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Galaxy Note 8 unsurprisingly sets new pre-order record for Samsung

Interesting, but not necessarily surprising.

Samsung has announced that in the first two weeks of availability, more people have pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 8 in the U.S. than any previous Note — yes, including the initially very-well-received Note 7. Part of the strong initial sales can likely be attributed to the nice pre-order deals offering lucrative free gifts like a Gear 360, DeX dock, SDcard and wireless charger.

But then we also have to remember the huge  [Read More…]

HTC unsurprisingly considering strategic investments, spin-offs amidst lengthy financial struggles

We already know HTC’s finances aren’t great.

Despite recent successes with Vive and more recently the much-loved U11, HTC is still facing financial difficulties as its revenues have continued to fall for several years. According to sources of Bloomberg, HTC has reached the point of considering strategic business changes including sales or spin-offs of portions of the company.

HTC is said to have been working with and advisor to work on several different options for improving its  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 iris scanner unsurprisingly bypassed with picture of an eye and a little time

Our expectations of what it takes to get into our phones have been set too high.

The Galaxy S8‘s iris scanning is quicker and more accurate than when it debuted (for a short period) on the Galaxy Note 7, saving us from using the fingerprint sensor every time we want to unlock the phone. But it doesn’t guarantee your phone can’t be accessed by an unwanted person, as the Chaos Computer Club has easily demonstrated.

The CCC shows  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 Active is (unsurprisingly) heading to AT&T later this year

Samsung is working on a ruggedized version of the Galaxy S8.

Samsung has released rugged variants of its flagships exclusively on AT&T for a few years, and it looks like the company will continue that trend with the Galaxy S8. According to the folks over at SamMobile, Samsung is working on the Galaxy S8 Active with a model number SM-G892A codenamed Cruiser that’s destined for AT&T.

Like its predecessors, the Galaxy S8 Active will likely be  [Read More…]

Nexus 6 unsurprisingly no longer available from the Google Store

Now that the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are the apples of everyone’s eyes, Google has (unsurprisingly) halted sales of last year’s Nexus 6 on the Google Store.

Play Store unsurprisingly renames Chromecast category to Google Cast

The Chromecast app category in the Play Store is unsurprisingly being renamed to the “Google Cast” section, getting ready for new devices that support the protocol. If you’ll recall back to the announcement of Android TV, more and more devices are going to be supporting the Google Cast protocol going forward to let you sling content from your mobile devices to other entertainment boxes.

The branding helps clear up confusion, and starts drawing a line between  [Read More…]

Samsung Unpacked event unsurprisingly scheduled for September 3 in Berlin

In a not-at-all surprising development, Samsung Unpacked 2014 looks set to continue next month in Berlin, Germany. A press document sent out by Samsung Netherlands confirms the Korean manufacturers complete plans for IFA 2014 and Unpacked is right there at the top. Right where we’d expect it to be on Tuesday, September 3. And that means the Galaxy Note 4.

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Leak unsurprisingly shows new HTC One is headed to AT&T… and Verizon

Silver-and-white AT&T HTC One render

It’s the all new HTC One in silver with an AT&T logo

So far the all new HTC One (brand new for 2014!) has leaked out in gold, black, and gray. We’ve seen that it’s going to have two cameras, a refined HTC Sense 6, and even HTC has implied that we should expect even better speakers when it’s announced on March 25th.

Add one more color to the  [Read More…]

Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus revealed to be unsurprisingly thicker than its GSM counterpart

Galaxy Nexus

Google this morning has outed the tech specs on the LTE (aka Verizon’s) version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Surprise, surprise, it’s a tad thicker, as LTE devices are prone to be. How much thicker? According to the new specs, Verizon’s LTE version (that’s the one you see at right above) is a portly 9.47 mm, while the GSM version (seen here at left) is 8.94 mm thick. By our math, that’s  [Read More…]