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Leaked Render Claims to Show the Galaxy Tab S3, Said to be at MWC 2017

We've been hearing various rumors about Samsung's upcoming flagship tablet since June of last year. Most of those rumors didn't produce anything tangible (which is why we didn't cover them), but then things started to get interesting around October. A rumor started to spread about halfway through October that claimed the Galaxy Tab S3 would...

Huawei Confirms New Android Wear Watch Coming At MWC

Earlier, we reported that Huawei was working on a new Android Wear smartwatch and that it would be unveiled at MWC 2017. Now, we have an official confirmation on the matter. The company's CEO, Richard Yu, confirmed on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo that the company will launch new smartwatch hardware running Android Wear 2.0...

Leaked Renders Give us a Closer Look at The Huawei P10 Ahead Of Official Launch

We've known for a while now that Chinese OEM Huawei is working on its next flagship, the Huawei P10, and that it will be unveiled at MWC 2017. Now a new leak has given us a closer look at the company's upcoming flagship ahead of the official launch. The latest renders of the Huawei's upcoming...

HMD Global to Launch Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and a new Nokia 3310 at MWC 2017

In preparation of Nokia's return to the global smartphone industry, its parent company HMD Global plans to launch three smartphones and a revisited Nokia 3310 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The Finnish manufacturer, who bears the exclusive rights to market phones under the historic Nokia brand, is looking forward to expanding the...

Google Rolling Out ‘Instant Tethering’ to Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google had been internally testing a feature named "Instant Tethering" for a while now. Essentially, this feature allows devices to share their cellular data connection through Wi-Fi, automatically and seamlessly. Automation is the crucial part of this feature, as previously we would have had to manually create hotspots on our phone and manually connect to them from...

Sony’s Open Device Program Releases An Updated Guide For Unlocking Bootloader Of The Xperia Devices

Sony is one of the best OEMs when it comes to providing support for community developments and giving users the tools to truly own their devices. The Open Device program provides useful resources and guides for developers interested in developing AOSP builds and custom software for the Xperia series devices. As you may already know,...

Huawei Sold 30% More Phones in 2016, But Made Less Profit Compared to 2015

The global smartphone market is not growing at the rates at which it once used to. Signs of stagnation and even decline are present in several once-prolific markets, forcing smartphone makers to look for new avenues to make profits and keep themselves afloat. Even in such periods of stagnation, China's Huawei recorded a nearly 30% growth...

PSA: Starting Google Maps Navigation via Voice Can Randomly Start it Later Too

Lately, many people have been noticing a bug that happens when they start Google Maps' navigation mode via a voice command. Once they're done, they will press the home button, but then find the Google Maps application will randomly launch at a later point and attempt to resume the process. We're seeing reports about this issue...

Muzei v2.3 Adds Runtime Permissions, Direct Boot Support, “Next Artwork” Quick Settings Tile and More

Ian Lake and Roman Nurik have just rolled out a big update for Muzei fans out there. The project was started back in 2014 by Mr. Nurik, and then Mr. Lake joined him to help out with the application. Their goal was to produce an application that offered new artwork wallpapers each and every day. But the application...

Report: Xiaomi to Release its Own ‘Pinecone’ SoC Within the next Month

It is no secret that the Chinese smartphone market has started to stagnate in terms of growth. Slowing demand, increasing costs, and relentless competition makes it all the more difficult for Chinese domestic OEMs to survive with razor thin profit margins. Xiaomi's story resonates with this general trend. The company was leading China in smartphones sold...

Edge Moto Mod Concept Adds RGB Notification Lighting to the Moto Z Family

The biggest drawing force collectively in the Moto Z lineup is the 'modular' case functionality. All the devices are designed with a view to allow interchangeable snap-on back panels that add in functionality that was previously absent on the device. Once the Moto Z devices were announced, what Motorola needed to do was to get...

Microsoft Announces the Project Rome SDK for Android which Allows for the Control of Nearby Windows Devices

Though Android is by far the most popular handheld operating system, Microsoft's Windows is still the king of the desktop (sorry Linux/GNU friends, your year still hasn't come unfortunately). This means that for most of us, we're lugging around an Android device to handle fairly basic activities while we power through our work on a...