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Massive emoji update slated for June includes zombies, dinosaurs, vampires, and more

Get ready for a whole lot of new emoji.

The Unicode consortium has released a draft of the Emoji 5.0 update, which includes 69 new emoji that will be released in June 2017. The new additions include a T-Rex, fairies, mages, zombies, vampires, genies, mermaids, a breastfeeding woman, curling stone, and more.

The folks at Emojipedia have a comprehensive list of the new emoji, so head on down there if you’re interested in taking a look  [Read More…]

Pre-ordering a Galaxy S8 from Target will get you a free Gear VR + $100 gift card

After months of rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will finally go official in a few days. On March 29, the whole world is going to be turn its attention towards Samsung, as the company will be taking the stage in New York to unveil its latest premium phone. And it seems that just a few […]

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus: A class apart

Motorola’s latest budget phone has a lot to offer.

The Moto G4 Plus represented a significant change for Motorola, with the company offering a phone with a large 5.5-inch display and a camera that was considerably better when seen against its predecessors. The same holds true for the G5 Plus, which offers a metal chassis, great internal hardware, and a camera that’s one of the best in this segment.

Let’s see how it matches up to one  [Read More…]

Check out the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in a sleek Blue Sapphire color [Update]

Motorola unveiled its next-gen family of budget friendly devices at MWC 2017. The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus impressed the Android crowd with their sleek designs and nifty specs. While Motorola officially announced the phones will be sold in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold, today a new version of the Moto G5 surfaced in […]

Samsung Unpacked 2017 app update focuses on creating Galaxy S8 awareness

With less than a week to go before the grand Galaxy S8 launch, Samsung is making sure to remind fans to stay tuned for the announcement. Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 app for Android and iOS received an update this week which brings a few Galaxy S8 goodies to the table. For starters, those who are attending […]

Michael Kors returns for Android Wear round 2.0, this time with jewels

Popular fashion brand Michael Kors has announced two new smartwatches at Baselworld 2017.

Back in September, when we reviewed the first in Michael Kors’ line of Android Wear smartwatches, it was clear that the popular medium-high fashion brand was in it for the long haul. And like so many first tries in the wearables space, it was far more miss than hit.

But a year after the announcement, and six months after the release, of the Fossil-owned brand’s entry  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 leak reveals gold model + U.S. branding

It says ‘Galaxy S8’ on the back.

Prominent leaker Evan Blass continues to lay bare the Samsung Galaxy S8 ahead of next week’s announcement. This morning we’re getting a look at the GS8 in gold, in addition to a fresh perspective on the grey and black models. Behold!

Blass also reveals the branding for the U.S. versions of the phone which — surprise! — has additional Galaxy branding in addition to the Samsung  [Read More…]

These are the phones that receive regular security patches, according to Google

Pixels, a lot of Nexus devices, and a few names that are a welcome addition.

In its 2016 Android security year in review post, Google highlighted steps it has taken over the course of the year to thrawt malware and malicious apps on the Play Store. The company said that only 0.05% of apps downloaded from the Play Store in 2016 had a Potentially Harmful Application, down from 0.15% in 2015. Verify Apps — which periodically scans  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s $90 Redmi 4A is going up for sale on Amazon India

The first Redmi 4A sale kicks off at 12 p.m. IST on Amazon India.

The Redmi 4A is Xiaomi’s most affordable phone to date in India, offering decent specs for ₹5,999 ($ 90). The phone will be going up for sale for the first time later today, March 23 at 12 p.m. IST, on Amazon India.

To recount, the Redmi 4A offers a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 13 MP camera, 5MP front camera, 2GB  [Read More…]

Leaked render shows off the Moto G5 in stunning blue

The Moto G5 is getting a new color option.

Motorola launched the Moto G5 in grey and gold color options, and it looks like the company will launch a blue color variant. Renders of the blue version — which will be called Blue Sapphire — were leaked earlier today by Ronald Quandt of WinFuture, showcasing a device that looks far more attractive than the two colors currently available.

Other than the new hue, there won’t be  [Read More…]