Tag Archive: Ahead


Nokia 7+ gets revealed in first hands-on photo ahead of MWC 2018

This could be Nokia’s best Android phone yet.

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HMD Global will be one of the companies announcing new products for its Nokia line of Android phones. One of the devices we see is expected to be the Nokia 7+, and shortly ahead of its official unveiling, a new hands-on picture gives us a clear look at it.

The picture shows the front of the Nokia 7+, and as you  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro specs detailed in full ahead of launch

Upcoming additions to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series leak ahead of their official unveil.

Xiaomi is all set to unveil the Redmi Note 5 in India tomorrow, February 14, and ahead of the official launch, the phone’s spec sheet has made its way online. The leak also suggests that Xiaomi is working on a Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is powered by Qualcomm’s latest mid-range Snapdragon 636 chipset. It also looks like the Redmi Note 5 Pro will  [Read More…]

Alexa-enabled devices discounted ahead of Valentine’s Day

With but one week to go until Valentine’s Day, it’s time to consider purchasing something special for that special someone in your life. And, being it’s 2018, the hot trend of the day is virtual assistance. Be it Google, Amazon, Samsung Bixby, Apple Siri, or another player, everyone is angling for your attention. Amazon, for […]

YouTube signs deal with two music labels ahead of new streaming service

Universal and Sony join the mix.

Following Google Play Music and YouTube Music, Google is expected to launch its third streaming service at some point in 2018. Referred to as “YouTube Remix,” YouTube just signed two deals with major labels in the industry to help give the service as much of a fighting chance as possible.

The current YouTube Music app.

According to Bloomberg, YouTube has signed deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.  [Read More…]

Chinese government blocks WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

WhatsApp falls to the Great Firewall.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and most Google services are blocked in China, and WhatsApp is now joining that list. As reported by The New York Times, the Chinese government is cracking down on the Facebook-owned messaging service, with users all over the country facing disruptions.

It remains to be seen if the ban on WhatsApp is temporary. The government blocked WhatsApp’s photo, video, and document transfer options back in July, but  [Read More…]

Google expected to buy HTC phone division, trading halted ahead of news

HTC will be making a major announcement in the coming days.

Taiwanese media reported earlier this month that HTC was in the “final stage of negotiation with Google” for selling off its smartphone business, and it looks like things are coming to a head. Bloomberg says that HTC will halt trading its shares tomorrow “pending a major announcement,” which will be Google’s purchase of HTC’s phone business.

From the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE):

TWSE announced trading  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini and Daydream View leak ahead of October 4 unveil

Google is gearing up for an October 4th announcement, where it is rumored that we’ll get to see the wraps taken off the Android owner’s second-generation Pixels – the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. As is the case with Google I/O announcements, though, product unveils often bring an additional gadget or accessory, and newly leaked […]

6GB Galaxy S8+ gets a decent price cut in India ahead of Note 8 launch

Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is now available in India for ₹65,900 ($ 1,030).

With the Note 8 on the horizon, Samsung is slashing the price of the Galaxy S8+ variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The model initially launched back in June for ₹74,900 ($ 1,170)](https://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-s8-6gb-ram-and-128gb-storage-goes-sale-india), and has picked up a price cut last month, bringing its cost down to ₹70,900 ($ 1,108). Samsung is now selling the phone for ₹65,900 ($ 1,030)  [Read More…]

LG V30 software revealed ahead of launch

LG announces UI for unannounced smartphone

As it often does ahead of a big new smartphone announcement, LG has started the process of pre-announcing its next big thing. Today, a news release from the company takes the wraps off the LG V30’s‘s software suite, giving us our first look at the UI we’ll be using on the upcoming flagship. The new LG UX 6.0+ tunes up the visuals, with a rounded, Galaxy S8-style search bar, a simplified weather widget  [Read More…]

HMD Global CEO leaves abruptly ahead of Nokia 8 launch

This is an odd one.

HMD Global (better known as just “HMD”), the company now making Nokia-branded phones, has parted ways with CEO Arto Nummela despite the company being in the middle of a re-launch of the Nokia brand. HMD calls this a “mutual agreement,” which sounds rather ominous and adds to the confusion over why Nummela would leave as the company seems as though it’s on an upswing.

HMD’s new Nokia 3, 5, and 6, as  [Read More…]