Tag Archive: Feb.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be exclusive to Flipkart in India, launch set for Feb. 14

Flipkart gets exclusive rights to sell Xiaomi’s upcoming budget phone in India.

Xiaomi is all set to unveil the Redmi Note 5 in India on February 14, and the device will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The retailer took to social media — and set up a microsite to tease the upcoming launch, and the clues included within are the clearest hint yet that we’ll see the Redmi Note 5 and not the Redmi 5 series next week.

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Samsung at MWC 2017: Galaxy Tab S3 liveblog at 1:00 p.m. ET Feb. 26!

The latest from Samsung is set to be unveiled.

Even though we know the Galaxy S8 won’t arrive until April, Samsung is well overdue for a tablet lineup refresh and that’s what we’re expecting to see at its MWC 2017 press conference. In particular we’re looking at a Galaxy Tab S3 of some sort to replace the well-aged Galaxy Tab S2 series, and though we have a few details via leaks we don’t know the whole story  [Read More…]

LG at MWC 2017: LG G6 liveblog at 6 a.m. ET Feb. 26!

LG is shaping up to hold the biggest announcement of MWC 2017.

With many of its competitors choosing over time to move major announcements away from shows, LG is sticking with its plan of launching the LG G6 at MWC 2017.

LG’s presentation gets going at noon CET on February 26, which means you’ll be waking up pretty early to catch this one stateside — 6:00 a.m. in New York and 3:00 a.m. in San Francisco.  [Read More…]

Xiaomi will launch its in-house Pinecone processor on Feb. 28

Xiaomi won’t be presenting at Mobile World Congress this year, but the company is getting ready to unveil its in-house Pinecone processor next week in China. A recent post on China’s Weibo suggests the SoC will make its debut on February 28.

Not much is known about the Pinecone SoC, but the first device that will run the chipset will likely be the Xiaomi Mi 5c. Leaks from earlier this year hint at an octa-core  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go storage upgrades cost 50% less until Feb. 26

Upgrade your Pokémon Go storage for half the price.

Niantic is rolling out a huge update to Pokémon Go that introduces 80 new creatures to the game. The update is set to go live later this week, and to celebrate the release, Niantic is offering a 50% discount on storage upgrades until February 26:

To help you prepare for upcoming adventures, Pokémon Storage upgrades require 50% fewer PokéCoins starting the afternoon of Feb.  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 to launch on Feb. 9, 2017

According to reports circulating on Twitter, Android Wear 2.0 will launch on February 9th and support eighteen different smart-watches. Evan Blass of Venturebeat was the first to report “Mark your calenders…” for the February 9th date and soon after there were follow-up reports on the devices that would officially support Android Wear 2.0. Sources indicate that

One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a California municipal bus Feb. 14

One of Google’s self-driving cars was the subject of a collision with another vehicle earlier this month. The car hit a California municipal bus in a minor accident, but it may be the first time one of Google’s automated automotives hit another vehicle.

Reuters reports:

“In a Feb. 23 report filed with California regulators, Google said the Feb. 14 crash took place in Mountain View, Calif., when a self-driving Lexus RX450h sought to get around some  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear S2 classic 4G pre-orders begin Feb. 23 at Verizon

Verizon has announced that customers interested in pre-ordering the 4G-connected Samsung Gear S2 classic will be able to do so starting on Feb. 23. Nearly everything about this watch is the same as the non-cellular model, except for that you will now be able to add this as a line on your account, giving the watch its own number. With this, you’ll be able to make and receive phone calls as well as send text messages right  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders start Feb. 23, in-store sales commence Mar. 11

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are finally out for all to see and learn about, and now the question is where and when you’ll be able to buy them. Samsung is working to have the phones available as quickly as possible, and that means pre-orders are going live right away — 8 a.m. ET on Feb. 23 is when AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will be taking orders.

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Today’s best unlocked Android phone deals on Amazon (Feb. 19th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option in the mobile market.

Amazon is where a majority of us go to find the best prices of merchandise, therefore, we’ve complied a list of great unlocked smartphone deals you can find there today. Let’s check out what you can save on!

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