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Honor 7X and Honor V10 Headed to Latin America in 2018

Huawei, and particularly their sub-brand Honor, has a global presence that's the envy of many of its competitors. Some Honor phones are even sold in the United States—a market Huawei is currently looking to fully expand into with carrier partnerships. While Huawei does have a presence in markets like Latin America, they haven't brought their...

Chromebook devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 may be coming

Earlier this month, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was made official at an event in Hawaii. Featuring 8 semi-custom Kryo 835 cores, the new Adreno 630, Qualcomm's second generation Spectra 280 ISP, and the Hexagon 685 DSP all fabricated on Samsung Foundry’s LPP 10nm FinFET process, the Snapdragon 845 is a force to be reckoned with....

How to Install TWRP and Root the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle may not be the most popular smartphone on the market, and not even the most popular HTC device, but it has a dedicated following within the community. Recently, an official build of the TWRP custom recovery was released for the device, and XDA Senior Member sabpprook also created a guide showing how to root...

Huawei is Preparing a Portable Bluetooth Speaker with a Pebble Shaped Design

Huawei is the third largest smartphone manufacturer worldwide after Samsung and Apple. The company is also the world's largest telecommunications equipment vendor, ahead of Ericsson and Cisco. The Chinese OEM, therefore, is one of the top manufacturers in both industries, but the company has an even broader portfolio. In addition to smartphones and network equipment,...

Mozilla Announces Firefox for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

There are a lot of advantages to having a web browser on your big-screen television set, especially in social settings where there are multiple people around. Being able to pull up a website, video, or photo on your TV is much more entertaining than passing around a smartphone or tablet, but the user experience of...

Google Assistant SDK gets New Languages, API Updates, and Device Actions

Google received a lot of attention when the company launched its Google Assistant last year as it was a sign of where the company was headed in the future. Since then, they have introduced the Google Assistant SDK so that 3rd-party developers could leverage the platform. The company has been making changes to the software...

Magic Leap’s Creator Edition AR Headset Announced for 2018

Magic Leap leaves a lot to the imagination. The Florida-based company was founded by Rony Abovitz in 2010, and operated in stealth mode until late 2014, when it raised over $540 million in venture capital from companies including Google, Qualcomm, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and others. Despite the media attention and notable list of backers, though, the...

Samsung Starts Mass-Producing 2nd-Generation 10nm-Class DRAM

Samsung released its first-generation 10nm-class DRAM in February 2016. Then, in October of that same year, it released the industry's first 8GB LPDDR4 RAM. We've started to see smartphones with up to 8GB of RAM, most recently the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. And Samsung's answering that demand with new products. On Wednesday, it announced...

Essential Phone Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 2 OTA Update

The team at Essential has been very engaged with the community since the launched of its first smartphone, the Essential Phone. Along the way, the company's stumbled a bit, but that hasn't stopped it from moving forward. The Essential Phone received a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo last month, and on Wednesday, Essential announced an...

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor

Older versions of Android used to grant carte blanche permissions to every new app installed on a user's device. This wasn't great for privacy, as some apps had a habit of requesting permissions that they didn't need. Google added a permissions management framework called App Ops in Android Jelly Bean to address the issue, and custom ROMs...

Google Beefs Up Hardware Operations in China

Google's turning its attention to an increasingly important market: China. The search giant will expand its China-based research center devoted to hardware, according to The Information, and bring on new hires from tech titans like Amazon and Apple. Specifically, Google's increasing the number of engineers in its new local hardware team to 150, up from just 20 employees a year...

Nokia 6 Gets Android Oreo via Nokia Beta Labs

Nokia and HMD Global have been hard at work bringing updates to their devices in recent months. Android Oreo hit the the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 8 after a weeks-long beta period, and now that the Nokia 6 is next in line to receive the upgrade, enthusiasts can enroll in Nokia's Mobile Beta Labs program...