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[UPDATED WITH LIVE IMAGES] We Finally Get a Proper Galaxy S8 Leak

We've been receiving bite-sized pieces of information about the Galaxy S8 for the past few months, with each new credible rumor and each new solid leak further enhancing our understanding of our new handset. Today we finally get a full look at the design courtesy of @evleaks himself. Evan Blass is the most reputable leaker in the...

How to Clone any Application with EMUI’s App Twin Feature [No Root]

If you've recently purchased a Huawei Mate 9 or you're one of the lucky few to partake in the EMUI 5.0 beta for some Huawei/Honor devices, then you might have heard of the new "App Twin" feature. Evidently, Huawei must consider this feature one of EMUI's biggest selling points, since they stuck it in the top-most...

Amazon is Reportedly Working on Advanced Voice-Recognition for Alexa

According to a new report coming out of Time, it appears Amazon is internally working on a new technology to further improve the voice recognition capabilities of Alexa. Amazon is reportedly developing a new technology which would allow it to identify and distinguish between individual voices. That means Alexa might be able to recognize whether a...

Google Home is Scheduled to Launch in the UK by June

Google Home might not have impressed everybody when it launched, but it's still a nice entry product into home assistants for the Mountain View technology giant. Fans of Google Assistant have been pushing Google to focus on it and natural language technology as much as Amazon has been with their Alexa platform, but we have to remember that...

Huawei Missed their Profit Target for 2016, Talks of Possible Layoffs

Huawei is one of the largest smartphone OEMs in the world right now. The company is undoubtedly facing a lot of pressure to meet their sales targets and maintain their lead over their competitors. However, a recent report confirms that Huawei's mobile division ended up missing their internal profit target for the year of 2016. Richard Yu, the head...

Google Announces Play Store Changes to Help Promote Great Games

While a lot of Android publications are currently talking about Mobile World Congress 2017 from Barcelona, there's also another big convention going on right now: The Game Developers Conference is currently happening too, and since Google has their hand in mobile gaming, it makes sense for them to be there right now as well. Along with...

Spreadtrum to Base an Upcoming Chip on Intel’s Atom Architecture

Intel definitely made a mistake when it came to approaching the mobile chip market. The company refused to focus on things like power efficiency once smartphones started to gain traction and this led to a number of other companies stepping up and filling the void. Then when Intel changed their mind, it almost felt like...

UMIDIGI Z PRO Unveiled at MWC [Hands-On Pics]

The UMIDIGI Z Pro in the first real dual-camera phone made by the Chinese phone company. It's being shown at MWC right now. While the pre-sale begins, you can grab an UMIDIGI Z Pro at a special price--$50 off to be exact, bringing the price of this flagship to a budget-friendly $249.99. The specs are similar...

Xiaomi Launches its Own In-House “Surge S1” SoC with the new Xiaomi Mi 5C

The mobile SoC market for Android is majorly dominated by the likes of Qualcomm and MediaTek, along with participation by other makers like Samsung and Huawei. Now we can add Xiaomi to the list too, as the Chinese company has now launched its own in-house SoC called the Surge S1, and found in the new...

XDA Forums Live for MWC 2017 Devices!

This year's Mobile World Congress was a busy affair -- OEMs from all across the world converged under one roof to announce their newest products. We saw devices ranging from dumbphones all the way to premium flagships, giving everyone something to choose from. In order to provide our forum users the best of experiences and give a one-stop...

Jolla Collaborates with Sony Open Devices to Bring Sailfish OS to Xperia Devices

Jolla's open source Sailfish OS has been able to grab our attention at XDA over the years. The company's mobile software platform recently received certification for both government and corporate use in Russia. The company may have had a few stumbles when it came to fulfilling orders for their tablet hardware, but at least they stepped up and offered refunds...

Lenovo Announces the Tab 4 8, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10 and Tab 4 10 Plus at MWC

Lenovo is also at MWC this year and they just announced a slew of new devices in an oft-forgotten category: the Android tablet. There will be four devices in a Lenovo Tab 4 series that include two different versions of 8" and 10" models. We have the Lenovo Tab 4 8, the Lenovo Tab 4 8...