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Xiaomi won’t launch the Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix outside China, and there’s a good reason for that

Xiaomi’s latest and greatest won’t be making their way to global markets.

Xiaomi announced the Mi Note 2 and the bezel-less Mi Mix at an extravagant launch event in China. The Mi Note 2 is the successor to last year’s Mi Note and offers high-end internals in the form of a 5.7-inch QHD dual curved display, 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821, up to 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, 22.56MP rear camera, 8MP front shooter, and a 4070mAh battery.

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New LeEco products leak ahead of official US launch

LeEco isn’t a brand a lot of people are familiar with in the US, but overseas in China, the company has built quite a name for itself. Starting out as LeTv and providing a video-streaming service akin to Netflix, LeEco now offers e-commerce, cloud, smartphone, TV set-top boxes and smart TVs among many other products

How to get a PlayStation VR on launch day

Where can I get a PlayStation VR on launch day?

With Sony’s multiple pre-order waves evaporating minutes after they were opened, a lot of people hoping to get their hands on PlayStation VR before 2017 are faced with a single option. It’s time to find a store to camp out in front of the night before launch in hopes of snatching up one of the few extras that will be available at select retailers. We’ve all  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: How to launch a smartphone

It’s okay, and entirely expected, to be frustrated by cumbersome phone launches — but some perspective on what’s happening can be helpful.

Launching a smartphone is difficult. Even if you think you understand how difficult it is, it’s far more difficult still. When you’re a small company you have a certain set of problems, usually limited by money and scale of distribution; but if you’re big, you have an exponentially larger customer base to serve and  [Read More…]

Evening brief: Google’s ready to launch a Wi-Fi router … and then buy Twitter

Google’s making splashes out there, but it’s not the only news!

Twitter has been rumored to be for sale for … well, forever. The latest rumors claim that Google’s in the running to acquire the social network — maybe this one will work out better than Google+ did. In further (and far simpler) rumor news, it sounds like Google may be planning to launch its own Wi-Fi router, but it won’t be part of the OnHub  [Read More…]

Google confirms Oct 4 launch event, teases phone ‘made by Google’

A simple, teasing video lets everyone know that October 4 is important.

In a nod to the nerds, Google just took out a TV ad during the premiere of The Big Bang Theory to tease an upcoming product launch on October 4. Set to the subtle tune of “Come And Get Your Love,” a long rectangular Google Search bar slowly morphs into the shape of a phone, then flanked by “Oct. 4” on one side and the new Google  [Read More…]

Google reportedly prepping Allo for launch this week

Google Allo has been hotly anticipated since its announcement at Google I/O, but several months later, fans are starting to get restless waiting for Google’s new communications app. There have been rumors and teases for quite a while, but nothing concrete. It seems as though we may be nearing the finish line, however. Reliable leaker @evleaks has revealed that Allo will launch as soon as this week.

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Galaxy S8: Model numbers revealed as analysts predict early launch

Samsung reportedly skipping ‘unlucky’ model number for next flagship, which may launch earlier in 2017 due to the Note 7 recall.

We’ve already heard how the Galaxy S8 might come in two edge-screen models with 4K displays, and now further details on Samsung’s internal designation for the new flagships have come to light. SamMobile, which has a pretty good track record for these things, says the big and small GS8s (Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, perhaps?)  [Read More…]

Pixel phones could launch with Android 7.1, report confirms

Just days after the official launch of Android 7.0 Nougat comes word that its first maintenance release is not far behind. According to a number of sites and reports, an Android 7.1 build has already been spotted in apps and logs. Google has previously indicated that the first MR would come in the fall; an

Xiaomi may launch the 4K Mi Box in the U.S. in October

Xiaomi’s global VP Hugo Barra revealed that the company will make its way to the U.S. market in the near future, but it’s going to be a while before we see the brand’s stellar phones. That said, Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi Box, a set-top box running Android TV that supports 4K playback. According to TechCrunch, the Mi Box will make its debut in October for under $ 100.

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