who posted on Reddit today, the Galaxy Note eight will be released in the US on August 24, just one day after Samsung's Unpacked event where the device will likely be officially presented to the world.

Reportedly, the fact that the particular Note 8 is launching upon August 24 has been "confirmed through both Verizon and Samsung stations. " A Reddit moderator offers verified that the source of this information... Read more [...]

Despite receipt of Bluetooth 5 certification, HTC U11 won’t run brand new features until Android O is definitely installed

The HTC U11 has received its Wireless bluetooth 5. 0 certification from the Bluetooth SIG. But that doesn't mean that the phone's new Bluetooth capabilities are now available. The new features won't be completely offered to users until the next develop of Android, Android O, is actually installed on the handset later this season. The new version of Bluetooth enables data to be transmitted at speeds twice as fast as presently available, and transmission distance will increase by a factor of four. The amount of information and data sent in each transmitted will increase by as much as eight times the current number.

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Vertu auctioned most of its luxury phones, but they remained expensive


Vertu will soon be no more, but before entering oblivion, the UK-based company has to liquidate its assets to pay its bills, as well as the people that worked for the luxury smartphone maker.

For a few days now, Vertu is selling the contents of its UNITED KINGDOM factory, including all the stuff showcased inside the company's museum (older phones, statues, awards, etc . ).

Even though all Vertu smartphones are increasingly being sold by an auction house called G. J. Wisdom & Co., the starting prices are still high enough to make these luxurious devices untouchable by the middle-class.

The... Read more [...]