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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.

The Mi Box is  [Read More…]

Nexus phones could launch with Android 7.1, chatter indicates

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

Some Galaxy Note 7 colors will be in short supply at launch

Some customers of the popular Galaxy Note 7 may have to wait several weeks for their unit — particularly those who ordered the unique and eye-catching Blue Coral version.

Customers in the U.S. and Canada who ordered the Blue Coral and Silver may have to wait upwards of three weeks for their units, according to sources who didn’t want to be named. Samsung underestimated the demand for pre-orders, said these people, and were shocked at the number of Blue Coral  [Read More…]

Relive the Galaxy Note 7 NYC launch event in 4 minutes!

It’s like you were really there.

It was hard not to see all of the Galaxy Note 7 news yesterday, but if you happened to miss out on our awesome liveblog or coverage from the New York City event, you’re in luck! We have an awesome video that recaps the whole thing in just 4 minutes.

So what’s it like to cram into the historic Hammerstein Ballroom with thousands of people to watch Samsung do another one  [Read More…]

Watch Xiaomi launch the Redmi 3S in India right here

Xiaomi is launching the Redmi 3S — an upgraded variant of the Redmi 3 — in India. If you’re interested in what’s on offer with the phone, watch Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra share all the details via the livestream linked below.

It’s official: LG V20 will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat in September

LG talked about launching a successor to the V10 during its earnings release last week, and the company has now officially announced the V20. The phone will be making its debut in the month of September, and will offer Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

The timeline adds further credence to an August stable release of Nougat. The fifth and final preview build rolled out mid-July, and the leak of an internal testing build points  [Read More…]

Nearly 4,000 show up for Pokémon Go launch event in Toronto

Close to 4,000 people attended an event in Toronto on Monday to celebrate the Canadian launch of Pokémon Go, formalizing a practice that had been going on unofficially, and on a much smaller scale, since the game launched in the U.S. on July 6.

In the intervening two weeks, it’s believed that nearly 6% of Canadian Android owners downloaded the game, though that number has certainly spiked since its official launch on Sunday.

Great  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go launch in France delayed due to Nice attack

Niantic has confirmed that its augmented reality game Pokémon GO will have its launch in France delayed out of respect to the victims of the attack in its city in Nice last week.

While the highly popular game officially launched in 26 more countries today as part of a big European rollout, France was not among them. IGN France got a (translated) statement from Niantic on the decision to delay the launch in that country:

As  [Read More…]