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Huawei P20 with iPhone X-style Notch and Dual Rear Cameras shown off in Photo

It has been a year since the release of the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus. Huawei is gearing up to launch the successors of the P10 and the P10 Plus in the form of the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Plus on March 27. The P20 and the P20 Plus will also be...

While the Nokia Brand Flourishes, the BlackBerry Brand is Stagnating

Two of the most surprising brands entering the Android marketplace these last 2-3 years has to be BlackBerry and Nokia. Nokia used to be a stable cellular phone brand back in the day and BlackBerry cemented its position before smartphones even became mainstream. Each of these brands have been revived under two different strategies and...

Nokia 3 Android Oreo Beta now available for testing

HMD Global has been holding public beta tests for major updates to Android so users can enjoy the latest update but also provide feedback to the company before a wider release. This is via the well known Nokia Beta Labs Program and so far we have seen a lot of their current devices join in. Now...

Actions on Google gains support for 7 new languages and better Android app integration

In December of 2016, Google launched the Actions on Google developer platform for Google Assistant. (It announced it during the Google Pixel phone launch event, but it wasn't accessible right away.) The platform allows third-party developers to create conversational reply-based actions on Google Assistant. We've seen lots take advantage of the platform, and today, the search...

Google Pixel Visual Core is being updated through the Play Store with better image processing

One of the features of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that didn't leak before the phones' official unveiling was their custom imaging chip: The Pixel Visual Core. The custom-designed eight-core chip, which can crunch a whopping 3 trillion operations per second, accelerates the processing of Google's HDR+ mode while prolonging battery life. (Google says...

Report: Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker is coming in H2 2018

When it comes to smart speakers that control your appliances, answer trivia questions, and order pizza, Amazon had a major head start -- the retailer's Echo lineup still dominates the market. Google introduced its AI speaker tech, Google Home, about two years after the Echo's launch, and Microsoft debuted the Cortana-powered Harman Kardon invoke shortly after. But...

How to Enable Face Unlock on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

While Android has a basic implementation of facial authentication, it wasn't until the iPhone X that the feature started to gain traction. Various OEMs, including Huawei and Honor, have been working to bring their own version of the feature to their devices. Meanwhile, unofficial solutions are bringing Face ID-like unlocking to even more smartphones. XDA Junior...

Preorder CrashGuard and SolidSuit cases for Galaxy S9 (20% Off Code)

With the launch of the new Galaxy phones, now is the best time to pre order a case to make sure your new phone has some protection. Rhinoshield has two options for those of you in the market for a new case. The CrashGuard and SolidSuit cases are two very durable and stylish solutions for this,...

MediaTek’s Helio P60 is designed with AI in mind

The MediaTek Helio P60 made its debut at MWC 2018 on Sunday, alongside devices from Samsung, Sony and ZTE. In November 2017, the company said it would take a step back from flagship offerings to focus on the mid-market, where it has historically thrived. We saw the first fruit of this strategy this week: MediaTek announced the AI-infused...

Sony Announces the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact with 18:9 Displays and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact. The phones are Sony's next-generation flagship smartphones, and their headlining features are 18:9 aspect ratio displays (a first for the company) and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 flagship system-on-chip. Sony Xperia XZ2 Specifications Sony Xperia XZ2 Dimensions 153 x 72 x 11.1mm Weight 198g Software Android Oreo with Sony Xperia UI CPU Octa-core...

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 on March 27

Xiaomi is a company that's known for innovation. Its phones have low price tags and excellent hardware, but that's not all that's special about them. Conceptual devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix,  a nearly bezel-less phone dominated by a curved screen, is an example of how the Chinese company is pushing the boundaries of smartphone...

HMD Global Announces Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, new Nokia 6, and Nokia 1 Android Go Phone

Leave it to Finnish company HMD Global, which just came off a wildly successful year (it sold 70 million smartphones in 2017), to unveil a new Android Go smartphone, a feature phone, three new flagships, and a first-of-its-kind Android One partnership with Google. At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, HMD Global pulled no punches...