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NVIDIA Shield TV and Xiaomi Mi Box shown running Android Oreo at MWC

At Mobile World Congress this year we saw a huge amount of Android device unveilings. We saw the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, the Asus Zenfone 5 and 5Z, and a lot of other devices as well. What we didn't see much of were announcements for improvements...

LG G7 Spotted with a 6″ 3120×1440 Display with a Notch and a Snapdragon 845

LG's announcements at MWC 2018 have been, to put it bluntly, underwhelming. While a refresh of their main flagship line, the LG G series, is always present at LG's press conferences, they opted for skipping the announcement of the LG G7 and instead went for a refresh of the LG V30, dubbed the LG V30S...

ASUS Unveils the ZenFone 5 and 5Z with iPhone X-Style Notches, and the 18:9 ZenFone 5Q and Max M1

ASUS announced the ASUS ZenFone 5 series at Mobile World Congress 2018, a lineup of new high-end, mid-range, and low-end devices: The ZenFone 5Z, which features Qualcomm's 845 chip; the ZenFone 5, a cheaper, slightly less powerful variant of the  ZenFone 5Z; and the ZenFone 5Q, which packs four cameras. Here's everything you need to...

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series with On-Device AI for more Affordable Smartphones

Qualcomm is indisputably the leader in the Android smartphone system-on-chip space. Although the company faces tough competition from the likes of Samsung's Exynos SoCs and Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin SoCs in the high-end space, they are essentially unparalleled in the mid-range and budget price segments of the smartphone market. The Snapdragon 600 series has consistently distinguished...

The Nokia Lumia’s Pro Camera Mode is coming to Nokia-Branded Android devices

While Nokia Lumia Windows Phone smartphones were largely considered a flop, there was one feature that fans of the platform knew was miles ahead of the competition, and that was the camera app. It wasn't even necessarily the quality that set it apart from the competition, but rather the features provided by the camera application....

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...

ZTE Announces the Blade V9, Blade V9 Vita and ZTE Tempo Go at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018 is here, and it's the perfect opportunity for ZTE to showcase its latest smartphones. While we're still waiting on official word about an Axon 7 successor, ZTE has unveiled the newest smartphones in its popular Blade lineup, as well as ZTE's first Android Go device: the ZTE Tempo Go.ZTE Blade V9...

First Android Go phones, more Android One devices, and new Lens/Assistant features to be announced at MWC

On Monday, Mobile World Congress 2018 will officially begin in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be announced on February 25, one day before the start of the event. Other major Android OEMs will also attend the event, and so will Google. In a blog post, Google's Senior Vice President of Platforms & Ecosystems Hiroshi...

Report: Huawei P20 & LG V30+‘α’ Won’t Debut at MWC Due to the Samsung Galaxy S9

Mobile World Congress is a major mobile industry convention that takes place in Barcelona in February every year, and it's become a popular place for smartphone manufacturers to unveil brand-new devices to the world. In the past, Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, and others have taken the wraps off new smartphones there, but a report suggests it'll...

LG Might Announce an Upgraded V30 at MWC Instead of the G7

LG's mobile division has been struggling for a while now, posting ten straight quarters of operating losses and recording a $331 million loss in the third quarter of 2017. Phones like the LG G6 didn't bolster the company's bottom line, and there are signs that a change in strategy is underway. LG Electronics CEO Jo Seong-Jin said at...

Xiaomi May Launch the Snapdragon 845-powered Mi 7 at MWC 2018

Last year, Qualcomm announced its next-generation flagship system-on-chip, the Snapdragon 845. It's is expected to ship in a number of 2018 flagship Android devices, and a Xiaomi phone might beat others to the punch: CEO Lei Jun recently announced that the Xiaomi Mi 7 would sport Qualcomm's new chip. Mr. Jun didn't reveal details about the...

Sony Xperia XZ Pro with 5.7″ OLED 4K Display Reportedly Launching at MWC 2018

Sony might be gearing up to announce a new flagship smartphone. That's according to a report in Chinese news site MyDrivers, which states that the company will take the wraps off the Xperia XZ Pro at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. Previous rumors pegged the phone for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, but the...